Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the Street…Andre Benjamin, Florence

So it was the last day of Pitti, really hot in Florence and after being outside all day shooting the heat was starting to get to me.
All I wanted to do was stop into a few shops on my way back to the hotel and then spend the rest of the night working on images in my air conditioned room.

At around 6:45 I popped into Boggi. The place was about to close and there was only one other guy in the shop.
Now, I had just watched the movie Semi-Pro on the plane on the way over and the guy in the shop looked surprisingly similar to Coffee Black. I didn’t think it was him because it was just so out of context. I got up the courage to ask if he was the guy in the movie, and just about the time he said yes I remembered his name (thank God!). Of course I knew all about him, but again because it was so out of context I was blanking.

Anyway, I told him I did a blog called The Sartorialist and now he was all excited because he said that he loved the blog and looks at it often. Now I’m totally blushing – I know a lot of people look at my blog but i never think it is someone like him (or Kanye!) (and by “him” I mean any big star)

So , of course I ask if we can go pop outside and take a fast shot.
We find a great background and the photo above is that moment. Honestly, I had to take a few shots because I was still so psyched that this was happening.

We went back to the store and he ended up buying the blue knit shirt that I recommended (I’m wearing mine in the video a few post down).

Anyway, that is the back story of this photo.

ps. I will make a prediction now that Semi-Pro will clean up at this years Oscars!!
If you haven’t seen it yet RUN to buy the DVD – Will Ferrell Rocks!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the Street…Masha, Soho

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the Street…Park Ave., Manhattan

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

On the Street… Mama Mia, Milan

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

On the Street… Structured Jacket and Shorts, Paris

The other day I posted several guys wearing unconstructed jackets and shorts – I think they all looked great.
A variation on that theme is the idea of a very structured jacket and shorts.
Personally, next Summer i think i will try a more structured jacket like the one above when I am wearing my shorts in Milan (gasp! shorts in Milan!).

This Summer I wore a lot of unconstructed jackets but I find that for my shape an unconstructed jacket is too shapeless and makes me look square. Well, I guess you live and learn.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

On the Street…..Macho Man Fabrizio, Milan

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

On the Street…Casual Formality, Milan

I like the idea of the sporty cotton jacket and white jeans with a French-cuffed shirt.

Even when the Milanese try to be sporty it always comes up with just a touch of formality.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

On the Street…Graceful Steps Paris

I love the design details
I love the harmony of colors
but I most love the graceful way she walks.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Here is the GAP Ad!

So, remember when I was shot for this back in April?

Well, here is the result.

Even though this blog is very personal it feels like it has grown bigger than me.

I used to occasionally post photos of myself, but now I feel much more self-conscious about doing that. However, this is a story that I shared a while ago and this feels like a fitting end on that episode.

Monday, August 4, 2008

On the Street…Luca Rubinacci, Milan

Luca is another guy that deserves to be on this blog as often as possible.

As a blogger/photographer I love finding new people to shoot but as a Sartorialist I always want to seeing what Luca is wearing when I am in Milan.

I love that you really get a sense of Luca’s young spirit – a lavender jacket in sober/formal Milan is a real statement. Can’t you just imagine him riding around Milan or London on his Vespa in this look.

I will update the details tonight but I know Luca comes to Manhattan to see clients about once a month. If you want a bespoke suit with a little attitude then Luca should be one of the guys you consider.