Monday, April 25, 2011

On the Street….Easter in Harlem, New York


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  1. Inside my head and wardrobe

    April 25, 2011 at 10:24 am

    This looks so effortless !

  2. Aminah

    April 25, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Excellent. Just excellent. His disaffected manner puts this outfit over the top!!

  3. Tehzeeb

    April 25, 2011 at 10:26 am


  4. Allen

    April 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

    unfussy and elegant. love the bowler.

  5. Vanessa @ Project Zen

    April 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

    No one dresses so dignified as this gentleman in these neighborhoods anymore. The style is gone and assumed to be more custom of upper classes. So not true!

    Happy Easter to this gentleman, indeed!

    - Vanessa
    Project Zen

  6. I V Y

    April 25, 2011 at 10:28 am

    maaaaaan, beautiful.

    ∆ blog
    ∆ twitter
    ∆ zebra and meerkat shop

  7. The PvdH Journal

    April 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

    That's what I call style.


  8. Al

    April 25, 2011 at 10:33 am

    He looks smashing. So very stylish and chic. Love his hat too.

  9. O Cool Hunter Bracarense

    April 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Absolutly astonishing!! what an atittude!!

  10. marykaye

    April 25, 2011 at 10:37 am


  11. Y.A.R.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I love outfits where there's full follow-through from head to toe, wonderful loafers too!

  12. Mila

    April 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    He's so elegant! Great shot!

  13. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    This is how it should be done. The perfect gent.

  14. Diamond Cat

    April 25, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Oh wow. This is a great shot. Really it is. Wonderful, ~ xoxo

  15. My Look book S&S

    April 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

  16. Justin B.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:45 am


  17. lmt

    April 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

    so smart of you to know that Harlem would be a good spot for Easter Sunday. Spot on!

  18. MB@YarnUiPhoneApp

    April 25, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I wore a hat yesterday…but no one does hats like New York does. No one!

  19. Jessie

    April 25, 2011 at 10:48 am

    He looks so fabulous and chic!

  20. Luciane at

    April 25, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Wow… was this picture taken in 2011?!

    So pretty, so charming!

    Have a great week!


    Luciane at

  21. Marcel Da Chump

    April 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Elegant, dignified and stoic; this gentleman has stories to tell for those fortunate enough to make his acquaintance. I'd ask him if he was at Minton's Playhouse when Thelonious Monk was at the piano.

  22. Soleil St. Fleur

    April 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I was just in Harlem yesterday at the Studio Museum and while I was in the neighborhood, I definitely saw street fashion happen. Great photo; very cool, very old school Harlem. ~from Soleil

  23. Vasilieva

    April 25, 2011 at 10:50 am

    loving the photo, great


  24. fleurderio

    April 25, 2011 at 10:50 am

    He's so chic! I love his outfit

  25. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 10:52 am


  26. marisa

    April 25, 2011 at 10:53 am

    sweet! i dressed my boys in black and white for easter too. it's so crisp.


    April 25, 2011 at 10:55 am

    he truly pulls off the white tie on white shirt… mpaybe it's the white handkerchief?

  28. Marisa Alma

    April 25, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Totally "turned out." He could just as easily be in Paris or Florence. The pin stripes and wide lapels are great and the white tie is over the top.

  29. N

    April 25, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I didnt even notice the white tie at first glance! brilliant

  30. Mimi

    April 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I bet he's never owned a pair of jeans .

  31. Jack

    April 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

    love it.

  32. Maryam Maquillage

    April 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

    He is fab and he knows it!

  33. velasco_mirniviris86

    April 25, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Love the contrast of the black suit with a white tie and shirt.

    A hat just puts it all together with elegance.

  34. GiGi

    April 25, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I like this outfit!!!!!!


  35. Afrobrownies

    April 25, 2011 at 11:09 am

    So much swagger. So much class.

  36. Annette

    April 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

    The white tie is SO. GOOD.

  37. Danielle

    April 25, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Great picture, very dapper outfit! :)


  38. The Lifestyle News

    April 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Harlem it´s nice but in Easter it´s so good!!!


  39. Céline Mademoiselle

    April 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    His attitude is amazing !

    xoxo from a "chasseuse de style" in Brussels

  40. Australian Brown

    April 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    sooo classy!!
    love it :)

  41. Best of Beehive

    April 25, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Love the shot as much as the suit!

  42. The Waking

    April 25, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Crisp & effortless

  43. Jeanine

    April 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I'd like to know if he was dressed for a specific occasion or does he just go around looking like this all the time. He looks fab! VERY SPIFFY!


  44. The Redhead Riter

    April 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Totally awesome! It makes me think of the days of Gene Kelly and all that beautiful dancing.

  45. Jenni

    April 25, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I love his style. So sharp!

  46. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

    SHARP!!!! Loving the white on white shirt/tie combo.

  47. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

    @Vanessa @ ProjectZen, I'm so offended by your comment.

    You clearly don't spend time in "these" neighborhoods. If you did, you'd know how unusual this style of dress is.

    If you do spend time in "these" neighborhoods and still make a comment like this, then you must be walking through quickly with your eyes closed.

  48. TussahSilk

    April 25, 2011 at 11:57 am

    How sharp is he? I love how unperturbed he is by having his photo taken. I think this style looks particularly age appropriate. Fabulous!

  49. Ashley

    April 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    so dapper, i love the whole look attitude and all…you have a way of photographing the soul as well as the attire. Great shot!


  50. Cynthia Fox-Giddens

    April 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    A sharp dressed gentleman from head to toe. I like this look very much!

  51. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    you need more pictures from neighborhood people in harlem, refreshing post

  52. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Do you know what makes this outfit? The sleeve length. Somehow, if they were shorter and revealed cuffs and links, it would seem contrived or too design-y. This way it seems more natural and accessible. Also, the shined shoes and pressed pant are marks of someone who takes care of what they have. Happy Easter!

  53. Kathleen

    April 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Elegant and stern.

  54. E...

    April 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

  55. Stella

    April 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    What a gorgeous portrait of this man. The pose with that cigarette leaving thoughts fly in the smoke, the eyes looking to oneside -somewhere we don't see- maybe seeking for new hopes, the shoes pointing to the other side… just stunning.
    I love it

  56. The Foolish Aesthete

    April 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Love how his look harks back to old, jazzy Harlem. Great style!

  57. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    This gent is the walking (or sitting) personification of "dapper" and "elegant."

  58. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    to Vanessa @ Project Zen–

    You may want to rethink making sweeping assertions and generalizations about "these" neighborhoods (and in general). They make you look ill-informed and thoughtless at best…

  59. Natalya's Closet

    April 25, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Such a candid photo! XOXO,

  60. Fly

    April 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

  61. mrpinkcat

    April 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    just so keeeeeeeeewl. And the bowler rocks, wouldn't know what to do without mine :)

  62. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    cool attitude!!

  63. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    STYLE !!!!!!!!

  64. Karoline Kalvø

    April 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    He looks so classy. What an epic photo. Somehow all of your photos are. Love it.

    Lots of love from Norway
    Karoline Kalvo

  65. Lauren Winston-McPherson

    April 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    There is something eternally regal about a man with a sharp hat.

  66. Caroline

    April 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    OMG…this is the king of cool. Old school at it's finest! From the cigarette to the white on white. Not a detail is missed!

  67. Jg. for FatScribe

    April 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Scott — don't know how you do it, but the composition of this shot is (like so many others of yours) is spot-on.

    black on black on black (hat, suit, shoes, bench, fence) and white on white on white (shirt, tie, square).

    you should be proud. proud like this fine gentleman.


  68. whatdialike

    April 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    quelle classe!

  69. meenal @ maison marigold

    April 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    effortless style..xx meenal

  70. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    so elegant :)

  71. caribbelle

    April 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I love his nonchalance about being photographed. He reminds me of my grandad; always has a sharp suit pressed and ready for whatever the occasion.

  72. New York Doll

    April 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Yes! Still killin' it Uptown with immaculate Old School style.

  73. 365 Attempts (At Life)

    April 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    one of my fave in a while!

  74. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    this captures so much: artistically, sartorially, culturally, historically … a truly great photo

  75. Prutha

    April 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

  76. Chelsea

    April 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks for finally traveling uptown to my neighborhood! I hope you'll spend more time in Harlem and Morningside Heights–there are some great outfits going on here!

  77. Chelsea

    April 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks for finally coming uptown! I hope you'll spend more time in Harlem and Morningside Heights–there are some great looks here!


    April 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    beautiful photograph.


  79. MoandKa

    April 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    The second picture is… amazing! Im without words!

  80. BobKentNoVa

    April 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I love the bowler. I've contemplated buying one on multiple occasions and haven't done it. I just don't think I'll have a suitable event to wear it to.

  81. aja

    April 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm


  82. Contact

    April 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm

  83. Gabriel Ugoala

    April 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    simple with class

  84. princessglee

    April 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    This man and my dad would've been contemporaries. I think he looks swell. My dad would've teased him relentlessly about trying to attract the ladies, what with the hat and the white tie.

  85. ZeGirl

    April 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    simple, effortless, and classy all at the same time

  86. Malo

    April 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Cool look… And nice hat.



  87. XoXo

    April 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm


  88. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm


  89. Shervin Nassi

    April 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Class, Depth, Weight, REAL FOTO!
    love this!!!

  90. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    He looks great. Love the derby and the large lapels.

  91. el viajero impresionista

    April 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Everything in tis picture is black, brown or white. Notice the mobile on the bench. Nice shot.

  92. Celia

    April 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    A bit somber, but the hat just makes it! I'm loving rounded hats lately.

  93. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    His ease, seasoned critical gaze, elegant style, seen-it-all supreme confidence could just as easily been a shot from front row Pitti U'omo. Joining him, of course, would be Lino, Ricci bros, Laipo and all the other usual suspect cool cat statesmen of style.

    exquisite tonal and textural qualities Scott. Glorious get.

    Thank you,

  94. jackie

    April 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    sooo handsome! i love seeing the older gentlemen in this blog always looking so sharp! makes me wanna be an older lady each time so i could date em! anywho, i love this photograph, he's so sharp- i love his bowler hat, his pocket square, the way he's sitting, the cigarette, and his cell phone right next to him! stunning, i also love the setting- great contrast! beautiful picture!

  95. Harper Dee

    April 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Old school cool – right down to the cigarette. Love it.

  96. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Hi, love this photo, didn't understand the comments about people being offended by Vanessa @ project zen. Wasn't she saying that no one dresses like this anymore?

  97. Izzen

    April 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Ohh, he's so effortlessly man-chic.

  98. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    What STYLE! Impeccable from the clothes to the posture. A wonderful photo.

  99. Ashley

    April 25, 2011 at 7:29 pm

  100. anna

    April 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    this guy is awesome.

    i love that it's an outdoor shot with no "contrasting" colors (like green grass or blue sky). black bench, black fence, black suit.

  101. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Why isn't my grandpa like this? (Except for the cigarette)
    My favorite part is his tie :)

  102. Larisa

    April 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    AHH! This shot is amazinggggggg! I love that his black matches throughout, so it doesn't matter that he has different texture with his suit, socks, bowler, and shoes. I also like that the lighting gives his white tie/shirt/kerchief a pinkish tint. The only thing I don't dig is the glasses/rings. I don't know why, but they seem to detract from the rest for me.

    Also he looks weirdly like a thinner version of an English teacher at my school…

  103. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Love!!! Makes me miss my grandfather :)

  104. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Enjoying a great holiday with a great style

  105. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Love this picture and the other ones shot in Harlem. I enjoy your pictures most when they depart from the typical shots of the predictable, perfectly-on-trend people who work in the fashion industry.

  106. Angie Muresan

    April 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I love it! He looks absolutely cool, although I bet he's got his eye on a lady chatting away with her girlfriends. He's probably wondering when to make his move.

  107. AnonymousJK

    April 25, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Rebirth of cool…

  108. Anonymous

    April 26, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I always wonder who can pull off a bowler hat without it looking costume-like or ironic. This guy achieves it I think.

  109. Marie

    April 26, 2011 at 1:05 am

    nice :) dapper gentleman. Dressed to the nines and with a hat too!

  110. eljovendario

    April 26, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Chic smoker. I gave up smoking 6 days ago, this is hard to see. Hahaha.


  111. Le Chic Boutique

    April 26, 2011 at 2:43 am

    It's simply a white and black colour combination. But he's made it look sophisticated.

  112. beesandbugs

    April 26, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Very this gentleman has such a stylish look :)
    Great picture!


  113. Anonymous

    April 26, 2011 at 4:54 am

    How utterly fabulous! So dapper and debonaire.

  114. IS THIS IT? models review

    April 26, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Oh my, impeccable and timeless elegance at its best: perfect.
    PS and: nice hat!

  115. helen tilston

    April 26, 2011 at 7:56 am

    such a joy to see such pride in appearance.

  116. Anonymous

    April 26, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I loved this whole series! And this photo in particular! Thank you so much!

  117. Cybee

    April 26, 2011 at 10:28 am


  118. Anonymous

    April 26, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Pure brilliance!!!

  119. Plain T-Shirt

    April 26, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Love seeing the pictures of people that may not necessarily know who you are, adds a certain authenticity. Good picture.

  120. Anonymous

    April 26, 2011 at 11:31 am

    To Vanessa at Project Zen i say, please look at this 3-photo series of Easter in Harlem. I hope that you realize how narrow minded your comment is. "these neighborhoods", "no one", "upper class"….
    Dignity, style and character are not limited to class and or neighborhoods. Maybe take a stroll in one of "these neighborhoods" and open your eyes, but more importantly your mind….

  121. Anonymous

    April 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    he's chillin' and he knows that his look is put together. to him, the only people surprised by this are those who don't know. he also looks to have come of age when people took better poses in photographs.
    while a dress shoe vs a loafer could have been nice he looks sharp and he looks like he's having a nice day looking nice.

  122. Juliette

    April 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I love his casualness in pose and ease, mixed with his very sharp suit with white shirt, tie and handkerchief. From his expression it looks like he's seen a few things in his life. Interesting man.

  123. Anonymous

    April 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Such a gentleman. So much class.

  124. Carole (NY etc.)

    April 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I love that photo and the series Easter in Harlem…

  125. Naftali Stern

    April 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Love the classic black and white combo!


  126. Ra

    April 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    So elegant and cool

  127. Zuan

    April 26, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Magnifico!.. charm & style!

  128. Goody

    April 27, 2011 at 10:00 am

    he reminds me of my soon to be 90 year old granddaddy!

    and he is dressed very much as expected for sunday services


  129. Zee

    April 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    He makes a bowler hat look good. Great style.

  130. Anonymous

    April 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    This Picture should be shown to all

    those young men who seem to lose

    to have lost their belts. Pull it

    together and they to could look

    Dapper as this GENTLEMAN!

    He is so smooth!! need to lose

    the cigarette will add more years

    to his life and he can continue

    Live Longe and Look Well!

  131. susanporter

    April 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    so dapper! A throw when a man dressed like a gentleman..

  132. carmencatalina

    April 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I would love to take an Easter stroll with this fine gentleman. Love the white tie and the hat – icing on the cake.

  133. gilly

    April 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Cool. The epitome of cool. Generally I'm not a big fan of black suits or slip ons w/ a suit and tie combo, but this man has pulled it off perfectly. We all know smoking is unhealthy, yet the cigarette just goes well w/ his distinguished look. The whole look captures an era. Bravo!

  134. Anonymous

    April 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I viewed the most recent photos, but this was the one that stopped me in my tracks. His body language and the overall composition of the photo are so evocative. The best photos often make one ask questions…and I love the subtle mystery of this very dapper man on a bench.

  135. Sartor Resartus

    April 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    It doesnt get any better than this. Understated and classy, yet stylish.

  136. Anonymous

    April 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Now this is the way we rock Easter Sunday in an East coast city!

  137. Allison

    April 29, 2011 at 1:10 am

  138. Labellaluxe

    April 29, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Very distinguished!

  139. Anja

    April 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Just, wow!!

  140. lollipop4598

    April 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Nice. Very interesting portrait, and a very cool suit.

  141. Cynthia @ Go Chic or Go Home

    April 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Dapper and at ease – that's some serious style.

  142. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    It would be a rather boring outfit if it wasn't for that white tie. Such a small detail makes all the difference…

  143. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Possibly the best photo you've taken…


    April 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    So good and solid! A way to rock the bowler.

  145. Anonymous

    April 29, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Lovely, just lovely!

  146. ancany

    April 30, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Fantastic. This is high art photography.

  147. The Hype Around...

    April 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    When was the last time you saw someone wear a bowler for real! Clearly a man used to dressing with style.

  148. Carla Brito

    April 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I love it! A real gentleman

  149. Anonymous

    April 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    One of my favorite photos!


    May 1, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Really looks like a great gentleman.
    Ciao Daniela

  151. Shawn Monaghan

    May 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm


  152. Kore Kamino

    May 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Great character, love this portrait!

  153. Aminta

    May 2, 2011 at 12:32 am

  154. Janine

    May 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    super coooooooooool!!

  155. The Photodiarist

    May 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

    LOVE! He is so dapper!

  156. Leroy Bruno

    May 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Possibly my favourite picture ever, amazing!

  157. Harry Dee

    May 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    This is beautiful, love the frame of the glasses on his face, as a tiny detail. Overall, just looks so good!

  158. Jules

    May 7, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I live in NYC and often frequent Harlem.. no one ever dressed like this over there anymore. I love this man!

  159. Martita

    May 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Charme não é pra qualquer um.

  160. Vintage Store Blog

    May 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I couldn't imagine seeing anyone dress like this where I come from. This is the most beautiful thing I have seen in a while. I wish more people dressed like this!

  161. Anonymous

    May 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I seriously adore your work Sartorialist. Bravo.

  162. Anonymous

    June 12, 2011 at 3:21 am

    perfection !!!!!!!

  163. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Now…That’s a man!

  164. L'Agent by Agent Provocateur

    July 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    He looks so natural and at the same time so uncomfortable. Amazing photo by the way…

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