Thursday, April 28, 2011

On the Street….East 48th St., New York

George Glasgow Jr. of George Cleverley & Co. Ltd in midtown after our shoe fitting.

I still haven’t been able to find the perfect (at least, for me!) pair of cordovan shoes, so George and I are working together to create them ourselves.


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  1. theTrendyDwarf

    April 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I love it! His suit is so chic. I must say he rocks the pinstriped suit! I can't wait to see what you two come up with!
    Check out my trendy blog!

  2. Cecille

    April 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm


  3. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    April 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    haha james bond!


  4. Luana

    April 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Che classe! ^_^

  5. Jessie

    April 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    such a stealth look, and handsome man! love the suitcases in the foreground.

  6. no1

    April 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    shoes are the first thing one notices in a man
    by the way have you ever considered coming to Barcelona, Spain?
    and again what you are doing is amazing!

  7. Sing

    April 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Picture perfect!

  8. Naftali Stern

    April 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Nice suit!


  9. greg

    April 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm


  10. GiGi

    April 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I like this picture!!!!!!!


  11. jackie

    April 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    sooo dapperrrr! love the pinstripes!
    yellow taxis in nyc sure create a beautiful backdrop each time.

  12. Annushka

    April 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Perfectly accurate view, you do great pictures!

  13. Mila

    April 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Cool picture! Love it!

  14. ITX22

    April 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Nice suit. Given the drapiness involved, I'm willing to bet that's from Andersons on Savile Row.

  15. Stylistocrat by RNR

    April 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    George is killing it!!!!!!!

  16. The Arrogant Male

    April 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Very nice pic. Looking forward to the shoes; having similar problems with cordovans.

  17. pefblog

    April 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    If I weren't old enough to be his mother…oops! Thinking out loud ;D

  18. Red Student

    April 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I like this overall look. I'm not so sure what's all that remarkable about it though. Yes, peaked lapels and all and I'm sure it's a very expensive bespoke suit and those shoes look exquisite. I supposed what really turns me off is that he's looking at his cell phone. I know we live in modern times and all but I'd still like to see the face of whoever is being photographed here. Your photography skills are sorely wasted on folks who won't even look into the camera or at least look at something interesting.

  19. Beth

    April 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    a masterpiece in grey.

  20. Lookrezia (The Shabby Labels)

    April 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    now you have taken off, bravo! I love you

  21. Teodora

    April 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    He is gorgeous!


  22. Malo

    April 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Brilliant suit… Could be a little bit more fitted though Euro style. LOL… But still looking tough striking that pose.

    Thanks for the post,


  23. Marcel Da Chump

    April 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I found my perfect pair of cordovans about twenty-five years ago and had them converted to golf shoes ten years later. Good luck. The tone has to be just-right.

  24. Sarah

    April 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Fabulous! and I love his suitcases…so chic to roll the airport with those!

  25. Shervin Nassi

    April 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    handsome classy man!
    vintage sexiness!

  26. Luli

    April 28, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    He looks like a gentleman. I love it!!!

  27. Tom

    April 28, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Not a fan of the trousers, I don't know why. I've never been to a tailor so I'm not sure: Can they make slimmer fit legs for you?

  28. ChelseAnneTatiana

    April 29, 2011 at 12:50 am

    LOOK AT HIM LOOKING SHARP! The pinstripes are the way to go; what a way to a women's heart. The suitcases compliment his whole appearance and say "i'm classy, but in serious business."

  29. Dith

    April 29, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Oh my!! I love it

  30. Allison

    April 29, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Sighhhh…wishing I was you!


  31. beesandbugs

    April 29, 2011 at 1:35 am

    What and elegant gentleman!
    Nice photo!

  32. fashion.gossipmk

    April 29, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Oh wow…I'm drooling…lol :)
    Xoxo, K.

  33. meenal @ maison marigold

    April 29, 2011 at 2:51 am

    very dapper..not too sure about the fit of the trousers though…xx meenal

  34. MELISSA Z.

    April 29, 2011 at 3:34 am

    elegant man! Love the yellow cabs background!

  35. jimjims

    April 29, 2011 at 4:04 am

    great little get up and style.

    going to make your own cordovans…

    no big deal… awesome.

  36. songbird

    April 29, 2011 at 4:18 am

    rocking the pinstriped suit

  37. Esmeralda

    April 29, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Very smart indeed!!!

  38. Truques de Mulher

    April 29, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Love the outfit! And the style.

  39. V.V.

    April 29, 2011 at 5:52 am

  40. proletarian Great Gatsby

    April 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

    uhmmm! This mix of grey,silver(the suitcases) an yellow…beautiful photo.Ah…and the immaculate black shoes!

  41. achmea

    April 29, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Like a shot from old movie about nice gentleman :)

  42. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 7:57 am

    it's something old fashioned about the fit of the suit. The fit of the jacket makes him look really muscular. And the pants are like grand dad pants – lots of fabric. I like it.

  43. Fly

    April 29, 2011 at 8:01 am

    In Italy we says "chi fa da se da per tre" that means that you'd better do things yourself rather than waiting for someone else to do it.
    I want to see your creations asap!

  44. Danielle

    April 29, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I love his pinstripe suit, very dapper!


  45. Anna

    April 29, 2011 at 8:13 am

    love those suite cases!

    What do you think about the video I posted in my blog'?

  46. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Almost perfect but NOT perfect.
    The pants are too large on the bottom !
    Great !

  47. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Bet you anything, is suit is bespoke from Anderson and Sheppard…exquisite

  48. Anna

    April 29, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I absolutely love his suitcases! very classy

  49. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Flannel + peak lapels + hacking pockets = confusing.

    Nice Rimowa luggage, though.

  50. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Classic color scheme – I love the black tie with grey suit appeal. However, the suit seems a bit baggy for a gentleman of his age/stature, and the tie is far too narrow for a lapel of that width. Wonderful shot, nonetheless!

  51. Contact

    April 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    wow, george is quite stylish!!

  52. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I agree with above. A ties width should match the lapel width, and this certainly does not. It looks unbalanced.

  53. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    If you haven't found the perfect pair of cordovan shoes, then maybe cordovan is just not for you. This is how I feel. I cannot stand the stuff.

  54. John

    April 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    That's a sharp suit! I think about getting one like that but I am not so sure I would be able to wear it well.

  55. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Well put together. Love the polka dot tie; works with the pinstripe suit and adds a splash of color.

  56. J.Ro

    April 29, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    This man's suit makes me feel like it's 'Sex and the City' and my name is Samantha.

  57. Malo

    April 29, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Nice looking suit… And very cool striking pose to boot.

    Thanks for the post,



    April 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Wow! Let us know when you find that pair of shoes, Cordovan is fantastic!!

  59. Anonymous

    April 30, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Rimowa suitcases rule :)

  60. AliceSemeniouk

    April 30, 2011 at 6:39 am

    So chic! The lines on the suit are fantastic too!

    follow my tumblr! :

  61. Anonymous

    April 30, 2011 at 8:21 am

    pants need some work relative to fit

  62. Anonymous

    April 30, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I like this as a photograph, the Yellow Cabs in the background, his pose, and most of all, those stylish suitcases.
    However, as a "fashion" photograph, I'm not as impressed. I'm sure his suit and shoes cost more than I earn in 2 months, but there is nothing particularly noteworthy about them. I like pinstriped suits, but I've seen better, and better fitting on this very site.
    I'm also not a fan of pictures of people staring into cell phones. I'll be the lone, torch carrying Villager who'll write that I prefer to see someone holding a cigarette.

  63. The Hype Around...

    April 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I thought I was looking at a photo of Cary Grant for a moment. He is a classicly dressed fellow and I would say the best dressed male you've photographed thus far.
    Now, about this Quixotic search for the "perfect " cordovan shoe. What's that about?

  64. L

    April 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    my eyes went straight to- and held on to- those cases.

  65. longvalley

    April 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I have to say, I'm a big fan of the Cleverleys having recently bought a pair of the Churchills in oxblood with the fake laces. They fit like nothing I've ever worn before. Tight but incredibly comfortable. The look of their shoes is now unmistakable.

  66. Sara

    April 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    does anyone know the brand of the suitcases?


    May 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Sara, the suitcases are made by Rimowa (a German company). They are sleek, super light yet sturdy. I've considered buying one myself!


  68. Anonymous

    May 1, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Not sure about those Churchills – the faux lacing looks too faux!Paying north of 1k pounds for a pair of shoes I at least want it to look authentic (:
    like the pins and the red on navy tie tho very much

  69. Anonymous

    May 1, 2011 at 5:29 am

    If you're going cordovan think about sticking to bluchers without a captoe. cordovan beef-roll creases don't work on bals IMO and a plainer vamp allows the creasing to become a highlight rather than clash with the stitching

  70. Melinda.Robicheaux

    May 1, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Perfect New Yorker.

  71. Sara

    May 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    thatnk you!! I love them.. super sleek and simple..

  72. Pacific Standad Style

    May 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    great pic! thank you.
    im curious, whats wrong with all the cordovan shoes out there?
    how will yours be different?
    very interested to know!


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    May 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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  74. Anonymous

    May 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Very handsome !!! his pants are kind of baggy or loose fitted…why?

  75. Anonymous

    May 1, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Love this pic. RIMOWA suitcases certainly help!

  76. Jacqueline

    May 2, 2011 at 3:46 am

    I found my perfect ones right here

    Jacqueline from Helsingborg, Sweden

  77. jhuynh

    May 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

  78. Maryanne

    May 2, 2011 at 9:37 am

    007 in NYC

  79. Anonymous

    May 2, 2011 at 11:50 am

    very handsome and lovely image could be even better if he sent that suit to the valet for a quick press. that suit is beautiful but is a bit rumpled.

  80. FAME

    May 2, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Wow. Great choice, Scott. George Cleverley and Co. is definitely up there with the John Lobbs and Edward Greens!

  81. Richard

    May 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    The dude is HOT!!!

  82. Anonymous

    May 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I have never worn cordovans perhaps for the same reason. Please share with us when you create them.

  83. Anonymous

    May 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I hope to find myself in exactly that position in at least 10 years (or maybe 20).

  84. Kelli

    May 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

    This guy is very dapper, loving the Saville Row suit and amazing shoes! This man knows how to dress.

  85. ShoeTalk

    May 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    LOVE the pinstripe and polished shoes. I could use those suitcases too. hmmm is he single? Very handsome.

  86. Anonymous

    May 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Very hard to resist admiring a well dressed man with such sleek luggage. I heart this pic~ the well fitted suit; his casual stance of comfort and the overall look. Classic.

  87. The Red Velvet Shoe

    May 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Hellooooooooo handsome. There's nothing like a man in a suit, but with cuffed pants, that's just beyond wonderful!

  88. Harry Truman

    May 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Very nice suit! I like my jackets a bit shorter but his suits him really well like that

  89. BlingDuckFashion

    May 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    is that you, James Bond? xoxo

  90. howardsanders

    May 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I would strongly suggest you also talk to an American maker…
    I am sure you are aware of this recent preference that is trending in the the states and most of the other parts of the world I visit, particularly Japan.

  91. Fiona

    May 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I love how the steely texture and colour of the baggage complements him in the suit. Plus, his suit is pinstriped while the baggage is also vertically patterned. Very iconic.

  92. Martita

    May 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Existem pessoas que realmente tem estilo e bom gosto.Adoro todas as fotos que são postadas neste blog.Parabéns!

  93. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    May 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

    This is a wonderful pic, makes me return to the 50's!!! good job!

  94. owenb

    May 24, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I absolutely love these vintage (20's?) style suits.
    The looser trousers and general cut of the suit give the impression he has much more relaxed nature than if he was wearing a slim fit 'modern' cut suit.
    The background and suitcases are also perfection.

  95. Anonymous

    May 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I genuinely think that it looks like he borrowed his Dad's suit. Love the fit of the jacket, can't stand the pants :(

  96. chad wilkes

    March 6, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Anyone who knows anything about classical tailoring will immediately see that he’s wearing an immaculately fitted suit. Unfortunately it looks wrong to those who’ve been brainwashed by fashion photography. But just think of it, this man can sit down and stretch his legs without feeling tight wool binding up against his thigh. Just think of it.

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