Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Sartorialist on video


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  1. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 24, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Loved it. Glad you decided not to post the image of the guy with the ankle socks and dress shoes- that will NOT be a trend, I assure you. Let’s see who in the fast fashion world starts cranking out PJs as day wear. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  2. Dexter Obvious

    July 24, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Sart, I adore you. Your perspective on fashion is brilliant. But baby, you’ve gotta work on your posture! You were so slouchy I almost lost you in that chair.

    Sit up and try to exude a little more power when you’re on camera. I know it seems naggy, and I don’t mean to criticize you. But I believe strongly that posture has as much to do with your look as what you’re wearing. It gives you a real presence that people will take notice of.

    Great segment!

  3. The Sartorialist

    July 24, 2008 at 8:56 am

    thanks for the tip but to be honest to do what i do i don’t really want people to notice me.

    i have to walk up to strangers and ask to take their photo – i think if i would exert too much power it would get in the way – i purposely try to be very gentle and calm when working on the street and a big part of that is body language -especially when working with women. I think it is powerful to be able to make others comfortable quickly.

    besides those stools were a pain and I asked if we could do it at a desk – maybe next time, if there is a next time.

  4. -

    July 24, 2008 at 9:09 am

    great interview. interesting choices. but the cameraman took such strange angles. i think the pose comment must be related to this awkward angles chosen for the interview. a desk or a sleek armchair might improve the feeling of stiffness -of three in a row. also better light to avoid the general yellowishness would be great.

    (thanks for the short socks tip. it adds something to it).

  5. Caro

    July 24, 2008 at 9:11 am

    I loved that! Everyone looked chic and comfortable. The editing on the video was great–just the right length, nice cutting with video and images from shows/the street. Well, actually, I could’ve watched 30 minutes of that.

  6. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 9:49 am

    I loved the whole thing. I’m actually glad you guys weren’t behind a desk. I got to see what the fashion critics were wearing. Some of that was pretty funny too.

  7. ladyfresh

    July 24, 2008 at 9:54 am

    *thumbs up* Mr Sartorialist

  8. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 10:27 am

    It was interesting to watch three men talking about fashion…i really liked it. But i think you forgot to talk about the DRIES VAN NOTEN and the MARTIN MARGIELA summer collections…

  9. basietrane

    July 24, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Loved the big hugs at the end. Your awesome Sart!

  10. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 11:04 am

    a title like “in the closet” isn’t really doing much for preconceived notions of men’s fashion!!!

  11. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Good hug in the end!

  12. monique

    July 24, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    “Fashion Closet”?…. I won’t touch that one.

    I’m in agreement with your Lanvin choice. Elbaz rocks. He’s one of my favorites all around – men, women, fall, spring – He does it right.

    Twin sets on men? EEEYikes! Pajamas? And that neon!… Somebody call in the exorcist!

    You are a sexy thing, Scott. You really come across as unassuming and thoughtful and masculine and of course stylish.

  13. Sandy

    July 24, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    You are a beautiful man.

  14. bomb.ass.ting

    July 24, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Twin sets on men are fine, after all it’s just being matchy matchy and there’s no harm in that! :) Love your style Sart, you’re totally not intimidating though – I kind of thought you would be!

  15. lis

    July 24, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Bravo! (clap clap clap) Good job! You looked great and you’re very well-spoken. Good wardrobe choice, too – navy is great on you!

    Yeah, next time, ditch the stools. They’re very awkward…sorta like suits that look like pajamas.

  16. Marisa

    July 24, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    This is really charming, actually, because–no offense–you guys are all guys’ guys, manly men, erring a bit conservative in your fashion choices and on-screen personalities but still obviously caring very much about what happens on and off the runway.

    I LIKE the pajamas! They remind me of my boyfriend when he’s walking around in the morning wiht his shirt on. Sexy.

    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Monica

    July 24, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Yay, Sart!! I’m very happy for you.

  18. Anonymous

    July 24, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Great spot, good to hear your voice and opinion on mens wear. I think we get too many sound bites from women, which is good, but it’s also great to get a solid point of view from a Man! Thanks Sart.

  19. kagitsune

    July 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Transcript, please! :3 Some of the brand names were hard to understand… ^^;


    July 24, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Such a cool video! Thank you for posting this!

    Love your outfit! It suits you perfectly!!! Would be great if we could see more videos and shots with you.


  21. Dan

    July 24, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Nice to see what you look like on screen and hear your voice. You come across very well and the spot was really charming and often funny.
    I hope Jorje is right about ankle socks and dress shoes not being the next trend, but I have to agree with you that that particular guy had it working- amazing.
    Thanks for posting this.

  22. zeeartfuldodger

    July 24, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    i LOVE the idea of men in twin sets! too chic for words

  23. Paul Pincus

    July 24, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    i loved this. so much fun!

  24. Charlé

    July 24, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    I just wanted to thank you. I’m female and impressed male friend today when I remarked on the impeccable tailoring of another gentleman’s suit. He was really surprised that I noticed something beyond his tie/color choice.

    I’ve refined my taste and developed a bit of an obsession with menswear because you made it relevant to me, someone who otherwise only cared about womenswear. Thanks.

  25. melissa

    July 24, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    sadly, i too noticed the posture first and foremost…massage and yoga!

  26. designerman

    July 24, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    That was great. Nice chemistry between you 3. And I loved, LOVED Lanvin.

  27. Scott W

    July 24, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    It was great to see you on camera and hear your voice. You and Josh have both fallen prey to the overuse of ‘like’. Just sayin’.

    Thanks for bringing us such great photos and style.

  28. Jessica J.

    July 25, 2008 at 1:21 am

    You’re all so charming and wonderful! I loved the interview, it was sweet and simple. And I absolutely love your taste, Sart! Lanvin is one of my favorite lines out there right now. I truly admire you. I mean, to be able to go up to people and ask them if their pictures can be taken takes a lot of courage and people skills. You’re my hero!

  29. Miguel

    July 25, 2008 at 3:48 am

    great video! love the pics from the runway, but the best… the guy in black tie, black jacket and great tight pant… looks like just come out from work, and sharp and great looking… how do you find these people on the streets?

  30. Miguel

    July 25, 2008 at 3:54 am

    could you post the picture of that guy in a suit and tie and his helmet… I will love to copy that look… love the video… and yeah! blue is your color

  31. chat

    July 25, 2008 at 4:05 am

    I just love menswear in general. It always inspired me because most menswear is very functional vs. just frills, bells and whistles. Also the models tend to be

    On another note.. Mr. Sart please try to find those ped socks because sockless did not go so well with the exposed calves. As a calve-y girl myself I know how tricky it can be with the cut-off pants and looking stumpy. I think the socklessness and the awkward distance between the shoes and the hem of the pants was not flattering (especially from the cross-legged position). Just my two cents!

  32. Urban Gypsy

    July 25, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    dearest sart, you are indeed a big deal. what a pleasure it was to finally “see” you in action! great job and keep it up! :D

  33. Keisha Kornbread

    July 25, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Sart is ADORABLE!!!

  34. Gabriela

    July 25, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    You huggy bear! Lol! Cool video!

  35. Jessica

    July 25, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    I know dexter said it, above, and you have a good reason to be humble – in body – on the street, but he’s right. Your posture made you look a little dumpy! And you aren’t! At all!

    For all of your care in noticing how people wear clothes, and thinking about what would and would not work on you, you also have to think a little about giving the clothes their due by sitting up straight! Especially in a crappy litle stool like that one.

    You are a very good looking man. Own it, at least for the camera.

  36. Fashion Tidbits

    July 26, 2008 at 11:59 am

    very informative video, thanks for sharing with us

  37. Anonymous

    July 26, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    the gentleman in the plaid shirt mentions a label before raf simons, it sounds like he’s saying ‘togar’. can anyone clarify this?

  38. Anonymous

    July 27, 2008 at 12:43 am

    I adore your website, but I’ve got to chime in with a point about the posture discussion. I can totally understand that in your work you don’t want to come off as aggressive, and that softening your shoulders may help with that. Remember though your setting. A televised interview is not the street and you are not working as a photographer in that moment but as a fashion commentator.

    I’m a teacher and there is body language that I use as a teacher that I try really hard to not to allow to cross into my real life. Similarly, I do a lot of ballroom dancing and there is LOT of stuff I do with my posture in dancing that would look absurd anywhere else.

    I know that the ‘computer crouch’ can get to all of us, but really, as my grandmother would say, sit up straight and smile! ; ) What you’re saying is so interesting that it’s a shame your posture distracts from that.

    Just a thought or two!


  39. Leon

    July 27, 2008 at 5:44 am

    You are so cute, haha, those hugs at the end. You’re obviously ‘very comfortable with your masculinity’ ;-)

  40. The Sartorialist

    July 27, 2008 at 9:26 am

    for leon
    we filmed about four endings, trying to find a funny way out. i did the hugs as a goof – we were surprised they kept that one.

    i still thought it was pretty funny

  41. Anonymous

    July 27, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I agree with the posture comment. Maybe you don’t want to come off arrogant or unapprocable so without knowing it, your body tries to make people feel comfortable. But you’re the king of fashion. No matter what you say or do, you will always be the king. Designers, models and the everyday alike, look to you for style inspiration. There is nothing you can do about it. You’re simply the best. Sit and stand tall because EVERYONE, yes everyone looks up to you.

  42. muranogirl

    July 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Hands down Sart, you are a babe!

  43. Anonymous

    July 30, 2008 at 10:53 am

    I can def. see the small sock sensation popping up here in London….men and boys are really into jewel coloured lightweight socks with suits during office hours and ankle skimming summer trousers in down time….it wont take too long before the sock is ankle skimming too!

  44. Anonymous

    July 31, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Sart’s is a free blog and i can’t get this kind of quality content anywhere else. i wouldn’t publically criticize the author/artist no matter how much i love him (and I do!). Criticism is a private thing, especially when you’re a guest.

  45. Anonymous

    November 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    your very good at expressing yourself; i enjoyed hearing you give your opinions!

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