Wednesday, August 8, 2012

LAST DAY – The “What Was I Thinking??” Contest For A Copy of My New Book!

My new book The Sartorialist: Closer is almost ready to ship, so I wanted to give a few of my readers a chance to get it first!




What is the item of clothing that you dreamed about the most but never actually ended up wearing??


For me it was this made-to-measure Ralph Lauren wool/cashmere, light grey, very stylized sportscoat. ¬†I really dreamed of wearing it with grey flannels or dark denim and brown suede shoes;)) I must have been having a very Fred Astaire moment when I ordered it because I don’t know where I thought I would wear it. ¬†I would feel too self conscious wearing this jacket, it would look great on others but not me. ¬†This jacket has been sitting in my closet for about 4 years and every August I start thinking about the fall and say, “This is the year I make it work!”


Well, this August I say “This is the year I finally throw this jacket out.”


So… share with us!


In the comments section of this post leave your story of the item you dreamed of the most but never actually ended up wearing. The contest will run from now until 12 p.m. Eastern time (in New York) next Wednesday, August 8. We will pick one winner (or maybe three) and send you a signed copy of my next book.


Make sure the email address you leave when signing in is the address thats easiest to reach you.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

On the Street…..August 6th, 8th St., 10am, New York


I love bike shots when shot from behind. ¬†The sense of sailing through the city is easier to relate to when it’s not personalized with someone’s face.


If I shot this from the front I would feel like “Wow, that guy’s having fun.” When shot from the back I can more easily imagine myself in that position.

Monday, August 6, 2012

On the Street…..Wall Street Sartorial Mesh, New York


This, to me, looks like what would happen if Dior outfitted Wall Street traders. ¬†I’d love to see practical, sportswear materials continue to work their way into classic sartorial suiting. ¬†It could really shake up a very staid, boring segment of menswear.


I wonder what the Wall Street trading pit would look like if dressed by Nike.  Sounds like a great editorial for Fantastic Man.


I think this also proves the idea that men will wear anything as long as other men are wearing it too.


Monday, August 6, 2012

On the Street….Mulberry St., New York

Sunday, August 5, 2012

On the Street…..Via Turati, Milano

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Alessandro and Allegra

(Click on the arrows to see more photos)


I had almost forgotten how much fun it is to shoot kids at play. Kids playing with their parents is even more fun to shoot.


It’s so emotionally rewarding, to capture that level of love and caring is one of the great gifts of photography.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Vintage Photo… The 1932 Olympics


My mother, her cousin, and best friend at the 1932 Olympics. Taken by my father, Edward Monta√Īo.


- Monty Monta√Īo




Saturday, August 4, 2012

Vintage Photo

My dad’s family had a large auto-repair firm in Stockholm, Sweden, and he frequently travelled down to Germany in order to attend different auto-shows and to purchase new equipment. As far as I know, this photo was taken on a train during one of these business trips somewhere in Germany.


My dad was a true sartorialist and often effortlessly elegant. In some way, this photo encompasses all the things he represents to me.


- Philip Gasslander




Friday, August 3, 2012

On the Street… Orchard St., New York

Friday, August 3, 2012

On the Street….Howard St., New York