114 comments

  1. Natasha Fatah

    March 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Mr. Lambert is definitely one of the best dressed I have ever seen. I send his pictures to male friends all the time for inspiration. He’s a total original, the epitome of cool.

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

  2. Tinacious.Me

    March 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    how insightful! i love these interviews!
    http://www.tinacious.me/

  3. irene

    March 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  4. mrdavidPOP

    March 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    amazing post, i adore his style but didn’t know who he was.

    Thanks, a great interview.

  5. FLAM

    March 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    What an interesting gentleman!

  6. Simbarashe

    March 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Sam Lambert is an inspiration amongst men.
    http://lordashbury.com

  7. White Perla

    March 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

  8. Monsieur Marcel

    March 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    He must be one of the best dressed cyclists around…the Miles Davis Quintet (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams) he alluded to, was sharp musically and sartorially.

  9. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

  10. Lauren@Styleseer

    March 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I love this guy’s style. It’s interesting that he builds his outfits around shoes and hat.

    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  11. QUeen Bee of Beverly Hills

    March 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I love absolutely everything about this look!

  12. StreetLounge

    March 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Cool style, he definitely knows how to use the colors!

  13. Elisa Eymery

    March 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    The whole outfit is to die for, and the way he pulls it off! The beautiful grey with the bright colour accents, the splendid tie, the perfect trousers… Outstanding!

    Elisa Eymery

    Wandering Minds

    http://ourwanderingminds.tumblr.com/

  14. sandro

    March 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    everything is so well fitted. I love his accessories, so well put together.

    sandronyc.com

  15. Karen (Coco) Mitchell

    March 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I have been an ardent admirer of your site but never commented before but this picture is certainly deserving of a comment. I Love Him!!! Impeccable. That is the one word that comes to mind when I see Him.

  16. Shug Avery

    March 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Oh I am really loving this interview. This man is really stylish. I am half african, born and partly raised in Africa, and I can totally relate to what he said. In Africa tailoring is more common than in Europe, when I was a kid my dad would ask tailors to make me clothes that he designed for me, I also remember my grandmother, mom, aunts and uncles being very picky about their clothes and go to the tailor to make their clothes look perfect or even designing their own ones. So I am not surprised to see this man entering fashion :). I think I can totally relate to him. Oh and a man with a hat is TOTALLY stylish, it is the kind of accessory that totally change an outfit.

    Shug’A'Very from Incognito

    http://www.thinkincognito-eng.blogspot.com

  17. Susana

    March 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Fantastic profile, thanks Scott and Sam!

  18. ed

    March 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    this man’s style is too good. the colors and texture is expert.

    laineux-barbouze.blogspot.com

  19. Kasidy

    March 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Very interesting man, digging his style and his vibe. He’s dapper in a very down-to-earth way.

    http://www.TheFreshFactorGC.com

  20. tracy

    March 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    great interview.
    i always see him on the blog, but, wasn’t familiar with him.

  21. Daniel Heard

    March 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Of course he is a stylist, the man can dress better anyone. Great to finally put a name to the ridiculously great outfits. That charcoal grey suit is aces.

  22. Kelly

    March 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I love Sam! Such considered, beautiful outfits without being contrived. Right down to the socks! I’ll go to Soweto with you!!

  23. vivian

    March 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    love his look! great interview :)

    http://www.summerlightrunway.blogspot.com

  24. Nastya Said

    March 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I think that black suit was quite an achievement of his at that time. It really suits him amazingly!

    http://nastya-said.blogspot.com/

  25. KRH

    March 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful interview. I too often wondered what his connection was to fashion besides being a natty dresser. Spencer Hart explains everything about his quirky yet tailored dress sense. Brava!

  26. Xeana

    March 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    These people are gentlemans. The bright red vest an first man in conjunction with a graphite suit – a great new trend!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  27. melal

    March 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    One of the coolest guys I’ve seen anywhere! I check out this blog daily & I always look forward to a new pic/post of him (among other Sartorialist ‘hall-of-famers’) here. I wish I had the chutzpah to dress like these guys all the time. Thanks, Scott, your blog inspires me!

  28. Stephanie

    March 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I had fun reading that he makes the same like me with a little difference… I prepare my outfit always the night before..but the first I select is the bag!!!
    Like always marvellous interview!!
    xxx
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

  29. Alexa

    March 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I love this one! Thanks for including three photos. These profiles are so inspiring.

  30. Michael Tornato

    March 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I love this! I remember when some of these pictures were posted to this blog and I remember thinking how well he dresses. I love the way this man dresses. So classic but with a modern twist. Great post!

    Check out my street style pictures!
    theTrendyDwarf

  31. joyphiltre

    March 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    One of my absolute favorite Sartorialist regulars. This man know what he is about.

  32. Liana

    March 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    What a great dresser is all I have to say about that!

  33. Chahrazad

    March 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    This man has a awesome style! Love it.
    And what a good interview. I am also a night person and also prepair usely my outfit for in the morning.

    x
    http://www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

  34. Jennifer

    March 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Amazing! And very inspiring!

  35. Closeted Dreamer

    March 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    thanks for sharing! good interview

    http://www.closeteddreamer.com

  36. Anna

    March 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    ‘you will get what you deserve’… so true!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  37. Julie Ragolia

    March 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    So funny, I just met Sam this week in Lagos, Nigeria for Arise Fashion Week. Great guy, and he turned my head daily with his style. Wonderful (and timely) profile!

  38. Bohemian Style

    March 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Love his taste for bold color!

    theBohmerian.com

  39. esmeralda

    March 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    great post, was really interestung to read!! xx

    iwearlife.blogspot.com

  40. John

    March 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Looks overly coordinated to me. Too matchy-watchy. The eye jumps around from red to red to red.

  41. style-xyz

    March 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I adore his style very much

    http://style-xyz.blogspot.com/

  42. Aurélie & Angelo

    March 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Sam Lambert is definitely a leader of the pack! Very few can match his lead!

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

  43. PammieTaj

    March 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    What really makes every single one of his looks for me is the pop of bright color. Very “oh yeah? Look at this!”

  44. Maggie

    March 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks! Your Style Profiles are the very best.

  45. monkeyshines

    March 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    fun amazing styling!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  46. Natalie

    March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Love the second photograph… Sam looks so cool….

    Http://www.offdutychic.com

  47. lindsey

    March 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Sigh. He’s so dreamy!

    Something about a dapper older gentleman that gets me every time!

    I love this interview, and have even gained some inspiration from it.

    <3 LINDSEY

  48. Scram

    March 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    “My father was a tailor, so I had my first bespoke suit at the age of 5 like most African kids did.” Really? Most kids in African have a bespoke suit at the age of 5?

  49. Catherine

    March 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    What a wonderful interview! I love how Mr. Lambert has woven his life experience into a cultural synthesis. His style is both classic and edgy with fantastic attention to quality fabrics and color. Thank you, Scott.

  50. delalie

    March 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    you stayed true to yourself,
    i’m proud of you Lambert …
    & word up acf !

    (south africa sounds great <3)

  51. Lindsey

    March 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    “Looking sharp in a white shirt and black tie is a must for me when travelling, if I look like business, the passport control officers won’t bother me. I never wear soft clothing; I would feel like part of the African runners.”

    So interesting how he mixes fashion with politics here. My boyfriend is Iranian, and whenever we travel, he does the same as to not be bothered by border control. It constantly amazes me how fashion plays a huge part in all of our lives this way!

  52. Natasha

    March 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    He is always such an extremely well dressed man; i love the way he speaks of his family and how they’re such an inspiration and source of knowledge for his personal style.

    Wonderful interview!

  53. Lindsey

    March 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    That top outfit is perfect! Love the red pop. Classy, stylish and fun. Thanks for sharing.

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

  54. CultureShockArt

    March 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I cannot pick a favorite picture because I love them all. Great style inspiration here. Thx for another fantastic interview!

  55. Tony

    March 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Love this dude!

  56. Johnny

    March 14, 2012 at 12:47 am

    This is super interesting!

  57. Manda

    March 14, 2012 at 1:07 am

    wow… inspired me, i want dress up with red n grey outer like that.. cool. Thanx

  58. une chatte grise

    March 14, 2012 at 3:03 am

    I enjoyed reading the interview–thanks! Mr. Lambert seems like both a sharp dresser and a sharp thinker.

  59. Marius

    March 14, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I refer to the picture at the top, featuring Sam Lambert in the red jersey. What an interesting picture. Have you noticed the two people on the left and right of Sam Lambert. Look how similar they stand. Very funny indeed!
    Regards!

  60. claudio

    March 14, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Excellent, lovely read and very elegant and vibrant Gent. Thanks

  61. peter evans

    March 14, 2012 at 5:29 am

    very cool indeed, love the colours and fit

    for more on menswear visit
    http://www.sendaraven.blogspot.com

  62. Charikleia

    March 14, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I am not able to comment because I liked this very much.

    The style profiles you have are an inspiration. Lovely people, with sense of style, measure and reality. I think this is my favourite so far.

    A big kiss from Greece!

  63. Diane

    March 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

    The common theme I’ve noticed in your posts recently is ankle-length or above ankle length pants. Unfortunately it reminds me of children who’ve outgrown their clothes in a sudden growth spurt.

  64. Clayton

    March 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

    You are by far my favorite “regular.” What an exciting story. Keep doing what you love.

  65. Sara

    March 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I found this post very interesting! I also love his style and in particular how the socks match with everything else.. attention for details is so important :)

    http://www.lipsticksisters.wordpress.com

  66. koolphoto

    March 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Cool man, I love his style!
    http://www.fotoestudio.es

  67. Lady Danburry

    March 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Totally awesome. Inspiring.

  68. Grey Fox

    March 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    A masterly use of colour and shape – and a classic style that would look good on any age of man.

    Grey Fox – searching for style in middle age.
    http://www.greyfoxblog.com

  69. Aga's suitcase

    March 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Absolutely perfect gentelmen look!
    Kisses
    Aga

    Check my new post
    http://www.agasuitcase.com

  70. princessglee

    March 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I’m loving the interviews. Please continue with them. This one in particular caused me to notice the similarities in cultures rather than the differences. Growing up I thought Africans would be hugely different from African-Americans. When he speaks of dressing nicely for Sundays, relatives being particular about what they wear–same thing in my African-American family growing up.

  71. h

    March 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    i absolutely love this style profile! he is “pure awesomeness” and i adore how he cites his siblings as his style inspiration. lovely!

  72. Susan

    March 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Amazing style, wonderful post – you rock Sam!

  73. Stylefootprints

    March 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I love his outfits. So well fitting and cool. The pop of red in the first picture is great. Such great pictures. Loved reading about his fashion origins and loves. I obviously find it interesting how people approach what outfits they wear on a daily basis; do they plan or just decide in the moment.

    Hope to see more mini style interviews like this. Very enjoyable.

    http://Www.stylefootprints.blogspot.com

  74. Janell Godwin

    March 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    This is the best article I’ve ever read on here . I wish it were in an actual newspaper . I’d cut it out and put it in my wallet .

  75. Malaika

    March 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    You can take me to Soweto! I can appreciate a well dressed man with style and spirit. I can imagine the smile on his face when talking about his mom and sisters. I’ll marry you Sam! I don’t need a ring. Just a beautiful vintage dress with hat and heels, Cheers- malaika

  76. Toy

    March 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Wow, I love his style. Very confident and masculine. I’m also a sucker for a fully beard. :)

  77. gladman

    March 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks so much for profiling this cat…been seeing him for some time now on your blog and wanted to know what his story was. Thanks for such an in depth interview.
    Very interesting dude…kudos.

  78. antique engagement rings

    March 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Fantastic!

  79. LaBella Luxe

    March 14, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Sharp look and style!

  80. A

    March 15, 2012 at 5:03 am

    He is well dressed, no doubt. However I feel like he tries too hard. His outfits are so coordinated and articulated that there is little effortlessness left. It all feels overly thought out and constructed to me.

  81. IWannaBeJustLikeThatPerson

    March 15, 2012 at 5:36 am

    How cool! He is so original!

  82. Yan Van

    March 15, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Glad to see some Portuguese references, such as the great textile fabrics we have, and the Buraka Som Sistema´s music.

  83. KathrynCHub

    March 15, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Inspiring. Just a beautiful, well travelled & eloquent man.

  84. Holly

    March 15, 2012 at 9:53 am

    What an interesting man. Thanks for such a great article to match the amazing pictures.

  85. Stephanie

    March 15, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Thank you! I always wondered who this man was! Would love to see more profiles of people you photograph frequently. Very inspiring.

  86. Kate

    March 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    great interview! he has such great style – it’s interesting to hear about all of his different influences.

    and I love that he starts planning his outfits by picking his hat and shoes!

  87. Slavko

    March 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Very nice:) http://stopfake.ru

  88. wnysahiful

    March 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    LOL hes really funny and honest!
    you know i used to keep his photos before untill i started to realise his name was Sam Lambert in some other blog(i gz) earlier this year.

    Thank you for interviewing him Scott. love it !

  89. David

    March 15, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Sam – style with substance, always a pleasure to work with.

  90. mat

    March 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    one of the best interview’s yet, really enjoyed it

  91. Jane Alisa

    March 16, 2012 at 3:47 am

    My favourite interview yet, uber dapper gent

    http://janealisa.tumblr,com

  92. Christine Scott

    March 16, 2012 at 6:38 am

    One of the men often featured in your blog that astounds me with his sense of style and ability to wear his garments very well. And looking at him always makes me smile. Even more so now, after reading his very grounded and honest, non-pretentious answers. What a lovely gentleman.

  93. David Debonair

    March 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Flawless Dapper down to every detail.
    Cheers!
    - D.D.

  94. Craig

    March 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’m sure that by now you’re accustomed to raving responses to the subject matter of your photos; with such absolutist language as “best ever,” “most amazing,” ad nauseum. So it is with a grain of salt that I measure my present infatuation with the first photograph in this piece. From the illustrious ruby red of Mr. Lambert’s cardigan, to the fine appearance of his (camel hair?) wool blazer, my eyes are constantly feasting upon details. I notice how the cardigan pops out at the wrist – drawing the eyes to the contrast of the grey and red, not to mention the superb tailoring of the blazer. I’m loving the contrast of the grey with the navy and red polka-dotted kerchief popping out from the breast pocket -again, drawing the eye. And the pants! Ahhh, the windowpane trousers (pleated, I believe? To his credit, if so.) are very handsome and like the blazer, fine tailoring is on display in the higher-than normal cut of the cuff. A calculated move to be sure, as he has not missed a beat with the red and grey argyle socks. The shirt, tie and shoes go very well, and I’m sure with a zoom tool and greater resolution I’d have great things to say about them as well. This look is a school in the art of contrast and movement-of-the-eye; and of fine tailoring that accentuates where it ought – the waist, the ankle, and the wrist. This is hardly an accident, I see. Rather, it is the fruit of years of immersion in the industry and of pride-in-presentation. If only we all could be so fortunate. Dear sir (this is only my second comment, so I’m not quite sure who the Sartorialist is), thank you for the interview and for this inspiring photograph.

  95. Marisha Vodegel

    March 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

  96. Taipei Style

    March 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Great interview! He is elegant but fearless!

    http://taipeistyle.blogspot.com

  97. micke

    March 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    that ain’t savile row by far- it’s thom browne with a little color thrown in the mix.

  98. Gety

    March 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Loved the interview! This gentleman is so à la mode, amazingly chic, and savvy!!!

  99. aya

    March 25, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Truly dapper. I love his structure, his whimsy. What an elegant man!

  100. sasha harris

    March 26, 2012 at 2:36 am

    I am so happy I now know this guys name. I saw the double act at London Brick Lane a few months ago and was so excited as I recognised them from the Sartorialist and various other blogs, but didn’t know who they were. And to top it off I now know Sam Lambert’s story with his background in tailoring with Ozwald Boateng who happens to be my favourite tailor and I am a tailoring student at London College of Fashion.
    THANK YOU Mr. Sartorialist
    x

  101. Beatriz B

    March 29, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Oh my god! Love it!

  102. Margaux

    April 1, 2012 at 9:39 am

    same picture as 01.13.2010? How comes?

  103. Kamruz

    April 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    The Sartorialist has been a inspiration for me for many years! However, significantly the photo of choice and wonderment has been Sam Lambert double; my joy comes from his uniqueness to present himself confidently and elegantly, the beard, the specs, every little detail, just stands-out! Your interview with him added background colour and depth to a genuine personality. :-D

  104. maroula

    April 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

    What an amazing and interesting interview. I also love everything about his style. It is so unique and different.

  105. Vhonda

    April 14, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Such fantastic style……. a warm inspiring interview. Thanks so much for sharing.

  106. Jorge O

    May 8, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I’m sorry but something is wrong. “Las confesiones de un pequeño filósofo” (wich can be translated as: Confessions of a kid as a philosopher) was writen by a spanish author named Azorín. José María Martínez Cachero was just the book editor.

  107. Tolu Mayor

    May 8, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I clearly admire his style!

  108. Floyd Avenue

    July 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting this this style Icon whilst he was in South Africa, by the way I’m one of the Smarteez, his soul is as beautiful as his clothes.

    Him, Shaka and Mr Boateng make me proud to be an African. Rise Africa Rise!!!

  109. Jorge Carcamo

    August 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    As a male fashionista myself, I cannot help but smile when I see another well-dressed man. There is something refreshing about Sam Lambert. From his cool clothing to his glasses and beard. The man just does it right.

  110. Nicholas

    September 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

    the brothers mingle looking sharp and business like as always, get your asses down here to the mother land soon.

    Nicholas

  111. Andrew B.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Mr. Lambert is a gentleman, and a scholar.

  112. Philip Ehl

    October 30, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Mr. Lamberts style is gorgeous. I love that he always wears a hat and those beautiful glasses. The color combination of his outfit is fantastic and very inspiring. But I don’t get, why he said nearly every 5 year old African has a bespoke suit. Is that true?! Thanks for the interesting interview and the great pictures.

  113. NBI

    January 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Mr. Lambert – You’re a true inspiration!

  114. Bushy Tshikovhi

    May 3, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Mr Lamberts attirers trully blesses the mist that flows in through my eyes and his face is just genuine followed by an admirable character.

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