Tuesday, March 24, 2009

On the Street……Color, Milano


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  1. Ryan Mulkey

    March 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    First! Pretty colors…


  2. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    this makes me smile :)

  3. Jduo

    March 24, 2009 at 5:37 pm


  4. M A Z P E

    March 24, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    this is one of a kind photograph! it’s funky funny unique great creative inspiring colorful mysterious wild rare and oh i love it.


  5. Sharona R.

    March 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Absolutely amazing powerful look!

  6. Angele

    March 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    You surely meant “Milano” ;)

    Here is the modern samurai, a mobile to kill’em all. :p

  7. Nataliexxx

    March 24, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Authentic chic to the tee!

  8. HC

    March 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm


  9. ryder

    March 24, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    better suited for the bedroom.

  10. junglesiren

    March 24, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    God, am I in love with this shot!
    ….it has rendered me speechless.

  11. Fair

    March 24, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Wow! What an original. Love it!!

  12. Jack Daniel

    March 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    indeed, such a colorful image. :)

  13. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 6:13 pm


  14. diane

    March 24, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    It's a great play on old & new, isn't it? And his smile completes it. Just great.

    I think Anonymous 6:13 is a big fan of yours, just a gut feeling. xo

  15. Erin

    March 24, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Absolutely obsessed. One of my all-time favorites I think

  16. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Pretty! Very nice shot as well.

  17. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    it’s been so long since I’ve seen such a traditional and unique asian print. truly refreshing.

  18. Thomas

    March 24, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Hokusai eat your heart out…

  19. Jenn

    March 24, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Fantastic shot!

  20. s_d

    March 24, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    haha what a contradiction
    traditional w/current

  21. Deja Pseu

    March 24, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    There are no words to describe how much I love this…

  22. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    The embroidery on that is incredible. What workmanship!

  23. luccagrl

    March 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    so refreshing to see an original look and textile treasure. the cloud embroidery is gorgeous and elegant. also nice to see a look not identified with a label……

  24. roxy B

    March 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I have a house coat similar to that….

  25. Henke S

    March 24, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Nice photo. colorful

    /H from blamethecream.blogspot.com

  26. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    i feel like i am in another place, another time..(well cept the phone)

  27. Pepa Xavier

    March 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    WOW!! I love it so much!

  28. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    You are a photographic genius but ENOUGH with the cell phones!!!!!!!!! Doesn’t anybody realize how gauche that looks. It removes the presence form a person’s character completely..and deters from there otherwise fine sense of style.

  29. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    the detail on the jacket is to diiee foorrr.


  30. Grace

    March 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Ironic and beautiful. Wonderful work, as always.

  31. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm


  32. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    That’s beautiful!

  33. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Fabulous shot. Nothing said could possibly enhance such a great piece such as this.

  34. ying

    March 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    amazing! that looks like an old jacket for Chinese emperor. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drachenrobe-Qianlong.JPG

  35. Anonymous

    March 24, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    this is not only gorgeous but very intriguing. that look on her face has a devilish feel, she’s rather intimidating, i love this shot.

  36. Valerie

    March 24, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    What a stunning portrait, I love it.

  37. theAlbanian

    March 24, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    One of your best shots,or the Japanese robe made me say that!

  38. indigo warrior

    March 25, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Wow. What a stunning photograph. I wonder if it’s an old Japanese kimono that’s being re-purposed as a robe or coat? Or something completely else? What a nice surprise. Thanx Sart!

  39. May Kasahara

    March 25, 2009 at 12:20 am

    perfect + the hair!

  40. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Great look…east meets west, or modern civilization and ancient times intermingle in such wonderful form. This shot is devoid of any other influence beside the black background. This subject speaks all alone, by itself. Just fantastic, Sart!

  41. Daphne

    March 25, 2009 at 12:59 am

    someday you are gonna have my photo on your blog!

    nice blog!

  42. Greg

    March 25, 2009 at 1:24 am

  43. travelbug

    March 25, 2009 at 2:21 am

    The photographer is so fine!

    The energy in how the fabric is being pulled reminds me of old Chinese prints. It’s amazing how the ancient is so alive in this modern cell phone picture.

    The designer logo on the wrist band resembles an asian character and becomes part of the theme.

    The gorgeous soft red color goes so well with his skin.


  44. catherine

    March 25, 2009 at 2:27 am

    love the mood, the attitude like a child and the closet empire!

  45. Pamela

    March 25, 2009 at 2:46 am

  46. Marquis de Lannes

    March 25, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Une très belle photo!
    Bravo! Scott!!

  47. soralunii

    March 25, 2009 at 3:38 am

    beautiful shot! i just wish there was also one full length, I’m curious to know what pants (if the coat is not very long) and shoes he was wearing with this

  48. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 4:33 am

    a stunning picture! BEAUTY itself

  49. pika

    March 25, 2009 at 5:00 am

    i love this – the fabric is so tactile and visually interesting. beautiful workmanship indeed.

  50. Chama

    March 25, 2009 at 5:07 am

    It is a piece of art on this charming guy!

  51. luise

    March 25, 2009 at 5:28 am

    doesn’t look japanese to me, more like tibetan…
    awesome shot!

  52. dramaqueen

    March 25, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Oh, this is just beautiful!
    The colors, the embroidery, the light, his quirky smile…

    I’m not an expert on fashion, but your work gives me inspiration and joy every day. Thank you, Sart!

  53. David

    March 25, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Makes for a great photo’ but….

  54. Stela Roibás

    March 25, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Great light and colours.
    I like the mixture of moderm items and the clasic good

  55. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 7:47 am

    I agree with Luise, its NOT Japanese. Definitely, Chinese or Tibetan…….

    None-the-less, this is a great shot Sart! The cheeky expression is priceless!

  56. Mad Hatter

    March 25, 2009 at 8:01 am

    love that pattern

  57. cami falcĂŁo

    March 25, 2009 at 8:42 am

    this is fun!

  58. Jazzbuff630

    March 25, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Beautiful fabric – like a 3D tattoo. I’d wear this when I entertain at home. I’d even love this fabric as a quilt for my bed. I know it’s gotta be silk. Uruwashii!

  59. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I don’t know what the rest of her looks like, but it looks like she is wearing a bedspread.

  60. Scott W

    March 25, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Exquisite. Lovely contemporary portrait.

  61. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 10:25 am

    It is a Chinese Qing dynasty court robe.

  62. Hyakoukoune

    March 25, 2009 at 11:07 am


  63. crowsfeet

    March 25, 2009 at 11:14 am

    …and this is why we all keep coming back.

    This is the first time I have actually liked the cell phone in the shot. The man and the garment are breathtaking, but the cell phone creates the anachronistic irony (so well understood and underscored by that devastating just-budding smile!) that provides the brilliant wordless caption.

    There are those shots you post that are about the clothes and their wearer and that is all and that is enough. This is not one of those shots.

    I am enchanted.

  64. Toddy

    March 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm


  65. Tiny and elegant

    March 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    What a beautiful Chinese embroidery! It looks like it’s from the antique shop.

  66. CW

    March 25, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Traditional Japanese kimono.

  67. lilalebkuchenherz

    March 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    i have a scarf like that. very authentic.

  68. Anonymous

    March 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Tibetan! Just Great. om mani peme hung

  69. Alger

    March 25, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Gorgeous photo.

  70. = MARIA

    March 25, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    beautiful image

  71. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I believe this shirt must came from Bhutan. Especially the embroidery print, very Bhutanese..

  72. heyais

    March 26, 2009 at 12:40 am

    i love this photo.

  73. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 1:54 am

    It is either Chinese or Tibetan, not Japanese. Notice the dragon symbols. And it’s a man, not a woman.

  74. Anonymous

    March 26, 2009 at 8:44 am

    This is quite amazing, leaves me (almost) speechless. Does anyone have his phone number?

  75. Gillian

    March 26, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    the phone seems like such an anachronism…. he’s in his traditional cultural getup, but talking on a cellphone. interesting ;)

  76. Girlosophy

    March 27, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Exquisite Tibetan piece, worn with absolute authority. This is TradMod!

  77. Anonymous

    March 28, 2009 at 11:25 am


  78. Anonymous

    March 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    great kk!

  79. Buy

    March 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I love the androgyny and ambiguity, as reflected in the comments. Man? Woman? Chinese? Tibetan? Bhutanese?

    I can’t stop coming back to look. It’s the kind of photo I’d like to have, in a silver frame on my desk. something to take me outside my thoughts for a moment when i look at it.


  80. mar

    March 31, 2009 at 6:20 am

    cozy, chic . . . great colors

  81. Poivre Monkey

    March 31, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Such a style

  82. smellyrhinostudio

    April 2, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Something so..how do you say, I don’t know! Sexy and fresh

  83. AedĂ­n

    April 6, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    In this fotograph, the guy looks like a copy of the painting Madame Matisse. Briljant, but so freaky!
    They even have the same facial expression!

  84. Margaret

    April 13, 2009 at 12:03 am

    oh, beauty. this is revolutionary.

  85. sook

    April 30, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Oh my god!I met him the other day in Milan. He is Korean designer.

  86. Anonymous

    July 31, 2009 at 8:40 am

    love you Kukso!!!

  87. The Sentimental Bloke

    September 18, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Another masterpiece. Simple but perfect lighting, Great subject. The pictures tells a story. Congratulations.

  88. Anonymous

    October 19, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    My long lost aunt Ioko!!!!!!!!

  89. Anonymous

    August 27, 2010 at 9:06 am

    That looks like a Chinese dragon robe for the royalties… amazing

  90. Elizabeth J

    September 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    On par with the wonderful picture of the Brussels woman with the mustard-colored sandals. One of the best things in The Sartorialist is seeing combinations of traditional style with contemporary touches. Bravo!

  91. Salva

    March 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    One of my favorite photographs of this site. Something so exquisitely beautiful and so traditional that it has become a national, costume piece becomes current again because someone with style just decides to wear it in a daily public setting. Life is perfect.

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