Sunday, December 3, 2006

Menswear Article

A while back I posted some photos from a shoot that was to accompany an article in Menswear magazine written by Sandra Nygaard. Last Friday I finally got around to buying a scanner so I won’t bore you with the whole article but here is a particularly funny section (ps Sandra I’m not saying what you wrote was boring just the subject – me)

There weren?t many teenagers in Indiana who wore suits to high school in the early 80?s but then again there weren?t many guys as obsessed with men?s wear as Scott Schuman.
The sartorially savvy teenager was so dedicated to fashion that he would regularly visit L.S. Ayres ,the local high-end department store, where he’d pour over the Italian labels with the sort of reverence most guys his age reserved for baseball or the latest album from The Police. Sometimes the kindly salesmen would even bestow him with leftover copies of men’s magazines.

One day the fashion gods shone down upon Schuman and by mistake a salesman added a L’Uomo Vogue issue signed by Giorgio Armani to the giveaway pile. When Schuman later returned to the scene of the slip-up, the salesman asked him if he still had that magazine. The teen calmly shrugged and claimed he’d thrown it away.

“It was like finding a piece of gold – there was no way I was going to give that back!” Schuman recalls without a hint of regret. “There was no way that guy was going to appreciate that signature more than me.”


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  1. Anonymous

    December 3, 2006 at 11:21 pm

    It was brief, but fun. I can see a whole book coming out about this, with a certain Breat Easton Ellis style. It would be fun – rememeber what I said Scott.

  2. iopine

    December 3, 2006 at 11:25 pm

    That photo of you is great, and you are a scintillating subject!

  3. Anonymous

    December 3, 2006 at 11:29 pm

    toto, i’ve got a feeling we’re not in indiana anymore…

  4. db

    December 3, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    lol. you’re my idol, brother.

  5. marie

    December 4, 2006 at 1:12 am

    The following is going to be a bit out of line for the blog but……I love that photo of you Scott!! Woo Hoo!! Hottie Alert!! :)

    Yes, I do have that issue. :)

  6. EMNH

    December 4, 2006 at 1:26 am

    Fabulous Scott Schuman!!!

    L.S. AYRES, my God, I am having serious flashbacks. I had friends and family that went to Indiana University…

    I was so sad when I found out they closed down Penguins. They had great Blizzards. I got my ear double peirced at College Mall (It no longer is, Thank God!)….Kilroys, Blue Bird etc. Forgive my nostalgia…

    You’ve come a Looong Way Baby…but not so far that you have lost the sweet demeanor of the Midwest.

  7. Pernilla

    December 4, 2006 at 4:37 am

    I think I’m in love! I’ve never seen a picture of you before.

  8. rosalie

    December 4, 2006 at 6:13 am

    Waaouhhh BRAVO!
    I thought it was the cover of your book!!!
    FĂ©licitation pour cet article!

  9. Tamberk

    December 4, 2006 at 8:08 am

    The very talented and GLAMOROUS Scott Schuman!!!

  10. Lit

    December 4, 2006 at 8:48 am

    Good God man, you look like a model in that picture! I’d always thought of you as being ordinary looking, just with an incredible eye for style-now you look like one of them. Be that as it may, I’m sure a lot of the males on this blog can relate to your obsession with clothes, when you’re the only one in your entire school who has any idea what L’Officiel is (and spend more money than your allowance allows, getting every copy of it). Strangely though, I’ve alweays loved both sports and fashion. But thanks for sharing, really cool article.

  11. Butch

    December 4, 2006 at 9:47 am

    Great photo of you, Scott! Love the very intimate–and also somehow sweet–cozying up to/with the camera…

  12. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 9:58 am

    Sart as “ordinary looking?”

    I think it’s more Sart as looking for the extraordinary.

    Besides, it’s been mentioned that he looks like Lance Armstrong and it’s not the first time we’re seeing his pic.

    This is one hawt photog ;-)


  13. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 10:26 am

    I’m in love . .

  14. Brad

    December 4, 2006 at 10:31 am

    I feel the Indiana pain as well. L S Ayres is still the ‘high end’ store in Lafayette, IN but offers nothing whatsoever worthwhile. Trips to Barneys in Chi are frequent.

  15. Alice Olive

    December 4, 2006 at 10:34 am

    That’s very entertaining and easy to visualise! Great shot of you too.

  16. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 11:06 am

    You have a face!!! Cute.
    Thanks for sharing your secret identity, you fashion super hero!

  17. positive_negative

    December 4, 2006 at 11:24 am

    I wouldn’t have given it back either!! Congrats on the article!!

  18. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 11:46 am

    I am orginally from Indiana too, loved the story about the magazine. I wonder if you still have it…

  19. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 12:56 pm


    At least, post the link!

  20. the junkie

    December 4, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    Who’s that hottie? ;)

    Looking forward to the whole article.

  21. leigh

    December 4, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    Great pic and good excerpt. But now, I want to read the whole thing. Can you post or at least provide a link? Did you provide pics for the article? I agree with Stavros — I see a book coming out . . .

  22. Girliegrl

    December 4, 2006 at 4:02 pm

    Oh honey, what a fox! Plus you are into fashion! What a catch….it can’t get much better than that.

  23. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    you looks killing sexy!

  24. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    Great portrait Scott, but what are you wearing?

    The article doesn’t seem to be up online, but those with access to the InfoTrac database should be able to search for the full text.

    -Tessa in VT

  25. Q

    December 4, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    Haha, touche.

  26. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    can you show us the full article!?

    also, i agree that you should think of working on a book. maybe in a year or two?

    also, i think you should make sure to always keep it real–we like you because your personality shines through and you photograph old harlem gents as well as fifth avenue young women.

    all i mean is be wary of excessive corporate connections; i think the attraction of your blog is its grassroots feel. we don’t feel like you’re trying to sell us clothes.

    i think that’s why people are so much more comfortable providing feedback here as opposed to on

    good luck, keep it up!

    a faithful reader since 2005

  27. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    I went to high school in IN and your discription of LSAYERS brings back memories

  28. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    Not that this has anything to do with anything, but the former copy editor in me can’t help but mention that it should be “pore” and not “pour.” Just in case Sandra or her editor reads this. Funny anecdote, though. I adore how it begins to create the lovely, linear life story of the successful fashion photographer.

  29. Melbourne Runway

    December 4, 2006 at 8:42 pm

    Congrats Scott.. your talent is a virtue and an inspiration!

  30. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    Hoosiers unite! I’m currently the teenager in Indianapolis pouring over as much high end goods as I can get. L.S. Ayres is gone now, but I have the internet and a strong belief in the indie designer.

    You’re such an inspiration to us in small fashion markets.

  31. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 10:33 pm

    you are hot! : )

  32. Anonymous

    December 4, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    Hey, i think i’ve met thatwriter before at a fashion industry thing. a striking blonde? Sart, ya lucky dog.

  33. inez

    December 5, 2006 at 12:07 am

    Your wife is a lucky woman!

  34. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 12:50 am

    i seem to have bill blass on the brain lately (which is quite pleasant, actually) but wasn’t he from indiana too? must be something in the water.

  35. adda

    December 5, 2006 at 5:16 am

    scott, you are far too humble, which is nice but I think all of us are more than interested in reading the whole article! :-)

  36. Luisa

    December 5, 2006 at 11:08 am

    Look at you! Gorgeous.

  37. atticus_finch

    December 5, 2006 at 11:28 am

    congrats on the write up.

  38. ulla

    December 5, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    scott, you handsome devil, looking good!

  39. Anonymous

    December 5, 2006 at 9:30 pm

    Why don’t you take more pictures of yourself and what you are wearing everyday? You are a hottie baby!
    Love to look at your site!

  40. Kelly C

    December 6, 2006 at 10:38 am

    I’m a huge fan of yours! I didn’t know you were from Indiana! I grew up in Carmel and, like the others, the LS Ayers description brought back memories. It’s actually gotten a lot better in Carmel/Indy for fashion, though I don’t go back very often anymore.

  41. Sara

    December 6, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    Oh my gosh, that is great! You were right for sure!! Hey, if he didn’t know he was giving it away..
    Well done!

  42. Eme Kah

    December 8, 2006 at 1:45 pm

    Lord, you’re hot.

  43. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 4:04 pm

    i remember l.s. ayers in downtown cincinnati.

    you are too cute, by the way.


  44. Keri

    November 12, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Haha u really got a sense of humor…
    plus, u look great ;)

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