Congratulations for your work in GQ- I truly hope it will be the first of many that will follow. I like the picture, and I like that you used realistic body types, not in this pic but through the article. This heavy-set guy who dresses up from time to time thanks you. Jorge from West Palm Beach.
I’d like to know whether this suit was tailored or pinned for the photograph. If so, styling or tailoring should be added to the cost. Inexpensive off-the-peg suits never fit this well, in my experience. I know clothes are always altered and/or styled for editorial purposes, but in this case I think it’s misleading to readers who might think they can walk into a shop a walk out with a suit that looks this well.
Intriguing shot, Sart. American flags framing an Asian-American gentleman. Symbols of capitalism and free markets as a background for a photograph used in an editorial on suits that one can buy for much less than designer prices.
Intended or otherwise, the imagery is wonderful. Looking beyond the quarters of inches of cuff visible and the like, still an excellent shot.
Well well well the best suits for less than 500 dollars. One is going to need more than the suit to looks as good as the guy, one have to have his great face !!! I like the flags on the background very USA.
I noticed this on Men’s Style and I thought it was great. It’s sad that more people don’t know that if you just get your clothes to fit you properly how much better you will look (i.e. Find a tailor, we are in Manhattan for christ sake. They are everywhere). Fit trumps price everytime. Excellent work SS.
Yes. We could discuss the many details that add to the great look of this $500 suit. But I’d like to stay focused on the garment and it’s relationship to the energy that this gentleman projects. The beauty of this close athletic cut is only obtainable with the gentle hand of the fabric chosen. When you start with the perfect weight fabric every thing else falls into place effortlessly. Notice the suppleness of the drape across both the jacket and trousers. The sharp, straight, pocket square and crisp collar accentuate the drape. This suit not only compliments but also enhances the street energy this gentleman projects. Bravo! Weaver in Vermont
Love your work Sart. In a sense the photo is more about what America is rather that what the suit is. Strong, alive, tough. The suit is great. You can get a great suit for 500 or under. You have to look for the right fabric, a great cut, good tailoring. It is possible as you have shown us. He looks great in this shot.
so new york. i’ve been wanting to comment on this one for a while now. My favourites were definitely the chef (so much charm) and the other wall streeter posing in front of the cornerstone.
even thought they were an edge more editorial the moment i saw these pictures i KNEW it was you, i didn’t even need to see the name. thats when you know scott you’re style has been so firmly established. fear not the pretenders!
I don’t have an H&M where I live. I was going to buy a suit online, but don’t know how they usually run. Can someone give me some input? If I were to buy a Banana Republic suit it would be a Modern Fit 40R with 32×32 trousers.
Advice for smithosity: Why don’t you get a tape measure and measure yourself and then use the chart the website provides you with to figure out your size? It’s not rocket science dude. It’s gonna need alterations anyway. You think the cheap H&M suits looked like that off the rack? Highly doubt it.
I modeled for this editorial last year. That time around (can’t speak for what Scott did this year), they picked 10 regular dudes from around the city and then the editors looked through a rack of about 50 suits under 500 bucks and match each to a model. And if I remember, most of the suits were pretty extensively altered to fit like this–all that to say, I have to agree with everyone that’s said fit is more important than $$$. I begged, and they let me keep the suit….
Phew… One of the best men’s shots lately. The guy’s strong, a bit aggressive poise, his perfect, remarkable suit (just beautiful, I love every little thing about it; and about the shirt, and about the tie, and about the shoes), the paper, the briefcase, the wet concrete pavement, the monumental architecture… and these American flags – well, it seems it’s all about power in this pic ;)))… No, just kidding :) In brief: the picture is good as hell!