i love how aside from the brick in the background, this image is almost entirely black and white. the graf. on the wall, the grey sky,the look. clearly the coat speaks for itself. amazing, cool, downtown chic. only wish i knew where i could get one for myself.
My first comment on the site even though I’ve been an frequented the site for a good 2 years now. Just had to comment on this picture because my friend urged me to do so.
She’s recently gotten hooked on the site and made a comment about how each shot really comes across as a photo shoot with a model. She was not sure if your style patrons are just truly poised to grace “The Sartorialist” (who wouldn’t be) or their models!! I told her to read your “Calm Before the Storm” post and realize that there’s a concerted effort behind each shot to capture a sense of style and present it in a polished package. After reading your “Calm Before the Storm” post and seeing this image, I truly respect how you approach The Sartorialist. You capture a lot of personality–on a style and individual level–in each shot and this one goes to show. The colors of the coat and the environ really work well. Love the coat…its interesting enough to deter one’s attention from what ensemble lies beneath. Her gloves caught my eye too…keep it up!!!
wow… this coat has such an interesting shape and a pattern/colour palette that reminds me of my grandmother’s old jacket. but this one is way hip, of course. (: i love how natural her face looks as well. any makeup at all?
Amazing coat and amazing picture: the girlâ€™s outfit is so well balanced with the background. How did you manage to do it? Was she just there? Or you took her there on purpose? Anyway, Iâ€™m very amazed!
How is it that every photo you take is always perfectly balanced in form and color? Like this woman here. The grays of her coat echo marvelously with the steel fences behind, and the splashes of orange in the buildings are hinted in her lips and cheeks. The entire effect is soothing and graceful.
Here is an epitome of what I enjoy about your blog. Clothing as aesthetic – not necessarily pretty or beautiful. This coat speaks of origami, winter landscapes and abstract art all at once – not to mention a successful pairing with plain black.
This style is brilliant… The oversized, felted, neutral coat is fascinating, and the high cut/style of the hood around his neck is intriguing. Itâ€™s a good contrast to his tight, black trousers (or jeans)… I love it. I also think the gold chains on his gloves add a fine, attractive detail to the outfit. Can anyone tell me which designers are represented here?
The proportions are a little bit awkward as it seems to make her head a bit small. I couldn’t stop looking at the chain detail on her gloves and I think they are so magnificent and chic. Her overall effect is quite awesome though.
just had to write and answer the designer question… Jacket is french vintage from Don the Verb, the most amazing vintage store on Delancey St. between Allen and Eldridge. There is one pleat at the back of the coat near the top creating the drape. The scarf is part of the jacket, attached at the back. The gloves are YSL.
Gorgeous, but this kind of coat would only look this stunning only on a person with similar height and type of figure. :( This is why models are chosen largely for their height, haha. A short person like me would look MUCH different (and worse) from this lady.
sart, I may have put my foot in my mouth with my earlier comment which I don’t think made it on. But I’m not the only one who thinks she is a he. any idea? Not that it really matters the look generated over 150 mostly positive comments.
This is a great composition Mr Sartorialist. If the coat didn’t appear so light the look would be too heavy up top but the volumptious softness of the upper half is in beautiful contrast with the heavier shades of the jeans and boots (which are amazing). Although all the talk is centred around the magnificent coat, the YSL gloves steal the show. It is all in the details!
This is just about the best jacket I’ve ever seen…no joke…and the scarf is PART OF THE JACKET?!?!?! Andrea, you better hold on to that baby…FRAME it…actually…don’t frame it…you wear it too damn well! Chapeau!
I’m so glad this coat gets more comments than Stam! Not that I don’t like Stam, but it just goes to show that there are many well dressed people out there that often go unnoticed, but a celebrity can be applauded for wearing any old thing out of their closet.
That just may be the most standout coat I’ve ever seen. I hate to think that the most avante-garde looks are best pulled off by statuesque beauties, but regardless of her advantage, she would warrant a second look sans skin exposure.
Maria Cornejo designs coats like that, if anyone’s really interested in finding something like it. I thought maybe it was one of her’s. She uses the same kinds of colors, mohair wools, and bubble shapes.