Friday, September 1, 2006


Today I went to pick up my new Ralph Lauren Black Label suit.

As soon as the lady brought it up from alterations I could just tell it was perfect!

I went to try it on and do a final fitting but just as I walked into the dressing room Anderson Cooper walks out of a fitting room wearing the same model suit!! What a Bitch!

He is looking all good and Anderson Cooper-y in my suit and I’m left looking all like……well. like me!

I will tell you what I’m not going to the Ralph show if he is there and wearing that suit.
Just to spite him I think I will go to the Ralph show wearing a safari jacket and looking all Dan Rather-y.


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  1. Anonymous

    September 1, 2006 at 5:48 pm

    I love that you called him a “bitch”! I know it’s not in the mean’s in the “why’d HE of ALL people go and buy MY suit…ugh” way.

  2. Anonymous

    September 1, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    LOL. I can’t say how much I enjoy reading your blog. Btw, I’m sure you looked great in your suit.

  3. Anonymous

    September 1, 2006 at 5:53 pm

    LOL. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. Btw, I’m sure you look great in your suit. No worries!

  4. Adrian

    September 1, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    I think you can stand your own against Mr. Cooper anyday…

  5. Jean S

    September 1, 2006 at 6:17 pm

    Be brave. Wear the suit. Brandish your camera. Make him sweat.

  6. Charles P. Everitt

    September 1, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    A safari suit would be sweet.

    You may have already talked about this in a previous post, but what’s up with the influence jeans have had on what we expect dress pants to look like? Check out Anderson Cooper’s pants in the bottom photo for instance: they’re all clumped up at the bottom, and don’t hang over his shoes. Cary would never pair those pants, at that length, with those shoes.

  7. Anonymous

    September 1, 2006 at 6:32 pm

    That sucks!

  8. EffingB

    September 1, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    You should’ve stared him down, Sart!

  9. Anonymous

    September 1, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    You go girl!

  10. Davidray

    September 1, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    The nerve…but AC couldn’t have the detailed alterations only your keen eye would catch. ps You are mentioned and linked on the post “Mens Fashion” @

  11. The Sartorialist

    September 1, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    Of course I’m completely joking – it really happened-but I couldn’t care less but as soon as it happened i thought it would be so funny for the blog

    he looked great and I’m sure he is very nice.

  12. kiarella

    September 1, 2006 at 6:58 pm

    never mind this Anderson guy….I love the safari Dan Rather jacket idea though!

  13. 4chair

    September 1, 2006 at 7:26 pm

    Stand your ground in that suit.
    Now, I do not no much about men’s fashion, but the guys in bottega veneta; do they kind of look like cup cakes? The women’s clothes are so statuesque and witty. What am I missing?

  14. Katharine

    September 1, 2006 at 7:38 pm

    HILARIOUS! So many great mental images in one short post! :)

  15. Anonymous

    September 1, 2006 at 8:08 pm

    Anderson Cooper is a good man. He’s deep and he cares about people. Did you see his coverage of Hurricane Katrina victims? Did you know that his mother is fashion icon, Gloria Vanderbilt?
    She had 2 sons, he is the younger. His older brother jumped out of his mother’s apt window, right in front of her, and he writes about it sometimes.
    Wear the suit to the RL show, Sart. He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would squirm over a suit. Neither should you. If he wears it when you wear yours, well, that’s life, right? You will be in good company.

  16. sthrngent

    September 1, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    1. I am now a religious reader of the blog. Daily and throughly.
    2. AC is so nice, so hot, and loves Ralph Suits
    3. Where are these pictures from of him?

    Best of Luck

  17. Katie

    September 1, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    I love Anderson Cooper! I bet you both look great in the suit.

  18. Laura Suisted

    September 1, 2006 at 9:38 pm

    Ha! You’re my favourite blogger, ever.

  19. EMNH

    September 1, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    Oh my god…that like totally sucks…quelle bummer. What are you gonna do? Great minds think alike and you two are the same age-ish (I think). One thing’s for sure…he’ll be wearing a bright blue tie…it brings out his own baby blues.

    Here is a link of a photo of a newborn Anderson Cooper taken by Diane Arbus…enjoy.

  20. Anonymous

    September 1, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    Well, Anderson Cooper is pretty sharp-looking, so you should just feel good knowing great sartorialist minds think alike!

  21. Anonymous

    September 1, 2006 at 10:46 pm

    Anderson has nothing on you. You own it!

  22. AnastasiaC

    September 1, 2006 at 11:12 pm

    haha! what a bitch alright!!
    Anderson looks hot in those pics though….

  23. Anonymous

    September 2, 2006 at 12:07 am

    He is HOT! But then again, so are you!

    Wear your new sequined scarf and no one will notice HIM!!!!!!!

  24. Anonymous

    September 2, 2006 at 12:09 am

    Sartorialist has become a unique and powerful voice in the lexicon of style, and thus an icon in his own right. I am sure it is AC that is flattered to have made the same choice as Sart!

  25. Cat

    September 2, 2006 at 12:33 am

    I think his pants bunching up on top of his shoes is yucky.

    My real question is how did you ever recognize him. I’m not sure I’d know him if he shook my hand and said I’m AC. I know I’ve been in the same room with “famous” people, but I never seem to notice. They all look so different from their screen images.

  26. Anonymous

    September 2, 2006 at 2:04 am

    I don’t think Anderson Cooper can pull off that suit better than you! I bet you look way more sophisticated than he does ;)

  27. ninaberries

    September 2, 2006 at 2:23 am

    one up him and dress like katie couric! that’ll show him! especially if you go photoshopped!

  28. Anonymous

    September 2, 2006 at 4:08 am

    …maybe anderson cooper was thinking ‘oh my god, why did the sartorialist have to buy the same suit as me?’…

  29. Jeremy Lagrange Gryffoyn

    September 2, 2006 at 5:42 am

    I know you know yours fits better.

  30. Rohan Jayasekera

    September 2, 2006 at 7:17 am

    No doubt Anderson Cooper reads your blog and that’s why he was trying on the suit that you’d already publicly raved about.

    The Sartorialist wins again!

  31. we could grow up together

    September 2, 2006 at 8:52 am

    look what the fashion week has done to all of us … it brings out our inner drama queens, thats for sure.

  32. Anonymous

    September 2, 2006 at 9:08 am

    ahahaha. seriously though. that’s the attitude i had in eighth grade

  33. Jessica

    September 2, 2006 at 10:16 am

    hah! that is too funny! what are the chances of that happening!!!! well, i guess that just shows that you have awesome taste!

  34. Anonymous

    September 2, 2006 at 10:53 am

    Your sounding like a woman not wanting to be seen in the same dress as another woman….get over it, you will look great, just wear some of those new shoes and pick up a special pocket square and tie…..anyway, sounds like you are going to wear you pants shorter anyway.

  35. Tamberk

    September 2, 2006 at 11:57 am

    You and Anderson Cooper are two of my favorite guys-you are both on the forefront of diffrent kinds of news, but news none the less.
    I admire you both for your insight, humor and intelligence.
    You guys could be great friends.

  36. eurobrat

    September 2, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    You’re in good company then.

    ‘bitch’… haha- I love your blog.

    Hope to bump into you during NYFW.

  37. CJ

    September 2, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    Okay, you don’t exactly look like chopped liver in your shot trying on jeans. Give yourself some credit. I love popping into your site each day.

  38. Zaydoun

    September 2, 2006 at 12:50 pm

    Hey it could be a “meet cute” opportunity, like the cliche of mutual dog owners meeting in the park

  39. Carlene

    September 2, 2006 at 2:03 pm

    Please. Anderson Cooper could NEVER pull off that scarf, honey.

  40. Anonymous

    September 2, 2006 at 4:01 pm


    you’ll both be goergous in your’re suits. Seen both you and AC around Chelsea and you 2 lads given your differing physiques will lend own unique sense of style.

    To the reader who mentioned that AC has great baby blues, guess what Sarto had great baby blues too. Good luck with all!

  41. SwanDiamondRose

    September 2, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    aha! finally your blog gets catty!

  42. Bethany

    September 2, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    Anderson Cooper = love
    Sarto = love
    RL suits= love
    AC + Sarto + RL = triple love.

  43. Liza

    September 3, 2006 at 6:57 am

    I’m pretty much obsessed with you. Hahahaha… You’re hotter than Cooper, don’t worry.

  44. Anonymous

    September 3, 2006 at 7:18 am

    And who is Anderson Cooper ? Ok I googled him, TV, how old school ;-).

  45. Anonymous

    September 3, 2006 at 10:03 am

    Andersoon Cooper is a vaguely attractive man, nothing more. You shouldn’t think of him as a rival in terms of fashion.

    He’s just Anderson Cooper.

  46. The Glossy Ed.

    September 3, 2006 at 10:16 am

    love it…surely he doesn’t hold a flame against you!

  47. Zaydoun

    September 3, 2006 at 10:21 am


    What do you mean Sart HAD baby blues? What happened to them/him?

  48. Tiffany A.

    September 3, 2006 at 12:30 pm

    This post made me grin…widely!

    Comic moment indeed.

  49. iopine

    September 3, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    Forget him, wear the suit!

  50. Anonymous

    September 3, 2006 at 6:39 pm

    are you married?

  51. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 1:22 am

    who’s Anderson Cooper, why is he a celebrity, or at leat a famous person?

    I don’t live in the US so i guess he work in the US TV .

  52. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 4:09 am

    I had to google anderson cooper as well. just shows how much more international you are.

  53. Anonymous

    September 4, 2006 at 4:15 am

    I would not wear Ralph Lauren suit if they pay me for. They should stick to making pastel T-shirts and khaki pants and occasional suit for a Hollywood movie (where quality of manufacturing is not of an issue anyhow)

    Canali / Brioni customer

  54. JA Firebrand

    September 4, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    LMAO – dude, like there is zero competition here!

  55. Su Alteza Imperial

    September 5, 2006 at 7:54 am

    If you want wear exclusive cloths, dress your in the Parisian haute couture houses, darling. I think calling “bitch” someone who wears the same that you wear is a little like calling “bitch” yourself. Don’t be so proud of wearing ready -to-wear cloths an be a little modest please.

  56. Four-in-hand Fred

    September 5, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    Consider it a compliment. If you think that Mr. Cooper is a great dresser; the fact that you two are thinking alike should be flattering to you. Even if you’re not in agreeance with me the safari jacket idea would be great; with a necktie ofcourse.

  57. Four-in-hand Fred

    September 5, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    Consider it a compliment. If you think that Mr. Cooper is a great dresser; the fact that you two are thinking alike should be flattering to you. Even if you’re not in agreeance with me the safari jacket idea would be great; with a necktie ofcourse.

  58. Amanda

    September 8, 2006 at 11:05 am

    You could do worse than be compared to Anderson. Yum-a-lum-a-ding-dong.

    Please, did you sneak an extra long peak? I’d ask for a sneaked pic, but gotta respect the man’s privacy. He’s a good guy.

  59. Anonymous

    September 9, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    Alteza, you should practice understanding what “tongue in cheek” means.

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  62. luc

    March 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    he looks great… you have to admit that!

  63. reid.damnit

    July 9, 2012 at 9:37 am

    hahaha, this popped up in the sidebar – under random posts. I’m glad I clicked on it, too funny!

  64. Simone Fraser

    May 22, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Scott Schulman, despite your misgivings about some aspects of your shape, i’m sure most/all would concur we don’t see it. how could you not include a shot of you in the aforementioned suit?!

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