Monday, September 10, 2012

The Sartorialist Dinner, Florence


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  1. Laura

    August 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Great video, I love that it’s in black and white!

    • SM

      August 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    • axeaboutme

      August 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      dress to the nineteens!

      • Superman

        September 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

        You know, I find it incredibly bad taste and poor character to link your “blog”, “site”, or whatever hidden behind a most probably bogus positive reply for exposure.

        People should stop this and/or it should be made a rule.

        The humble, sincere, and genuinely talented will be found naturally via their interesting or character driven comments or activities, not via cheap tricks.


        PS: Outstanding occasion. I live here, yet missed an opportunity to meet the great Luciano Barbera.

        Of course the time and place were unknown to mere mortals, and for good reason.

        Fine representations (all) of gentlemen with originality and character (not “fashion”), which is what this site is all about.

        • JB, NZ

          September 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

          Hear hear, I can’t stand reading inane comments along the lines of, “great shot” followed by “”, or whatever your less successful blog/site is.
          Following Scott’s example should surely lead readers (and commenters) to sophisticated understatement rather than brash self-promotion.

          • SAzcuy

            September 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

            “Following Scott’s example should surely lead readers (and commenters) to sophisticated understatement rather than brash self-promotion.”


        • JB, NZ

          September 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

          Oh and in my enthusiasm to back Superman’s comments, I forgot to add, exquisite footage. Superbly asperational. Wonderful to see so many familiar faces animated, demonstrating the pinnacle of sartorial ease.

          • Sevan

            September 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm

            I totally agree with Superman and JB,NZ !
            I couldn’t have said it better.
            Thank you.

        • crossing sweeper

          September 6, 2012 at 5:27 am

          Yes! Couldn’t agree more. It’s like having a conversation continually interrupted by inane advertising slogans.

        • Oliver Green

          September 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm

          Totally agree! Who is clicking on those based on cursory and minimal insight and addition!

          Well said!

        • Alicia

          September 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

          Amen & Oliver Green…no one links to their sites which is why they so distastefully try to use another genius to get attention.

          & next year if I’d love tpo breaks the mens ranks…heck I’ll come a la Annie Hall in menwear. ;)


    • melanie

      August 31, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Yes! Beautiful – love the detailed shots.

    • princessntiaka

      September 1, 2012 at 10:07 am


  2. Anas Canon

    August 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I have been waiting for this!!! Thank You Scott.

  3. fer escudero

    August 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    as an early 40´s man, I must say I feel quite much identified with your lifestyle…love your taste for simple and beautifil things in life

  4. Liz

    August 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    love this post!!

  5. Jon Marie

    August 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Eadem Mutata Resurgo
    last year… the same but changed.
    Men doing men things together and yet… so much more
    what a delicious and engaged and engaging lot.

  6. monkeyshines

    August 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm



  7. pia

    August 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    love you!!!! you are an amaizing artist

  8. Labricot

    August 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Quelle belle brochette d’Ă©lĂ©gants!

  9. Carlos

    August 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Classic !

  10. Emil

    August 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    wow, im drawn to the ambience, the setting, the light, the food, the banter, the people, the music, love it

    • SR

      September 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      Esquisite, loved everything.

  11. Carlos

    August 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Classic .

  12. - Claudia Gontovnik

    August 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I die of good envy! This is like a dream if I could transport myself…..

  13. Eyespectacle

    August 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    what a gathering of exquisite style! And in Florence….ah, Florence! beautiful…

  14. Cindy A

    August 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Nice! Black and white was gorgeous. Loved the focus on their hands as they spoke also.

  15. someone

    August 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Je ne suis pas une habituée du site, pouvez-vous expliquer la raison de ce dîner, entre hommes, à Florence ? Merci.

    • steve

      August 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Sont les habitués du site. Les plus photographiés


  16. Buddy

    August 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm


  17. Macarena

    August 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Absolutamente lindo =) enhorabuena.

    • Priya

      August 31, 2012 at 12:28 am

      Loved it!! The black & white gave it a romantic, nostalgic Feel. Florence…ah Florence, what a beautiful backdrop. Beautifully done..thank you!


  18. Sander

    August 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm


  19. hadhka

    August 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Love it and love the black and white

  20. Andrew

    August 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Beautifully done, would love to hear some of those conversations.

  21. gsquare.007

    August 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Wow !!!! I am without words …. Florence, the food, the wine, and all those amazing men… Mr. Sartorialist you have a great life …. Enjoy …

  22. Leaves you wanting more

    August 30, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Oh this is lovely! Beautiful even. This can be enjoyed for many years to come and watched by future students of fashion and dress. A real diamond from 2012. Love the choice of music.

    Lots of love from

  23. Christian

    August 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Who is that man at 2:10 on the right? and the man at 2:28 with the tattoos? im 17 years old and i love these guys’ style.

  24. madeleine

    August 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    John Malkovich?? beautiful black and white, and well dressed men!

  25. dsquared

    August 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Maybe next year you can invite along just ONE woman, non?

    • lynn w

      September 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

      Yes, why is there not a single woman in the video?

      Or would that be The Sartorialass Dinner?

      • Melanie

        September 8, 2012 at 9:07 am

        No women because it is a guy’s night out! Don’t you like a night out with your girlfriends no guys nor husbands around? Same thing…..

  26. Lori

    August 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Amazing men of all ages coming together and so convivial and well-groomed gentlemen being themselves without competition. Love.

  27. Jennifer

    August 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Beautiful work!

    xo Jennifer

  28. Judith

    August 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Also love the Firenze sounds!

  29. Leoraul

    August 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Extremely cool! Nice job.

  30. Libbie Summers

    August 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Another great video. Bravo.

  31. Emma

    August 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    wow. all that style in the most beautiful city in the world! love.

  32. Gustavo

    August 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Bravissimo!!! Grazie from Brazil….

  33. Jenny

    August 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I would love to have a conversation with every one of these men. This was a dream to watch. x

  34. Ariella

    August 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    everything about this was absolutely beautiful!

  35. LivDB

    August 30, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Old World Charm…just beautiful

  36. Viviana Lobos Wodarz

    August 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    just absolutely exquisite!!!


    August 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Dear Scott-

    Your film is so chic, so wordily, so witty, so wise, so natural and authentic.

    Wow! Beyond great.


    I can’t wait until next year…and the next. Completely brilliant, genius.

    Thank you, DIANE

  38. kunalex

    August 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Great video. Great men. They are such an inspiration.

    Could you name them or at least, link those who have a blog or something? I would really love to have some inspiration material.


    • Vonmiwi

      September 5, 2012 at 12:51 am

      Here’s a small list of some of Scott’s distinguished guests:


      Men’s Accessory Designers Dexter Peart and Byron


  39. Jen

    August 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Great video! Looks like it was such a warm, intimate, and stylish event!


  40. Irene's Closet

    August 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

  41. CBC

    August 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    did anyone catch the name of the restaurant they dined in please post

    • CJ Gerlam

      August 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      The restaurants is Bar Gilli and is located on the Piazza Republica in the city centre of Firenze.

      • Caterina

        September 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

        Actually I think it’s the bar next to Gilli- but Gilli is really good, especially for an aperitivo (in case you’re ever in florence…)

  42. Fernando Botello

    August 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I love the beauty in the clothes, the music, the food, the joyfulness and the people….just amazing…I can barely hear the people talking, can someone tell me what languages do they speak…very curious about that…Thanks!

    - Cuantas vidas vives?….UNA….

  43. lils

    August 30, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    ok, according to the light that was a really early dinner.
    Whoever, did the editing, did a great job, good choice of music. The WB, is cool, goes with the retro feel you wanted to create, but also might be a way of hiding bad filming…
    Nice to see all this men mingling, but agee with above commenter about why not inviting woman, since they also a a big part of the blog.
    The whole idea is nice, but also seems kinda random…

  44. CBC

    August 30, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    how many languages were spoken…..everyone seem very happy… good mix…..usual suspects

  45. Latasha

    August 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    this was pure magic to watch. thank you :)

  46. Hilary

    August 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Such a wonderful escape! I almost forgot that I was sitting in my dark office in front of a glowing computer screen in the States. You transformed my environment and state of mind.

  47. Biba

    August 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    De beaux hommes dans une ville magnifique…
    Une rencontre entre hommes dont on aimerait sentir les parfums et entendre les conversations.
    Merci de nous avoir permis de voir quelques images de ce dîner, entre hommes, à Florence.


  48. Ttea

    August 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    There’s such a lovely warm feel to the video. The music was an excellent choice. I love that hum of voices at gatherings like this, there’s something so welcoming about it. Black and white was definitely the right choice.

  49. niks59

    August 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I thought this was beautiful.

  50. Heliana

    August 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Que lugar lindo! Homens elegantes, interessantes, ambiente acolhedor, mĂşsica, tudo perfeito!

  51. Daisy Nguyen

    August 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    What a great video! LOVE that it’s in black & white – classic!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  52. Victor

    August 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Now that’s a bellisimo film!

  53. Jul

    August 30, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Such a nice video !

  54. Patricia

    August 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    My favorite music! so beautiful! BUT PLEASE WHY YOU DONT PUT CREDITS TO THIS VIDEO??

    Patricia from Rio de janeiro said hello

    • Carol

      September 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      I love the music too. Please tell me the name of the song and the artist? Thank you.

  55. Márquez

    August 31, 2012 at 12:08 am


  56. Ioana

    August 31, 2012 at 12:15 am

    What a wonderful photo-musical, Scott!! The black and white atmosphere is just so Italian, classical, like a subtle touch coming from intemporal days!! Thanks a lot for this mostly gratifying experience for my senses and, please, do it again more often!

  57. Simbarashe

    August 31, 2012 at 12:31 am

    What an honour to have a place at this table!

  58. Thuy

    August 31, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Wonderful as always! Love seeing all their energy and smiles in moving picture other than in still pictures!

  59. kate

    August 31, 2012 at 12:51 am

    What was the occasion? Beautiful piece; merci.

  60. Monica

    August 31, 2012 at 1:05 am

    A few frames of heaven – amazing!
    Thank you!

  61. mico

    August 31, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Beautiful visual and sound!
    Especially last part of the film was so delightful!
    It’s like a old cinema or something…

  62. Vicki Fields

    August 31, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I never knew black and white could be this stylish and hey if it is not to much to ask maybe you should think of inviting a woman to make the environment serene.

  63. Stacey Sweeney

    August 31, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I was inspired by the conversation the men conducted and l am thinking of adopting to their lifestyle. I love fancy life styles and because life is short l have to live my life to the fullest.

  64. Martin

    August 31, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Nothing like men getting together to talk, eat & drink with style

  65. Name*Romina

    August 31, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Just too great, inspiring and a wonderful look of video. Funny: me and my collegue opening the video in the first three seconds by coming around the corner!

  66. annabella

    August 31, 2012 at 1:57 am

    So Dreamy…I die.

    ps.”I Wonder” ….that it wouldn’t hurt the mystery aura at all if you listed names, a word or 2 about each of them. Yes, most are our fav usual suspects…but some of us need a tutorial…and it would definitely enhance the daily experience of being a teeny part of your wonderful world!

  67. Margherita

    August 31, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Lots of sophisticated looks in this video: lova it

  68. Alla

    August 31, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Truly fantastic. I’m in Florence in a few days, for the 1st time, and this was like a gift for me for which thank you Scott! love love love this wonderful piece…

  69. Laura

    August 31, 2012 at 3:00 am


    Please don’t die. Ever. We need people like you, keeping the quality of art as high as possible.

    • Kerry

      September 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      I totally agree, Scott has changed my perspective on the world.

  70. May Kay

    August 31, 2012 at 3:20 am

    So many good looking, stylish men! I especially appreciate the wide age range and wonder what a similar lunch, women only, would look like?

  71. Tammara Shelley

    August 31, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I think you are a great artist. Your stuff is always cool.

  72. Cultureshockart

    August 31, 2012 at 3:34 am

    I’m smitten! These men are fantastic. Another wonderfully captivating video, bravo.

  73. Street Tailors

    August 31, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Well done! Very nice filming…gives a great vibe! Seems like old friends got together. And not just friends, very stylish friends.

    I’m loving it!

  74. Scott Hanlon

    August 31, 2012 at 3:39 am

    So charming, I would that I were there. The only thing better than a flock of fellas immaculately turned out and having fun? A gathering of girls dressed to the nines and eager to show it.

  75. Valentina

    August 31, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Dear Scott,
    I have been an avid follower of your blog for some time now, but have never felt the need to comment. I’m not really a fan of Internet discussions, I prefer personal interaction. This post has inspired me to change that :-)
    Overall I must say that your site is a rare exception. I feel like your content inspires people to always express themselves in the exact way they want and feel – nothing gets misinterpreted and there are no ill feelings. That is something rare.
    I would love to see a ‘female version’ of the Sartorialist dinner appear on your blog, I think it would be an interesting contrast and a nice chance to showcase the power women give to fashion. In a different city, different atmosphere.
    I wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors and can’t wait to get my hands on your new book.
    Take care,

    • Meg

      August 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Yes, I’d like to see a Pardon My French dinner :) J’m Garance aussi!

  76. Max Rocca

    August 31, 2012 at 4:24 am

    absolutely beautiful images !

  77. Hana Pexova

    August 31, 2012 at 4:35 am

    How surreal… I imagine a world where everyone looks like this… I sigh. Thank you, Scott, this is a dream that came true for that evening.

    • f

      August 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Then this video would be dull. There’d be no Sart blog….

  78. CarolineJ

    August 31, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Great video !
    I loved the music and the black & white, it makes it feel like an old movie.

  79. Juanita

    August 31, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Fabulous! And the food even looked delicious xx

  80. Gulnaz

    August 31, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Sartorialist men dinner:)

  81. Laure S.

    August 31, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Superbe. Bravo!

  82. Stefan

    August 31, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Stylish meeting. Great to see John Malkovich, yet one of the best actors we have.
    What is striking is that all the men still wear a jacket. More creativity would be at his place.

  83. Donata

    August 31, 2012 at 5:07 am


  84. Claire

    August 31, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Why is there only men?

  85. Ryan Rodriguez

    August 31, 2012 at 5:57 am


  86. Sanja

    August 31, 2012 at 6:19 am

    That good looking man at 2:05..

  87. Anthea

    August 31, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Beautiful men

  88. Ayotimoty

    August 31, 2012 at 6:33 am

    great gathering of the fashionable’s, but I thing I admire about this blog is that it doesn’t just idolise the fashion icons but shows there is fashion everywhere… by displaying photographs of random unknown people too :)

  89. Tjitske

    August 31, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Amazing! If only it were longer.. I’m so curious of the men at the table: who they are, what they do and of course more pics of what they wear!

    Keep up the good word! Cheers from Germany

  90. Chantal van Wees

    August 31, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Was it as good in colour as it looks in black and white?

  91. WW

    August 31, 2012 at 8:29 am



    August 31, 2012 at 8:50 am

  93. Katarzyna

    August 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Cóż za piÄ™kni ludzie!! Scot – jesteĹ› wspaniaĹ‚y! What a wonderful people!

  94. Martha

    August 31, 2012 at 8:56 am

    great atmosphere created by this black and white movie!

  95. Sugiya

    August 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

    so much inspiration about fashion and style in about 3 minutes! beautiful!

  96. Andrea

    August 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

    So much style and elegance, all innate I’d say. You have it or you just don’t.

    (That’s sooo near where I work and live! Why did I ever not notice the shooting?? :D)

  97. petra

    August 31, 2012 at 9:08 am

    so beautiful!

  98. Gian Luca Marino

    August 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

    congratulations! Florence never seen one so

  99. Deyonce

    August 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

    How charming…I live in rural South Australia: I’m right out there in a far corner of our world and really appreciate seeing something refined and sophisticated like this lovely short film. It made me happily sigh. Well done.

  100. Sara

    August 31, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Oh…. so many stylish men. Fantastico.

  101. Sevan

    August 31, 2012 at 10:02 am

    This is exactly what I love : black and white , stylish and good looking men, fabulous city and the music adds to the old era atmosphere.
    Looooove it !
    We’ve seen these men so often on this site, it feels like I know them.
    More, please……

  102. Funmi

    August 31, 2012 at 10:04 am


  103. joielle

    August 31, 2012 at 10:09 am


  104. Jmac

    August 31, 2012 at 10:12 am

    This is what La Dolce Vita looks like. It is so Italian, the restaurant, the service, the hand gestures. When is the next plane?

    Really captures the spirit and the fashion. Bellisimo!

  105. Name*Love cake

    August 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Where are the cougars,the madames, the girls, the ladies, las mujeres?it is all statues and males in Florence?

  106. snigdha

    August 31, 2012 at 10:42 am


  107. Oblong Polka Dot (Kir)

    August 31, 2012 at 11:02 am

    These are the moments to live for! Oh how I love a well dressed man!

  108. allen

    August 31, 2012 at 11:41 am

    beautifully done. it would be great if there were still shots showing each of the attendees, along with their names.

  109. Max B

    August 31, 2012 at 11:43 am

    A good selection of the most well dressed man present at Pitti. A Summer evening in Florence, a good glass of Italian wine with really special people…what do you want more from the life ?

  110. LatteLisa

    August 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    what a beautiful video,
    just watching it put a big fat smile on my face … and it also made me miss Florence

  111. mattiabdk

    August 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    inviata anche me Scott !!!!! la prossima volta

    AMAZING !!!!!!

  112. anon

    August 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    whats the song or artist

  113. David Lindsey

    August 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Handsome and classy in every respect: the mood, the photography, the city. Bravo! I could’ve watched an hour of it. What a wonderful piece! Thank you.

    Can you give us the source of the music (which was perfect)?

  114. Olaf

    August 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Great mix of people and styles, but the prize for the best dressed goes to Florence and its wonders!

  115. barbara

    August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

  116. loveface

    August 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Such sweet essence, perfectly quenches my thirst!
    Merci de tout coeur!

  117. princessglee

    August 31, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I planned my work day around this video. I saved it until lunchtime so I’d be relaxed and in a good frame of mind. I adored it! Thank you.

  118. Angela

    August 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    beautiful, inspiring…simply stunning. thank you.

  119. Hipnoticed

    August 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    A beautiful Pitti.

  120. Iovinci

    August 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Very nice video!! Renaixament place with alot of talent persons!! Almost
    getting the same that 520 years ago in Florence!!

  121. julia

    August 31, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Awesome vid. Thank you! The fact that there were no women is particularly cool (sounds kinda chauvinistic, sorry), somehow it gives the dinner that old-school vibe, it almost looks like it was taking place in the early 1900s. I think it was the point of this gathering – men only, cigars, wine…

  122. Kristine

    August 31, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Outstanding. I wish it didn’t go buy so quickly, but I must say, I was left grinning ear to ear. I love that it’s just the guys but oh what I would give to be at a table under the tent with a clear sight line of the whole event. And of course within hearing distance. I hope the actual conversation was as good as it looked.
    Beautiful men, beautifully dressed, beautifully photographed with lovely music.
    Thank you for hosting this dinner yet again and sharing it with us.

  123. m

    August 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    QuĂ© belleza Scott! La mĂşsica, las imágenes en blanco y negro, el ritmo… se siente en un film de Woody Allen por un rato

    y qué lindo ver a Garance al principio :)

  124. Name*

    August 31, 2012 at 9:52 pm


  125. gabrielle

    August 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    loved this so so much! it makes me happy

  126. RJT

    September 1, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Absolute perfection

  127. Jolie Brown

    September 1, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Never knew men could be so chic! My favorite aspect of the clip is the diversity (age and race). Awesome work Mr. Scott.

  128. Ali

    September 1, 2012 at 5:38 am

    The commenters who are asking – where are the women? – are missing the point. They are at Pitti Uomo – a menswear festival in Florence. Absolutely joyful, wonderful, life-affirming film. Long may you reign as king of the style bloggers, SS. And the men are divine…..

  129. Camilla

    September 1, 2012 at 7:07 am

    This video is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! I love it!

  130. serena

    September 1, 2012 at 7:13 am

    You should have Garance do the same thing for the ladies! :)

  131. Andreea

    September 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Great to see so many stlylish men gathered togheter in a town like Florence…simply wonderful!

  132. Caroline

    September 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Wow, so many incredibly handsome, well-dressed men at a single dinner! Such great style and overwhelmingly distinct personalities..beautiful piece!

  133. Gigi

    September 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I love that you do this, Scott! The next best thing to being there.

  134. Terrell

    September 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Love!!! it that is what real friendship is all about. Simply amazing!!

  135. tina

    September 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Reminds me of that movie title, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”…

  136. Francesca

    September 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    After a while I felt like I was watching the most lovely artistic eulogy for all these beautiful men who had tragically died. Maybe it was the music, Or I am in a kinda sad mood so maybe I would see the dark side…. it was really gorgeous though, truly.

  137. Julia

    September 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    That was great! Thank you! Such happy and engaged faces everywhere, it was so good to be observing such a wonderful occasion. I will watch this many times over xx

  138. Patrick

    September 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Piazza della Republica. Handsomely austere buildings (19th c Renaissance Revival). Well-proportion urban room. Unexpected but inspired choice for a party.

  139. Irene (Athens)

    September 2, 2012 at 4:00 am


  140. Paul

    September 2, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Just noticed John Malkovich :D

  141. CP

    September 2, 2012 at 5:15 am

    GREAT! What a stylish moment!!!!! Congratulations.

  142. Kim

    September 2, 2012 at 5:21 am

    grande idea for this grande Ensemble of style icons!
    the black and white mood is terrific but we should give more gratitude to the colours and show them =)

  143. Kimberly

    September 2, 2012 at 7:33 am

    beautiful men,beautiful sounds,beautiful setting,beautiful table….the epitome of style and class

  144. marianne

    September 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

    This is a great follow-up of the previous “Sartorialist lunch for 25″, which was also amazing. ( In the lunch film, Scott charmingly offers insight into what might be the reason to making a film like this. Which is what i ask myself when i see it; what am I looking at and why? I guess this one of the reasons why the film has remained in my mind. Possibly an important mark in the times we live in.
    aside from that; John Malkovich is so handsome!

  145. livingston and porter

    September 2, 2012 at 9:49 am

    B R A V O
    I just stumbled upon this piece this morning…
    Nice way to start a Sunday ….
    simply beautiful…. love the music…
    gorgeous being’s…..heavenly.

  146. Shannon

    September 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Beautifully done.

  147. alessandra de leonardis

    September 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

    siete belli :D

  148. andy

    September 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    dreamy elegance

  149. Divali.

    September 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I should have been there.

  150. Douglas

    September 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Always shocking to see men wearing hats at the dinner table. Not right.

  151. Stefania

    September 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Sweet, amazing, unforgettable video!

  152. Gayle

    September 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Loved everything about the video, but the music was so haunting. I’m pretty sure it was Cecil Gant ” I Wonder”

  153. elaine trouard

    September 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    CLASSIC & Classy Black & White was perfect; transformed to a different era. The music could have come from New Orleans, circa early 1900′s. Loved all the jackets – wish all men would wear them more often. Obviously it was an enjoyable evening. Thank you for sharing.

  154. Ayutami

    September 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    beautiful beautiful beautiful gentlemen =)

  155. Matt Green

    September 3, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I love the way this is shot. Lots of details of the hand gestures. I look forward to this every year and wonder what it would be like to sit at this table and listen to these gentlemen. However, I lack the style necessary. Nicely done, Scott. (and whoever was behind the camera this day)

  156. princess kathleene gabunales

    September 3, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I never thought men could gather around like this with such sophistication, if that’s utterly correct. But I kinda like watching this video — it’s classy!

  157. Pradeep

    September 3, 2012 at 6:21 am

    It indeed is I Wonder by Cecil Gant, 1944/45. It´s pity there were no credits at the end of this video. A great video, I must add!!

  158. Tessa

    September 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Beautiful men, gorgeous film. I loved the grace and natural warmth everyone shared.

    The video reminded me of one of a great little book; the hilarious dictionary of Italian hand gestures, “Speak Italian-The Fine Art of the Gesture.”

    Here is is on Amazon, but I’m sure it’s available at any good bookshop. It’s another black and white classic and makes a great present. Happy September everybody!

  159. antonia bonomi

    September 3, 2012 at 11:52 am


  160. Sable Figbar

    September 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful concept…beautiful men… beautifully executed!

  161. Jeffrey Hayden Bryant

    September 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Nice! such an elegant scene, beautifully captured in B/W

    However, can’t believe my friends Dex & By Peart, the tiwns
    weren’t shot side by side in any moment

  162. Jaime

    September 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I really love this video. And most of it, what it shows.
    Elegance is not only how you dress… Elegance is a way of life. It comes from very deep in your soul.
    Elegance is a question of being yourself, and do not care of who is sitting in front of you… It´s no a question of “you have it or not”, it´s a question of “being elegance”.

    Just wonderfull. I can´t stop smiling.
    And yes, I will love to sit at that table with those gentlemen.

  163. Kerry

    September 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Is that John Malkovich I see?!?!?!?! So handsome!
    All these men look so comfortable in their own skin – such inspiration.

  164. stella nastou

    September 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    exellent !!!waiting for the female version !!1

  165. Patri

    September 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I apologize for the superficial comment, but that gentelman with the pointed bear is the most attractive man I have ever seen, everything on him exudes sexappeal. Great video!

  166. Arthur Carson

    September 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    i want that dessert. whatever it is.

    i love how equal they all seem to each other.

  167. Marissa

    September 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Watching this was one of the very few occasions that I wished I was a man.

  168. Rosalind

    September 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    But what about the Ladies? Will there be another dinner for them?

  169. Marc

    September 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Beauoup de classe, de style et de rafinement. Noir et blanc impeccable. Très beau travail, Scott. Well done!

  170. Rebecca

    September 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    LOVE! EVERYTHING IS VERY WELL DONE! Now could you PLEASE make a two hour movie! that we could all watch on the BIG screen! Oh and yes and could you make one with just women…TOO. Cheers

  171. Queni

    September 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Just got home from friends and as i was riding home a saw your new book at ( boekhandel Athaeum in Amsterdam ) I live close by so maybe I’ll pick it up tomorrow!

    Smart ( all black )

  172. petra

    September 5, 2012 at 2:03 am

    black and white, beeee-auuuuu-tiiii-ful!!!
    The only time in my life when I wish I were a sartorial, stylish, in fashion world, well known, man!!!
    Have fun!

  173. mi.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:30 am

    ———- ————I wish to be That Table to hear stories and laughs ;) ———————-

    ———————-Love the idea of bringing all Gentlemen to One Table! ——————–

    ——————————…and Sound of Music – excellent! ———————————-

    —————————————-Thank You, Scott! —————————————–


  174. aurelie de la pontais -illustratrice

    September 5, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Vraiment très classe ! Un rendez vous élégant et chaleureux.

  175. Cristiana78

    September 5, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Great video and good music! Molto elegante.

  176. Laura Lopez

    September 5, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I love it! is so elegant dinner! very nice music too! :)
    what song it is?

    baci from Verona.


  177. kamila

    September 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

    It’s a very beautiful video. Gives me such a positive feeling and editing is just well great.

  178. Blk

    September 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Wow great dinner great video… This is the sartorialist…

  179. Kellie Marie

    September 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Its the same feeling that arrises when i listen to the dusty records of Woody Guthrie, or see a Degas in person. My heart sinks, my eyes get watery, and i feel this ache in the pit of my stomach.
    The men you choose, most specifically im sure, evoke a feeling only special to themselves but put them together along a long stark white table cloth it turns into something all together new.
    Aside from their spectacular suits and shoes, theres more to this video that appeals to your masses. Its the feelings you are able to create in the shortest time span. 3 minutes, thats all it took for me to yearn for a chair next to the man with the bespoke mustache, a conversation with the man who’s arms are covered in tattoo sleeves.
    I need videos like this. I need men like them in my life, fictional (your photos and videos) or real (the men at my local coffee spots and hang outs.)
    Thank you Scott. I am positive that i am not the only person who frequents your page for their fix of these feelings. But Scott, my heart can not bear much more torment. The remedy? More. More, more, more.
    It took some guts to post a comment after the months and surely a year or more of frequenting your page, but for a video like this, i knew it must be done.
    Sincerely, thank you for taking me to Italy, i cant wait to join you once again.
    Kellie Marie.

    • Sevan

      September 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      Beautiful words. Exactly my thoughts. Thank you !

  180. Sita

    September 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Ahh, so classy! A table of tasteful men, YUMMY BEAUTIFUL! Pure joy

  181. Archibald

    September 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I remember reading an old post where you talked to Garance about the idea of this dinner.

    Truly inspiring to see all those talented men, presented with such tasteful footage. Would love to be part of it some day in a distant future.

  182. Coleman

    September 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Scott, although I only recognized a few of the men in this video, I gotta tell you it evoked such pleasure for me to see this gentlemen gathered in such a picturesque setting with great music! Such diversity. And I’m so very glad it wasn’t just a bunch of twiggy white twentysomethings from Portland, OR. These men all seemed well informed, gracious and courtly.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this inspiring video…

  183. Monsieur Marcel

    September 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Maybe, someday,
    a Sartorialist movie.

  184. Lars

    September 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    What a reassuring pleasure to see grown men not dressed as children.

  185. Gus

    September 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Wow! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience.

  186. Valeria

    September 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Congrats… What an Artist dream To se a piece of art in every second of that video! BEAUTYFULL

  187. [email protected]

    September 6, 2012 at 12:37 am

    As personable as they are fashionable!

    O, to be sitting at a table nearby…listening.


  188. shazana roseli

    September 6, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Ah, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! <3

  189. anne

    September 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

    très belle vidĂ©o . j’adore le noir & blanc . joli son .merci scott
    great video . love black & white. nice music.thank you scott

  190. chad

    September 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Seeing Justin O’SHEA ‘aka killer’ sitting down with such a brilliant bunch and seeing how happy he is makes your site that much more personal.

    Thank You for relocating an old friend.

  191. Delores

    September 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Men Who Lunch! Gorgeous setting, beautiful men dressed to the nines! All in black and white? Wow, I love this video. Bravo!

  192. rita

    September 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Semplicemente : Divino .

  193. Ninn

    September 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Wooow love it! wish to be there! ;)

  194. Michael Richards

    September 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I love these videos but make them longer please! They are always far too short.

  195. Ty Walter

    September 7, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Amazing video. I really enjoyed the together as one gather of men with such sophistication and elegance smiling and happy faces. All are very decently dressed with a lot of intelligent humor and fun at the table. At least none seems being lonely or bored, they are actually sharing common interest, respect and love; that is exactly what dinner means. I look forward to bookmarking this video; reminds me of many stuffs I underwent in life!

  196. Bolek

    September 7, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Great video! So many great people, so many inspirations!

  197. Daniel James Shigo

    September 7, 2012 at 10:09 am

    The joy that is Italy, fine food, great company and clothes. This makes me miss being in Umbria as I was only a month ago. Thank you for for capturing great style, laugher and good living.

  198. JV

    September 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Transcript of the dinner follows:

    “Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich…”



    “Malkovich, Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich, Malkovich.”


    • lili black

      September 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

      right on!

  199. Madame Fromage

    September 7, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Uncommonly lovely. I wanted to grow a ‘stache myself. And smoke a cigar. Someday.

  200. Cato

    September 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    an amazing video !!!!!!! I love the way you work .You are my idol !!!

  201. FirasKay

    September 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Oh boy this is so inspiring on so many different levels! Where do I start? Is it the grandeur of Florence? Is it the quaintness of that dinner table in on a lovely Florence street? Is it the delightfully exquisite array of extremely elegant gentlemen sharing tips and secrets? Or good it just be the shooting and the post-production? In reality it’s probably a combination of all that and some more. Brilliant video, magnifique!

  202. Melis Senova

    September 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    There is so much I love about this. The bringing together of people who obviously have respect and reverence for each other. The inter generational and multi national nature of the group and such great self expression through their clothing, their gestures and interactions. I loved it. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  203. LCM

    September 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    The most dapper set of gentlemen I’ve seen…ever. And in a perfect locale with impeccable music and decor. Bravo.

  204. ines

    September 9, 2012 at 9:42 am

    superbe video… JOHN MALKOVICH!! j’adore

  205. Max Rocca

    September 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    A beautiful dinner! so gorgeous. Welcome on board

  206. gossip guy

    September 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    all the stylish men of the world around one table…

  207. sue

    September 10, 2012 at 11:23 am


  208. Ig

    September 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Wow, exquisite.

  209. Patricia

    September 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you for allowing us to be part of a lovely gathering .

  210. CĂ©cile

    September 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Once again in love of your work …

  211. Jennifer

    September 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Wow… It must have been fun to make the seating chart!

  212. Tammara Shelley

    September 11, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Nice one. I think I have seen this before.

  213. Stacey Sweeney

    September 11, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Very pretty l have never seen men dressed that sharply.

  214. alessandra

    September 11, 2012 at 4:47 am

    that’s very inspiring…
    I’m happy you’ve enjoyed Italy.
    Come back soon ;)

  215. Andreas

    September 11, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Speechless, by boy, speechless!

  216. EKM

    September 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    how much did i want this to be the opening scene to a movie…make one and have Amor Towles write the script!

  217. T. Backer

    September 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

    How does one get to this dinner? I would love to join all these interesting gentlemen for some fine dining some time.

    Kind regards,


  218. Krista

    September 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Lovely, just lovely…with so images of well dressed women in the blogosphere, it’s so nice to see this ecclectic mix of what I can only assume (and want to asuume) are interesting, intelligent, and clearly beautiful men. I know there’s more to life than fashion, and again I’d like to think that these men are having lively and informed conversations about all kinds of topics incudes, but far beyond fashion – it’s just a massive bonus that they are hugely pleasant to look at, each and every one, and I’d like to thank them for adding color and class to lifes tableau, and for giving me something to give a triple-take to when I pass them on the street!

  219. Silvia

    September 15, 2012 at 7:54 am


  220. Andrew Jenkins

    September 19, 2012 at 12:19 am

    This video was a beautiful and eclectic showcase of well put together gentlemen doing what they do best, dining, discussing and divulging. In no better city than my favourite in Italy, Firenze. I have a great deal of respect to those not afraid to express themselves through clothing in a sensible way. Well done.

  221. julian

    September 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring !

    Loved seeing Malkovich…..if only for a fraction of a second

  222. Louisa

    October 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Simply beautiful. Thank you and compliments to the filmmaker!

  223. Lynn

    October 3, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Perfection, utter perfection.

  224. Beat Bossart

    October 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Love it! What stands out for me is the warmth and respect among the participants; of course the gentle setting helps.

  225. Dizzy

    October 10, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I will watch this whenever I feel down and remind myself that these awesomeness actually exists out there.

  226. Carolyn Unwin

    December 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    A surprising amount of facial hair…

  227. Anastasia

    March 13, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    that’s how you know something is truly great… when you can see it again over one year later and still be so mesmerised… this is a wonderful piece of work, congratulations to you!!!

  228. Ewart

    September 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Wonderful Scott

    Dress Well and have a Chill Out with Friends…………………Amen


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