Saturday, April 25, 2009

On the Street……The Tailor of Chapel Street, Melbourne


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  1. JR X

    April 25, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    That great blue Australian sky suits him :-)

  2. Andrew

    April 25, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Love the jacket… although I think only he can pull it off… =) It’s so sad… nobody dresses like this anymore.

  3. NVA

    April 25, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    the jacket is still cool…

  4. Cassiopeia

    April 25, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Immense. He just looks so serene and strong. Great photo.


  5. PinkLizzy

    April 25, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    So well put together. Love the statement red handkerchief.

  6. Jonas

    April 25, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Oh Chapel St! I miss Melb sooo much. Scott, don’t miss the opportunity to go cactus hunting in Elwood, always the prominent attraction while in Victoria.

  7. Gem_ka

    April 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    This is great!

  8. travelbug

    April 25, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Great gentleman!

    Says a lot about Australia. Looks like America in the early 60′s.

  9. Imogen Lamport

    April 25, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    What a dapper gent!

  10. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I think his pattern is too busy, but I can dig the colors. Confident man–I will give him that.

  11. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    the fabric is a bit different from my taste. however! I am i am in great appreciation of the details like; the the sleeve length and complementing shirt cuff. The well pressed pants and pinky ring are all romantic hallmarks of a time when people got “dressed” when leaving the house. it’s very nice to see. very handsome.

  12. sal_ly

    April 25, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I’m guessing this man is an institution of Melbourne. I hope there are more Melbourne fashionistas out for you today – ANZAC day can be a very quiet day in Australia :)

  13. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    very well put together!

  14. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    He looks awesome, but why chapel street – WHY? It’s where all the trashy fake-tan and gold shoes set go. Come to Fitzroy, or stick to the CBD’s laneways …

  15. Madeline

    April 25, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    That is such an amazing jacket. I really hope patterned jackets make a big comeback in menswear

  16. melbourne fashionista

    April 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I was so intrigued to see where the sartorialist would go in Melbourne. I love that is it on the ‘other end of chapel’ , windsor!

  17. Story of a Grl

    April 25, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I am so happy you are in australia to shed some light on how wonderful the fashion is in OZ. Melbourne specifically has amazingly fashionable people!!!

  18. abendinthelaw

    April 25, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Ahh who else can pull off my grandmother’s wallpaper so well? Can he be my Australian grandpappy please?

  19. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    You are SUCH an inspiration.

  20. frank adam

    April 25, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I love the jacket.

  21. Sartorial Vancouver

    April 25, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Nice coat with individual touches, and perfect fit. I wonder what kind of shoes he has on. I am secretly hoping that they are boots.

  22. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Wow. What an incredible pattern on that suit. And the pop of magenta? Genius. – Melissa

  23. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    father figure

  24. sunshowersandthunderstorms

    April 25, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    What a dapper man! I would of never of guessed he was on Chapel St!

  25. Sonali

    April 25, 2009 at 9:00 pm


  26. Jessica

    April 25, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Adore the offsetting red.

  27. FiL

    April 25, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Very very nice jacket…


  28. MM

    April 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I love it!
    I love seeing men that take risks.
    check out my blog you’re on my worth a visit list.
    I doubt you will.
    But you might!

    Also please be in london next december. I want to run in to you. haha

  29. shu shu

    April 25, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I saw this photo being taken. So very star struck by seeing you both.

  30. -h

    April 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    quite a pattern!

  31. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    That jacket looks 70s……..

  32. Alex

    April 25, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I’m so excited that you are in Melbourne I’ve been dying for you to capture the style around here! Please run, don’t walk to Brunswick Street, so cool there.

  33. Mr Ragazi

    April 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    My tailor wears jeans and a sweatshirt; but his suits…

  34. Esmoquin room

    April 25, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I love that jacket!!!!


  35. Mr Jones

    April 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    except its autumn in australia… not sure of this but perhaps darker pants would have worked better?

  36. Katya

    April 25, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Fabulous jacket. We have some wonderful old school tailors round Melbourne, so glad you found one.

  37. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Great fabric and proportions! By the way, are you coming to São Paulo? I’d love to have you here. I’m sure you’ll get nice shots. Bye.

  38. Anonymous

    April 25, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Go Australia.

  39. Fran

    April 26, 2009 at 12:00 am

    OMG Sart. You’re completely in my hood! I live round the corner. Hope you love Melbourne!! XXXX Bon Voyage.

  40. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Great jacket and combination – it just fits. I would never say that this says a lot, or is typical of Australian fashion though. But still very cool none-the-less.

  41. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 12:49 am

    hahahahahaha bless. second what someone said up there about capturing the australianness of this shot – spot on. also second what somebody else said about dont waste all your time on chapel – go north baby!
    these pictures make me feel a wee bit patriotic…
    keep em coming!!!!!

  42. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Ah, welcome to Australia Sart. I recommend going to Brunswick st in Fitzroy. Great cafes and interesting fashion to be had.

  43. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Wouldn’t you love to have a conversation with him? He says so much before he speaks, eh?

  44. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 1:24 am

    You’re coming to Sydney and I have nothing to wear!!! This gentleman.. his head doesn’t suit his outfit..

  45. blackbook

    April 26, 2009 at 1:38 am

    love that pattern of his blazer…

  46. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 1:59 am

    chapel st? tragic. average joes hang there. fitzroy, carlton and the cbd……lots of characters.

  47. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 2:08 am

    oxford street is a good place to check out….

  48. Kyra Pybus

    April 26, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Your a marvel Scott. They drop you off on Chapel Street with it’s solarium princesses and label-tarts and you return triumphant with a striking pic of this gorgeous old codger! I also thought you would enjoy Fitzroy or the CBD laneways.. Im just proud as punch to have you in town! If I spot you at RAFW in Sydney it will make my week ! xo

  49. 8apixel

    April 26, 2009 at 2:46 am

    I was just there last week! I love the texture of his jacket, the red is a really nice touch. I agree, darker pants would have made it slight bit more of a stunner. Good pic :)

  50. Brian

    April 26, 2009 at 2:50 am

    That jacket is SHARP!

  51. Francis Xavier Holden

    April 26, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Welcome to Melbourne. Please don’t restrict yourself to Chapel St and Brunswick St.

  52. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 3:31 am

    Hi Mr Sartorialist! Welcome to australia!

    While you’re in Sydney I suggest you go and see Hannah Mcnicol, who has a shop with her own label in Paddington, (76 Paddington st, Paddington, right next to fashionable William st, called ‘hannah mcnicol’). The woman herself is magnificent and i’d love to see her on your blog. She is truly stylish.

    Hope you have a great time while you’re here.

    A Sydneysider

  53. Dominica

    April 26, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Wow, great print – love the fabric…his tie looks handsome and the hankie…very stylish !
    He looks proud in this pic and I don’t blame him !

  54. AnastasiaC

    April 26, 2009 at 5:28 am

    What a cool guy – love the pose!
    guess it was Anzac day so everyone was dressed smartly…love his unique suit jacket though and 70′s aviator sunnies…

  55. Octopus-home

    April 26, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Just Class .

  56. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Mr Dakis, the Invisible Mender. Can revive anything from any period of his life. A genius of his craft.

  57. roentarre

    April 26, 2009 at 7:42 am

    This chap is so well dressed.

    How did he end up posing for you?

  58. MsGourmet

    April 26, 2009 at 7:43 am


  59. Roxanne

    April 26, 2009 at 7:52 am

    AWesome! strong textures….cooly put together:)

  60. Zepequeña

    April 26, 2009 at 8:48 am

    It´s a gentelman!!!


  61. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I love that you are in Melbourne Sart
    please stay away from Chapel Street though. Try Flinders Lane and Degraves St in the city, or Brunswick area.
    wow I love Melbourne

  62. Cindy

    April 26, 2009 at 9:29 am

    oh chapel street!! I live around the corner! I cannot believe you are in my hometown!
    If you get a chance, pop on by brunswick street, or off the little laneways down in the CBD, catch tram 72! ehhe

    I hope you have and absolute blast down in melb-town.

    OH OH OH! and the coffee!! degraves street!

  63. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Scott! You have no idea how exciting it is to have you in Australia!! I hope you enjoy RAFW and i hope to see you sometime throughout the week!

  64. Frockaholics

    April 26, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Adore the red handkerchief.

  65. Jonathan

    April 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Wow. The fabric is unexpected, but it works so well. Love the pocket square. Could you get away with that look in the U.S.?

  66. Michael

    April 26, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Curious jacket. It looks and lays like a brocade–which would usualy be reserved for cooler weather. Perhaps it should be a tad longer in the body?

  67. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    The level of pattern matching is unbelievable. All the way from the lapel to pockets and sleeve head. I am not able to look closely at the pocket hinge roll detail, if he did match this, then what more can i say? I think the tailor chose this design to show his level of competency in the art of tailoring. Excellent eye for catching this Mr.Schuman—MB

  68. C a t r i n a

    April 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    He looks amazing!

  69. Almost famous

    April 26, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    o, it is a tremendous photo, he is very elegant

  70. almost famous

    April 26, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Fantastic foto, this is old men is very elegant!!! i like it

  71. almost famous

    April 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I like it, he is so elegant

  72. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    a god. – i knew you would find him somewhere!!!!

    all kneel and hail!

  73. Miiicha

    April 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    How cute!

  74. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    this is perfect!

    i wish more men still dressed like this these days.

  75. Spectator

    April 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm


  76. Paulo Ferba

    April 26, 2009 at 4:25 pm



  77. A Bikers Blog

    April 26, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    This man shows a lot of character, I think. He looks old fashioned and in style at the same time. Good going there!!

  78. Daisy

    April 26, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Australians are the hottest people on the planet, I’m so glad you’re going there!

  79. madameshawshank

    April 26, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Sart…Australia welcomes you with open arms..have a wondrous stay…you’d have such a ball with the colours of the outback :-) however I imagine you’ve limited time!

    again WELCOME!!!

  80. Ed Kavishe

    April 26, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Scott please look up Kym Ellery if you are in Sydney, very chic designer

  81. Roni

    April 26, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I lived just around the corner from Emmanuel Dakis’ shop for 9 years and always thought the old world charm of his suits should make a comeback.
    My dad’s name is also Emmanuel so it always reminded me of him as well.

  82. nevolution

    April 26, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Where did you find this guy? Chapel st is a wasteland and you find this gem?

  83. john benjamin pritchett

    April 26, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    My Dad in the 1970′s, 80′s, 90′s and now. It still looks good on him.

  84. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Michael – it’s autumn in Melbourne. Don’t be fooled by the bright blue sky – over the weekend we had unseasonably freeezing weather. It was 14 degrees (well, 58 fahrenheit) on the day this gentleman was photographed!

  85. Stephanie

    April 26, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I love the way the jacket fits him. He knows what he’s doing.

  86. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I think you need a close up of this pattern.

  87. Rex Massey Molloy

    April 26, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I am forced to look at myself after reading these comments. I would have dismissed this outfit and not realised or enjoyed the thrill it has given so many others.

    Or maybe its just really hard for a Kiwi to compliment an Aussie…

  88. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Fashion in aspic

  89. The Catapult Kid

    April 26, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Is that a pen mark or something on his right pant-leg?

  90. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I think my grandmother had a sofa with that pattern.

  91. Anonymous

    April 26, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Now I’m looking forward to being old.

  92. joeyc

    April 26, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    This photograph is so well put together. The sky is amazing in Australia! This guy seems like such a gentleman.

  93. AC

    April 27, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Aww, come on guys, most Melbournians know the South Yarra end of chapel is a joke but Windsor is a pretty cool part of town with many sartorialist worthy participants residing there. That’s my humble opinion anyway :)

  94. catherine

    April 27, 2009 at 12:15 am

    great and chic jacket, love the mood.

  95. Anonymous

    April 27, 2009 at 12:23 am

    you must visit fitzroy to see a true Melbourne style. Chapel street is so…chapel street!

  96. princess glee

    April 27, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Whoa this dude is sharp! That red pocket square, snazzy! The jacquard jacket in the subtle color and the aviators are the best.

  97. Anonymous

    April 27, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Oh travelbug, your comment made chuckle at Australia, with which my country has a friendly rivalry…America in ’60′s you said…offensive, but I still laugh at it!

  98. cewek

    April 27, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Welcome to Australia Scott. I hope you and your girlfriend have a wonderful stay here! Have fun at the RAFW also!

  99. jess

    April 27, 2009 at 1:33 am

    SO excited you are in Melbourne!!

  100. Suzy

    April 27, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Make sure you get into the CBD and around Brunswick Street – very chic people around there!

  101. maxinquip

    April 27, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Hey Mr Sartorialist! Welcome to windy rainy Melbs!

    I’ve noticed people telling you to go to Brunswick St Fitzroy to check the fashion.

    If you do, go on Saturday and see my friend’s band play the Old Bar at 8!

    these boys are as Melbourne as it gets my friend.

  102. Anonymous

    April 27, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Welcome to Melbourne Scott. Love your site. Check the CBD and especially the lanes and alleys for real Aussie street style.

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    April 27, 2009 at 3:00 am

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  104. Anonymous

    April 27, 2009 at 3:28 am

    cool jacket!

  105. Anonymous

    April 27, 2009 at 3:44 am

    He looks like Johnny Cash!!!!

  106. brooke

    April 27, 2009 at 4:05 am

    hahahahaha he does look like an old prime minister of ours! immensely! this is such an amazing shot though, his face looks so amazing and SO australian.


    April 27, 2009 at 4:18 am

    That’s one sharp looking old guy!

  108. ANT

    April 27, 2009 at 4:29 am

    Harmonious – Dark brown tie, nostalgic green jacket, with a hint of scarlet, and brown pants to complete the look.

  109. Dave King

    April 27, 2009 at 5:20 am

    yeah – to all those opposed Chapel St, head down to the Windsor end where this shot was taken. Jackets like this roam free! Nothing like the Toorak Rd end at all. Incredible eye, Scott, nice one.


  110. Jacinta Montgomery

    April 27, 2009 at 5:29 am

    Welcome to Victoria hope you enjoy your time here.If you have the time visit Sassafras and Olinda in the Dandenongs, it is a beautiful place. You will love Cloudehill Garden it is superb. Good to see you have found Chapel street, it’s full of young people. Enjoy, Enjoy.
    Kind Regards

  111. B

    April 27, 2009 at 6:41 am

    ahh the style of an Australian. Confident. and Assured. And slightly on the right side of wrong. Viva la Melb x

  112. The Localist

    April 27, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Welcome to Australia – enjoy!

    From a new sydney street style photographer…

    there’s a lot to uncover here once you’ve scratched the surface…i see the most inspirational style when i am without my camera it seems…and often very late at night!

  113. Christine

    April 27, 2009 at 7:32 am

    cute old man!

  114. Jessica

    April 27, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I love it, so debonair.

  115. Anonymous

    April 27, 2009 at 7:52 am

    can hardly wait to you hit sydney, this sydney-sider hails you! x

  116. St.Lenny

    April 27, 2009 at 8:42 am

    nice work old fella!

  117. Anonymous

    April 27, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Sure works for him! Love to see his choice in shoes and socks.

  118. hedda

    April 27, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Question for you.
    How often do you see people walking their dogs?
    Are the dogs wearing clothing/styling in Aussie land?

  119. Anonymous

    April 27, 2009 at 10:15 am

    About two years ago you posted here about a book you loved that was full of old Australian police photos, it all looked a bit Weegee… remember that? (City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948 by Peter Doyle) Well, the little museum that printed that book is very near Circular Quay where Australian Fashion Week is happening. They have an exhibition on at the moment called "Femme Fatales", which features old police photos of female criminals ("Wicked women, seductive sinners, vicious vixens!" the blurb says). If you get tired of the fashionistas and catwalks and feel like a fix of old photos, the Justice & Police Museum (link below) is only a 5 minute walk away…

  120. sugar

    April 27, 2009 at 10:33 am

    what a wog hahah
    i love the way the red hankie contrasts against his patterned jacket
    great attention to detail

    you must visit the other side of our great city – fitzroy, carlton …

  121. allie in g'town

    April 27, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Hey! Is that my Uncle Oscar???

  122. hassan1

    April 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Gucci fabric??

  123. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 10:19 am

    elegant but not 2009′s

  124. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Several years ago there was a fabulous Australian movie, “Strictly Ballroom” – he totally could be a character right out of that movie!

  125. Anonymous

    April 28, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    when you visit melbourne you go to chapel st, but melbourne is all about the city maze, alleyways and hidden obscure bars, come back! you havent taken enough pictures!

  126. RINO

    April 30, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Toutes les photos de ce blog sont MAGNIFIQUES j’ai un gros coup de coeur pour the sartorialist ! bravo :)
    Vous nous faites rêver !!

  127. rnssnc

    May 1, 2009 at 11:22 am

    sart, is that all you got for melbourne?

    maybe because i grew up there, much more fascinated with your NY or european pictures.

    forgive me for saying it, but australia on the whole, is just NY or europe with a one or two year delay.

  128. jb

    May 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Okay, but the jacket is too short. It needs to be longer and come down the leg more.

  129. Fred

    May 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Looks like a picture from the old Mafia Guys in New York – Good Eye -

  130. Anonymous

    May 5, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    My whole family was thrilled to see Emanuel Dakis on your site. He first came to our attention when my father tore the leg of his finest suit on a sharp fixture at the office.

    He was aghast, but rather than dump the now unwearable suit, my mother decided to look for another solution and discovered Emanuel – an expert in ‘invisible mending’.

    After Emanuel waved his wand over the trousers, the ignominious tear, once a pain to the eye, had vanished, and dad’s fine wool suit was ‘as new’ once again. Emanuel’s skill undoubtedly second to none.

  131. Anonymous

    May 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    For those reading that are Melburnians…. does anyone else have a sneaking suspicion that this is the great “as seen on TV” furniture-retailer of the 80s, Franco Cozzo?????

  132. moremony services

    May 9, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Ahh who else can pull off my grandmother’s wallpaper so well? Can he be my Australian grandpappy please?

  133. Polomint

    May 15, 2009 at 10:03 am

    For Anonymous,

    Would Franco Cozzo be seen outside of “Northe Melbourne ande Footerscay”? Is South Yarra his style?

    Cheers, Polomint

  134. Bisnis Internet

    July 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    He look like my grand father,,, He is very handsome

  135. Foredi

    January 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

    hi thx veru much for publish this.

  136. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    HA…Wait I really think that’s my husband!! HAHA

  137. Katherine Rizos

    November 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This is my grandpa, so proud of him. His such a big inspiration to me.

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