Friday, April 23, 2010

At United Arrows Party, Tokyo


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  1. Sofie

    April 23, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Love the expression on the second man's face

  2. Emma Howard

    April 23, 2010 at 7:12 am

    “Indigo with terra sienna, Prussian blue with burnt sienna, really give much deeper tones than pure black itself. When I hear people say ‘there is no black in nature’, I sometimes think, ‘There is no real black in colors either’. However, you must beware of falling into the error of thinking that the colorists do not use black, for of course as soon as an element of blue, red, or yellow is mixed with black, it becomes a gray, namely, a dark, reddish, yellowish, or bluish gray.”
    (Letter to Theo van Gogh, June 1884)

  3. Coco and Zaahb

    April 23, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I love the mix of blues that the first man is wearing



    April 23, 2010 at 7:14 am


  5. chibi

    April 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

    yummmy :) I would LOVE to find myself in a bar with any of these ojisans (older men)

    i like the last guy the best … his buttons on the cuffs are nice and i love how he looks like his conversation on the phone can mean death to others.

  6. justbecausefashion

    April 23, 2010 at 7:23 am

    i like the 1st one a lot ;)



  7. MatiuGordon

    April 23, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Denim, Denim, Denim….These shots will definitely be on a designers mood board.

  8. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Oooooh. The fit! The shirt, the jacket, they way they fit! The way the pants just hang a little. Perfect.

    My husband has a linen suit this colour which is 16 years old, and is my favourite on him.It fits him like a glove. To me, fit is everything. Inexpensive clothing looks fine as long is it fits.

  9. Sniurk

    April 23, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Tres bon syle! j'adore

  10. Ostendaise

    April 23, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Oh, number one is to die for!!!

  11. Tony Post No Bills | Washington DC

    April 23, 2010 at 7:40 am

    There he is again. The 2nd shot…phenomenal. The shades of blue neutralized by the white bow tie. Genius!

    This series is some kinda blue?

  12. Dominica

    April 23, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I def. am going to travel along with hubby when he needs to get back to Tokyo …what an ispiring place and the people are amazing …

  13. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 7:57 am

    how lovely to see an unabashed smile on the elegant fashionista gentleman in blues! Imagine, a fashionista who delights in being happy and approachable….a la Garance!


  14. SuzieM

    April 23, 2010 at 7:57 am

    that man in the first pic is so natural yet so sophisticated. love it…

  15. Francesca

    April 23, 2010 at 7:59 am

    i love the first picture. the guy owns his outfit.

    F <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  16. Poupex

    April 23, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I love the look of the first photo!

  17. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Thank god for the third man, a noble sense of restraint!

  18. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I ADORE No. 3!! The ultrahip salaryman. Hey, that should be a manga character! Maybe recession is good for street style?

  19. Kazuko

    April 23, 2010 at 8:29 am

    handsome! :)

  20. Marie El.

    April 23, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I saw u today in Harajuku! i am SO inspired!!!

  21. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I remember the second guy…you photographed him in Paris I believe…got the blues today in a grand way, I see.

  22. sanmiguelense

    April 23, 2010 at 8:37 am


  23. The Photodiarist

    April 23, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Love the first. . . I want to go back to Tokyo!!

  24. ADJ

    April 23, 2010 at 8:46 am

    these pictures are so full of life and energy. their expressions equally match their awesome clothing choices!

    love the first picture especially!

  25. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Best accessory? A lovely smile. The man in the first photo has that down pat.

  26. KyleCuviello

    April 23, 2010 at 8:57 am

    first one the accessories make it, the pocket square and the watch are great…3rd photo, just a great looking suit

  27. Jess R.

    April 23, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I love all these photos. It's like I'm in dandy heaven.

  28. Jana

    April 23, 2010 at 9:15 am

    The best dress men I've ever seen!

  29. Orla

    April 23, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Loving the Tokyo shots, so fascinating to see how local culture really influences style to produce something quite differnt to the shots from Milano, Paris etc…

  30. Farah

    April 23, 2010 at 9:49 am

    LOVE the first photo, that man is so cute and so stylish!

    D e g a i n e

  31. Style Souk

    April 23, 2010 at 9:53 am

    These chaps look so dapper.

    I'm almost tempted to print the pictures and casually pepper them around my apartment in the hope my boyfriend will take note…

  32. Nadine2point0

    April 23, 2010 at 9:56 am

    The first photo demonstrates how cool style doesn't age…and also shows me that when it doubt without time to iron, I can just smile and work it!

  33. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 10:08 am

    So, the 3rd man is Mr. Kurino!

  34. foongfest

    April 23, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I love them all! 1 and 3 really really inspire me.

  35. Lord Whimsy

    April 23, 2010 at 10:17 am

    The gent in the first photo is perfection: rumpled dash and playfulness tempered with a monochromatic theme (that waistcoat!). He's better than elegant, which is taste with no style. He's dapper, which is equal parts of both.

  36. BlumeBloom

    April 23, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Hands down…the man with the smile.

  37. The Sluice Box

    April 23, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Inspiring ensembles that look intentional and accidental.

  38. Anna Marie

    April 23, 2010 at 10:27 am

    i love the crinkled fabrics used in the outfit at top, looks both undone and sharp!

  39. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Oh … love the first photo (guy with a hat), esp. his watch! These pictures reminded me of Monocle – a stylish and intelligent magazine for the global-minded.

  40. Takeru

    April 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Great pics and i love the style of the first guy.

  41. Kathleen

    April 23, 2010 at 10:50 am

    All the lush colors of blue shown in tonal and patterns.
    How lovely everyone looks! Though each look is completely different, there is a continuity here that one cannot miss. I feel lifted and happy, the way one feels when they get their first whiff of Spring in the air. You've captured older and dignified, youthful attitude, and serious gone sassy and bold. Each man has chosen such an extremely personal way of expression through dress. You've got to love the all! Beautiful series of shots Scott. Thank you.

  42. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Love the mixtures of blues.


    April 23, 2010 at 10:52 am

    First man is amazingly well put together. Looks like he's having fun at an older age yet not veering into costumery. The smile looks like it comes from having a lifetime of good experiences.

  44. SabinePsynopsis

    April 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

    The first look is so impressive. I didn't even know so many different blues existed… They way he put them together, combined with sharp tailoring – Love it!

  45. cyd

    April 23, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Comment ne pas tomber amoureuse de la première photo? Cet homme est fantastique!

  46. opinion

    April 23, 2010 at 11:19 am

    In Tokyo, I see these elderly men with the best sense of fashion and style, and am amazed at how they have a way of defining themselves based on personality, rather than age that the traditionally hierarchical system emphasizes.

  47. gem twin

    April 23, 2010 at 11:19 am

    that does it–my next trip is back to Japan! They really have texture/hand/patina down as well as fit and style as opposed to fashion.

    keep sending pix–thanks!!


    April 23, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Love the tie, hat, and smile on the first man.

  49. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

    So dapper! And all three in blue!!

  50. Sara

    April 23, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I really love that you're in Japan, it's such a refreshing new side of fashion!

  51. erinie

    April 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    oh my god the first photo is too perfect. what a sunshiney little man!

  52. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    the first one looks like japanese leonard cohen (from tour 2009, london) – his face, expression, colours :)

  53. SwanDiamondRose

    April 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    you should just live in tokyo for at least a month, at least. and i'd love to see you shoot people in the countryside. same with china. and heck russia. africa? just keep traveling.

  54. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    That top photo is awesome. I love the texture of his vest. And who could not love his smile? Awesome.

  55. Lisa Petrarca

    April 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Love the way the top and bottom photo mixes denim style (vest & shirt) with their classic suits…genius.

  56. HY

    April 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Really love the use of blue on the first one.

  57. Prutha

    April 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    love second pic's bow tie

  58. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    April 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm


  59. emily

    April 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    they're like a classier version of the "sexy old guy" fashion tribe. love #1.

    your tokyo photos are giving me wanderlust!


  60. kagitsune

    April 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    First: I love the rumpled elegance of his waistcoat. Also, I had no idea denim fedoras even existed, but it seems so natural now that I see it. :3

  61. rEVOLVEr

    April 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Wow, the third gentleman is pure understated ellegance. I love his look. The color of the buttons and the shape of the belt… I just wish we could be a little bit of watch in the picture to make it perfect.

  62. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I love the last photo, the denim shirt with a beautiful blue suit. It relaxes it. And a brown belt! I love the cut of this suit, very narrow. He is sort of slouching in it which makes it all the better.

  63. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    what a smile!

  64. Reflex

    April 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    The first gentleman is fantastic! I really like blue. I'm having to force myself to stop buying blue items, although I really would like a watch like that… Anyone know where I can get one?

  65. yukinote

    April 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Too fashionable!

  66. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    someone has to say it, i was expecting a lot from tokyo, but there not in the same league as europe. there not working with their features or skin tone imo

  67. Javier

    April 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I like the second man's attitude, the way he looks at the camera.

  68. designer t-shirts

    April 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Great style on the last photo

  69. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I trust these pics will end up in the next book !? Fab!

  70. Blanchine.

    April 23, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    love it! the first one is fantastic but I adore the second one as he looks to me like a japanese white rabbit!

  71. Anonymous

    April 23, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Hmmm… I'm mystified by the general adoration of Mr. No. 1. He's working it hard, but I don't like a single thing he's wearing, especially the puffy pants and the vest, which looks like it would be good for going fishing.

  72. dodz

    April 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    nice party there tokyo.

  73. Anu

    April 23, 2010 at 9:09 pm


  74. Joshua

    April 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    The second guy who is and what is he all about? I remember him from GQ and want to know more about him.

  75. Broadway

    April 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first guy, he is awesome. From the crisp blazer (+ handkerchief :)!!) over the distressed look of his vest, and his pants. To the nice silk tie, but my favorite part is his watch! how it matches with everything else it just makes him look so official and brings his whole outfit to perspective. I also love the fit, and his smile lol.

    Love the third photo as well for the intense look he has on his face, I'm an actor and i saved this picture for reference. If ever I'm playing the villain in a movie or play and using a phone, I want to have that exact look on my face.

  76. Kim Wolf

    April 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    This is great – my first suit jacket I ever bought was from a Tokyo second hand shop! It was dark blue and fit so well. I think dark blue can do so much – it refreshes the skin tone and brightens the eyes!

  77. Criteriamour

    April 24, 2010 at 3:23 am

    The second guy looks a lot like the Paul Kinsey character from Mad Men.

  78. ALEXandra

    April 24, 2010 at 5:20 am

    love it!!

  79. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    April 24, 2010 at 6:55 am

    So I see blue is popular there :) All the guys look great!

  80. Anonymous

    April 24, 2010 at 10:04 am

    On the first one, the vest and the pants, perfect, everything else just too much. On the third picture, the gentlemen is perfect, great belt.

  81. Heidi

    April 24, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I absolutely love the first picture. Shnazzy!

  82. anthony

    April 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Your Japan shots are remarkable. Thank you!

  83. Nancy

    April 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Just goes to show you that the "smile" is one of the best fashion accessories!!

    That first gentleman's smile is just sublime:)

  84. Anonymous

    April 24, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    love the look and the joie-de-vivre of the man on top!

  85. Cari Hislop

    April 24, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Wow! Love those blues with his hair. Perfect colours, perfect cut for his frame…brilliant style!

  86. Cari Hislop

    April 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    PS I meant the third guy…

  87. Alexandre DO

    April 24, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    It is too bad that the folks wear suits like europeans,

    with the unique tastes on colors of asians (especially RED) I'd have hoped that they would wear different colors combinations than us.

    looks like navy is a wordwide color this year

    Alexandre DO.
    Art Student in Paris

  88. Izzen

    April 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm

  89. CW

    April 24, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    From bottom to top –

    The gent talking on his mobile phone uses the texture of his knit tie and denim shirt (chambray? difficult to tell) to accent his business uniform.

    The middle man is simply ungarnpatschkeh. The bow tie is too formal for the rest of his attire. The striped shirt would look good with the vest but clashes with the jacket. The vest itself would look alright with the jacket. In all, his look is clownish.

    Lastly, the smiling man is the most interesting. He is making the most of modest pieces. The colors work. The classic blazer works with the rumpled pants and vest. The tie and shirt look like they came out of the businessman's closet. Finally, I am partial to that man's hat because it looks like the Weatherproof hat which I often wear.

  90. Secret Leaves

    April 24, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    The man in the top photo looks fan-freaking-tabulous. What confidence and what a great sense of style.


  91. Thomas

    April 25, 2010 at 3:17 am

    True Dandies…

  92. Lukas A.

    April 25, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Hey There,

    can anyone possibly tell me, where I can get a Tie like the man in the 2nd picture. A bowtie like this is, what I need for my next big dance.


  93. Anonymous

    April 25, 2010 at 3:38 am

    All three are great, but I keep coming back to the third one–something about the man's posture reminds me of mid-century Irving Penn photos…

  94. Joanne

    April 25, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Now how cool is that!:)

  95. Anonymous

    April 25, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I think these Tokyo shots may be my favorites ever. Thanks for doing what you do.

  96. Susan.

    April 25, 2010 at 11:22 am


  97. Tara

    April 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Agree with Nancy, a smile really is the best accessory. I'm in love with everything about #1!

  98. pedropalaciosphotography

    April 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I like those blues on the first…

  99. Caylie

    April 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm



  100. Kate G.

    April 25, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Remarkable for me in all of these shots are the faces. Every single one is so present for you, Mr. Sartorialist, as if they were waiting for you.

  101. nuastyle

    April 26, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Me encantaria ir a Tokyo, Genial.

  102. Ozwald Boateng

    April 26, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Japenese style and culture never ceases to amaze me. A truly inspirational country!

  103. Desiree

    April 26, 2010 at 10:44 am

    very chic style!!!

  104. ABK

    April 27, 2010 at 7:28 am

    blue could just be the new black…love these shots.

  105. hong

    April 28, 2010 at 2:29 am

    how come nobody mentions about the watch strap of the guy on the top? everyone else already mentioned enough about his rest outfit, so I just wanna point out that little detail of blue and white on the watch strap gave me a smile ;-)

  106. SartorialStudent

    May 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Lovely combination of blues in the first picture, I noticed his stylish watch in particular

  107. Celine

    May 3, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    nice :X

  108. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    No.1 is thee face! He's also on the tailor cad page… always a sharp Ivy style modernist… check the shoulder line!

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