Monday, November 10, 2008

The Girl, The Boy, and Doggie from Ipanema, Rio


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  1. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    November 10, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Ahhh. The famous Ipaneme beach. I love the dog, so cute! Pictures are wonderful as always. Are you going to Copacabana as well?

  2. pablo

    November 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    aw… the dog’s little shoes
    when are you coming to mexico?

  3. foodimentary101

    November 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    the dog shoes are cute

    The patterned shorts are interesting.

    Wish it were shorts weather here!

  4. Berra

    November 10, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    That girl is just amazingly beautiful !

  5. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Even the dogs are beautiful in Rio…sigh…

  6. downunderboy

    November 10, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    OMG – it's like they have won the trifecta!! Hot Guy, Hot Girl & Cute Dog. There must be something in the water in Ipanema? Bet the cats are ugly though, haha!

    Hey Scott, when are you coming to Oz? It's summer here and I bet we give the Rio tribe a run for their money:)

  7. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    this is rio!
    this is cool!
    if you want to see something more old and historical a good place is close to PRAÇA 15 dawntown. there is a very nice caffe to have lunch in paço museum and close by you can see the Pharmacy granado that is there since 1870.
    if you are still in rio go there….if not maybe another time.

  8. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    What a truly great eye it must take to spot the sartorial subtlety of a guy in board shorts and flip flops.

  9. ana luiza

    November 10, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    not stylish, but great common characters from rio’s weekends..
    love your blog! wish you could stay here a little longer!

  10. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Cute shoes on the doggie, and a hip haircut, too!

  11. ryder

    November 10, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    nothing really fashionable to comment on here. though the woman looks comfortable and confident and has great earrings.

  12. Rayan

    November 10, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    All 3 are a yawn.

  13. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    bad shorts, good abs.

  14. Chelsea

    November 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Always been a sucker for a cute guy in boardshorts and flip-flops…hang ten!

  15. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm


    who cares about the clothes – it is all about the city – the tiles of ipanema are fashion enough.

  16. Fly Girl

    November 10, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    I was just in Rio a few months ago and I never saw sights like these! The color and cut of those pants drape the girl perfectly.


    November 10, 2008 at 6:13 pm


    What has Rio done to you? I guess – for the first time in this blog – I can see you photografing pigeons, coconuts, dog … and not only people streetwear. And you know what? I loved it!

    Hope you are having a great time there and consider about coming more often to Brazil ;)

    Best regards, Marcelo.

  18. Brigadeiro

    November 10, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Am loving these photos of Rio, the above truly reflect the vibe of Rio…The dog is too cute!

  19. l

    November 10, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    i don’t know what’s sartorial about this swimsuit or anything else. he’s not very attractive and i can get a suit like that at target. and that haircut is trifling.

  20. Anton

    November 10, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    I love this blog.

  21. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    isn’t this a fashion blog? the boy is hot but quicksilver board shorts and havaianas? yikes.

  22. Mad Hatter

    November 10, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I love the lady in outfit in the first photo, however I can’t get over the lady in the background to the right with the fruit (watch the background activity)

  23. Fifi

    November 10, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    It’s got boots!!

    And I love her pants, such a cool change from the regular black/brow/white block colours we always see over here in Oz.

  24. Bruna, prazer.

    November 10, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    about the guy i think i’m kind of used to it, you know? he’s gorgeous, fits perfectly but it’s commun beach clothing, at least for us.
    The girl however looks awesome. the colours are just perfect and her body makes the bikinis prettier !

  25. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I don’t know why there is people around here that expected to find sartorial looks at a Rio de Janeiro beach. People that go to the beach are thinking about comfortability and there isn’t best way to have it than using a swimsuit with flip-flops.

    The photos were beautiful taken. I’m sure that there is not anything wrong with taking pictures like these in beautiful places like Rio de Janeiro sometimes.

    Great job and congratulations for your blog.

    São Paulo – SP – Brazil

  26. jackieG

    November 10, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    oh no…the mullet has made it to rio, too.

  27. Mike

    November 10, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    hes a hoittie but hes nto very stylish
    what happened

  28. adervise

    November 10, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    SO this boy is HOT, that’s the first thing I noticed… whatever he wears will look sartorial, he’s got an edge, and he’s got a story, and that’s hot, and sometimes, some people are so suave they look good in anything…or practically nothing!

  29. Leila

    November 10, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    These pictures really show the beauty of Rio, beyond the necessity of showing people wearing new fashion trends from head to toes. But the vibe you get in that city, the positive energy, could never be felt by only pictures! You have to be there to really experience it! And I can see that you are…

    Keep up the good work, and make sure you go to Jardim Botanico, Parque do Lage! I don’t know you, but I know you’ll love it!


  30. kels

    November 10, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    fashion: not really
    attractive: oui oui oui

  31. Misterparticular

    November 10, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    did everybody miss the play on pattern and color with the boardwalk and the boardshorts?

  32. realbook

    November 10, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    The girl: Pants look like a housecoat.

    The dog: Amazing shoes. I would love to see a doggie Comme des Garcons tool belt!

    The boy: Sure you aren’t in Northern California?

  33. The Dog Dish

    November 10, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I like the pics! Poor dog must be dying of heat wearing booties in the summer at the beach, let the paws breathe! Haha! They are cute though!

  34. Paradis

    November 10, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Cute dog, cute guy, very nice photos!

  35. Katee "e-polishblog"

    November 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    The little doggy is my favorite :)

  36. Katee "e-polishblog"

    November 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    The little doggy is my favorite :)

  37. Katee "e-polishblog"

    November 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    The little doggy is my favorite :)

  38. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I like the lady in the background carrying the coconuts

  39. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    what exactly is stylish about this guy? long swim suit in Ipanema? he has a nice fit body, but so 90% of the guys in Rio. Disappointing trip…

  40. vivi_rodrigues

    November 10, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    these pictures are so Rio!!!!
    just love it!

    too bad some people here seems to forget that fashion is not only about the clothes…

    love your work!!!

    hope you are enjoying the city!

  41. -h of candid cool

    November 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    really can you stay in rio longer?

    that dog has better shoes and hair than i do!! im jealous of the dog!

  42. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Le sigh. I love you Sart. I want to make that guy my wallpaper. Better yet, maybe I’ll get my stalker on…

    Love the attitude of all 3 subjects. I want that pup!

  43. Von Fursternberg

    November 10, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Oh my!! I come. Look at that washboard ab and the ladies.. what is in the air??

  44. nikkijoon

    November 10, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    peronally i think that the doggie’s shoes were the most stylish piece out of the 3 photos

  45. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    to pedro and the sartorialist

    “of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes”

  46. Kevin Gotkin

    November 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    I’m quite disappointed in the photograph of the young man.

    His backpack, flip flops, accessories, and certainly his board shorts are all quite boring. The purpose in this shot lies in the man’s body.

    I’m disappointed because I thought this blog was dedicated to photographing and exposing the most interesting and ingenious sartorial decisions. By photographing a man’s bare chest, you are reverting back to the abominable American mindset and perpetuating a culture of body image-obsessed people. So many people are inspired by this blog because it inheres a sense of reward for those who are smart and creative enough to put together a great outfit. There is nothing creative about a good body.

    This photograph undermines my belief in the beauty of this blog, I’m sorry to say.

  47. Jill Turner

    November 10, 2008 at 11:27 pm


    Stay in Brasil forever. These are my favorite pics from you since Stockholm!!!!!


  48. Anonymous

    November 10, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    forget the sartorial for a minute, please. his body is an aesthetic masterpiece. in the eternal words of dionne in the movie clueless, “break me off a piece of that!” and in the just as eternal words of the smiths, “please, please, please let me get what i want!” he’s like built like adonis.

  49. Miguel

    November 11, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Now! I need to go there…. Rio is it? Right?

  50. john benjamin pritchett

    November 11, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Oh my gosh I’m headed to Rio but not for the guy or dog,,,

  51. lisa

    November 11, 2008 at 12:28 am

    ohhh….i want to be walking there too!!! :)

  52. Somnia Carvalho

    November 11, 2008 at 1:12 am

    I don´t now exactly… but I didn´t like. The girl is the most commom look that you can find in any beaches in Brazil. We buy this pants with the guys in front of the beaches and many them are much more beautiful than this one. The biquini has a bad colour im my opinion. The guy is using a interesting shorts, but nothing more…
    is hard for me thing that they are fashion… probably because i saw this look all my life…

  53. syd vicious

    November 11, 2008 at 1:38 am

    The guy and girl look so fly & cool and the dog is adoreable!

  54. Diana

    November 11, 2008 at 2:18 am

    In this rainy, stormy & cold German autumn it's really hard to look at these wonderful pics, os full of easy living and gauzy clothes ;-)

  55. Rita

    November 11, 2008 at 2:56 am

    The girl looks so chilled and relaxed, I love it. And the doggie is sooo cute!

  56. Cris Rocco

    November 11, 2008 at 3:25 am

    The best place!!!!

  57. Mademoiselle Naomi

    November 11, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Tall, and tan and young, and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking and when she passes each one, she passes, goes aaahh…

    A beautiful song for beautiful pictures !

  58. jkh

    November 11, 2008 at 4:19 am

    yes, 3times yawn.
    good morning

  59. peaitlreiecnia

    November 11, 2008 at 4:36 am

    there must be something in the water. i’m going to move there


  60. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 5:07 am

    It was expected. As soon as you step away from 'Rio summer fashion week' the outfits get pretty normal & boring – Being half Brazilian I can safely say that Rio is certainly not a fashion destination.

  61. Zaydoun

    November 11, 2008 at 5:27 am

    The guy must be a tourist… a real Carioca would be wearing a sunga

  62. Carolina Lange

    November 11, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Great shots! The guy’s short’s are fantastic!
    Rio is always amazing!

  63. Stefani

    November 11, 2008 at 6:46 am

    wow….i check this site out every few days and usually see fantastic fashion. I love rio, i live here, i have very fashionable friends here, but this is subpar.

    i saw you at the fashion shows and you got a few good pictures at the beginning, now I’m just dissapointed….

  64. cami falcão

    November 11, 2008 at 6:50 am

    as i said before, just come to São Paulo, please…..

  65. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Escuse me, have you got the boy´s phone number? jejejje
    viva brasil!

  66. Caterina

    November 11, 2008 at 7:53 am

    eeeeeh…. ok I take the boy!
    (but only because his shorts match so good with the ground), hehe.

  67. Fernando

    November 11, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Love the pictures ! Yeah, that’s exactly how people wear clothes in Rio ! And that’s why the city is so famous around the world.
    I am from Sao Paulo, but I am living in London, can’t wait to go to Brazil this summer.
    It would be great if you could go to Sao Paulo, and then compare the styles between Rio and Sao Paulo, like you did in Stockholm (Sodermalm and Ostermalm).

  68. Michael Rex

    November 11, 2008 at 8:32 am

    That last picture want me want to spread some peanut butter! :-P

  69. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Can’t get away this year….cash crunch. So your pics are like a mini holiday.

  70. TheMinx

    November 11, 2008 at 10:22 am

    The BOY…*faints*

  71. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 10:31 am

    olha que coisa mais linda…

  72. Valentine

    November 11, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Rio is adorable and the people are too much beautifull and friendly.
    I love teh girl look.

  73. phyllis

    November 11, 2008 at 10:56 am

    LOVE the pooch!

  74. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    November 11, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Those pants on the girl 1.picture, I didn’t like them. But she looked pretty anyways, the bikini top and the ear rings looks good in each otters company and I love those sunglasses!

  75. whyioughtta

    November 11, 2008 at 11:37 am

    That first image IS the image I see in my mind’s eye when I hear “The Girl from Ipanema…”

  76. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 11:42 am

    This boy is certainly a local. Not a tourist. He is the perfect visual definition of the boy from Rio´s “Zona Sul”.

    Most guys wear shorts like this to and from the beach. The sunga is underneath. For sure.

    You cant get more “boy from rio” than that.

  77. Marília

    November 11, 2008 at 11:54 am

    i´m loviiiing it…
    stay in brazil forever!!!!
    why don´t you come to São Paulo???

  78. luis_andres

    November 11, 2008 at 11:56 am

    i must to go to rio! stylish people and dogs as well…it has to be a nice place


    November 11, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    the girls is gorgeous
    she what i think of when i think rio

  80. Olviya

    November 11, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    so so quite shoes for dog!


    November 11, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I just want to give the boy a sandwich.

    He’s Target (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

    I do understand why you took the pic you lech!


    I would have too! Did you get his #?

  82. Paris

    November 11, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    I’m with you misterparticular – its the marriage of clothing and setting that stands out in these shots.

    I’ve only ever seen dogs wearing shoes like that when it is cold (prevents them from cutting their feet on ice). Maybe it works for heat too?

  83. MsSvelteNY

    November 11, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    The flawless hair, blowing in the breeze.
    The pose – a professional model?
    The shoes! How functional and stylish at the same time.
    The accessories – those must be the must have accessories of Rio.
    This pooch should start it’s own line.


  84. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    OMG let me konw that guy!

    Obviously in these shots people portraited stand out more than settings and clothing…

    Oh, I don’t like animals dressed up, so I hope it is for whether conditions or other practical reasons that it wears “shoes” or whatever.

    Sorry for my english. :)

  85. Edu

    November 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    blame it on rio! my hotness!

  86. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    To Kevin Gotkin at 11:13am (“By photographing a man’s bare chest, you are reverting back to the abominable American mindset and perpetuating a culture of body image-obsessed people.”), I’d just say that Americans do not hold the monopoly on the culture of body-obsessed people! As these photos show, it’s alive and well in other cultures, too. How you choose to groom and care for yourself is part of your sartorial outlook, I think. And these people are lovely! Stephanie

  87. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    That girl go to beach.So cool and simple.
    This is the real Rio style.
    Nobody dress up there.
    Just a casual chothes.

  88. Kevin Gotkin

    November 11, 2008 at 11:43 pm


    I’m wondering where you think body-image culture comes from if not America. A good friend of mine pioneered research in east Asian countries while at Harvard about body image and what he found is that their imperviousness to body image anxieties perfectly parallels their imperviousness to American consumer markets. Unfortunately, I have to disagree with you that body image is a part of a person’s sartorial persona – CLOTHES are part of a person’s sartorial persona and they should be photographed and treasures here!

  89. Alan

    November 11, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    I am so excited for doggy Sartorialist. Pups are so stylish nowadays.

    It’s sad that I’m not even being sarcastic.

  90. Fashion Is Poison

    November 12, 2008 at 1:13 am

    I really don’t understand why people comment anonymously, especially when they’re talking crap. This is your blog and it reflects what you see, what you feel, and what you want to share. Not what you think your readers want you to share. If that makes any sense…

    I’m very new at blogging but since I discovered your photos I’ve been hooked. I love seeing things from other people’s perspectives and I think you give us that. YOUR perspective. That could mean that they’re wearing the most beautiful parka or simply in their shorts and flip flops…it’s RIO for goodness sake.

    Anyway, I once tried making my dog wear booties to ‘protect’ his paws so I love the doggie picture.

    Your work is very much appreciated :)

  91. eachkey

    November 12, 2008 at 6:59 am

    sometimes, abs is fashion.

  92. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 8:36 am

    that is so cruel to do that to the poor dog. it must have been walking in agony.

  93. Iheartfashion

    November 12, 2008 at 9:51 am

    The people are undeniably great-looking, but the fashion is uninspired. I don’t see anything to distinguish Rio from any other beach town.

  94. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    im speechless at that guy, he is so hot.

    if only those shorts were shorter, then it would have been perfect.

  95. pretty kitty publishing

    November 13, 2008 at 1:29 am


    I love that comment above: “sometimes abs is fashion.”

  96. cassaundra

    November 13, 2008 at 3:35 am

    great post, beautiful people (and dogs!)

  97. Alexa

    November 13, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Meh to the fashion.

  98. ms mopp

    November 13, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Hot guy….mmmm….who cares about fashion…

  99. Still Breathing

    November 13, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    i’m moving to rio.

  100. Jack Daniel

    November 13, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    i don’t really get some people’s comments. it’s not ALWAYS about being ‘fashion’. it’s also about the picture itself.

    so: nice picture, Scott! They are well taken!!

  101. Anny Carolina

    November 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Beaultiful pics. I’m half brazilian and half peruvian, you should come to Peru too, You will love it. beijossssssssss

  102. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Aside from the cute dog and the beautiful beach, I don’t see anything special here.

  103. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    that guy is a freaking hoooottie :p

  104. Anonymous

    November 14, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    amazing photos as usual! yes yes come to Oz!!!!

  105. zilef

    November 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    “There is nothing creative about a good body.”… i think that there is creativity in how you want your body to be… all us lucky rich healthy people can choose how we wanna be image-wise and style doesn’t just exude from the clothes we wear (or your body alone either-i’m not saying that P:!) But you know, the woman, the dog and the dude are all making choices about their bodies to make a style statement… alright, maybe not the doggy (although I picture it all diva-style in the morning, rummaging through thousands of pairs of shoes)

    Great photos !

  106. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 2:39 am

    homeboy needs more work on the pecs

  107. Anonymous

    November 30, 2008 at 9:14 am

    ipanema beach….when are you comig to brighton?

  108. Carol

    January 7, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Hot guy….mmmm….who cares about fashion… [2]

  109. punto.

    September 26, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    the guy's so hot! ..i love rio's atmosphere, it's like a storm is coming..

  110. Martine

    March 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I’ll take the guy!!!

  111. Wendy Carlos Williams

    February 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    When can I meet him? Is he coming to San Francisco?

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