Monday, January 4, 2010

On the Street….Place Vendome, Paris

Photo: Garance Dore


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  1. Red Shoes for Rwanda

    January 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm


  2. mikaela

    January 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    wow, first comment.

    this is a beautiful photo :)

  3. Carlynn

    January 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm

  4. Anonymous

    January 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm


  5. keon

    January 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    yes your back think god nice pic check out my blog

  6. Luke

    January 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Amazing Pic. Would it be out if the question to ask for a high-res version for wallpapers?

  7. mridula

    January 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    sweet! Look up next time.

    And so glad you are back from the break

  8. Anonymous

    January 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    So, is this YOUR Burberry look?
    I still can't resist the stuff and bought a new one for myself for Christmas. But why accept a substitute for the real deal? I've done that in the past and it never works. Save your money and get the thing you really want. Then you might only need one!

  9. Anonymous

    January 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm


  10. Tiffany

    January 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Lovely photo.

  11. Official M-Dub

    January 4, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    This is indeed cool. More cool is that you're in Paris. Style at its fullest. I have a trench just like that. Nice shot. Love the black and white.

  12. The Sluice Box

    January 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Now we know where you've been. I wish my travel snapshots came out like that. -Aaron

  13. Anonymous

    January 4, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    How do you carry your camera? I'm after a nice looking DSLR bag. Got any tips?

  14. Modern Traditionalist

    January 4, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    You are rivaling Steve McQueen in this photo. Wow.

  15. sanmiguelense

    January 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Location, location , location!

  16. afropine100

    January 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Always fun to wear the Spring collection in the winter

  17. Garry

    January 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    The photo is nice but the "subject matter" is not up to your usual standard! (wink)


  18. Vinda Sonata

    January 4, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    the TRENCH! he looks so damn fine. beautiful photography too. you and Garance makes such a lovely pair. i do love you both!

  19. Anonymous

    January 4, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Sexy! congrats to Garance!

  20. Ljubica

    January 4, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I love this shot of you and it's nice to see a bit of you and your style on the blog too. I also want to extend my appreciation for the old photographs you recently posted. I really love the idea of including them on your blog. They really compliment your new photos well and make your blog that much more unique and interesting.

  21. Rosie

    January 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Just like Bogart! nice!

  22. Things Is Cool

    January 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    This is a beautiful photograph.

  23. aroonietoons

    January 4, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Did you have the width of the sleeves taken in? The fit is immaculate and I can never find a jacket that fits me without tailoring. Either way, wish I could be half as suave.

  24. Kiwi

    January 4, 2010 at 10:27 pm

  25. Cucho Olivares

    January 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Scott, happy new year!!
    So Good you're back into writing again. Lately I was missing the captions you used to add to pictures.
    Your photo looks great, although I prefer a less symmetrical composition.
    And that blackberry again… auch! Sart!
    We should review old pictures for inspiration, in those, people were doing different stuff other than talking to the cell, sadly they ussually appear smoking…
    Can you post some technical details (camera, lens, aperture, speed) for us, people interested in photography?

  26. namhenderson

    January 4, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    You are back and with such and eleant photo.

    Plus, please do start featuring old photos, not by you. I would love to be able to get some insight into your sense of style through the lens of older fashion shot.

  27. Donna Camacho

    January 4, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Beautiful location! and nice coat =) you wear it well haha

  28. CW

    January 4, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Interesting. Is that the light or do you have something tucked into your left epaulet?

  29. Anonymous

    January 4, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    gosh, why are you so ridiculously handsome?!

  30. bird of light

    January 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    A shot with character, and volumes of taste. I agree.. Thank God you're back!, Hope your Christmas break was good!



  31. Elizabeth

    January 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Beautiful photo. Welcome back!

  32. Haley

    January 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Yes. Slick and suave. Classic. Love the black and white imagery/vintage feel of recent shots. Perhaps not so unexpected, as I found the Strand book on the Scottish Hebrides you posted a while back to be utterly fantastic.

    Haley Wulfman

  33. Victoria

    January 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    The coat adds allure; the cell phone intrigue.What is he saying? And to whom? Great shot, could be a still from a movie.

    All in all, totally sexy.

  34. Nick Leonard

    January 4, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Great candid shot! Your coat is splendid.

  35. ShoeTalk

    January 4, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Not only do i love black and white photos especially in europe but this man manages to be slightly rugged and handsome while still suave and with the ability to dress well. Very sexy for sure.

  36. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 12:08 am

    looks fantastic but cold. i hope there are some wool or cashmere gloves or scarf of sorts involved. if not, at least a hot toddy

  37. addy

    January 5, 2010 at 12:10 am


  38. Fashion Tadpole

    January 5, 2010 at 12:11 am

  39. Lucy Spartalis

    January 5, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Beautiful trench, Scott!

    If anyone is interested, I have some shots from The Sart's recent book signing at GPO in Melbourne on my blog:

    I really was lovely meeting you, Scott, I'm such a huge fan of your work and style.

    Luce x

  40. Lisa Petrarca

    January 5, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Love the shot…hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year's!

  41. Mia Rose Adorante

    January 5, 2010 at 12:25 am

    If only every man and woman, in possession of a trench could wear it with such an art. Please send this to Burberry! Thank you for such a visually rich blog.

  42. Nina

    January 5, 2010 at 12:42 am

    beautiful. this guy's got style.

  43. Ava

    January 5, 2010 at 12:58 am

    THIS IS PERFECTION. …and you've officially convinced me that a trench coat is INDUBITABLY my next purchase!!

    Happy 2010 and thanks for bringing amazing images into my life every day!!


  44. James

    January 5, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Awesome trench!


  45. Le 21ème

    January 5, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Amazing as usual, Scott! Cheers, Garance!


  46. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Would you visit Warsaw:)))?

  47. Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker

    January 5, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Looking good, love the trench!

  48. Delphine Clemmons

    January 5, 2010 at 2:15 am


  49. Le Fashion

    January 5, 2010 at 2:36 am

    definition of class.

  50. meraldia

    January 5, 2010 at 2:50 am

    He looks very sexy!

  51. Bubbles

    January 5, 2010 at 3:03 am

    How funny is that??? I was at that square on Jan 4th! lol

  52. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 3:14 am

    finally, i can see the website from here in africa

  53. kalliste

    January 5, 2010 at 3:18 am

    You are my new addiction!From the moment i found you,by chance,i've seen clothing and personal styling in a totally different way..Thank you..A huge fan of yours.

  54. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 3:23 am

    I want to marry this man.

  55. warrioRR

    January 5, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Foto Is Great

  56. CĂ©ci

    January 5, 2010 at 4:04 am

    so guapo! por favor

  57. Hannah Bryon-Staples

    January 5, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Your subtle approach to real fashion is powerful.

  58. what dia like

    January 5, 2010 at 4:15 am

  59. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 4:19 am


  60. Graham Hutson

    January 5, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Nice shot, the monotone works.

  61. stylespotterfashionblogger

    January 5, 2010 at 5:00 am

    really really hot

  62. Cassandra

    January 5, 2010 at 5:07 am


  63. Paulita

    January 5, 2010 at 5:21 am

    if we forget about the handset, this pic could have been from a classic movie… you are just in between James Dean and Frank Sinatra in there :D

    happy new year!!!

  64. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 5:49 am

    ok, so there has been little updates, then we get a self portrait? i mean really…

  65. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Lovely trench.

  66. Into the Fashion

    January 5, 2010 at 5:57 am

    this is a beautiful photo!

    I'm so envy…everybody should have a photographer boy/girlfriend….

  67. Prince Alban

    January 5, 2010 at 6:00 am

    I think I'm in love…

  68. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Anyone know how Scott gets his hair like that? I'm trying to style mine in a similar way but don't know what product to use.

  69. Joe

    January 5, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Now that's the way to see a nice trench worn. Got so lucky when I convince my dad to give me his Burberry trench over the holidays as he didn't wear it anymore and outgrew it. Purchased when we lived in London 1980 and still looks brand new.

    Thanks for the great pic, Garance.


  70. Ashley

    January 5, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Very suave. Très beau, monsieur.

  71. Benedicte

    January 5, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Beautiful !

  72. Siblings

    January 5, 2010 at 7:11 am

    wow! i love the photo!

  73. raquel

    January 5, 2010 at 7:23 am


  74. Vitrinen

    January 5, 2010 at 7:37 am

    The Sartorialist plus Burberry = very sexy look! Nice to see you on the blog!

  75. The Photodiarist

    January 5, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Great photo. Love the black & white.

  76. Norman

    January 5, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I love trench coats.

  77. Holly

    January 5, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Welcome Back and love the trench!

  78. **Maria **

    January 5, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Makes me think of an updated Inspector Clouseau!

  79. Betsy

    January 5, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Best!!!Lovely… BLOG!!!

  80. VintageCollector

    January 5, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Very "3 Days of the Condor". It's got a good mood to it. Wish they would film a new 007 movie in rich black & white to create a noir atmosphere!

  81. Paul Scholls

    January 5, 2010 at 10:31 am

    welcome back …..trench is awesome…. love ya. i came across this site : its pretty cool

  82. Jeffrey

    January 5, 2010 at 10:49 am

    YUM! Who's the STUD! ; )

  83. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Sometimes black and white is the way to go. Perfect photo.

  84. Blah Blah Becky

    January 5, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I love that this could have been taken any time in practically the last 50 years – timeless, classic style.

  85. Jacqueline

    January 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

    You are looking chic in that trench. Great casual photo and it looks great in black n white. xoxo

  86. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Looking great.

  87. lucia

    January 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Awesome picture of o really stylish and sexy dude! Reminds me of James Dean or Steve McQueen or a young Paul Newman. A really beautiful oicture.
    Great atmosphere.

  88. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 11:30 am

    <3 place vendome

  89. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Je t'aime! This is just spectacular, spectacular!

  90. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Lovely trench!And as for the place..LUCKY YOU world traveller!Welcome back!

  91. A.belle

    January 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Yes you're handsome but in this photo your trench looks very feminine to me. Maybe it's the angle.

  92. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I love your blog and am happy to see you receive as much praise and attention as you have recently. Your book is great. But I think posts like this one risk a kind of narcissism that will ultimately take away from your project. You are a stylish man, but that is not why I visit The Sartorialist.

  93. Lucas Jones

    January 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    very handsome. i hope you frame this and put it on ur mantle, scott. :)

  94. Kristen

    January 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    you always look like you know you are being photographed and are slightly uncomfortable. Loosen up you mouth a little an lower your shoulders.

  95. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Lovely ! It reminds me a bit of the black and white photos of your father you shared w/ us awhile back. It has that same timeless quality. As for style, you didn't fall far from that tree. You are devastating to say the least…. Bravo Garance !

  96. ColourOfAbsence

    January 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    ha! stylish and classic. What a nice shot! it's nice to see a pic of you or garance on here once in a while :)

  97. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    enough with the pics of yourself…sheesh.

  98. no-more-wire-hangers

    January 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    love the shoulders on this.


    January 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm


  100. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    My favorite place to be! I'm jealous!

  101. Oonagh

    January 6, 2010 at 12:50 am

    A picture of you, taken by your girlfirend…why?

  102. FvaD.

    January 6, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Paris me manque tellement ! :)

  103. Margarita.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:25 am

    i am in love with your trench.
    and i have lovely childhood memories at la place vendome, so this picture is… undescriptable!

  104. Andreas WeinĂĄs

    January 6, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Love the slim arms and the fit of that trench! When its worn like this its the ultimate coat. Perfect to a dark suit aswell as a pair of blue jeans!


  105. Sara Bentley

    January 6, 2010 at 6:32 am

    This photo captures the very essence of this whole site! Amazing and evocative — but I guess that's what happens when a talented photographer shoots a talented subject! :)
    Thanks for posting!

  106. Matthew

    January 6, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Ah, this is how I picture myself at your age (i.e a bit older than 20). Sexy and suave, relaxed and somehow stylish on the go (although I say somehow, it's a funny thing that so much of us are often most stylish when we're in motion). Your picture is another example of your original explanation for this site, style in motion, not on a mannequin.

  107. Jack Daniel

    January 6, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Have you switched to iPhone yet??

  108. omarkhayam

    January 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    wow! long live trench

  109. East Coast-er Momma

    January 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Annnd then, there are the haters…why do people make comments about you putting up a photo of yourself on your own blog? Hmmm. It's not narcissism folks, it's reality. He IS stylish.
    You rocked this photo Mr. Scott. Me loveth.

  110. Little Parisienne

    January 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Classically sexy. 'Love the retro twist of your haircut.

  111. honey bee and me

    January 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Dear Scott,

    Nice to see a well dressed man!!!!

    You look so tired!!!!

    Do you stay up late in Paris???


  112. Beth Ruby

    January 6, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Amazing shot, nice one Garance ;)And looking very good in the trench coat! Just a reminder of how I need one in my wardrobe.

  113. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    this is a romantic picture. its true subject is love, its composition as well … not a fashion picture. Conc in Berlin

  114. darlene

    January 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    The black & white gives it a retro kind of feel. Great photo!

  115. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Trench, Burberry or Aquascutum??

  116. Samantha

    January 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    wow this shot is amazing who is the man in the photo? and why do you have a link to garance dore's blog?

  117. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Who is that guy?

  118. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    This reminds me of the 1967 French movie Le Samourai. If only he had a chapeau.Great picture!

  119. Joel

    January 6, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Scott wonderful photo and love the idea of using old phtos as an addition to the blogg.By the way i saw your book in 'THE REMOTEST PART OF IRELAND and a signed copy strange as it seems your bolg seems to be not just for urbanites

  120. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    The trench looks really tight around the shoulders ..

  121. Mythos

    January 7, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I can't find a trenchcoat like that anywhere in Aberdeen…

  122. SartorialStudent

    January 7, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Perfect Trench Coat, superb picture!

  123. Anonymous

    January 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    very very very sexy.

  124. ana paula

    January 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I don't write english…
    i'm brazilian fan of your blog…
    i make a blog baseado in your blog!
    but, my blog is of belém city!
    kiss for you
    beautiful photo!!!!

    Ana Paula Andrade

  125. Monika

    January 7, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    The tension between the scholarly and the sensual is not easily resolved… Very alluring.

    The city divides so easily into those who make it more interesting, and those who simply make it what it is. You're a magical intellectual and artist. A citadel of the new pragmatic.

  126. Thomas

    January 8, 2010 at 12:20 am


  127. Anonymous

    January 8, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Very Burberry! love it…!!

  128. IL

    January 8, 2010 at 5:47 am

    I was in that same spot 4 months ago. Great place, right near Rue de Faubourg St. Honore, and in the home of Dior, Charvet, and the Hotel Ritz. Paris Je t'aime

  129. Philippine

    January 8, 2010 at 8:23 am

    tellement élégant! :)

  130. Carolina Lange

    January 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Beautiful photo!

  131. Anonymous

    January 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Sexy guy…!!!!

    Cheers from Paris xxx

  132. gunawan

    January 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    love it . .

  133. Anonymous

    January 9, 2010 at 12:41 am

    charmant :)

  134. Anonymous

    January 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    you look stiff

  135. Oversized Anonymous

    January 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I'm just going to state it simply: You're hotttttt!

  136. Hugh

    January 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Inventive, brave, awesome

  137. Anonymous

    January 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful man and great pic!

  138. PhrankoPhille

    January 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    lucky bastard! i wanna be in Place VendĂ´me too

  139. JamesC

    January 9, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Classic Jean-Paul Belmondo

  140. Anonymous

    January 10, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Elegance must learn about you

  141. The Red Velvet Shoe

    January 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    So handsome!

  142. Ellen

    January 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    This is of course a lovely photo, but..and this is probably not allowed to be said… the talking on the mobile thing OR smoking thing (or both) whilst being photographed for this blog (which I generally adore and I have your book too, Sart, which I look at lovingly on a daily basis) is becoming something of a cliche.

  143. The Fashion Gatherer

    January 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Oooh – this looks like still shot from a TCM movie!

  144. tomorrow started

    January 14, 2010 at 12:46 am

    KL got a trench and I'm sure its all because of scott

  145. patriziarossi

    January 15, 2010 at 5:23 am


  146. Sarah

    January 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    We just love Garance and her photos/illustrations at out blog as well! We even featured her this week! Check it out…

    All the best,
    The girls at The Gamine

  147. Anonymous

    January 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I like your photographs and your style, but this looks too staged.

  148. Anne Chic and Geek

    January 18, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Je n'avais pas vu cette image…
    Décidément Garance a l'objectif de Chimène en face de toi, Scott ;)
    Non que tu ne sois déjà sexy, mais elle en ajoute une couche.
    Donc Garance et Scott Place VendĂ´me… hum hum. Doit-on y voir quelque prĂ©monition ou message subliminal ? Y a-t-il un banquier Ă  l'autre bout du fil et un bijou en vitrine Ă  proximitĂ©, objet de convoitise ?
    Je suis curieuse, pardon.
    Ne rĂ©ponds pas Ă  ma question… cela ne regarde que vous les tourtereaux de la blogo !
    Bravo et merci, pour toutes ces images qui sont belles et font du bien…

  149. la femme

    January 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Timeless photo. Sans cell.

    Nice trench.

  150. jen laceda

    January 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    He looks like the German guy from Inglorious Basterds…

  151. theyoohoogirl

    February 16, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Beautiful shot!

  152. Tatouage

    January 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Your trench is great ! Love it

  153. mi.

    September 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm


  154. julian

    September 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    As if i needed yet another reminder that i need to buy myself a trench coat ?

    A beautiful shot, that could easily be a movie still from any modern, sleek, international thriller !

    It looks like a film I’d really like to see

    Sartlorialist, you do have a penchant for photographing vaguely sinister, slightly dangerous looking gentleman on the streets…..yes ?

  155. Livia de Andrés Seoane

    January 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Fantástica foto, Garance. Scott parece un espía de la Segunda Guerra Mundial :) Great pic! Livia.

  156. Ken

    March 31, 2014 at 3:54 am

    One of my favorite all-time Sart images. Perfect fit all around. Did you have the sleeves slimmed down?

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