Hear hear, I can’t stand reading inane comments along the lines of, “great shot” followed by “www.tuggingonTheSartorialistscoattails.blogspot.com”, or whatever your less successful blog/site is.
Following Scott’s example should surely lead readers (and commenters) to sophisticated understatement rather than brash self-promotion.
“Following Scottâ€™s example should surely lead readers (and commenters) to sophisticated understatement rather than brash self-promotion.”
Oh and in my enthusiasm to back Superman’s comments, I forgot to add, exquisite footage. Superbly asperational. Wonderful to see so many familiar faces animated, demonstrating the pinnacle of sartorial ease.
I love the beauty in the clothes, the music, the food, the joyfulness and the people….just amazing…I can barely hear the people talking, can someone tell me what languages do they speak…very curious about that…Thanks!
ok, according to the light that was a really early dinner.
Whoever, did the editing, did a great job, good choice of music. The WB, is cool, goes with the retro feel you wanted to create, but also might be a way of hiding bad filming…
Nice to see all this men mingling, but agee with above commenter about why not inviting woman, since they also a a big part of the blog.
The whole idea is nice, but also seems kinda random…
De beaux hommes dans une ville magnifique…
Une rencontre entre hommes dont on aimerait sentir les parfums et entendre les conversations.
Merci de nous avoir permis de voir quelques images de ce dĂ®ner, entre hommes, Ă Florence.
There’s such a lovely warm feel to the video. The music was an excellent choice. I love that hum of voices at gatherings like this, there’s something so welcoming about it. Black and white was definitely the right choice.
What a wonderful photo-musical, Scott!! The black and white atmosphere is just so Italian, classical, like a subtle touch coming from intemporal days!! Thanks a lot for this mostly gratifying experience for my senses and, please, do it again more often!
ps.”I Wonder” ….that it wouldn’t hurt the mystery aura at all if you listed names, a word or 2 about each of them. Yes, most are our fav usual suspects…but some of us need a tutorial…and it would definitely enhance the daily experience of being a teeny part of your wonderful world!
I have been an avid follower of your blog for some time now, but have never felt the need to comment. I’m not really a fan of Internet discussions, I prefer personal interaction. This post has inspired me to change that :-)
Overall I must say that your site is a rare exception. I feel like your content inspires people to always express themselves in the exact way they want and feel – nothing gets misinterpreted and there are no ill feelings. That is something rare.
I would love to see a ‘female version’ of the Sartorialist dinner appear on your blog, I think it would be an interesting contrast and a nice chance to showcase the power women give to fashion. In a different city, different atmosphere.
I wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors and can’t wait to get my hands on your new book.
great gathering of the fashionable’s, but I thing I admire about this blog is that it doesn’t just idolise the fashion icons but shows there is fashion everywhere… by displaying photographs of random unknown people too :)
How charming…I live in rural South Australia: I’m right out there in a far corner of our world and really appreciate seeing something refined and sophisticated like this lovely short film. It made me happily sigh. Well done.
This is exactly what I love : black and white , stylish and good looking men, fabulous city and the music adds to the old era atmosphere.
Looooove it !
We’ve seen these men so often on this site, it feels like I know them.
Awesome vid. Thank you! The fact that there were no women is particularly cool (sounds kinda chauvinistic, sorry), somehow it gives the dinner that old-school vibe, it almost looks like it was taking place in the early 1900s. I think it was the point of this gathering – men only, cigars, wine…
Outstanding. I wish it didn’t go buy so quickly, but I must say, I was left grinning ear to ear. I love that it’s just the guys but oh what I would give to be at a table under the tent with a clear sight line of the whole event. And of course within hearing distance. I hope the actual conversation was as good as it looked.
Beautiful men, beautifully dressed, beautifully photographed with lovely music.
Thank you for hosting this dinner yet again and sharing it with us.
The commenters who are asking – where are the women? – are missing the point. They are at Pitti Uomo – a menswear festival in Florence. Absolutely joyful, wonderful, life-affirming film. Long may you reign as king of the style bloggers, SS. And the men are divine…..
After a while I felt like I was watching the most lovely artistic eulogy for all these beautiful men who had tragically died. Maybe it was the music, Or I am in a kinda sad mood so maybe I would see the dark side…. it was really gorgeous though, truly.
This is a great follow-up of the previous “Sartorialist lunch for 25″, which was also amazing. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yrh6mp-Ul0&feature=endscreen) In the lunch film, Scott charmingly offers insight into what might be the reason to making a film like this. Which is what i ask myself when i see it; what am I looking at and why? I guess this one of the reasons why the film has remained in my mind. Possibly an important mark in the times we live in.
aside from that; John Malkovich is so handsome!
CLASSIC & Classy Black & White was perfect; transformed to a different era. The music could have come from New Orleans, circa early 1900′s. Loved all the jackets – wish all men would wear them more often. Obviously it was an enjoyable evening. Thank you for sharing.
I love the way this is shot. Lots of details of the hand gestures. I look forward to this every year and wonder what it would be like to sit at this table and listen to these gentlemen. However, I lack the style necessary. Nicely done, Scott. (and whoever was behind the camera this day)
I really love this video. And most of it, what it shows.
Elegance is not only how you dress… Elegance is a way of life. It comes from very deep in your soul.
Elegance is a question of being yourself, and do not care of who is sitting in front of you… ItÂ´s no a question of “you have it or not”, itÂ´s a question of “being elegance”.
Just wonderfull. I canÂ´t stop smiling.
And yes, I will love to sit at that table with those gentlemen.
Its the same feeling that arrises when i listen to the dusty records of Woody Guthrie, or see a Degas in person. My heart sinks, my eyes get watery, and i feel this ache in the pit of my stomach.
The men you choose, most specifically im sure, evoke a feeling only special to themselves but put them together along a long stark white table cloth it turns into something all together new.
Aside from their spectacular suits and shoes, theres more to this video that appeals to your masses. Its the feelings you are able to create in the shortest time span. 3 minutes, thats all it took for me to yearn for a chair next to the man with the bespoke mustache, a conversation with the man who’s arms are covered in tattoo sleeves.
I need videos like this. I need men like them in my life, fictional (your photos and videos) or real (the men at my local coffee spots and hang outs.)
Thank you Scott. I am positive that i am not the only person who frequents your page for their fix of these feelings. But Scott, my heart can not bear much more torment. The remedy? More. More, more, more.
It took some guts to post a comment after the months and surely a year or more of frequenting your page, but for a video like this, i knew it must be done.
Sincerely, thank you for taking me to Italy, i cant wait to join you once again.
Scott, although I only recognized a few of the men in this video, I gotta tell you it evoked such pleasure for me to see this gentlemen gathered in such a picturesque setting with great music! Such diversity. And I’m so very glad it wasn’t just a bunch of twiggy white twentysomethings from Portland, OR. These men all seemed well informed, gracious and courtly.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this inspiring video…
Amazing video. I really enjoyed the together as one gather of men with such sophistication and elegance smiling and happy faces. All are very decently dressed with a lot of intelligent humor and fun at the table. At least none seems being lonely or bored, they are actually sharing common interest, respect and love; that is exactly what dinner means. I look forward to bookmarking this video; reminds me of many stuffs I underwent in life!
Oh boy this is so inspiring on so many different levels! Where do I start? Is it the grandeur of Florence? Is it the quaintness of that dinner table in on a lovely Florence street? Is it the delightfully exquisite array of extremely elegant gentlemen sharing tips and secrets? Or good it just be the shooting and the post-production? In reality it’s probably a combination of all that and some more. Brilliant video, magnifique!
There is so much I love about this. The bringing together of people who obviously have respect and reverence for each other. The inter generational and multi national nature of the group and such great self expression through their clothing, their gestures and interactions. I loved it. Keep doing what you’re doing.
Lovely, just lovely…with so images of well dressed women in the blogosphere, it’s so nice to see this ecclectic mix of what I can only assume (and want to asuume) are interesting, intelligent, and clearly beautiful men. I know there’s more to life than fashion, and again I’d like to think that these men are having lively and informed conversations about all kinds of topics incudes, but far beyond fashion – it’s just a massive bonus that they are hugely pleasant to look at, each and every one, and I’d like to thank them for adding color and class to lifes tableau, and for giving me something to give a triple-take to when I pass them on the street!
This video was a beautiful and eclectic showcase of well put together gentlemen doing what they do best, dining, discussing and divulging. In no better city than my favourite in Italy, Firenze. I have a great deal of respect to those not afraid to express themselves through clothing in a sensible way. Well done.