Friday, December 9, 2011

The Sartorialist Unconventional Gift Guide….. #2 Long Socks

One of the very first things I bought when I began traveling to Italy was a pair of long socks. ¬†I had heard these were a preference of Italian gentlemen. ¬†Considering the excessive amount of time I’ve spent bending over to pull up my socks, long socks were something I had to try.


I don’t know who the bastard was that started the whole mid-calf sock length, but he should be deported.


There is one drawback to the long sock; sometimes they grip to your pants, especially very slim ones (unfortunately the current trend), but this has also become a look.


I only know of a few places, well, off the top of my head…one place where you can find long socks, and that’s Brooks Brothers¬†(if you have other suggestions, please comment and share with us).


Trust me, once your man has tried them, he’ll thank you.


As I‚Äôm thinking about it, when I‚Äôm not wearing long socks or going sockless, I wear what we call in America “the footie”.¬† I don’t mind admitting that I wear these, but I hate using the word “footie”…we’ve got to come up with a better word. ¬†However, I did feel validated when I saw one of my favorite sartorialists in Milan wearing these (see image below). ¬†A lot of people carry footies, just the other day I bought a pack from J. Crew online in grey. ¬†They’re great because they look chic with Converse or Aldens (see yesterday’s post).¬† I‚Äôm sure you can find several variations across the country. ¬†As a final note, and maybe I‚Äôm guilty of inadvertently promoting this…for me, socks that are too noticeable are like piano key suspenders; not an area that any sartorialist should want to tread. ¬†Socks should always complement and never dominate the look.




Friday, December 9, 2011

On the Street…. Via Sciesa, Milan

Thursday, December 8, 2011

On the Street…..The Cut, Istanbul & Savannah

While shooting in Istanbul this girl’s haircut really stood out, reminding me of some shots I had taken in Savannah. ¬†All of these girls really define themselves in a creative way with haircuts I found to be uncommon in their cities. ¬†Regardless of not living in a major fashion city, they spent a little extra money (or maybe they didn’t) on a haircut and created a look that really set them apart.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Sartorialist Unconventional Gift Guide….. #1 Alden Long Wing Blucher


I’ve never done a gift guide before, as I never felt the site was about selling you something. However, i’ve run across some really fantastic products lately that could be a great gift for the sartorialist in your life.


If you remember,¬†¬†last December¬†I posted this shot of a gentlemen wearing the¬†Alden Long Wing Blucher in Cordovan. ¬†I remember thinking at the time how I liked the color and style of the shoe, but also thinking “ughhh these are going to take so long to break in”. ¬†I got a pair this fall and was SHOCKED at how incredibly comfortable they were from the very first wear, since they don’t look like they would break in so easily. ¬†I don’t know if it’s specifically the Cordovan, the thickness of the sole, or if Alden just cuts a great shoe. ¬†For whatever the reason… these old, clunky, uber classic shoes have been my go to streetwalker from New York to Paris to Milan, and most recently in Africa. ¬†From a fashion standpoint they look great with grey flannel, khakis (choose your color), or with jeans as shown in the photo. ¬†My favorite look is wearing with white jeans (more about those later…). ¬†Aldens are widely available, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding them internationally or domestically.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dar Ahlam…..Skoura, Morocco

Garance and I stayed at a fantastic hotel while in Skoura, Morocco called Dar Ahlam, or “House of Dreams. Like the hotel¬†in Paris I told you about last month, I would be selfish if I didn’t share this with you.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

On the Street…..The Cut, Istanbul

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Career Opportunities at The Sartorialist

ABOUT THE JOB- Personal Assistant to Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist


The Sartorialist studio is seeking a full-time personal assistant for Scott Schuman.  Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work within an extremely fast-paced, collaborative, small studio environment.


Administrative Responsibilities:

-Handle all email communications on behalf of Scott Schuman

-Schedule appointments, interviews, conference calls, and meetings

-Manage extensive domestic and foreign travel arrangements, including Fashion Week travel and show requests

-Liaise with accountant on studio financials and invoices

-Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously; follow through on issues in a timely manner

-Oversee projects from inception to completion

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On the Street…..University Place, New York

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On the Street…..Monoblue, Milan

I love this monochromatic use of blue; it’s the kind of look I would steal for myself. ¬†The low scarf is a modern, sportier update to yesterday’s ascot.



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On the Street…..Galata, Istanbul