Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Just Arrived in India

Just arrived in New Delhi after a very long journey.

I hope to have some photos up by tomorrow.

I have no idea what I will find so wish me luck.


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  1. Ruby

    March 12, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Wow, that’s awesome, Sart! My parents are from India but I’ve never been there and only had the desire to do so after watching the Darjeeling Limited. Hope you have a good time!

  2. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Best wishes! Will you visit anywhere else in Asia?


  3. Duchesse

    March 12, 2008 at 10:10 am

    You will likely not see a woman’s legs. Do send us your brilliant shots of the sensuous women in saris (or even salwaar kameez); I could not take my eyes off them when I was there last year.

  4. pandora

    March 12, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Good luck.

    I hope you find what you are looking for.

    Should be a mixture of bright and exotic vs grindingly poor.

  5. jkh

    March 12, 2008 at 10:31 am

    the colors have arrived already on your blog!

    from “Traditionally Caped, NYC (ok – not too colorful) to “From The Sartorialist in March GQ” a solid series of 1st class shots…

    you’re going your way scott!

    evolve! evolve!

  6. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 10:59 am

    thrilled to see what you will be snapping!!!

  7. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 11:01 am


    That’s not entirely true. While conservative overall, Delhi is an extremely stylish city, and women there dress in a myriad of ways. You’ll see gams and stilettos aplenty, Sart, especially in certain neighborhoods.

  8. Michaude

    March 12, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Oh Delhi! What a chaotic city,it has so much character! You will love the colours, the fabrics and the iconoclastic images. You’ll most likely be intimidated at first, but in a matter of hours you’ll be joining Indians in the hustle and bustle of the hectic days. Can’t wait to see the pictures.
    Best of luck.

  9. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Delhi is a great city, but it’ll obviously be very different from the West and even from East Asia. I personally think Bombay (Mumbai) has more culture and style, so if you get a chance to go there you definitely should. Good luck with your travels, and am looking forward to seeing your pictures!!!

  10. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    India is the best!
    Be aware that north India is different from the south, and the west, and the east.
    The styles and beauty you will see in New Delhi are only a fraction of what India contains.
    I know you will get some amazing shots.

    I was born in Vijayawada, Andra Pradesh and now live in Ann Arbor, MI. I am so proud that you are in India now.


  11. Karina

    March 12, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I can’t wait! This is definitely something that’s got me on the edge of my seat!!!!

    Happy Clicking!

  12. Eliot

    March 12, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    You don’t need to post this, but if you find yourself hungry while in south Delhi, search out a place called Rajinder da Dhaba. It is the most down-to-earth and delicious mughal eatery on the planet.

    It’s immediately north of Safdarjung Enclave, on the north side of street running east-west. (just ask a local rickshaw or taxi wallah to take your there). It also isn’t too far from Hauz Khas, which you will likely visit.

  13. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    i’m so excited to see how you capture the wonderful fabrics and colors!

  14. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    you’ll probably find some pretty gorgeous women wearing the most beautiful fabric. can’t wait to see the pics.

  15. Agyesh

    March 12, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Delhi, my hometown, my home.. Enjoy yourself there.. God Bless..

    You have to go to Priya’s in Vasant Vihar to see the perfect fusion of east west among the youngsters..

    And you have to go to old Delhi to experience the richness of colors and textures in Indian Dressing.

  16. Daman

    March 12, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Awesome! (cue indian music

    Have fun! I went to India when I was in grade 6 to visit family and I really want to go back.

    Can’t wait to see what you find! :)

  17. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Big fan of yours, from India. Don’t forget to visit Old Delhi and Connaught Place, both historic old city centers. Do step out of the luxury hotels, it’s safe and not that hot at this time. All the real colors are outside!
    Do try to visit an old-time bespoke mens’ tailoring shop, maybe in Connaught Place – like Vaish Bros. I had a suit made there, and it was surprisingly good, with a huge selection of fabrics.

  18. Ullis

    March 12, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I( know for sure that you’ll find lots of interesting looks in India. Happy hunting!

  19. L

    March 12, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    good luck with Delhi, it’s exhausting! Be sure to check out the Gandhi memorial if you want a bit of quiet…

  20. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    i CANNOT wait for these. they’ll be so different from what you usually do! i hope to see some beautiful saris.

    i also hope you have a chance to go to bombay, because you’ll have better luck there getting amazing shots, as it’s the fashion capital of the country.

    good luck. you’ll come back 100x more grateful for what you have.

  21. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    please post pictures asap. i am dying to see them!

  22. Gauri

    March 12, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    New Delhi- or dilli as we say in India- is one of my hometowns along with Dubai and Toronto.

    Haus Khas, South Ex, Connaught Place, Noida etc should be fun and I’m excited to see what you’ll come up with.

    I hope you find it easy to get permission- Indian women can be a little more reserved in such matters sometimes.

    Hope you enjoy your trip and find lots to click!

  23. nora

    March 12, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    The saris are beautiful. Women’s western wear didn’t impress me when I was there in November, the menswear was pretty interesting–a mix of traditional and business attire, I thought it always looked effortless

  24. The Feminine Myst-chic

    March 12, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Best of luck!

    I hope to be seeing you in DC at the Adamson Gallery!

  25. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Ahhh India. Your camera is going to get a workout Sart. It is the most inspirational place i’ve been both visually and spiritually. Namaste!

  26. headmistress

    March 12, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    can’t wait, can’t wait!

  27. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    oh. that’s great! can’t wait to see the pictures.
    i really like how the indian men dress. and now i’m talking about the regular, poor indian guy. their colorful knitted vests and shirts. and the way they wrap blankets around them. and they are all so beautiful, with their big eyes and smiles.
    i’m sure you’ll spot some great styles.
    and i am SO JEALOUS that you are in india. enjoy!

  28. Vikram Alexei Kansara

    March 12, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Interested to see what catches your eye. Definitely explore the narrow lanes of Old Delhi – especially the silver market.

  29. Kirsty

    March 12, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Have a wonderful time in India–I was all over the north during the summer. You’ll find women who have a completely different concept of color. See if you can find a family of five on one motorbike. It’s an incredible country.

  30. AnastasiaC

    March 12, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    fantastic!!! cant wait to see images from Deli…colour colour colour and beautiful faces!!

  31. namhenderson

    March 12, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I will be going to India myself for the first time this fall.
    I can’t wait to see what kind of inspiration you find. And then to experience it firsthand..

  32. HappyCamper

    March 12, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I doubt you will have any problems. The colors are absolutely amazing over there. I can’t wait to see what you find. :)

  33. Arlequin

    March 12, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Love your blog, I’ve been reading it for a while now. I’m happy that you’re in New Dehli, I heard it’s a great city.

  34. jojo

    March 12, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Good luck it will be great. I can’t wait to see what you find there!

  35. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    My husband says:

    He’s gone from Indianapolis to Indianopolis.

    – desertwind

  36. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:02 am

    oh woweee!!!I am in New-delhi. Hope i spot you, love your blog and can’t wait to see the india photos.

  37. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:11 am

    namaste Scott,

    I’m sure you’ll have a great trip in India and there’s a surprise in every corner of this city.

    The colours are awesome, great textures and above all happy people…


  38. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Looking forward to seeing India through your lens…Will be very interesting to see what you find there and to see your interpretation. I can use a break from all the usual editors. Bon voyage, Sarto.

  39. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 2:08 am


    Another fan from Mumbai (or Bombay) in India. You’ll definitely find some interesting stuff in Delhi.

    If you want to see women dress a little crazy and over the top, you must visit Mumbai. Certain pockets of the city have a quirky style quotient.

    Have a great trip.


  40. nimbupani

    March 13, 2008 at 3:12 am

    I think the best styles you will see are not in Delhi but in the outskirts, near the villages, towns etc.

  41. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Try to go to Mumbai – it’s a brilliant and beautiful city (and by the sea!).

  42. Shr

    March 13, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Can’t wait to get your perspective of my hometown.

  43. Indira

    March 13, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Yeay!! You are here. I can’t wait to see the pictures. I think you would love the roadside workers in their funky, colourful, layers of fabrics.

    Though not an obvious connect, but I think you should check out some religious places. You will see a lot of traditionally dressed individuals who otherwise just don the convenient clothes.

  44. Anonymous

    March 13, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    India is full of vibrant color, patterns, and textures! I’ve been there several times and I really hope you put up pictures of women in the traditional attire. Indian clothes are truly some of the beautiful ensembles of clothing you will ever see in your life.

  45. Nirav

    August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

    any plans on a return trip? Maybe Mumbai this time?

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