1. fatou

    October 3, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    the Hebrides are a beautiful part of the world
    you should go to Harris, famous for Harris Tweed, which you can still buy on the island
    I had two jackets made out of the fabric I bought there in 2003 and they are wonderful, one of a kind (well two of a kind really )

  2. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Yes incredible faces and black and white like your Fulton guys ! Many thanks for this stunning book ! I mail to Garance a pic for you "Fulton boat in 1933" ! Sunny side

  3. garciamadrid

    October 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    and madrid?

  4. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Don't expect too much, Dublin is not that what you might expect from your book.

  5. Soren Lorensen

    October 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    yes me too

    and I fear time is limited

  6. non-no

    October 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Can´t wait to see the pictures! How very exciting!! :)

  7. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    you should go to edinburgh in scotland sometime, it's a beautiful city! x

  8. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    There's a whole world of beautiful scenery and wonderful characters to discover in the British isle's we are very lucky.


    October 3, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Stunning. Simply stunning.

    Reminds me of my 'end of the year goal' to get me a passport already!



  10. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Amazing portraits! Real and beautifull!

  11. Jacqueline

    October 3, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Have fun in Dublin! Take lots of photos.


  12. Teresa @ good-grace

    October 3, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    oh goodness… now I want to go there, too. Lovely images. (and I do love your book recommendations.)

  13. Jed

    October 3, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I love Strand's portraits. The compositions are perfect, the revelation of personality penetrating. I'm sure you're familiar with his other "portraits of place" – New England, Po River Valley, Egypt, etc – but these Outer Hebrides ones are my favorites.

  14. Catherine

    October 3, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Oooooooooooh I've been doing some serious drooling after Strand's work lately and I had NO IDEA he went to the hebrides! Dublin is very cosmopolitan, it's great, but the western edges and islands of BG and Ireland are some of the best bits. Great pubs and seafood too!

  15. alastair

    October 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Scott, you have to hit up Scotland when you get the chance!
    I really recommend the Eastern Highlands, north of Inverness around the Cromarty and Moray Firth. Absolutely beautiful.
    Couldn't really say about the fashion up there, but you undoubtedly have the better eye for that than me!

  16. Gil

    October 3, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Who publishes this book? I really want this

  17. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    to be honest you wont find that in dublin
    the less touristic places in Ireland are far more authentic if this is what you're looking for

  18. Debra Healy

    October 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Did you ever see the film "I Know Where I'm Going!" by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger?

  19. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Scott the Sartorialist,
    Over the years you have covered US and Europe, have you thought of Shanghai in China?

  20. meraldia

    October 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Great shots! I love black and white for portraits!

  21. Irish girl

    October 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    OK, so what you are saying is that books about the wilds of one country make you want to visit a large modern city in a different country?

  22. adalares

    October 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    P. Strand is a genius! His work is amazing! thanks

  23. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    come to edinburgh! there is probably a slight lack of stylish people to photograph but the city itself is beautiful, even with tram works

  24. manuel

    October 3, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    beatifull portrais.
    Today you are nice, no fashionista, today is lovely day for you.

  25. MIA

    October 3, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    what a sublime portaits.

  26. ingefaer

    October 3, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    the faces are amazing – thanks for sharing.
    Speaking of amazing faces I just purchased "Mil Besos" a book of photos of Flamenco dancers by Ruven Afanador. you should check it out.

  27. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    You're coming to Dublin! Very pleased. You should pop into Trinity College, we're all very photogenic! x

  28. elventryst

    October 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    If you want theme music to accompany your book (and any future trips to Scotland), you should check out Felix Mendelssohn's The Hebrides: Fingal's Cave Overture. It's so beautiful and has always made me want to visit the land that inspired such a beautiful work.

  29. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Earlier on Sartorialist there was some discussion about a photo of a possibly homeless gentleman on the Bowery in New York–who certainly had great style.
    I think some of the same dilemmas apply here. The eye of fashion is, thank goodness, Romantic, and finds beauty even in squalor. But it seems very important to remember that these portraits, as well as being beautiful, are images of hardship, of difficult lives spent outdoors, of poverty, of global deprivation. Also, of course, of resilience, and the power of good clothes.
    But this stuff makes me very very uneasy, especially when this sort of imagery is so easily appropriated or recycled by image-makers, in the service of selling and spending, corporate bottom lines, and a dream of luxury…
    Okay, thanks for reading my two cents!

  30. maja m.miusow

    October 3, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    oh no! why I left dublin, now there is no chance4me;/ good luck and enjoy anyway

  31. We will fight on the beaches....

    October 3, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    ACHTUNG! Dublin is so not Milan. Watch out Sart.

  32. knn

    October 3, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    these portraits are beautiful.. i love when you post photographs by those who inspire your own work.. i might have to purchase this book now. :)

  33. Helen James

    October 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Scotland is truly beautiful, you should definetely visit it, but Ireland is beautiful too. I am registered for your book signing in Dublin and delighted you are making your way over to us. Look forward to seeing you

  34. ingefaer

    October 3, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    anonymous – I can't speak for Scott but I don't think those photos were ment to comment on fashion and style but rather on the beautiful faces and on a photographer who inspires him.
    I do hear what you are saying though.


    October 3, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    A very original post, congrats.

    Paris F.Week at

  36. Brummagem Joe

    October 3, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I think there have been a few single malts consumed by these characters……note also the tweed of the jacket being worn by the young piper….the penultimate older gentleman is also wearing a very similar tweed…..it looks so good I'm going to save the pic of the piper and see if I can track it down and get a jacket made in it…..if you're heading to Ireland check out the Donegal tweeds which come in a variety of weights and looks great……you should also follow another poster's advice and hit Scotland…..there are a bunch of small towns in the highlands selling the local tweeds and shooting suits with plus twos (knickerbockers) that would make great pics……and au contraire another poster, Dublin is a great looking city…..much of the old town is British Georgian…..some of the squares are marvelous as the quays and bridges over the Liffey……and there's the Guiness of course!!

  37. Suri

    October 3, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    There seems to be some anti-Dubliners on here but Dublin has lots of stylish individual people who are into fashion, art and design and so much more. I recommend checking out The Liberties area around by Francis St. and Meath St. which is known as the old city and also around South William St. where there is quite a cool modern scene.

  38. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I would love to meet the fellow in the cap with the intense eyes when I walk Manhattan's Rim~!


  39. mDesiree13

    October 3, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Loved the Hebrides when I visited in 2003. Very desolate, beautiful, and with amazingly beautiful beaches, if freezing, even in July.

    Dublin is quite different (lived there for a couple years and go back for regular visits). But it's a lot of fun! But good luck shooting…. my experience, at least around the colleges, was that the fashion was mostly short skirts and high heels with a huge jacket. I hope you find some interesting fashion and style statements on the street there.

  40. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    The Gentelmen of the ARAN ISLANDS would be the equvalent of this posting even today you will find these faces in the west.I recomend BILL DOYLES PORTRAITS OF THE ARAN ISLANDS VERY MUCH THE SAME BUY YOURSELF A COPY

  41. Anonymous

    October 3, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    hardship, poverty and global deprivation? just because some people choose to live a simple, country life does not mean they represent global deprivation. believe it or not, not everyone wants to be a businessman at a soulless company, but would rather live life closer to the natural things and gaining pleasure from the simple things in life.

  42. MOD PAUL

    October 3, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    The Lad with the pipes looks braw..

  43. Holly

    October 3, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    To me and I know I'm from Okla. but when I think of Dublin, I would love to see it first hand. You will have a lot to capture there. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  44. Tanya

    October 3, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    If you're looking for interesting Irish men to photograph. Go to the Aran Islands, you can go there from Galway. In Galway the local crazy man is someone who walks around town everyday herding invisible sheep. Gotta love Ireland.

  45. Christina Diaz

    October 3, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    thanks for sharing some images from the book! very inspiring! can't wait to see some images from dublin. also, i bought your book about 3+ weeks ago and really love it! i love the portability of it, great job!

  46. Lolitta

    October 4, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Love these faces and the textures…perfection!

  47. Alizée

    October 4, 2009 at 2:38 am

    Dublin is great Go to the Pravda in front of the half penny bridge it is a great bar. Have fun in Dublin!

  48. Reg

    October 4, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Ditto Debra Healy, I went to the Isle of Mull just because of the amazing scenery in the movie, "I Know Where I'm Going!" The fact that the movie was in black and white made me want to see the scenery in full color! For anyone interested in Mull, I recommend the B&B "Cuidhe Leathain" in Tobermory. The owners, Jeannette and Alan, are wonderful hosts. http://www.cuidhe-leathain.co.uk

  49. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 5:51 am

    There was a time not that long ago in both Ireland and Scotland where the landed farmers would wear thick bracken-proof wool suits both for church going and sheep shearing. It was a daily uniform.

  50. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 6:43 am

    hello, as a trinity college student i have to say im pretty disgusted at anyone saying dublin isnt a great place to come to! dear scott, i wholly recommend you take a sejourn around the college when you get here – you WONT be disappointed. ENJOY!

    aoife x

  51. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Where is the book signing in Dublin?

  52. AnastasiaC

    October 4, 2009 at 7:23 am

    great portrait shots – so much depth in the faces! love books like this…

  53. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 8:25 am

    great portraits! love their classic style..

  54. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 8:29 am

    move on fast from Dublin and go West..try Sligo for mystery and beauty

  55. Debarge

    October 4, 2009 at 8:52 am

    the hebrides! gotta love 'em – the epitomy of nature

  56. Chris

    October 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

    When are you coming to Edinburgh/Glasgow? Plenty of interesting looks here…

  57. Valerie

    October 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

    We went to Ireland for the first time this summer, and completely felt in love with that country !
    I hope you'll love it too, if you can move a little bit I invite you to go to the ASFORD CASTLE (www.ashford.ie), we stayed there (in a little cottage in the castle parc) it is amazing. The little village is CONG where the movie "The qiet house" was filmed.
    Only 3h drive from Dublin.
    Please ask me if you need some information, or if you want to see pictures it would be a pleasure for me.
    Valerie, Belgium.

  58. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Dublin is very cosmopolitian now which is great in a way but also means that there aren't as many "great characters" to be seen. But in saying that if you care have a look around some of the older streets in Dublin you will surely meet with some great locals…!


  59. James Taylor

    October 4, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    My grandma was from the Isle of Lewis. The landscape is at times almost lunar-like: not a lot of trees but plenty sheep and whisky. Needless to say it's the kind of place where everyone leaves as soon as they turn 16.

  60. Bring your Wellies!

    October 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Enjoy Dublin for a day. Plenty to absorb there. But for a taste of Ireland closer to Paul Strand's vision please, even it you only have time for a day trip, do make the effort to go to the west coast, West Mayo, Connemara, Sligo, the Dúbh Lough (pr. 'Do Lock') Valley near Louisburg. Avoid the other cities, explore the roughest, pot-holeyest boreens and you will be rewarded!

  61. Joseph Rudi Pielichaty

    October 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    You would love Scotland! It is an amazing country. I study in Edinburgh and am constantly overwhelmed by its culture and stunning history. Great, individual fashion makes the city just that little bit more perfect.

  62. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    right, so i've lived in ireland all my life (Belfast- and it's got it's fair share of fashionistas) and now living in Scotland (Edinburgh). There are loads of beautiful, original people for you to take pictures of. Dublin rocks, an amazing mix of people, a beautiful city and always fantastic fun… but Edinburgh is better! The best bit about all three cities is the amazing craftmanship that goes on and lots of tiny fashion labels. Enjoy!

  63. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Dublin is my home town, such a beautiful place but i think a lot of tourists miss it's charm by going to the wrong places!

    Find Georgian Dublin, Fitzwilliam Square, the Grand Canal, Trinity College (where i go to uni!) Stephen's Green, Bull Island, Killiney, Dalkey and Howth..

    These are some of the magical places in Dublin and I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time Scott!

    Cead Mile Failte!
    (A hundred thousand welcomes in Irish!)

  64. Kamilla K

    October 4, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    have fun in dublin. it's my hometown. :)

  65. the girl that stole the eiffel tower

    October 4, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    have fun in dublin!

    theres lots of good vintage shops,
    go to Georges Street Arcade, and Jenny Vanders, among others, and Temple Bar.

    i'm going to try go up and see if i can spot you!
    and dress in my best.

    be prepared tho, irish weather is quite unpredictable.
    i have sunglasses and an umbrella with me wherever i go.

    we cant wait to have you :)


  66. Ruehl

    October 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    For the best chances of finding some interesting style interpretations I recommend spending a while roaming the Trinity College campus.

    Then hit South William Street, South George's Street, Dame Street, and the Temple Bar area. Don't however, go to Temple Bar after dark where you'll simply be haunted by vomiting teens and painful bachelor/ette parties.

    I hope you're lucky in your hunt for something that fits the bill for your blog and that you enjoy our capital city. And I hope I bump into you!

  67. Amy

    October 4, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Great portraits. I need to find this book. Looking forward to seeing your Dublin pictures I'm hoping to head Ireland early next year.

  68. Helena

    October 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Hello – I have this book – its very good. My Grandpa was from the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides and the smallest and most perfect island of the archipeligo. The beaches are amazing and there are still some exapmles of 'black houses' whih featured in the book. The film 'Whiskey Galore' was filmed on the island and I can testify to their irreverance for authority. The weather can be extreme but its a truly amazing place.

    Let me know if you plan to come to Scotland as I can give you some ideas of where to go. I was brought up in the very north so I know the wild northern highlands very well too.

    Enjoy Dublin.

  69. sofie

    October 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Visit Scotland. I am Swedish originally but I study in Edinburgh and it is absolutely incredibly beautiful!

  70. Niamh Roisin

    October 4, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hello! I am sure that you will be very busy during your time in Dublin, but the weekend that you will be here, we will be holding an architecture festival called Open House, when the city's usually closed buildings throw their doors open to the public. I work in Trinity College Dublin, and we will be holding small tours of the grand Provost's House, which was embellished to a degree far beyond a Provost's station, and is the only 18th century townhouse still used as a private residence, and tours of the Loos Bar, a bijou replica of the American bar by modernist architect Adolf Loos, which is hidden inside Hugh Darley's 18th century dining hall – the space for it was cleared by a fire in 1984. This tour will be led by one of the greatest historians of classical architecture, Dr. Edward McParland, who is also one of the best dressed men in Dublin. These tours are all booked out, but if you would like to go, do just turn up. The Loos bar is one of the most elegantly tailored architectural setpieces in the most luxurious materials, it is really gorgeous. The tour is at 2pm, on Saturday 10th October, and it meets at the campanile of Trinity College, which is at the heart of Dublin. Hope you enjoy your trip to Dublin, in any case! Niamh, architectural historian, Trinity College Dublin.

  71. Soooali

    October 4, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Delighted you will be coming to Dublin. I study art and Irish language and the combination has opened my eyes to the wonderful diversity of Dublin. Old and new come together seamlessly, your artistic eye is sure to pick that up! I'll be bringing your book around in the hope of seeing you and getting you to sign it!

  72. Leopold Gloom

    October 4, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Hope to go to your book-signing in Dublin, sir. While it's not Milan, Paris, Williamsburg nor Hoxton it does have it's own unique charm and style…and I'm fairly confident you'll find enough subjects to photograph.

  73. Anonymous

    October 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    When are you going to Dublin? Fraid you'll find everyone wrapped up in overcoats as it's cold there now. Find a beautiful redhead and take lots of shots.

  74. Roni

    October 4, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I have travelled extensively and still maintain that the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides is the most striking place I have ever visited. White sandy beaches on one side of the road clash with dark peat fields dotted with sheep on the other side. I'd love to go back there again!

  75. Kat

    October 4, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Just wonderful! I cannot wait to spend a semester in Scotland in a few months!
    Dublin is a beautiful city– make sure to go to Temple Bar, or your trip will be incomplete.

  76. L.B.

    October 4, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Not enough said about Paul Strand – one of the very special photographers – this stuff is delicious

  77. Lady San Pedro

    October 5, 2009 at 1:36 am


  78. FvaD.

    October 5, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Looking at these photos, I have the feeling it's already being used as a source of inspiration in Fashion world.. strange how these simple gentlemen (the look great athough, effortless) wear what's worth thousands of dollars when produced under Big Name Labels.

    I am in love with the horse :)

  79. indigo16

    October 5, 2009 at 4:38 am

    The West coast of Scotland is heaven for sartorial style. I once sat in a pub (for that is the place to be) and a man walked in wearing no less that 4 different plaids incl plus fours and brogues.
    Sadly I found Dublin a tad lacklustre but Belfast was great.
    If you want a real treat go to the varsity towns. The Dons in particular are some of the best dressers I have met.

    P.S my youngest daugter(8) loved your book, I caught her reading it at bedtime. Her favourites were the pouty cross child and Kanye West!

  80. Anonymous

    October 5, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Hope you wander away from the main shopping streets in Dublin. Otherwise, it's lots of WAG look-a-likes and orange tan.

  81. SequinsandBangles

    October 5, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Dublin is beautiful, and you will find loads of great people! Can't believe there is so much Dublin hating going on here. Sure it's not Milan or Paris but we still have great style! ( some of us!) Hope to see you up there! Grafton Street and St Stephens Green are two great places for you. Stephens Green is a beautiful little park at the end of Grafton Street! Great for images!

  82. liath

    October 5, 2009 at 7:31 am

    I have this book too……….it's fantastic.
    Living in Edinburgh, as I do, and being an archaeologist who researches predominantly Hebridean and N.W Scottish material, I'm often 'Up North' for a weeks at a time. While things have changed a lot since the period in which these photos were taken, the essential spirit if the Hebrides is still the same. If you ever get a chance you should take those winding roads and creaky boats, and have a vacation exploring some of the Islands.

  83. Paige

    October 5, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Do visit! I live in Edinburgh, and the innovation of dress demonstrated by some of the people here is constantly inspiring me with my own wardrobe, especially around the university. The student population is so diverse, so you see a lot of different styles inevitably influenced by and mixed with Scottish classicism.

  84. Claire

    October 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Delighted you are visting Dublin on Friday!

  85. Ellie

    October 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I understand that i should have gotten here earlier for you to read this comment, but may I say that Scotland is a beautiful place and if you ever decide to go there, go the whole way. Don't stay in the city, go out into the wild and stay in a tent or a caravan or a bed and breakfast. The sights are beautiful and is great for taking pictures. I stayed in a nice village which was in the middle of nowhere and there was not shops so the villagers made their own clothes. The fashion was amazing. everything was so brightly painted and there was a lot of tie die. It was truly amazing to see the change in cultures. I inspire to do what what you do and for my 14th birthday my parents and I are going to save up for a proper camera. I love your work and have loved it for a long time. I have a blog called Rabbit-hearted girl which is about my personal style my current camera is a fujifilm and is terrible! But I will be getting a good one soon!

  86. ron mcmillan

    October 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Stretching the point a little, among the Scottish islands, my favourites are the Shetland Isles. Stunning coastal scenery with geophysical history going back hundreds of millions of years, and the islanders themselves the product of more than five thousand years of history.

    I liked Shetland so much that I went back and wrote a book about my travels throughout the islands.

    Ron McMillan

  87. Danielle

    October 5, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    i remember learning about paul strand, along with other pinoneers of photography, and i was blown away.
    so, cheers to you for continually perpetuating such a fine art.

  88. ChervelleCamille

    October 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Something about these photos that are timeless and makes you want to hang out with these men and hear their old tell-tale stories

  89. loulou elizabeth

    October 6, 2009 at 5:57 am

    my grandad has photos like these looool

  90. Anonymous

    October 6, 2009 at 9:19 am

    If you're by Scotland, don't miss Glasgow… not many people mentioned it, but it's wonderful and funky and real. I studied abroad there and it was a kick in the rear to the style sense, had to keep up with all the amazing art students!

  91. maddyshopqueen

    October 6, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I am from the Outer Hebrides and it is a very beautiful place to visit – Harris Tweed is astonishing, over 8000 patterns and colourways..visit the mills and buy as much as you can! There is a great place in Tarbert, Harris by the quay which has rolls and rolls of vintage tweeds going back decades..a satorialist's dream…

  92. CAR

    October 6, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Also, Glasgow has a really cool streetstyle.

  93. Clarity

    October 7, 2009 at 11:17 am

    The Hebrides are tremendous, I am taking a dear relative there for a surprise treat next Spring.

    The mountains, the mist, the people. You should watch "I Know Where I'm Going", the loveliest film of the area made by a couple of directors you might have heard of ;)

  94. Julia M

    February 1, 2010 at 7:15 am

    You should visit the Hebridies! I'm from the Isle of Lewis, and while I agree with whoever said it's the kind of place that people leave as soon as they turn 16, it's wonderful for a visit.

    You'd almost definitely have to stick with the older generations to see some nice style (bootcut jeans and Helly Hansen jackets seem to be the uniform amongst younger people), but it's well worth a visit. Lovely beaches throughout, and a lot of culture to soak up! I'd recommend Hebridean ales and chocolates-amazing!

  95. LBKurland

    January 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Anything by Paul Strand is fabulous – you should have a look at his Mexican Portfolio

  96. Derek Young

    January 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I am delighted you have made a trip to Dublin Ireland. We are the home of many artist, poets, writers and fashion designers. Dublin is a great city where the people are creative and alway re inventing themselves, we enjoy fashion so please take lots of photos of our women and men expressing themselfs and our culture through fashion. Thanks and I hope you plan to make a trip here again.

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