Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year everyone and thanks for such a great 2007

I am so ready for 2008. I took a little time off from shooting over the holidays but most of that time was spent thinking about how to make the blog even better in 2008.
I think I have come up with some really great and very achievable ideas that I will begin implementing soon.

I also have a major announcement that once the paperwork is all signed I will be very pleased to announce.

As you know I try to keep my eyes and ears open to your requests (such as larger images and separate window for comments) so if you get a chance let me know if you see any little things that could make the blog even better – I can’t promise anything but I am open for suggestions.

My original idea for the “shopping guide” was way too ambitious but I have retooled my thinking and hope to have something up and running by April 2007 (kidding)

I also want to do some more of the Style Profiles that I did when starting the blog.

Above is a scanned postcard that I bought at Rizzoli of Montgomery Clift shot by Ida Wyman.
I just love this shot.
It seems every December I read articles about how to make the tux “new and modern”. I don’t think we need to make it modern I think we need to remember how we use to wear a tux.


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  1. Eddie Soledad

    January 1, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    here’s to 2008! hey Sart i will be in NYC next week, will your exhibition be up, by then at the Danziger Projects gallery? i am really stoked about checking it out.

  2. vilette

    January 1, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    happy new year too.

    can’t wait to see what’s on your mind! :)

    and i want to thank you for this ability to keep distance (in fashion world), which i’ve gained since i watch your page. now i know that fashion is not the most important, but personal sense of style.

    i really admire your work

    greetings from Poland

  3. Oda

    January 1, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Happy new year! Looking forward to reading your blog daily for yet another year :) Love from Norway!

  4. Michael

    January 1, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    happy 2008!

  5. Sheena

    January 1, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    (I’ve not commented here before but I do enjoy keeping up with your blog – thanks!)

    Have you considered getting a flickr account? It should allow you to post to your blog and offers different image sizes.

    You also might want to check out moving to a wordpress blog, I find it functions better than blogger and will allow you to transfer your blogger archive.

    Looking forward to reading your blog in 2008!

  6. Carrie

    January 1, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    De-lurking to say Happy New Year!

    I absolutely love reading your blog. I couldn’t agree more about the tux comment. If one thing should remain classic, the tuxedo should be it.


  7. Ainara

    January 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Best wishes for 2008!

    Thanks for such a good, inspiring and always entertaining blog.

    Good luck from Spain.

  8. Deja Pseu

    January 1, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Love the Montgomery Clift portrait. And I agree with you 100% about wearing a tux!

  9. Jeremy

    January 1, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Happy 2008! Looking forward to more great shots on this terrific blog.


  10. ginjin3

    January 1, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    i’m looking forward to see all the new things to come. i’ve been looking at your blog every morning for a long time now and it has certainly changed for the better. this site has been a great inspiration for me, and not just in fashion. keep up the great work!

  11. Rollergirl

    January 1, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2008. This is still my number one blog to check on a daily basis and it’s great how you continue to add inspiring, QUALITY posts without losing your passion.

  12. McTickle

    January 1, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    As far as tuxes go I think we all need to start taking pointers from the kids going to prom. For instance, we need more matching straight ties and vests – preferably in electric blue paisley. Or maybe it should be all about top hats, canes, and Converse All Stars. Just kidding. Keep it simple. Great photo. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  13. reverend dick

    January 1, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    That’s Montgomery Clift, Honey! But they didn’t shoot his right profile… Thank you, Sart for a very stylish intro to 2008.

  14. tintin

    January 1, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Peak Lapels rule on guys under 5’11while Shawl lapels look so elegant on taller men. A great image from a greater book store.

  15. dean

    January 1, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    All the best to you for this coming year — although it sounds as though you are already waist deep in exciting plans that make you smile…

  16. Katherine

    January 1, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    It seems like lately you’ve been doing a little bit more commentary on the images–what it is that drew you to the subject, the details that you noticed, etc. I really like that, it focuses the viewing of the photo for me, much like taking a good tour in a museum.

  17. Laguna Beach Trad

    January 1, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Happy New Year, Sart!

    I’ve only just returned from a sailing and spearfishing trip to the southern Pacific, and I was concerned I would miss some particularly thrilling news from you. Not to mention, several wonderful photos, including this classic shot of Montgomery Clift. Say what you will of Mr. Clift, the chap had a great haircut. Simply amazing.

    Your blog is near perfection and the only suggestion I would offer would be to include more photos of besuited gents, dandies, preppies, village characters, etc. Please.

    If you are ever in need of a Southern California correspondent, I’m your guy. I specialise in photos of celebrities, bikinis, and female beach volleyball players.

    Anyway, many thanks for a very inspiring blog. I reckon 2008 will be a great year for you.

  18. Anonymous

    January 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Happy New Year! Thank you for all the pleasure and inspiration your wonderful eye and skills have brought to this ardent sartorialiste in 2007 ! i can’t wait for what 2008 will bring and i wish you much success and joy fulfilling your goals safe in the knowledge whatever it is you will acheive a give a great deal to many.

  19. Jocke

    January 1, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Happy New Year, Mr Shuman.
    Looking forward to more style profiles.

  20. missdelite

    January 1, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    That tux fits Monty like a glove!
    Is there anything worse than an ill-fitting suit?
    Happy New Year & Peace to all….

  21. lynn

    January 1, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Look forward to it! How about, now and then, you invite us, your visitors, to spy for fashionistas too in our own areas – posting them on our own blogs – and you choose perhaps one or two of our blog findings to feature here and comment on them yourself? Could be interesting.

  22. cordelia

    January 1, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Happy New Year to you! Thank you for the great spirit and style you offered us in 2007, far beyond this fantastic thing we love and call “clothes”.

  23. tonpetiteoiseau

    January 1, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    It was a great 2007. Thanks for the photos that never fail to inspire.
    One great thing would be the ability to link back to a specific post. Happy New Year!

  24. Anonymous

    January 1, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Sart dear, let me say you are the best, your blog is better than any fashion magazine, your photographic style is a legend and to me you are the most dedicated style wizard, offering joy and fun on line this days, so I thank you and wish you a great 08 and many more fabulous postings!

  25. Anonymous

    January 1, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Happy New year to all!!!

  26. sherie'

    January 1, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Beautiful Monty…perfect and Happy New Year

  27. Anonymous

    January 1, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    happy new year!!

    your my inspiration to write about style on the internet!!

    The Tailorist

  28. pixie

    January 1, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Happy new year to you, Sart!
    I only started reading your blog in Dec’07 (oh, what a pity), and I really respect what you do about your passion.

    Here’s to a great 2008 to you, your blog, and everyone else!

    - Cheers, from Singapore

  29. Yi Som

    January 1, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Happy New Year~!

  30. Krishna

    January 1, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Fabulous picture of Clift! And too true about the tux – though we often forget the small, but crucial detail – tie the bow tie, don’t use a pre-fab, it’s very tacky.

    An excellent way to start the year – thank you!

  31. lintmag

    January 1, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Best to you for 2008, Sart! I hope it’s that older gent style book coming soon…? If not, I’m sure it will be something fab anyway. Happy travels for the new year – get out to the west coast sometime, willya?

  32. lars stephan

    January 1, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Happy happy 2008!

    The thing with the tux in pictures like this is that we don’t live in times like that anymore. Part of why it looks so cool is that it was part of the glamour and stylized looks the studio system produced in its day. We just don’t have that anymore. That’s why it takes a lot of personality to make a tux look fit to a character nowadays.

  33. pretty kitty publishing

    January 1, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Happy New Year, Scott!

    Looking forward to a coffee-table book of your work some day!



  34. Johanna

    January 1, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Love Montgomery, love your photos.

    Happy new year, Scott!

  35. clueless

    January 1, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    happy new year!

    love the site (very inspiring) – always look forward to new updates. can’t wait to see what you have planned for 2008!


  36. rw aussie

    January 2, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Happy New Year from Down-Under.

    I hope your idea for making this site better in 2008 doesn’t lose its Style over Fashion theme. It’s been a great inspiration for me since finding it in late Dec 08.

    Thank you.

  37. giuseppe timore

    January 2, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Happy New Year!

    On the tuxedo: the ultimate trick, as displayed so perfectly here by Mr. Clift, is to be to be able to sit ON THE FLOOR, smoking, at the bottom of a staircase, in a tux. If you’re not comfortable in your clothes, they will never look right.

    Can’t wait for the big secret news.

  38. Anonymous

    January 2, 2008 at 2:16 am

    H&ppy new year for you from a french fashion lover. Thank you for your work and your blog.
    I wish a great 2008 year to all of the Sartorialits.

  39. Françoise

    January 2, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Sart, if you knew how many friends I told about your blog! Your blog is easily superior to all others. I can definitely sense your experience and your innate instinct for interesting individual style in the pics that you post. Happy New Year to you and to everyone reading this blog! Feeling gratitude for all the good things that have been given to us will prepare us for additional good things. :)

  40. Anonymous

    January 2, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Really loving this whole “Stylish-Hot Guys in New York” series. I wouldn’t mind a few more of these this upcoming year and goddamn do you have an eye. Happy New Years and thanks. You’re blog is “THE” BEST on all things style. You always make my day.

  41. Cheryl

    January 2, 2008 at 5:39 am

    Happy New Year to you and hoping for another great year of great photos!

  42. momo

    January 2, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Happy 2008! I have your blog linked under “inspiration” because of the warmth and respect you show to all your subjects. I admire how your creativity and talant enhance the creativity and style of each individual. Witty and fun–thank you!

  43. Aurèlia

    January 2, 2008 at 6:08 am

    Happy new year to all!!! Thanks very much for your, always, nice shots.
    Greetings from Barcelona.

  44. Lina

    January 2, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Happy new year to you!
    OK, I have one idea for an improvement. I’d like to be able to search your blog. I have thought about this since I am now making a cashmere coat and I have been a little indecisive about how to make the collar. So for me, it would have been nice to be able to search and see the coats you have shot (and put on the blog) to see what detailing and fit they have. What do you think?

  45. Carolina Lange

    January 2, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Happy New Year!
    Keep up the amazing work!

  46. Butch

    January 2, 2008 at 7:38 am

    A happy, healthful, peaceful–and of course well turned-out–2008 to


    My New Year’s wish for the blog: an even freer/franker exchanage of views!

  47. André

    January 2, 2008 at 8:31 am

    i rly like when you write about the photo..you should do that more often in 2008. that’s my suggestion.
    a nice 2008 to everyone!

  48. Emily

    January 2, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I like the idea of telling us where we can find things, even though I also know it’s a large PITA to make that comprehensible.

    Love the blog, it’s one of my daily reads!

    Thanks for all the inspiration and Happy New Year!

  49. Anonymous

    January 2, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Happy New Year! Thank you for your hard work and effort to bring the world such wonderful and inspiring photos. I just wish I could be in NY to enjoy your exhibition.

  50. Alice Olive

    January 2, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Happy new year to you as well.

    I think your gentle reminder to remember how we used to wear a tux applies to all classic and fundamentals pieces of a wardrobe (male and female). Time to get back to basics!

  51. Anonymous

    January 2, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I also put in a vote for more commentary from you –when you have the time to do it, of course. Your pictures alone, nonetheless, open me up to new inspiration almost daily. I believe I speak for many when I say that this is my favourite blog.
    Many thanks, Sart,
    and happy new year to you and your family!

  52. Anonymous

    January 2, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Again I say great blog but please make your New Year’s resolution to be to get an editor. Your spelling and grammar are atrocious.

    I am sure you meant to say “how we USED to wear a tux.” Not USE.

    Spelling and grammar are as important a pursuit as the correct shirt sleeve/jkt length combo.

  53. Toby Wollin

    January 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

    “It seems every December I read articles about how to make the tux “new and modern”. I don’t think we need to make it modern I think we need to remember how we use(d) to wear a tux.”
    A tux is a tux. It is what it is – doing anything to it turns it into something else – something NOT a tux. But again, I think everyone needs to take a good hard look at how they dress when they leave the house all the time – make the commitment to dress like stylish adults all the time. Not 16 year old skater boys or “celebutants”. Do we know what that means, anymore?

  54. Imelda

    January 2, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Happy New Year!

    I just love your blog and will also be visiting in 2008!


  55. Anonymous

    January 2, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    don’t change a thing… keep the nice mix of male/female– old/young… you have made fashion mags obsolete for me… i am not renewing my subscriptions. I am so much happier looking at style than fashiony-trendy trust fund children.

  56. Victor

    January 2, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Happy New Year Scott – keep up the good work and as always your blog is a pleasure to read day in day out and I bet this won’t change in 2008 !

  57. Anonymous

    January 2, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Dear Sart – Happy New Year!
    Love & Light… /Lilia

  58. Gabriela

    January 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I am not tired of saying how great this blog is and how much it has inspired me!

    It is such a wonderful thing that you are open to requests, Sart. However, technically the blog works great for me, and about it’s content, it is fun to be surprised every day by the most unexpected pictures.

    Anyway, if I had to ask for something… Well… I am particularly fond of styles such as Alber Elbaz’, Dita Von Teese’s (the picture you once took from her was brilliant), Woody Allen’s, Maggie Gyllenhall’s, Sofia Coppola’s… So, it would be fantastic to see any of them immortalized by you in this blog… ;-)

    Great 2008 to everybody!!!

  59. Shabnom

    January 2, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Aw, you rock Sart. Happy New Year!

  60. Bridget

    January 2, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Happy New Year, dear Satoralist! Congratulations for this great blog !Best wishes!

  61. Sarah

    January 2, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Happy New Year to you! I started reading your blog last month and your sense of colour and composition have been very inspiring. Thanks!

  62. Anonymous

    January 2, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Um Feliz ANo Novo

    Thanks for your/our sartorialist

  63. Jerry

    January 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm


    My wife said when she saw how many times I check on your site (daily), “I think you have found your hobby.” I hope you realize how many people around the world you are making smile everyday. I LOVE the fact that it is PASSION that became your greatest success. All the best in 2008!

    Laughs Always,


  64. pearlescent

    January 2, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Happy New Year Sart!!

    Hope 2008 brings you more and more inspiration and success! Keep up your amazing quality shots and realistic approach to fashion :)

  65. Carolina Eclectic

    January 3, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Ahhh… if only more could wear a tuxedo like Montgomery Clift.

  66. The Maiden

    January 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    that was intersting what you said about the tux not needing to be re-invented. all too often people wear things which might go colour wise, but really dont work as inspiration. one of the six formers at school was wearing hardcore high stiletoes and a really tight sharp pencil skirt and then she put a really sweet alice band on which made her face look sweet, and it really didn’t work with the domanatrix look of the rest of her. it is interesting to mix up influences like balenciaga but it has to be obvious, i think. i always want to wear my suit to school withoutanything underneath to give it a sexy edge but it’s not allowed becuase i go to a catholic girls school.

  67. Q

    January 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Hello Scott,

    I think we need to remember 3 things about how to were a tux:

    a great hair cut

  68. miteka

    January 4, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    MC is the epithome of cool elegance!
    so sartorialist!

    happy new year to all!

  69. giuseppe timore

    January 5, 2008 at 12:09 am

    anyone notice tharticle on gq.com about formal wear.it says:
    “tuxes are for head waiters and penguins”

    pish posh! i’ll take the bow tie and shawl collar.

    anyway, you should submit this one for your next spread in gq.
    maybe someone should write to glenn o’brien for good measure and see what he thinks, too.

  70. Mr. Rover

    January 6, 2008 at 2:12 am

    I couldn’t agree more, Scott! Since it’s difficult catching people walking around in tuxedos on the street, hopefully you can find the opportunity to take some evening wear shots in the future- I’ll definitely be wearing one to your exhibition opening!

  71. deborah

    January 6, 2008 at 3:54 am

    happy 2008!

    i love your blog. i am looking forward to seeing what you have planned for it next.

  72. FashionZeitgeist

    January 6, 2008 at 8:04 am

    I thought maybe you were just a try hard sophisticate, but when I saw your picture of Monty Clift I knew for sure you had style. Good work I love your blog, maybe less women and more men. That would be great.

  73. Anonymous

    January 20, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Best wishes for 2008:]
    I think u will show sth new…:) surely i won’t be confused…:)
    Greetings from Poland

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