Tuesday, April 22, 2008

From My First Editorial for GQ – “The Best Suits Under $500″


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  1. William

    April 22, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Good work Scott, I saw that article on their website about a week ago and noticed they had you as the photographer. I loved how you used color in those shots.

  2. wideyed

    April 22, 2008 at 9:59 am

    This guy is one shaaarp dresser. I’ll bet all the other men on wall street are jealous of him :D

  3. hello.erin-nicole

    April 22, 2008 at 10:04 am

    This photograph is soooo gorgeous.

  4. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 10:04 am

    brilliant! I love it.

    Saw your exhibit in DC at the Adamson Gallery. Great work!

  5. tj

    April 22, 2008 at 10:24 am

    The suit is under $500, but I will guess that the haircut is over $100. He looks great, but I think it is mostly from the great hair.

  6. Richard

    April 22, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Great suit. Fits pretty well. The simplicity of his suit/tie make it work.

    Hmm thin tie though?

  7. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Whatever he’s selling, I’m buying. God bless America!

  8. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Very nice shot with the use of the flags in the background.

  9. McTickle

    April 22, 2008 at 10:50 am

    They did the same thing in this month’s Esquire too.

  10. UES boy

    April 22, 2008 at 10:52 am

    The best suit you can ever buy under $500 is on sale! If you know where to look.

  11. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Great photo! All that confidence! And the fit is 100% perfect.

  12. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 11:22 am

    the suit looks like it was made for him. if only all guys knew how a suit was supposed to fit. great picture!

  13. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 11:26 am

    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.

  14. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 11:35 am

    He is hot. I love a man in a well cut suit.

  15. Toronto24

    April 22, 2008 at 11:44 am

    He makes the suit look EXPENSIVE. Sadly, I know a lot of men who have the opposite effect on their suits.

    Well done, Mr. Schuman.

  16. dachiworld.com

    April 22, 2008 at 11:57 am

    I agree with the on sale comment. If youre gonna spend 5 make sure it buys at least 10 worth. But this post is really about your eye! Good eye!


  17. ILook

    April 22, 2008 at 11:58 am

    great soot and a great shot!
    thank god for h&m.
    wish we had them in israel..

  18. Thomas

    April 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Definitely looking forward to the pictures and the article.

    Finally got my hands on a Fantastic Man as well – great story.

  19. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Sart! Thanks for that article… it was just what I needed at this moment. Keep them coming

  20. Emily

    April 22, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Dang! He looks good! I love the shot, too. THIS is what the average American Man should look like. Every day.

  21. Magnolia Blossoms

    April 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    very sharp

  22. phyllis

    April 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    This man looks 99.99% better than most men I’ve seen on Wall Street!

  23. amy

    April 22, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    nice shot with the flags in the background. it definitely highlights the suit and the man.

  24. Upper West Side Femme

    April 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    i definitely prefer men in suits that are 2-buttoned. And his briefcase is the perfect accessory!

  25. Anders

    April 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I keep expecting him to tear open the suit and reveal the Superman logo underneath.

  26. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    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.

  27. AC

    April 22, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    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.

  28. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    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.

  29. b

    April 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    This whole shot is so strong and powerful. Your photography is a great complement to this man. Nice!

  30. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Very nice, great fit. Not a huge fan of the tie, but man that is one elegant looking briefcase. I love the powerful stance he takes in this photo too. Confidence looks rich.

  31. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    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.

  32. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Can anyone tell me if you can see, that the suit cost less than $500? I really like though! And the picture is flawless…..

  33. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    eh, a little too pinched-looking.

  34. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Well done. Every year I look foward to the “best suits under $500″ feature.

    Scott, I’ve always wondered, do the suits belong to the gentlemen photographed, or are they regular guys modeling the suits?


  35. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Great look

  36. Jimmy!

    April 22, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    OOHHHHHH! That one was YOURS!? Okay, I read it. I was like, WTF!?!?! Who would get a suit from Target!? B/c I have SEEN THOSE SUITS and they are not wearable.

  37. y.f. dubble

    April 22, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    wow that’s funny i bought that issue just for that article. its been a while since i’ve bought a suit and i need some serious help. nice one sart!

  38. Julia Whicker

    April 22, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Love the shot! Something about the huge flag looks communist, but the man and his (lovely) suit are so very capitalist. Wow.

  39. gila

    April 22, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    that’s a killer photo!

    and the guy is hot hot.

  40. Peter

    April 22, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    This photo makes me want to vote for him…

    Also, this month’s Esquire had a ‘Best Suits Under 500′ editorial too.. coincidence?

  41. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    yummy yummy yummy

  42. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    One word: FIERCE.

  43. paolomanaloto

    April 22, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    this picture is so…patriotic haha the background is amazing and so is the outfit very sleek and clean.
    great pic sart.

  44. Candace

    April 22, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    That suit is on point! I love everything about this photo, American flags and all!

  45. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    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.
    Weaver in Vermont

  46. namhenderson

    April 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Bravo on the new editorial gig.
    I too would wonder, is the key for such a suit not in the tailoring?
    Also, very patriotic shot.

  47. Anonymous

    April 22, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    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.

  48. DSA

    April 22, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Love the BANANA REPUBLIC suits…beautiful fabric. Especially from their Heritage and Monogram collections.

  49. Casper Odschild

    April 22, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I think you did some excellent work there!
    Can we expect more editorials for GQ in the future?
    It was nice to see the Sartorialist stamp on suits for people on a non-suit budget.

    The pictures were good, some a bit raw, but they felt masculine so I guess it gave the effect it should?

  50. meli

    April 23, 2008 at 1:02 am


  51. 3curb

    April 23, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Congratulations on this one!

    I saw the feature on Men style, I was thinking this is disctinly your shots but was not assuming too much but this post just confirms it.

    The shot with the cotton suits were my favorites!

  52. Jodie

    April 23, 2008 at 10:05 am

    S i absolutely loved that shoot!

    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!

  53. Anonymous

    April 23, 2008 at 10:42 am

    so powerful! his pose, the flags!

  54. Anonymous

    April 23, 2008 at 11:37 am

    woohoo GQ! congrats!

  55. Smithosity

    April 23, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    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.

  56. Anonymous

    April 23, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    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.

  57. Anonymous

    April 24, 2008 at 12:41 am


    What issue is this?
    Is it on newstands right now?
    I want to see the article…

  58. Andrew

    April 24, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    This is so strong, so vibrant, beautifully shot. I marvel at your intuition and craft.

  59. jolene

    April 24, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Wow. Is he single? :)

  60. Anonymous

    April 24, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    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….

  61. ama

    April 24, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    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!

  62. ama

    April 24, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Uh-oh, I’ve just read the title… The suit under $500… Amazing. What a good fit and a self-confidence look can make.

  63. Anonymous

    April 26, 2008 at 5:08 am

    i’m not usually a fan of the too-many american flags waving in the background pics…but this one looks amazing. i can’t take my eyes off the entire shot, there’s just something about it.

  64. Sandra

    April 27, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Oh my…where do I find more of that?!

  65. Chris

    April 28, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    wow… STUNNING!


    April 29, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    My goodness, this guy is fine fine fine.

  67. Chick

    May 4, 2008 at 9:55 am


  68. Anonymous

    May 10, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    This is such a powerful photo.

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