Wednesday, September 1, 2010

On the Street….City Surfing, New York


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  1. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    September 1, 2010 at 8:31 am

    cool skaterstyle!


  2. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 8:32 am

    love the red and blue and his attitude.

  3. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 8:34 am


  4. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 8:34 am

    That's a pretty radical skirt he (she?) is wearing.

  5. Inspiration exists

    September 1, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Great pic and colors. Love it.


    September 1, 2010 at 8:36 am

    absolutely a street shoot! great job! <3

  7. Beverly Bohan

    September 1, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Not really a fan of the big 'n' baggy style on men, but I do like his red shoes!

  8. 和地 ありさ ALIZA WAJI

    September 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

    bon couleur claire.


  9. The Covetist

    September 1, 2010 at 8:53 am

    i love the movement in this picture. it just feels like impending fall has come.


    The Covetist

  10. sixsylinder

    September 1, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Quintessential New York.

  11. Dimitra Chouliara

    September 1, 2010 at 8:59 am

  12. FashionLifeCoach

    September 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Laid-back style with old-classics skater skills.Love the color pops in his outfit.

  13. The Photodiarist

    September 1, 2010 at 9:16 am

    The red and blue colors are beautiful and pure.

  14. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Nice shot!

  15. Lauren

    September 1, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Street style at its finest! I love how he appears to be gliding and flying. Wish I was good enough on a skateboard to ride like that…

    Hand drawn:

  16. fox in the woods

    September 1, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Nice to see an action shot. Lovely shade of blue but this could just be the lighting.

  17. thenyctophilia

    September 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I've always loved a carefree attitude.

  18. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Hey, I just skated to work today too!


  19. Catherine

    September 1, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Cool and yes carefree attitude :)

  20. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 9:38 am

    The new generation, skaters 4ever

  21. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Finally… now that's true, effortless style, with no pretentiousness!

    But why shoot him from the back…?

  22. Secondhand Smash

    September 1, 2010 at 9:41 am

    He looks relaxed, like himself. Loving his pops of color.

  23. Thomas

    September 1, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Im really not into skating or this kind of clothes but the picture is still brilliant!

  24. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I love the flow here! sweet pic!

  25. lilebear

    September 1, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Great colours and street feel. It puts me right there.

  26. Miguel Ignacio

    September 1, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Cool movement shoot!… Id like to know how it ends "we are allw…."

  27. Pink

    September 1, 2010 at 10:00 am

    wowww that electric blue jacket!!! so fantastic!!

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    i just updated two new posts… dont miss!!! xoxo

  28. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 10:05 am

    i may not live in New York for forever, but for the rest of my life the sound of skateboards on pavement will bring me back. great shot of a big aspect of NY.


    September 1, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I love this! It is real and the shorts are great. x

  30. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

    And the fashion is where here? Looks right off the rack, possibly bought by his gf……….

  31. Interior Monkey

    September 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Love that the surroundings are not as glamorous as many of the other NYC scenes. This is what much of the city really looks like. I grew up in Brooklyn and miss the grittiness of it. I can almost smell the city here…great picture!

  32. raul

    September 1, 2010 at 10:30 am

    wooooow..absolutely stunning. truly amazing. really eye catching..its really magical the way in which the signals on the road leads to the soft curves on the back of his jacket.and those cargo militar inspired pants?? how awesome… had never seen something so utter stylish…only a great photographer could capture the very true essence of street style..
    thanks for sharing. i reached nirvana.

  33. Sylvia

    September 1, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I love the fact that this is shot from behind. It makes such a difference to see the wind catch the fabric from behind.

  34. Valentine

    September 1, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Cool shot… did you have to run after him?
    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  35. FishyBoy42

    September 1, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I've never been a big fan of the giant shorts thing, mostly because I usually see it on people who definitely can not pull it off. This guy manages to wear them with grace, and that's why it works much better than most.

  36. NobodyKnowsMarc

    September 1, 2010 at 10:45 am

    this is an amazing picture!

  37. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I think this is the coolest shot (& outfit) I've seen in this blog this summer. Very New York.

  38. Jack Daniel

    September 1, 2010 at 10:54 am

    From the back pictures are the best picures.

  39. Román Iglesias

    September 1, 2010 at 10:58 am

    This is not about fashion it's about live

  40. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    September 1, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I like the colors, but don't see where the style is.. ~

  41. Singapore Short Stories

    September 1, 2010 at 11:04 am

    only one word: COOL!

  42. Marloes.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:23 am

    great shot!

  43. C. Black

    September 1, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Great shot! Many fashion bloggers would turn their backs on a shot like this (What style?) but you do a great job of catching the full spectrum of fashion from every walk of life. Love it!

  44. crowsfeet

    September 1, 2010 at 11:27 am

    The shot captures so much motion… makes it look like the bill of his cap is a spoiler; could be the only thing keeping him on the ground…

  45. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Skateboarders are ubiquitous here too, but not with such style.

  46. lizzy

    September 1, 2010 at 11:42 am

    love the title "city surfing"

  47. Kimmi

    September 1, 2010 at 11:54 am

    City Surfing – thats a nive word. :P

    regards from

  48. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Great New York photo. I can hear my dog start barking wildly at the sound of those wheels, just by looking at this photo.

  49. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    'Rad' maybe. Sartorial never.

    Baseball cap on backwards, shorts look to be worn in the low slung/show your underwear style, the shorts have cargo style pockets and they finish below the knee.

    All things that make you look like a berk.

    I love the breadth of pictures on this blog and find something I like in most of them. But this one and the one of the Italians in jeans with ironed creases in them are not good.

  50. anthony

    September 1, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Beautiful colours everywhere. Fabulous. No fan of baggy shorts. Its also really cool that you got him in that tire stream.

  51. jimjims

    September 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    shredding in the concrete jungle!

  52. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I'm in love with his feet.

  53. specialsparklecarnival

    September 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Uuuh a gangster :DD

    Haha no, he looks pretty cool!


    September 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    incredible shot…love love xoxo

  55. Angel

    September 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    pretty cool, I like seeing people who can pull off cammo, I wont wear it every again after 6 years in the Air Force..

  56. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Great photo with such vibrant colours! I like the slight curve of his body and his seeming weightlessness.

  57. Paul (UK)

    September 1, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Aww, great shot, so real, and superb that it shares the page with the posed denim clad italians. I hope it was a true unposed street shot. Captures real spirit. Great Scott, and for me the essence of your eye and camera work that keeps me coming back!

  58. Jin

    September 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Very sophisticated NY photo. It gives me a feeling of the skater getting lost in the huge city.

    Remedy Rouge

  59. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    reminds me of the movie KIDS

  60. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    a blue bomber…
    a camouflage bermuda…
    a skate…
    in a concrete jungle NYC!

  61. princess glee

    September 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Diggin' his mode of transpo.

  62. Monika

    September 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    great pic!

  63. Miiicha

    September 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Really nice look.

    || Miiicha

  64. daniela

    September 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    the first impression must be deceiving. He obviously holds a master in fashion. The elegant way which he cautiously puts one foot straight ahead while the other reposes graciously forming a 45 degree angle following the marks of the weels on the pavement.Every single movement,studied with utterly rigor.
    the beautiful headpiece wore in a such unusual way only denotes a deep understanding on stylism.
    This is ART..

  65. Sheila

    September 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Cool! In the Sweden streets you see many people with their longboards now ;P

  66. Johanna Urban

    September 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Like it :)

    Johanna, Sweden

  67. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Skating + New York = Heaven (For me)

  68. laundrygirl

    September 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Something about this makes me really happy.

  69. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    So patriotic!

    Looks like he's skate texting…..
    kids got skills.

  70. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    The Urban All-American kid.

  71. Elena Vasilieva

    September 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    this is an amazing photo, loving the movement there and the colours of the city



  72. Brenda

    September 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I absolutely love this. I wish more men would dress like this. It's such a subtle statement. I almost missed it. It's amazing. The colors are what stands out.

    Live <3
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    Love <3

  73. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    if he could hang on to one of those taxis, maybe we could get some huey lewis & the news in the background?

  74. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Good picture, but I have seen much more style on a skateboard in new york. Skateboarders have style while riding a board as well as what they wear on it. If they can appropriately match their style to their clothes, skateboarding becomes more of an art form. Rather than a sport. Thats all, but still nice picture.

  75. CICIDI

    September 1, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    he is wearing a jacket in this heat… great shot!

  76. Skeltis New Year

    September 1, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I'm surprised at everyone's response to this image. I do appreciate the street style, but to me this is not extraordinary. This is what you would see every day if you were to go to the Brooklynn Banks and watch people skating. Its a nice image, but I hesitate to say that I'm impressed by it. Just an opinion I guess.

  77. Liz S

    September 1, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I always admire the guts of these skaters who use their skates as a mode of transport–but to them it's nothing I know–they are so adept at their skill.
    Not a great lover of this look but hey, it's practical and–it's what you wear when this is your scene and he wears it well.

  78. john

    September 1, 2010 at 10:41 pm


  79. louboutin chaussures

    September 2, 2010 at 1:45 am

    après visite sur votre blog, je ne chose que vous êtes totalement un blogueur super haute couture

  80. The Goodie Closet

    September 2, 2010 at 2:01 am

    I like this shot, good job!

  81. dearlife

    September 2, 2010 at 3:14 am

    I like! :D

  82. el ojo de la aguja

    September 2, 2010 at 3:14 am

    cool guy!

  83. proletarian Great Gatsby

    September 2, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I love that International Klein Blue!

  84. Déborah

    September 2, 2010 at 4:41 am

    oh, how I miss New York…

  85. E...

    September 2, 2010 at 4:49 am

    The shapes created by the air are amazing… and it's fantastic Schuman's capacity to take this moment with his camera…wow wow wow!

  86. djaniquinn

    September 2, 2010 at 6:37 am

    This is classic NYC skate style… Made especially popular back in the 90s with the release of KIDS. And a lot of the kids are still dressing like this. A lot of it has to do with just plain functionality. You want to be wearing comfortable clothes if you're doing any serious skating. And he's not riding a cruiser either, this kid's board is set up for tricks (look at the small wheels). This is right up the block from Supreme, Lafayette btwn Prince and Houston. Supreme is one of the better known skate shops in NY, if not the world. Skating is bigger than ever now along with it's style of dress. I love it. Great photo! The wind billowing in his jacket gives the photo movement & no one has mentioned that the board itself is what really makes this look. It's the skater's ultimate accessory!

  87. MMM

    September 2, 2010 at 6:38 am

    great pic!
    have a look at

  88. elxoxodemiprima

    September 2, 2010 at 7:34 am

    really nice shot… street style as its best.

  89. Anonymous

    September 2, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Seriously? Pants on the ground?? No thanks. Compare and contrast with Milano men a few pics later. sigh…Scott please…no more pants on the ground!!

  90. Laurent

    September 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Sorry, apart from the great exposure and depth of field focus, I don't understand the interest in the subject. Dressed in the ubiquitous uniform with added rainjacket, this contributes nothing to the "style guide" which I understand the Sartorialist to be. I think it is a waist of time and blog space.

  91. Allen - East Hampton

    September 2, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Another great shot, and I love the color choices.

  92. Anonymous

    September 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    LA Dodgers hat, Vans, skateboard, yeah real New York. Not.

  93. beths

    September 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Agreed, not NY, but the shot is lovely with the air in the jacket and pants, the colors and background. I see and hear this image in my small city, too. And to my eye it's a finer look than the silly Milano shorts-suit.

  94. Beny Ricardo Sadewo

    September 3, 2010 at 2:56 am

    i really heart every personal pic from Back!!… i meant.. yeah you bring me the Sexy back Scott… hahah..

    Beny Ricardo Sadewo

  95. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Great shot… effortless style with no pretentiousness.
    Best outfit in a while.
    Is it one of the guys from Supreme?

  96. L

    September 3, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I love his ancles))) Does style necessarily mean chic or elegance? probably in terms of men they just sometimes shall be rebells in clothing to make women feel even more fragile and immaculate?

    Thankyou for sharing, Scott!

  97. honeybeeandme

    September 3, 2010 at 9:57 am



  98. Amber

    September 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Being from Colorado, I appreciate the nod to a different type of style. Maybe someday we'll see a nod to North Face chic? ;)

  99. Fashion Infatuation

    September 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    This is such a cool picture! Right in the movement. I really love the action and colors in it.

  100. Anonymous

    September 3, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    The photo is nicely composed, but if it had been posted anywhere else, would you all really be saying, "Wow, what a cool coat!".

  101. The Prestige

    September 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Lol its not a skirt, and camo is coming back which I am getting more and more used to. Great shot

  102. ONAI

    September 3, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    love thi spic love the colors in motion

  103. mara

    September 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

    great urban style!!!! exactly what you see on the city streets :)

  104. Anonymous

    September 6, 2010 at 1:58 am

    That's an extraordinarily vibrant and clear shade of blue. It's easy to see why it caught your eye.

  105. la recessionista

    September 6, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I love these pictures, when you jsut take people's back…I love NY, I want to go there !!!

  106. Anonymous

    September 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm

  107. Anonymous

    September 7, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Love the tension between the bleached, monotone-feeling background and the vivid bits of color–in fact, you got distinct zaps every color of the spectrum in here: red (shoes & buildings), orange (truck & barrier), yellow (lights & cab), green (shorts & lights), blue (jacket highlights & distant building), indigo (jacket), and violet (flag on building). Amazing. And I love the way the flow of his clothes convey his speed and grace.

  108. Alessandro

    September 7, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Exactly what sort of 'style' is it that everyone is praising here? The picture is interesting and it would be appropriate at an exhibition on life in NYC. However, as far as style, this is an example of the very opposite; a handy guide showing you what not to wear – not even the individual items are salvageable, let alone the ensemble. I also think, if you;re not a soldier or if you are not Tarzan or someone rummaging rhough the forests of the DR Congo, you should wear camouflage.

  109. Anonymous

    September 8, 2010 at 5:36 am

    I could care less what kind of fashion statement people seem to think he is or isn't making.
    This is just a perfect capture. LOVE this shot :)

  110. *Sarita*

    September 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Skateboarding is not a crime!

  111. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    lived here all my life and i still love nyc boys!

  112. J.Ro

    September 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    May this look skate away quickly.

  113. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    nothing is sexier than a well dressed skater ; )

  114. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    love his hairy legs and the saturated colors…

  115. bschweiz

    September 12, 2010 at 2:55 am

    honestly, as a skater who has lived in new york, you chose to photograph one of the least inspiringly attired skaters i could have imagined. try heading to the Open Road park at 12th and A.

  116. Anonymous

    September 12, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Skater boys are so sexy!!! ;P Wish I could see his face and also his bare feet

  117. marc.

    September 13, 2010 at 2:54 am

    ugh. does anyone ever say anything negative on here? these comments sections are rightly useless – all the sheep just saying "i love it". yeah, right.

    and for this photo in particular this "style" has been going for decades and the sartorialist is so hip it now deems it worthy for all these fashion wanna-bes to say they've loved it all along.

    baahhh bahhh bahhh.

  118. joey lopez

    June 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Thank you everyone!

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