31 comments

  1. ben

    September 25, 2006 at 4:27 am

    I disagree – it looks really bady cut – the zip on the fly is exposed and pulling and the vest is too small it pulls across her chest – if saville row made suits that fitted like this they would never have got where they are in the first place. I think tradtions and craftmenship like those practiced on the row should be protected, i dont think the move in this street by the likes of A&F is progress

  2. The Sartorialist

    September 25, 2006 at 4:53 am

    dude I was kidding!!

    besides someone made a very good point in the other post – Savile Row is a destination, people don’t window shop and all of a sudden decide to drop in and by a suit, not like they would a pair of shorts.

    Actually I’m surprised to hear so many people jump to the defense of a tradition that ,for the most part, will only benefit old, rich white guys.

    Which is worse?
    Moving “the row” or opening the row to tailors from other countries like Rubinacci or Borrelli or even Thom Browne- oh, i know i didn’t just type that!!!!!!

    4:51 AM

  3. fashmoda

    September 25, 2006 at 5:37 am

    Great look … I like the watch, a detail that rocks.

  4. lauracrow

    September 25, 2006 at 7:06 am

    you know, she sort of looks like a healthy kate bosworth. she’s quite lovely…even if the suit could fit a little better.

  5. Kelli

    September 25, 2006 at 9:37 am

    This is unfortunate because if this was better quality fabric & tailoring to fit her curves, her look would be adorable in a 70s news journalist kind of way. Instead, it just looks itchy and uncomfortable.

    Hope you are having a great time on your travels! cheers.

  6. Anonymous

    September 25, 2006 at 9:55 am

    too. much. grey. really unpleasant on my eyes. :( sorry

  7. Tamberk

    September 25, 2006 at 10:17 am

    Definitely a (Ralph) Lauren Lady!

  8. Anonymous

    September 25, 2006 at 10:43 am

    “kidding”?? Why did you post the picture then? I like the idea of the look but agree with ben, the fit on the pants is pretty bad and looks uncomfortable. I would have expected you to write as much in your comment.

  9. Irish Eyes

    September 25, 2006 at 11:42 am

    The row is wonderful – but here’s the thing – Sart is 100% on the money here. If anyone read Tom Junod’s article last year in Esquire on the last tailors in NYC, then you’ll not only have a sad heart, you’ll also know that things need to change a little. That means the row – unless it wants to become a museum – needs to start welcoming in those who might help it adapt. It’s currently over-priced and snobby. It needs to have more younger members and cut some prices – whilst retaining what needs to be retained. Some are already trying – they know who they are – others haven’t bothered their shirt tail (pun intended). So Scott… I couldn’t agree more. Bravo!

  10. Maria

    September 25, 2006 at 11:46 am

    She is cute! but her dress is kind of plain. Besides the sunglasses and her smile nothing seems fun here. SO: a great smile can win over the whole thing.

  11. Thebodytalk

    September 25, 2006 at 12:54 pm

    I have have intention to get one vest suit like that for a while. But I don’t know what’s keeping me from going out and getting one. Maybe I am too busy to go shopping. Now I have to get out and go shopping for a vest suit. Love the overall look. Thanks for a great post, Sart!

  12. Anonymous

    September 25, 2006 at 1:13 pm

    Greetings humans! We have neither a sun nor a sense of proportion on my home planet.:)

    She’s pretty, and I like the suit. But eek the gigantic sunglasses on such a small woman. They make her head look miniature almost.

  13. positively the same dame

    September 25, 2006 at 1:21 pm

    i don’t mean to be crass, but looking at this is making me itch…and sweat. i wonder if she’s as uncomfortable in this suit as i feel just seeing her in it. perhaps the best thing about it is how great it would feel to take it off?

  14. Butch

    September 25, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    Well, Scott, the SR tradition’s not one that JUST benefits old rich white guys; it upholds (when it does) certain standards of style and manufacture that are constantly threatened–standards that are worth having in the world….

  15. Anonymous

    September 25, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    I think that it’s a great look …. sexy , sophisticated and exciting

  16. Anonymous

    September 25, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    Great potential, less than great execution. If the cut was good, this would be a stunning look on a stunning woman.

  17. concupiscence

    September 25, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    Haha! This style is a bit like giving a nod and two fingers to tradition. She carries herself well.

  18. hoi polloi

    September 25, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    Meow! the comments here are really harsh today. I think she looks good and classy. She’s not wearing leggings, flip flops, or jeans and ballet flats, or even [UGH] a trapeze dress. Nice to see a YOUNG lady with some unexpected, classic style

  19. Anonymous

    September 25, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    this look is wonderful ,stylish , uplifting and glorious ….. your critics need to have a little more coffee in the morning …. or in London , tea

  20. Anonymous

    September 25, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    this look is wonderful ,stylish , uplifting and glorious ….. your critics need to have a little more coffee in the morning …. or in London , tea

  21. EMNH

    September 25, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    Oh Please…she looks great. I think the fact that the suit isn’t cut within an inch of her life makes her look sexier. Maybe she just had lunch and the zipper gave a bit.

    I think the whole point is that you see the woman more than the suit. I would wear this.

    Also, when I think of Savile Row I invariably always think of Withnail’s rant to Danny in the movie “Withnail and I”.

  22. Anonymous

    September 25, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    She looks great and I agree that if Saville Row were equated with ‘hot yet classy’ it would benefit immensely.

  23. Zaydoun

    September 25, 2006 at 6:54 pm

    A&F is more suited to Regent Street than Burlington Gardens/Savile Row. What the hell were they thinking?

  24. Anonymous

    September 25, 2006 at 7:03 pm

    was this taken near les deux maggots on saint germain des pres?

  25. Rafe

    September 25, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    I actually meant to say I think women in men’s suits look hot and that it looked like a humid day hence the vest without the shirt.

  26. Gemstone

    September 25, 2006 at 10:42 pm

    She has the quality of a young Ann-Margaret — in the tradition of glamorous and fresh young women looking sexy wearing men’s clothes.

  27. Anonymous

    September 26, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    great pic and great look…
    It’s very exciting to see such adventure and Sartorial splendor ….. bravo Sart

  28. positively the same dame

    September 26, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    i think menswear on women is one of the best looks there is — garbo, dietrich, hepburn, ysl “le smoking” and on and on — but it has to fit well to look good. this is a lovely woman but the suit doesn’t fit properly and the tailoring is off. compare this suit to sart’s woman in white at the nyc shows as a case in point. she has good instincts, and she’s so pretty she couldn’t ever look truly bad, but the execution could use some tweaking.

  29. EnidP

    September 28, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    The vest is great…

    Enid P.

  30. leticia

    October 30, 2008 at 1:44 am

    hmmmm it does not sit properly – bad fit? bad cut?

    it doesn’t do her justice. look at that gorgeous face, she needs something other than that.

  31. Magsli

    March 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Looks a little tight and i can’t say i love it.

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