Every so often you post someone who truly takes my breath away. The aging on his skin, the width of his pant legs, the brightness and crispness of his entire ensemble. He looks entirely modern and ageless simultaneously.
That’s a kind of steez it would be cool to see more of downtown. Perhaps only a few could pull it off (the wide-leg pants certainly look better on taller long-legged fellows) but it’s a rebuke to tight jeans. I think that wide leg pants are making a return right now.
I am totally loving this man’s style – the hat, the sweater I wish women could get away with that look… Do they even still make sweaters like that? My father has quite a few, but they’re all from London from the 60′s.
Great photography! The closeup is an absolutely exquisite portrait, Sart. And the composition and colors in the second one are beautiful. I do hope you sent copies of these pictures to this man and his family, as they are treasures.
Its nearly…mmmmmm 18 months now, since I was in Savannah, Georgia My first experience as a British woman to the damp heat and sultry tastes of the South. Captivated by the Black American mens store on East Broughton my son and I enthralled at the range of mens suits available, shirts in myriad colors, of silk socks and crocodile shoes, cravats, ties, panamas, the list goes on. We were always made welcome in that store. Two very British aliens on American shores me working very briefly at the fashion school my son tasting the sweet sweet air of decadence that pervade the town, with his new friend Jason the bellboy at our exclusive hotel. A young black American sent home to his grandpa from LA to find a better life, after experiencing more in his young life than most experience in a whole lifetime. This photograph has captured many memories of sunday best indeed… a snapshot in time of Beautiful and Proud Man!
wow, you talk about abstract inspiration alot, and I certainly will be trying to find a well fitting wide leg pair of trousers. This man makes them look amazing, although I dont know if I could pull it off as well.
fantastic. to be honest, when you diversify from the standard fashionista it really makes things much more interesting, for me anyway. i think a cross-section results in a much more interesting survey of how people dress. there was a death metal concert in tompkins square park yesterday… i think you would have had a field day!
What a good example of someone who takes care of his things and takes pride in his appearance. Beyond just his clothes, this man has style!
This is also a good demonstration of what I think separates yours from similar websites/blogs–not only do you take pictures of those with nice clothes, but you have the eye to differentiate between the clothes wearing the person and a person wearing the clothes! And, most importantly, you take beautiful pictures of high quality. Props!
easily one of the more beautiful shots i’ve ever seen here. i love the colors, the expression, everything! a lovely picture and a good reminder that fashion and inspiration don’t all come from the shows in paris, etc. this man is very inspiring and looks great!
This fantastic shot makes me want to scoop this guy up and sit on the porch drinking lemonade and shooing the neighborhood kids off the lawn. Thanks for taking me back to my childhood. Bless his heart, and bless yours too, Sart.
I agree that the absence of labels and logos is really refreshing but unlike most everyone else on here, I don’t find this look instantly enchanting.
I would have to see how it’s worn, how he carries himself, etc.
At a glance he looks like he might be late for a set with Charlie Parker. Sure that’s a lovely, stylish thought but the picture isn’t complete until I see more.
It seems a little too pat and the reactions to it a little patronizing.
I get a disturbing feeling that the reactions here are similar to the “Awwww, that’s nice.” that might be expressed by the well-meaning but out of touch who were shown a picture of an Inuit in a fur parka.
WOW!! SIMPLY AMAZING PICTURE OF A STYLISH AND TIMELESS GENTLEMAN. IT’S SOO GOOD TO SEE YOU ARE EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS BY GOING TO OTHER BOROUGHS TO PHOTOGRAPH FASHION BESIDES THE LOWER EAST SIDE AND THE UPPER EAST SIDE IN NYC. ALSO, GOOD TO SEE YOU ARE PHOTOGRAPHING MORE ETHNIC PEOPLE. HARLEM HAS ALOT OF FLAVOR!! KUDOS TO YOU!!
First, these photos are great! When I saw them ( along with the other shots of Harlem and Sunday Bests) what a great appreciation Scott has for all forms of style that people have. Then I noticed the comment icon and I saw how many responses there were. I must say it made me feel even better that so many of your fans have just as great appreciation as you. Your work is simply powerful and it brings great joy and inspiration to many, myself included. Please keep up the great work!
i just discovered your blog and I love the images of fashion for one, they are truly educational. Beyond that, what your photographs portray about the people in them is unbelievable. Your photographs and this blog, your work, embody the true spirit of fashion, which I think is all about evoking a feeling or an inner spirit from with the person. I thought that this photograph capture this particularly well. It really struck me. Thank you for creating such masterful art.