I like the way you talk about your own wardrobe. It sounds like every purchase is carefully considered. The things you buy are obviously not inexpensive, but you treat them as investments. More people should shop that way.
Short tailored jackets are always a good look. No matter if it’s leather, suede, or my favorite; a houndstooth wool… It’s important the to wear a funky scarf or other accessories to make the jacket pop…I love this pre-fall combination…
Hello Sart, I’m excited to see this more personal side of your blog. I love reading what you write, but I’m sure I’ll love seeing what you wear even more!
mltt, I absolutely agree with you–some of Sart’s photos have revolutionized my wardrobe. I’ve been following this blog for exactly a year, and now my clothing is a polar-opposite to what it once was.
Just to comment on the first photo: I’m not sure if the jacket is supposed to fit like it does, but I think it makes the man look a bit chubby around the middle, don’t you agree? Maybe that’s just because it looks like it’s straining to stay closed? I do really like the idea of suede though.
Dear Sart, Your hair has grown out! You look really good. I like the color of your jacket, though I think the beautiful scarf is really key in not making you look like yet another of those super-bourgeois Milanesi! And the top jacket in green also gets a lot from the scarf.
I really enjoy the two zippers, each slightly unzipped. Casual, calculated, and comfortable. I have a hard time finding jackets that I like with a double zipper like that – I think they’re rarer for women – but it’s one of my favorite looks.
The tone of your writing is so observant, yet so self-effacing. It’s just charming. Now that you have time to write a bit more, you have really reinvigorated my love of your blog.
(also, once you explained that it is terribly difficult to smile in self portraits, so I promise not to give you crap for loooking so grim)
About your jacket: the color is lovely, but your jacket seems to nip-in at the bottom much more than those that inspired you. I assume that was a deliberate choice. What attracted you to that detail? What do you think it does for your shape? (this is not a criticism, I really am curious)
I had a great suede jacket similar to the one in the top photo but in a tobacco brown color. It was a thrift store find and I literally wore it until it fell apart. I’ve been on the lookout for a similar one for a few years now. It’s quite a versatile piece.
Sart, you don’t look at all comfortable in that jacket/scarf combo. Just because it looks good on someone else, doesn’t necessarily mean it will look good on you. I think you’d look better with a v neck knit and an open collar, or crew neck tee peaking out from under and perhaps a casually draped, woollen scarf.
Hey! It depens of how many photos you have to send. If it’s less than, lets say, 4, you can send them by email. If it’s a large amount of photos the best thing would be to put them in a nice CD, put the CD in a nice envelope and send it by ordinary mail (urgent and certified if possible). That is how I’d do it…
I really like the way the man in the first photo wears his. I’m a girl, but I’m always wondering about how can a man carry his wallet, cell phone, keys, glasses, cigarettes, tooth brush, note book, etc, etc. in a stylish way.
There must be other ideas than suitcases and backpacks… Any more pictures with examples of this kind Sart?
Scott, whenever you post an image of yourself, I get such an Arrow-shirt-man-as-drawn-by-J.C. Leyendecker vibe from it, regardless of what you’re actually wearing. Like here, with the tiny riff of an ascot. It’s just great.
You look terrific! I think you made a great choice with navy.
I don’t know what I’d do without this blog. Not only do I get inspiration but I often dress with the thought of what you, or the others that comment, would think. It has also helped me clean out my closet and dump all those iffy items!
I love your little scarf! the zipper on the jacket is great too. I’m kind of shy about suede normally, since I’m pretty hard on clothes–nothing too delicate for me. but this post might make me reconsider…
I am in shock! I saw your photo in the biography page of your blog and you look so different. To begin with I saw you older and heavier, do-not get me wrong that photo is impressive, I loved you in that suit, it just looks like someone else. The guy in the suede jacket is hot in a different way… that portrait ads another dimension to your being in my mind. Bottom line is that it is important to show us your portraits because it seems you are a master in the art of transformation, which is so difficult to master and ultimately is one of the fundamental element of clothes period. The power to completely change oneself including the illusion of our gender.
I adore suede, is so sexy… something about suede is elegant all the way. Men in those jackets are a fetish to me, I faint… the three photos are cute and stylish at the same time. Gentlemen of the world that jacket is an eye catcher!
the thing i love the most about the jacket you’re wearing, sart, is the double-zipper! it’s little details like that that take articles of clothing from merely good to great, for me. i had a jacket with a double zipper that was my favorite for years, until it literally began to fall apart.
and, love the sleeve and collar details peaking out. i think the slightly fitted look is perfect. i have a (current) favorite jacket that is just like this. (and i’m a chick – i think this style looks hot on both girls and guys.)
Hmm, I don’t know so much about this self-portrait idea. I think one of the things I respect about your blog is your ability to put things out there and let people speak. When you post yourself, it forces people to be posititve, in a way. I mean it’d be pretty damn rude to say “Sart, you’re dog ugly, and your scarf looks ridiculous”, wouldn’t it?
Don’t get me wrong, I love your work and your blog, have been on it for longer than I care to remember, but I think it is necessary to maintain some form of impersonality. Oh and the dude on the top photo looks great, great jacket; don’t know much about the purse though.
i think your blog is funny and your picture are perfect for this porpouse, but why don’t you just youse a wooden mannequen instead of you? I think for an objective look,knowing that is you cgets distracting!! Cheers
You look determined! I really like the fact that youÂ´re not smiling. More often than not smiling people look a little bit stupid. A recruiting manager at Thai Airways once said: We donÂ´t employ intelligent women because they donÂ´t smile !!!! But short and tight jackets are tricky. The trousers have to be extremely well fitted otherwise the whole look is ruined and the jackets just look too small ! Proportions, proportions !!
Love the bizarre anonymous comment that says “Sorry, but you’re trying way, way too hard to project an image. Stop the affected poses, please.”
Would love to know exactly how a scarf and jacket combination can be trying “way, way too hard?” Your pose too, standing with hand in pockets, well, just how “affected” can that be?
There is no pleasing some people and it’s sad to see how bitter they can be once one achieves a little success. Ignore them.
Enjoy your posts about the clothes you wear, particularly as it has taught me that there is a middle way between bespoke and ‘off the peg’ (sad to admit that I’d never considered having alterations made at the shop until you suggested it)!
Oh, well I shouldn’t be anon here, but I’m on work pc. But yeah as someone has commented, you should perhaps refrain from posting self portraits just because its difficult fro us to write honest posts about them. Love your bravery though, and your blog! Mm