Thursday, November 3, 2011

On the Street….Prince St., New York

Thursday, November 3, 2011

On the Street….Broadway, New York

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part III

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Sartorialist Hosts Book Signing For G. Bruce Boyer’s New Book – Gary Cooper: Enduring Style

Last week I met with long-time friend and Sartorialist contributor G. Bruce Boyer. 

 

We met for lunch at Gemma¬†to celebrate his new book,¬†Gary Cooper: Enduring Style¬†(release date: late November 2011). ¬†I’ve been hearing about this book for a while but the final product was so worth the effort.

 

The book features family snapshots of the Cooper clan.¬† Basically, it’s just like the vintage photos you guys send in to me but of famous, beautiful people. ¬†The intimate, relaxed quality of the images (shot mainly by his wife) are so charming and ¬†most have never been seen or published before this book.

 

I’m telling you, you guys are going to love it! Great for men looking for old school style inspiration, great for fans of vintage photography and Old Hollywood glamour and great for women looking for a gift for their man.

 

 

While we were talking it hit me, I gotta host a book signing for Bruce!!

 

The event will be in New York at one of my favorite stores, Leffot, on November 15 at 6:30pm. Bruce will be signing and I will be saying hi and hopefully shooting.  It will also be the first place the book is available anywhere. (What will be a great Christmas present for most could be an even better Thanksgiving present for the people that attend!)

 

Book signing details

Gary Cooper: Enduring Style

November 15th

Leffot

10 Christopher St. ,  212.989.4577

6:30pm until…

 

All images from Gary Cooper: Enduring Style by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

On the Street….Jackets, Legs & Heels, Paris

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

On the Street….Crosby St, New York

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part II

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MAN 1924 – A New Favorite Store

I was in Madrid last week and visited¬†MAN 1924, wanting a closer look after too quick a visit to the shop last November. ¬† (I found MAN 1924 through meeting and photographing its owner, Carlos Castillo, above; Carlos has an incredible eye and the shop really reflects his personal style.) ¬†Following this chance to spend a little more time there, I can say it’s quickly become one of my favorites in the world – right up with there with¬†Al Bazar¬†¬†and¬†Tie Your Tie.

 

The thing I love about MAN 1924 is its perfect execution of casual chic. ¬†I don’t know, maybe it’s something to do with the fact that it’s Spanish, but unlike Al Bazar or Tie Your Tie (perfectly manicured,¬†sprezzatura¬†looks – which I absolutely love), MAN 1924 is just that slight bit messy – but in a very cool way. ¬†It actually is probably the closest to how I really dress – unlined jackets, cotton shirts, creased cotton pants, paired well with New Balance tennis shoes (if I can hide them from¬†Garance¬†and keep her from throwing them out – but more about that later‚Ķ)

 

I hardly ever take pictures of mannequins, but while I was there I just loved how they were put together Рtheir color combinations, patterns, textures.   I took these photos almost selfishly, to help remind me of their ideas.

 

The other thing that is really great ¬†is that – from what I understand -¬†most of the clothes there are made by or for MAN 1924 exclusively. ¬†Somehow, even given this, the prices are actually very good given the quality of design and materials; most of the jackets (and don’t quote me, but as I remember) are at or around 500¬†‚ā¨, shirts were in the 120¬†‚ā¨¬†range, pants were in the 150¬†‚ā¨¬†range. ¬†It’s not cheap, but still much less expensive than any “designer” brand.

 

When you add MAN 1924 to Just One, another of my Madrid favorites (with a couple of other small, old-school shops whose names I am blanking on right now!), Madrid has surprisingly become one of my favorite (and most budget-busting) menswear destinations.

 

For guys in the US, I would literally start petitioning Barneys (they are at the forefront of this category of the market Рjust introduced Piombo, expanded their buy of Aspesi, and have continuing business with Massimo Alba), Neimans, Saks to start featuring the line.  There is this whole level out there that I see that would do so well here.

 

If you can’t make it to Madrid, you really need the chance to buy this line locally.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On the Street….Howard St., New York

Monday, October 31, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers


This past fashion season I noticed how photography has become THE art of choice for all the prettiest young women of fashion.  (And of course I think Garance is the epitome of this movement.)

 

I won’t try to explain why this is happening, but this week all the 8 PM posts will document this trend.