Friday, June 18, 2010

On the Street….Sam, Florence


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  1. kara lynn

    June 18, 2010 at 3:09 am

    oh gosh.

    everything is so perfect about this man's wear. the colors. blue yellow green. not many people can get those to look this perfect. put together. professional.

  2. Public Mentor

    June 18, 2010 at 3:09 am


    Great look, and there's a sparkle in his eye…

  3. Emily

    June 18, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Great hat. Very chic man



  4. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Too much going on the shirt does not go with the suit and the pocket square looks incongruos.

  5. anupriya

    June 18, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Nice! love the hints of yellows+green+blue! And the attention to detail (read accessories) from the tie pin to the hat to …is that a satchel in his hand?. is simply superbly put together! Well done to the gentleman for sporting it and to you for spotting it!!

  6. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Wonderful & uncanny, in the good sense of the term.


  7. georgia

    June 18, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Great photo

  8. Lisette

    June 18, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Love the slanted pockets!

  9. Susanne

    June 18, 2010 at 3:35 am

    This is awesome
    It just is

  10. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 3:38 am

    I love how this is all about the color that drew your eye in first.

  11. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 3:40 am

    YEAH YEAH YEAH! Great look!

  12. Jasper

    June 18, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Great! Vintage Sartorialist shot: stylish, quirky suit jacket. An inspiration.

  13. Louis

    June 18, 2010 at 3:57 am

  14. ProperPosture

    June 18, 2010 at 4:01 am

    LOVE THIS!!!!

  15. Lisa Petrarca

    June 18, 2010 at 4:07 am

    I'm amazed that he's able to pull all of the colors together effortlessly…a true master of fashion!


    June 18, 2010 at 4:10 am

    wow love him !!!


    June 18, 2010 at 4:13 am

    wow love him !!!

  18. Valentine

    June 18, 2010 at 4:17 am

    amazing ;-)

  19. carofashionews

    June 18, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Very nice, very good color balance.

  20. Tae Hee

    June 18, 2010 at 4:39 am

    this man is very stylish! woah

    read me at:


  21. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    June 18, 2010 at 5:00 am

    That is for me good style!! COMPLIMENTI!

  22. Tiziana

    June 18, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Beatiful blog!

  23. Camille

    June 18, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Nice style and posture!

  24. Athenea

    June 18, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Yellow pocket square, green tie and a checked shirt. I love this colourful combination!

  25. emanuele

    June 18, 2010 at 5:37 am


  26. Valentine

    June 18, 2010 at 5:46 am

    This must be the "chicest" city in the world or what?!
    -the diary of a belgian stylist-

  27. Ashes

    June 18, 2010 at 5:46 am

    WOW, this gentlemen pays real attention to detail. Love his spectacles.

  28. Archie

    June 18, 2010 at 5:51 am

    digging the mad men tie bar

  29. SabinePsynopsis

    June 18, 2010 at 5:53 am

    From the yellow stripes to the handkerchief, the golden wrist band and the green tie… He's got it down to a t!

  30. Elena Vasilieva

    June 18, 2010 at 5:59 am

    this photo is very powerful. loving it

  31. Patricia López

    June 18, 2010 at 6:04 am

    so good… I think those hints of yellow make the whole thing work

  32. xC-Ax

    June 18, 2010 at 6:07 am

    i love the pop of yellow!

  33. Ilenia

    June 18, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Really really interesting… when fashion grows up all around the world… Cheers!

  34. MJCK

    June 18, 2010 at 6:14 am

    This is just absolutely amazing. What's that little yellow-orange thing on his blazer? It's like a very cool finishing touch anyway…!

  35. The Photodiarist

    June 18, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Beautiful! But I think it's a tad underexposed so the details don't pop. But otherwise a wonderful shot to me.

  36. Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil

    June 18, 2010 at 6:41 am

    great mixture of colors! love the yellow touch and the green tie!!

  37. ADJ

    June 18, 2010 at 7:10 am

    this is an awesomely handsome photo. i love the gold bracelet by the way. and the color coordination, the yellow paper peeping out of his pocket. the whole thing is great.

  38. TorontoVerve.:

    June 18, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Very cool and sophisticated.


    June 18, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Great style.
    Great tailoring.
    Great pose.
    Great attitude.
    Great shot.

  40. Snappy

    June 18, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Loving the overall style especially the hat, glasses and the colour combination.

  41. Julie

    June 18, 2010 at 8:21 am

    love him, so fierce

  42. CLAUDIA C.

    June 18, 2010 at 8:24 am

  43. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Minus the beard(ugh)- this is fantastic! Facial hair is not flattering on most men(It makes their face look wider).

  44. rEVOLVEr

    June 18, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I remember him wearing some very nice combination in last summer's Pitti Uomo, right? He seems like a man who understands how to mix the classic and modern looks for a winning formula. I wish i dared a little more to try, maybe I'm too conservative with a suit on?

  45. Alice Olive

    June 18, 2010 at 8:34 am

    The yellow pocket square is beautiful. Love the contrast with his shirt.

  46. Mariel

    June 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

    this is a nice style!

  47. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    June 18, 2010 at 8:47 am

    love those glasses


  48. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Is he English? I'm sure I recognise him.

  49. That's Not My Age

    June 18, 2010 at 8:54 am

    A very good look.

  50. Lorraine

    June 18, 2010 at 9:03 am

    awesome colors!

  51. Stylistocrat by RNR

    June 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

    and of course he's SATORIAL!!!! He's in a Ozwald Boateng folks! I know that cut and color anywhere… yellow ticket hidden ticket pocket and cuffs…

  52. Dee

    June 18, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Sam, you are GLORIOUS!

    Bravo, Sart!

  53. Olly Howley

    June 18, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Sam can thank a British tailor for his jacket. The brightly coloured ticket pocket is typically Boateng, with the same cloth/fabric lining the cuffs. The slim lapels really add a sharpness to the cut, with the notch sitting on the shoulder line. Beautiful.

  54. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

    love his bracelet

  55. leyla a.

    June 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Reminds me of Wyclef Jean a tad bit.

  56. Jan van der Walden

    June 18, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Too much effort, too many details

  57. Klumboy

    June 18, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Very Chic !

  58. doremy+diatta

    June 18, 2010 at 10:54 am

    i love the tiny peeks of bright yellow from his sleeve and pocket area. have we seen him before? anyways hes memorable

    come by for a visit!

  59. Natasha

    June 18, 2010 at 11:03 am

    fantastic look, love the yellow detail on the jacket

  60. Allen - East Hampton

    June 18, 2010 at 11:32 am

    i really do like this. somehow he reminds me of a modern day william s. burroughs.

  61. Sarai and Helena.

    June 18, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Great blog, we follow ya!


  62. Ninjagaiden78

    June 18, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I like the look. The colors pop. He seems confident in what he has on.

  63. FashionLifeCoach

    June 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    The man has style. I like men, who take care about style and attitude with a great suit and color accents in the pocket scarf or the glencheck shirt.Too often the younger generation do lack of old-school gentlemen style.

  64. Land

    June 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    this pic is way too dark to see the colors and i'm really not feeling the color palette. maybe it's the tie that's throwing me. i can't tell if the shirt has green tones in it or not. i do however like the slim cut of the suit and the width of the lapels. overall though this is definitely not one of your best shots. what's going on over there the last few weeks have been so so. pitti usually gives u your best shots, stop holding back. tommy already has like 50 fantastic shots from pitti over @ gq. get your head back in the game. inspire me!

  65. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Very neat man! Love the suit. Fedoras are back–the real hats, not the stingy brims. Proper hats (no baseball caps please)lend an air of civility to a man's look.

  66. Alexandra

    June 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    This is why I love men's fashion so much….you can always see the care, deliberation, and thought that a man put into his outfit as the details, though subtle, are easier to pick out.

    He has amazing style…I really love this photo too because it entirely captures his attitude and personality!

  67. La Boheme

    June 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    He looks sharp! Love it!

  68. Emma

    June 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I love how he's so distiguinshed , with the hints of yellow and green here and there but the part that makes it for me is his hat and glasses, I think they just pull it all together.
    You are really good!

  69. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I have to agree a little with Land's remark's. This didn't inspire me, the colour palette looks too dark for me too. I love the suit, and the details on it. But a pocket hanky plus bracelet plus tie pin plus green tie plus lapel pin and then the detail at the pocket of the suit and the watch band. Too much. I do, however, like the facial hair and the glasses, a little sixties.


    June 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    this is STYLE to a tee!who would have thought to dress a plaid shirt under a suit. just fabulous.also, love the gold/yellow trimmings and details!

  71. margaritaisblogging

    June 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    That´s what I call dope Freshness ;)

  72. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Interesting Sam…..nice details!

  73. Román Iglesias

    June 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Lovely jacket and shirt

    New italian style

  74. the_lazymilliner

    June 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    The little bit of yellow on his jacket catches your eye. Brilliant!

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  75. KM

    June 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I love everything about this.

  76. Aattlee

    June 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    This guy just made me smile, and that's what I love about your blog. The pictures are beautifully taken of originally styled, genuinely 'cool' people. You have just made my day. :)

  77. Fashion, Art and other fancies

    June 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    One ought to view this gentleman as one would a painting. I adore this look, but I love his eyes most of all. Happy weekend!;-)

  78. the nickel fit

    June 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    i like how the sleeve doesn't peep out, which is what's normally expected.

  79. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    June 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Wow, such subtle detail of bright colors, LOVE this

  80. A(squared) + M

    June 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I love the handkerchief detail!

  81. Mo

    June 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    so dignified. the men in your photos are just divine!

  82. Valentine

    June 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm


    This is one of the most inspirational shots I've seen on this blog. Truly beautiful, not that I would expect anything less.

  83. liv

    June 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I like how just a tiny bit of yellow add some spark, very nice.

  84. JoeyAna

    June 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I like how he paired the plaid button up with the blazer…The green tie is a nice touch


  85. LadyHelios

    June 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Love love LOVE the little hits of orangeish yellow.

  86. jonzak

    June 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Wow. Very impactful image and photo. Stands out so strongly as one of your best in a while. A testament to the man in the clothes, his taste, the fit, the assemble, and of course your photography. Total win.

  87. john benjamin pritchett

    June 18, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Absolutely one of the greatest looks I've seen. Such character! I'm going to find a hat like that now!

  88. Hanna

    June 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    A little colour, a little jewelery, a little slender, a little beard. Superb.

  89. MEO

    June 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Very CooL ! ! ! ! !!!!

  90. The Red Umbrella

    June 18, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I like the dark look that makes the yellow jump. Good shot!

  91. Annah

    June 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    That suit is sharp boy!

  92. Abigail

    June 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    This is so smooth! No one else could pull this off! I love it!

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  93. green lantern

    June 18, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Sart…Thank you for what you see. I see it too. I see a look that is ambiguous in a good way. The plaid and color, and big bracelet, take a "Mad Men" suit and skew it just a tad. Yeah, I see it.

  94. Anonymous

    June 18, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Amazing look. Just amazing.

  95. lenmeister

    June 19, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Plus ultra dapper! Good eye Sart. What's to like the most i believe is how his ensemble must reflect his personality. " Style is a simple way of saying complicated things" right as per Cocteau. (But ONE shot a day, really Sart? This is Pitti Uomo after all :-/ don't hold back on us now)

  96. Blowraspberry

    June 19, 2010 at 2:30 am

    great style and luvly picture

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  97. Anonymous

    June 19, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Sam, my man…you understand green eggs and ham…

  98. Monika

    June 19, 2010 at 2:43 am

    very nice details!

  99. Sancho Penser

    June 19, 2010 at 3:11 am

    this man is stunning- might as well say from head to toes, but where are his shoes? Would be cool if he walked the streets barefooted, but Italy is not exactly the epitome when it comes to clean environments..hehe

  100. pulcherry

    June 19, 2010 at 3:16 am

    i like the yellow spot

  101. tanïa

    June 19, 2010 at 4:27 am

    This man is a sophisticated interpretation of a sixties ska-musician! Great style!

  102. Hannah

    June 19, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Perfect photography!

  103. Kasia

    June 19, 2010 at 6:05 am


  104. Hillary Stroud

    June 19, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I'm in Florence! This is so neat! I live in Alabama, studying here in Florence! I've always wanted to be in a place where you were! Makes me feel like I'm in the right place (anywhere but alabama)!

  105. Sognatrice

    June 19, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I love it! so stylish, just perfect!

    The (im)Perfect Harmony

  106. lineageofinfluence

    June 19, 2010 at 9:05 am

    A great look, good mix of colours and everything works together really well.

    Especially like the pocket square and the pin at the top of the left lapel.

  107. Lou

    June 19, 2010 at 10:10 am

    The neon orange details on the jacket make this look as modern as hell. The whole thing is superb.

  108. gih

    June 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

    That's a good photo. "Man In Black" (MIB)

  109. Anonymous

    June 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

    he looks absolutely put togethor…curious how the outfit screams of a former decade yet is so modern.

  110. Re

    June 19, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Here I am one more time to say that the Sartorialist's shots are not only abt fashion and style but about being classic because of the attitude of the people who appears here daily… Just look at this guy's posture and expression: absolutely "chic", and he cud look this way no matter what he's wearing! One more fantastic "fashion with atittude" picture!

  111. Poivre Monkey

    June 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm

  112. Blanchine.

    June 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Love his yellow touch, love his bracelet, love this shot!

  113. Avant-Gard(ian)

    June 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    love the yellows that peep through here and there all over his outfit. nice frames too!!

  114. Elena

    June 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    preppy, sexy geek? mmmm…i like.

  115. Betsy

    June 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Amazing! All your works are amazing.

  116. MarcoBerlin

    June 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    great outfit!
    I love the details, like pocket square etc!!

  117. Anonymous

    June 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    For a second, I thought that orange peeking out of his pocket was an actual 'lip pocket' done in contrasting orange color. That can actually become a men's wear pocket detail idea. Just the lip part of that lip pocket can be a contrasting color…

  118. Sarah

    June 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I love him. Love the look. Love his sparkle. Sam!

  119. EddE

    June 20, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I would never have picked a green tie, but it works!

  120. Philip Seyfi

    June 20, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Am I the only one who doesn't like it? He definitely had some good ideas, but overal there's way too much going on and the color palette is too dark.

  121. Aida Apple

    June 20, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Love, love, love the suit

  122. The Photodiarist

    June 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    These photos are FANTASTIC!

    Love white on white myself. Nothing screams summer time more.

  123. Shukura

    June 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    i love it!


  124. pariuri sportive

    June 20, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    FANTASTIc photos.i love the suit

  125. edge and grace

    June 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    i would very much like to have a cup of coffee with this man. what an interesting and beautiful character!

  126. Anonymous

    June 21, 2010 at 3:53 am

    excellent example of a simple and conservative suit becoming special with the use of colour and layers.

  127. pieces of berlin

    June 21, 2010 at 4:20 am

  128. Ozwald Boateng

    June 21, 2010 at 4:37 am

    I was telling Scott about our show coming up in September during London Fashion Week. Stay tuned…

  129. Manders

    June 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    The plaid shirt is ACE. That, and the hat and glasses make this work for me.

  130. Anonymous

    June 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    how did you know that as soon as i looked at this picture i would think out loud, "Who are YOU?"
    great style and handsome!

  131. The Modest Adonis

    June 22, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Sam! hit me via email! im back in London 25th June! Looking sharp, but would not expect any less!


  132. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Fantastic! Who is this man?


    June 23, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Love how the suit lapels are inconspicuously notchless, almost a shawl neck. all about the soft angles and bright plaid!!!


  134. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    that's how it is done even if I would do it different

  135. Anonymous

    June 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    So hot! He is one of the great sartorialist ever!

  136. cee

    June 24, 2010 at 11:26 am

  137. Suai

    June 28, 2010 at 10:48 am

    this man resembles an amazing, world-renown sax player from Detroit… i thought it was him for a split second. great photo. ♥

  138. Donusho

    June 29, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Wow, i love the colour mixture and style!

  139. TheCornerOME

    July 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    AH, I saw this guy in pitti uomo! He is really stylish!

  140. Zbarsky

    July 3, 2010 at 4:48 am

    absolutely superb

  141. David

    July 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I have so much respect for this gentleman. His fashion choices are always top-tier.

  142. rin

    July 10, 2010 at 4:26 am

    yellow, orange, very impressive wow

  143. Anonymous

    August 23, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Too cool for words

  144. Filmulete haioase

    September 23, 2010 at 10:22 am

    AH, I saw this guy in pitti uomo! He is really stylish!

  145. Online poker strategy

    September 23, 2010 at 10:23 am

    absolutely superb

  146. Anonymous

    March 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    If this is the Sam I think it is, he's a rather gifted taylor himself. He had a shop in Stockholm where he sold his on stuff. However, I'm not sure if it is still up and running.
    What can you say? His sense of style is impeckable.

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