Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Here We Go!!!

So The Sartorialist 2009 starts for me today in London!

I’m in London for a meeting today and then tomorrow I’ll do a fitting for my first real “bespoke” suit by Savile Row legends Anderson & Sheppard.

I will try to keep a little diary on the progress of the suit and the some of the issues involved in ordering such a fine work of hand craftsmanship.

Of course my first concern was not about double-breasted or Super 120′s – but how much should I workout before my fitting.
Do I want my suit to be for my “Winter body” or my “Summer body”?
I decided i would rather go in at my high weight and come back later for a “bespoke” tweed swimsuit for my summer body (maybe with a matching vest!).

Anyway, after London I will go to Florence for Pitti Uomo and then on the to…well, below is the schedule – or as they say in London “schedule” (I guess you have to hear me say it for that to be funny).

London January 7th – 9th
Florence January 10th – 16th
Milan January 17th – 20th
Paris January 21st – 25th
Stockholm January 26th – 29th
Rome January 30th – February 2nd

It’s a long trip but I hope to get lots of great images.

This Sunday I might take the train to Modena and Bologna for the day. Any suggestions for great menswear shops in those two cities?


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  1. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 6:28 am

    I expect you to know where to go in Rome to take your fantastic pictures.

    If not, drop me a note so I could help.

    Rome can appear as sensationally flat in terms of style if you do not hit the right spots and, most importantly at the rigth times.

    First tip: do not miss the ghetto and Piazza Mattei (tutles fountain) with its Tortuga Bar.

    Time? 19.30 – 20.00 for a drink before diner.

    Ciao e respect for your great job.

    [email protected]

  2. Blackhair

    January 8, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Hi! Some hints to go shopping in Bologna: – Via San Felice (boutiques – multibrand)
    – Via D'Azeglio
    (more classic: Boggi, Flanella, Donati…)
    – Via Clavature
    (Diesel, WP Store, Guess…)
    – Galleria Covour, Via Farini
    (top brands: Armani, D&G, Gucci, Fendi…)
    Hope you enjoy your trip to Bologna!

  3. michael Jondral

    January 8, 2009 at 6:39 am

    in bologna you must go to “de paz”

    maybe see you into pitti

    best regards from germany

  4. Luke

    January 8, 2009 at 6:51 am

    If you're in Savile Row you should be sure to check out Richard James – which I would describe as classic with a twist – and Ozwald Boateng, who uses fantastic colours and really sharp tailoring and is much beloved of media types. Of course, while you're there you should also visit Gieves & Hawkes, if only because they're probably the highest profile name on the street and managed to make notorious scruff Bob Geldof look good when he received his honorary knighthood.

    Street fashion – try Spitalfields Market and the upper reaches of Brick Lane, especially around the Truman Brewery.


  5. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Bologna : you cannot miss SOTTO SOTTO in Casalecchio di Reno .

    You are great . Thanks

    Enrico B.

  6. Sofie

    January 8, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Come to Edinburgh! You better wrap up warm though!

  7. J.A.F.

    January 8, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Very Cool! I think a lot of men will be interested to learn how custom suits are put together. Thanks!

  8. Tiago

    January 8, 2009 at 7:29 am

    I really would like start using custom hand made suits in my daily life. There is no ready to wear Prada (or any other) that can achieve a perfect hand made suit specially for your body.
    For me, it's a bit of mystery the price range of one suit.
    Can you give us an idea of the price range of a suit in Anderson & Sheppard ?
    Have a good year.

  9. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Really looking forward to some London photos – I think this blog is severely lacking in them!!

  10. Simone

    January 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Please, oh please take pics of the suit in it’s tacked and pieced stages…I love seeing the construction details of a good garment! Enjoy the process!

  11. Harlem Loves...

    January 8, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Well it sounds like i have one more day to walk around in my casual best in case our paths cross… kidding. Hope you enjoyed your trip.

  12. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 7:52 am

    If I were you I wouldn’t tell us all your plans- there may well be a lot of fashionably dressed people happening to turn up around Savile Row tomorrow..!!

  13. Baeloclaudia

    January 8, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Have you ever visited Spain?? You have to include Barcelona and Madrid in that schedule. And I would love you could come to Andalucia. I´m sure you would enjoy a lot and would take wonderful photos.


  14. fra

    January 8, 2009 at 8:13 am

    hi! In bologna there are 2 nice shops for menswear, Flanella and Mister Gal
    I don’t remember the addresses sorry!

    However, don’t miss the ice cream shop close to the 2 towers, it’s called Gianni, I think, it’s bee a long time since I went there


  15. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Have a nice trip to Florence. I was there last september, nice city. I look forward to see many good pictures, from Pitti Uomo. Can you please look for some good outer jackets, and what`s the style for jackets for season fall 2009. I can recomend the fashion fare in Copenhagen, in the first of february.

  16. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Do you mean “shedyule”?

  17. claudia

    January 8, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Hi there, i really appreciate ur blog, i think it’s very representative and always amazing, ur subjects are so stunning!
    Anyway, i can suggest u a couple of shops in modena and bologna. In Bologna the only one u could try is “mr. gal” (even though i’m not sure of the real name..), in modena u can find the absolutely marvellous “Spoon”.
    Enjoy ur trips!

  18. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Scott, I guess you’ll be missing Wonderful Copenhagen – again!

  19. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Hi Sartorialist!I live in Bologna and I’m glad to suggest you the following shops:

    “BARROW-menswear” via san felice 32
    “BARROW-womens” via Frassinago 2/c
    “BIBA’S”, Via Indipendenza,74″SOLFERINO 6″ Via Solferino,6

    For great shoes,for men and women, go to “TASSINARI” Via San felice,55

    I hope you can stay longer in Bologna because on sunday most of the shops are closed.
    p.s.”Wallpaper” just edited a brand new guide to Bologna.


  20. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Your first day in Florence is my last day- I would be beyond excited if I saw you out and about photographing the beautiful people of this city!

  21. vanessa

    January 8, 2009 at 8:37 am

    You’ll go in Italy. That beautiful news

  22. SartoriallyAddicted

    January 8, 2009 at 8:39 am

    In London, check out…

  23. Anne Corrons

    January 8, 2009 at 8:42 am

    It seems to be a fabulous trip through Europe. We may meet in Paris, you will be shooting people and I’ll be shooting windows. Enjoy your trip !

  24. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 8:43 am

    fantastic sart! let the fun begin

  25. Txinita

    January 8, 2009 at 8:44 am

    As in schedule instead of skedule…

  26. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Dear Sartorialist!

    First of all a happy new year to you!! I actually have suggestions for menswear shops in Bologna (which you should prefer to Modena). I myself am not italian, I am only staying here for a year of law studies. There is a fabulous shop which is called “new dandy” in via d`azeglio 16/B, right beside another “boggi”, which you like too, as I could read. In via d`azeglio you find at least two or three other great menswear shops which you cannot miss. On the left side of via d`azeglio you will find a coutyard, where you should take a look at a shop called “monsieur” (if I am not mistaking…). In strada maggiore there is another recommendable spot called ” di donato fratelli”, which is quite conservative, but still very italian. On via farini (which would be the “bondstreet” bolognese), can be found “i classici”, with beautiful clothing. In via farini there are also all the other big brands (hermès, church`s….). I am sorry for posting that long, but the more I think, the more come up other shops. In via ugo bassi there is “de paz”, italianized british menswear, also very worth to have a look at. And another thing you might like to see is miro`s shop, unfortunately I cannot remember the name. It`s a small shop in via della moline. You might not trust my recommandation by the outer apppearance of the shop (well neither the inner appearance), but you will find vintage sunglasses at low prices (ray ban, persol, valentino…). One last thing: if your not looking for the ancient food bolognese, but I new authentic experience of italian class, visit “è cucina” in piazza aldrovandi. Enjoy your time in Bologna!!!

  27. Léonie Mizée

    January 8, 2009 at 9:02 am

    When will you come to Amsterdam? :D

  28. mahashakti

    January 8, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Nice Blog Dear

  29. Ame in DC

    January 8, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Go Sart — you lucky dawg! Have a ball!

  30. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 9:17 am

    You might wanna take a look at English Cut & Thomas Mahon, if you're not familiar, for an interesting view into English bespoke tailoring– http://englishcut.com/

  31. SMII

    January 8, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Hi Sartorialist,

    Enjoy your travels, sounds like lots of FUN. The A&S experience should be memorable one. Mr Hitchcock is the consummate gentleman and will listen to your input. Their garments are especially nice with open quarters as opposed to the default setting.

  32. Cim

    January 8, 2009 at 9:23 am

    What about Copenhagen ? Hope to see you here soon !

  33. suzanne nelson

    January 8, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Sart, what a great trip! despite your exhausting ssshhhhhedule sounds like there will be lots of treats in store, not least for the followers of your blog. So cool you're ordering a bespoke suit from the high priests of Savile Row, can't wait to hear about the process and see the results. Have you chosen the fabric yet? Maybe you will need to go to Turnbull & Asser on Jermyn St for some beautiful shirts to go with??
    ps – seeing as the pound's so low go to Cordings and treat yourself to a velvet collared Covert coat, i think one would very good on you with your colouring.

  34. LivingGolden

    January 8, 2009 at 9:38 am

    OOh. I’m absolutely jealous. What a lovelys schedule.

  35. Marigail

    January 8, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I’m working up a serious “Sart” appetite. Can’t wait to see what you serve up.

  36. Mo

    January 8, 2009 at 9:57 am

    sounds wondeful! Can’t wait for your DKNY ads to come out!

  37. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    January 8, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Great. Looking forward to your pictures.
    I am covering the AIFW (Amsterdam International Fashion Week) 24 till 30 of January. :)

  38. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Why don’t you spend half day in Como when you are in Milan? great town. Ciao

  39. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I wish you can come to Veneto and Venice one day….there are lots of beautiful places and people.

    Enjoy Italy….well, it’s easy to enjoy Italy!!!


  40. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Hi Sart when you head to Bologna you must go to Flanella on via D’Azeglio for menswear. It was my favorite store in Italy and I’m a woman! The staff is impeccably dressed and a pleasure to talk to.

    Some other spots in Bologna
    Pasticceria Gamberini
    Via Ugo Bassi

    Trattoria La Corte Galluzzi

    Via Caprarie

    Marco Fadiga Bistrot
    via Rialto

    Can’t wait to see pictures!

  41. Dan in Richmond

    January 8, 2009 at 10:33 am

    How wonderful- enjoy your suit experience and I hope you’ll post photos of it. I’m looking forward to “visiting” Italy again through your lens.

  42. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Sart, in Bologna go and see BRANCHINI, a shoemaker’s shop in Strada Maggiore: wonderful, wonderful, wonderful shoes.

  43. -h of candid cool

    January 8, 2009 at 10:47 am

    keep us updated on the progress of the suit.

    I hope your able to meet up with Mr. Lino in Italy! He’s always a treat!

  44. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Any specific reason for not going to Copenhagen, or is it just lack of time?

  45. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Dear Sartorialist,

    I live in Hamburg (Germany) and I´m missing Berlin on your list!
    Not only New York or Paris, also Berlin is a creative and stylish city!

  46. Elin

    January 8, 2009 at 11:16 am

    How lovely that you take your time to visit Stockholm! But I most say that I agree with the previous comments – while you’re in Scandinavia you shouldn’t miss Copenhagen. It’s almost cooler than Stockholm. Almost.

    All the best!

  47. Dominique Models

    January 8, 2009 at 11:17 am

    No time to pass by Brussels?? There are a couple of great menswears shops I could suggest… And I would love to interview you for the web TV were are launching at the end of the month! Well, you’re schedule looks pretty tight already. All the Best!

  48. gretchenmsu

    January 8, 2009 at 11:17 am

    oh you’re so lucky to visit all these wonderful cities in winter! i went to all but stockholm this past summer and have been itching to go back ever since!

  49. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Good luck with finding people to shoot in London. It’s so cold here at the moment that most people are dressed in ugg boots and big padded coats.

  50. Lale

    January 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    i would like to travel with y’u!!!
    fashion kisses xxx

  51. gregorytoddsmith

    January 8, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I’m excited that you’ll be starting up some more regular entries, soon! I can’t wait to get some more London inspiration.

  52. andreas

    January 8, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Hope you come visit Helsinki when you are in Stockholm. It’s very close to Stockholm.

    Looking forward to seeing your photos!

  53. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    you’ve got to go to berlin. You’ll be suprised!

  54. Lola Is Beauty

    January 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I’m going to have to walk down Savile Row tomorrow (if I can fit it into my shedyule) and hope to bump into you – but it’s true, no one cares how they look at the moment as it’s so cold.

  55. Jack Daniel

    January 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Can’t believe you’re touring all over Europe.
    Your American friends must be jealous.

    Can’t wait to see some nice pictures from all of these cities!

  56. Miiicha

    January 8, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    ooh How fun !

  57. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Bologna? Forget the clothes—go for the food!!!

  58. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    The best store in Bologna is Donati on via Massimo D’Azeglio. I got a great Fay (Diego Della Valle) jacket there a few months ago.

  59. XAVS

    January 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Come to Spain!!! Happy new year, by he way!

  60. Yi

    January 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Are you going to take pictures of the stylish people on London streets? Or you’re here merely for the meeting? I hope you could stay longer here in London so that I can see more fabulous pics taken on my familiar places (compared to NY or Paris) on your website.

    Inspired by you blog, I decided to learn photography in order to make my blog more colourful.

    Anyway, enjoy your trip in Europe!

  61. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Having just left British shores i can confirm British women en masse appear to be addicted to Ugg boots. May i make a request, Sart? PLEASE no Ugg boots on your blog they are the anti-style to end all aspirations of elegance…

  62. madetm

    January 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Lucky man! Saville Row bespoke…hw very Cary Grant of you.

    All the best,

  63. Arya

    January 8, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    1st bespoke suit? i’m very excited for you Mr. Schuman, have fun and be sure to post any and all pictures of the process!

  64. marco russotto

    January 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    aaahhh!!! u arrive in Bologna this sunday!

    i’m in reggio emilia.
    i would like to go in bologna saturday afternoon… but now I change decision. I’ll go sunday to wish meet you on street!

    i advise you to go in “FOLLI FOLLIE”, because there is a good choice of products. (piazza cavour …near piazza maggiore in the center http://www.follifollie.it).
    then, absolutly u go in “L’INDE DE PALAIS”! c’est super! (www.lindestore.com … in the same aerea of former Via de’ Musei 6)

    i hope they’ll open on sunday. check hours


    and i represent my wish to meet you.

    you have a great style to choise your photographic subjects ;-)


  65. Krystal

    January 8, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    i wish i was jet setting, see you in ny for fashion week x

  66. toia

    January 8, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    What about Madrid???? We do exist and have great sense of style! If you come I will show you my incredible Henrik Vibskov’ s coat.

    Good Luck!

  67. Tony

    January 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I live in London, but the best clothes shop for men – and one that really shows what fashion conscious lads (not arty studes/designers)in this country are into – is in Manchester. Check out oipolloi.com for true British street style.

    Though those Mancs have
    never got over the fact that it was Liverpool that started the whole trainers/labels thing in 1977.

    Love to be able to get a bespoke whistle, you’re a lucky bloke.

  68. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    OMG i just can’t believe u’re coming in ROME!!!
    you definetely have to tell me where you will be shooting here, i want to meet you!!!!

  69. Mikaela

    January 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    oh my, maybe I should go to stockholm the 26th january… I wish I had the money to travel like you and work with things and people I love, but so far I’m just a student waiting to get educated and then start my dreams. I’m doing a project in class, which is supposed to turn into a fashion magazine for both girls and boys, so you might just hear from me soon, as I adore your blog and have a lot of questions! bye for now :)

  70. danielle

    January 8, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I have the less expensive of the two irons you show in this post. I love it and have no idea how I ever ironed before. Absolutely worth it. The only downsides I can think of are that its bulky and so difficult to bring in and out of storage, also the resting place for the iron is made of rubber so you can’t actually put the iron down on it when its hot as it will melt and stick to the iron. Little annoying, but overall I still consider it a necessity!

  71. Colleen

    January 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I’m so jazzed about your suit. Lots of photo documentation please! And golly, I hope you get a little break in there – that’s quite a “schedule.” I’m typing it the British way. Ciao!

  72. kel

    January 8, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    In Bologna, go to La Sorbetteria Castiglione and surrender to the dolce de leche. Safe and lovely travels…and please let us experience the bespoke journey with you.

  73. mike maolucci

    January 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    go check out perugia!! i went to school there for 2 semesters, real young, lively fashionable city…you’ll love it, its always overlooked in peoples travels

  74. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Since your in London, I highly suggest going to the Oliver Goldsmith eyewear shop…the most beautiful eyewear around…custom sunglasses are as expensive as your new suit…but so worth it…

    Directions are on the website.

  75. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    i love bologna. many young hipsters with interesting glasses. please post lots of your pictures from there!!!

  76. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Please do turn a blind eye to the ‘Ugglys’ and do visit Margaret Howell (on Wigmore St- http://www.margarethowell.co.uk), Kilgour (also on Saville) and have a lovely lovely cup of tea or a glass of something in the Wolesley. Have a good Trip.

  77. jc-pBc

    January 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I’m so jealous of you getting your own bespoke suit. What I would give for that experience. Ahh!

  78. Jordan D.

    January 8, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Hope to run into you in Paris, safe travels!

  79. Emily Wong

    January 8, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    WOW LONDON sounds so amazing! I’m going there later this year for school. I hope you have an awesome time and I will be here checking your blog for updates!! :)


  80. lenmeister

    January 8, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Have fun over there sart…congrats on getting your first bespoke suit, that makes a statement! chose ur fabric wisely lol hope you already have something in mind or you could be in ther aaall day, which is fine if you have the time I assume. I’ve had a few made-to-measures done, I like to have my initials imprinted on the jackets inner pocket..just a thought. Cant wait to see your new pics


  81. lenmeister

    January 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    OOps just realised your fitting appointment was on the 7th we’re already the 8th oops lol oh well, when do we get to see you in your new suit?! Hope I can make it to savile row one day

  82. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    A&S is my tailor. If it's your style, I'd recommend that you consider a suit with the lightest interfacing and no pads in the shoulders…both with are specialties of A&S. Also, if you wear braces, have the soft and lined waistband with buttons on the outside and a high English back, which is also one of their specialties. But only do it if it is you.

  83. Dustyflint

    January 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    OH you happy, lucky man!

  84. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    That’s fantastic– your first bespoke suit. Even more fantastic is how excited you seem to be about this experience. Please do share the results with all of us.


  85. Anonymous

    January 9, 2009 at 12:08 am

    YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS (where to shop, and for what) IN NYC!!

    Ps., bespoke swimsuit??

  86. francesco santini

    January 9, 2009 at 3:27 am

    Go to Barrow in Bologna http://www.barrow-bibas.com/. Sunday is closed I think. As for the food in Bologna stay away from to touristic restaurant!

  87. ERman

    January 9, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Wow..look at that schedule. Mr. can I be you PA?? and yes it`s a serious question.

  88. Duncan

    January 9, 2009 at 4:45 am

    Good choice – check how they'll take your seam into your pocket.

    See also Norton & Son and Huntsman (English royalty and some from your side/firm too).

    I notice someone above has mentioned Richard J. & Ozwald B. – both good additions to the Row, but quite a lot of quirk for quirks sake – see also Mr P Smith on Floral Street(or drop into his new corner shop in Burlington Arc.).

    Dover Street Market is interesting, Jermyn St. has been previously mentioned – rightfully so, but if you're looking for shirts consider Budd in Piccadilly Arc.

    Cordings is good, if a little boxy.

    Most of all though get out of St. James etc and take in the independent street style, East or West. When you're East check out the Butcher of Distinction to see how the younger guns see it. Top notch.

    Have fun.

  89. Rooi_Skoene

    January 9, 2009 at 5:05 am

    I’ve always wondered about bespoke suits and couture, too: What happens when one picks up weight after one or two years?

    And how many fittings does it take to create something?

  90. Tom Morton

    January 9, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Sart, if you’re still in London today, I would visit Albam on Beak Street in Soho. Albam manufacture and design their own wardrobe basics – smart jeans, shirts, knitwear, classic fisherman’s jackets and Mackintoshes, etc. The store looks great as well. They’re like an English equivalent of Freeman’s Sporting Club. (No I don’t work for them, I’m just a keen customer.)

  91. Miriam Parkman

    January 9, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I always miss you when you are in Stockholm! I’m always there the weekend before or after…

    Well well, it’s always exciting to see your shoots from here anyway:)

  92. Mr. Rover

    January 9, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Hey Scott,
    Don't know if you can make it out there on this trip, but John Lock & Co. Hatters is on St. James's St in London if you were looking for a nice tweed newsboy, a panama, or even a fedora.


  93. crowsfeet

    January 9, 2009 at 10:45 am

    So good of you to take us all along…

    I’d love to see a shot of the Laundry in your Milan Hotel whence the perfectly pressed shirt comes.

  94. Duncan

    January 9, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Tom Morton has given good advice.

    I too don’t work for them, but they are all lovely chaps offering great product.

  95. Anonymous

    January 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Oh Scott! I’ve been waiting for the day I knew you were in London with hopes I might catch you/you might catch me on the streets alas I fear I’ve spent the past days cozied up in my apartment instead of trawling sloane sq, brick lane, kensington or any other fancy places where I might have caught you shoot! well hope you enjoyed your trip in this fair city and perhaps next time! enjoy the rest of your journeys, I know you will, I look forward to the pics

  96. Anonymous

    January 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    go to Barrow (via san felice) or Folli Follie (piazza cavour)

  97. Anonymous

    January 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I am really looking forward to reading about your suit. I’m so excited for you. I think you have my dream career/life, with the exception of the tweed bathing suit and matching vest.

  98. Franco

    January 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    AHHH! Stockholm – again – fantastico! U have to take picture of that blonde guy u have shot sometime before! The one with black/blue outfit! I luv all the youngsters u take pictures of in Stockholm, wonderful!!!!

    XXXX from Rome

  99. Fannah

    January 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    No Amsterdam? =( oh well, excited anyways =)

  100. meganjean

    January 9, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    get the vest

  101. Kwana

    January 9, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Happy New Year! I can’t wait to “travel” along with you.

  102. Anonymous

    January 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    In Bologna, lately they opened a very chiq boutique in Via Belmeloro 7/45c, they have very original menswear by some young designers… A must see!
    And you realy should try Gianni’s ice cream!


  103. Anonymous

    January 9, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    qué envidia!! me encantaría pasarme el próximo mes viajando. Aprovéchalo al máximo y a la vuelta nos cuentas.
    besos desde España.

  104. deep_in_vogue

    January 9, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Fabulous!! Have fun, and make a good plan for Paris, it’s huge :o)

  105. Chris Johnson

    January 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Congratulations on your first bespoke suit, Scott!!! You realize this is like the apotheosis of The Sartorialist, right?!

    NICE CHOICE in Anderson @ Sheppard!

    Can’t wait to see your upcoming fashion week photos! I’m STILL mesmerized by that iconic photo you snapped of Anna Wintour outside the tents in New York with that yellow coat thrown over her shoulders!

  106. Claybel

    January 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Sart,

    Welcome to the UK! How about taking a short diversion up to Manchester. Their is lots of visual stimulus here in the way of stylish people..

  107. Anonymous

    January 9, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I think you mean, as the say in London… “schedgooole”. Ha.

  108. Anonymous

    January 9, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    In Bologna, defenitely “De Paz”….
    Would be intersing a “Mr Dante vs. Lino”…

    Thanks for you inspirations and respect.

  109. Lilly

    January 9, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    i wish i was you

  110. andrea.at.the.blue.door

    January 10, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Oh boy oh boy! English tailoring! Interlining! Pad stitching!

    Beau (Sart) Brummel – you must keep keep us informed of *every* *tiny* *detail.*

  111. Jonathan

    January 10, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I just got three suits made to measure by the Turkish tailor here at my base in Iraq. I wanted to thank you for all your dress-sense encouragement over the past year. It means a lot to have a couple nice threads hanging in the closet when all I’m wearing every day are blotchy gray combat pajamas and brown suede boots.

  112. davide

    January 10, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Nice alternative shop is:
    bottega back-door
    piazza Galileo, 3/a
    Bologna – Italy
    tel/fax +39 051 6569442
    You can’t see it

    Good week

  113. Ni_

    January 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Hey Sart, I live in Bologna and as other people wrote, I think you should go to Via Clavature, Galleria Cavour, Via Farini, Via San Felice, Strada Maggiore.
    In every corner you will find something, but I don’t know how many shops are open on sunday…
    Maybe we’ll meet at Pitti or in Stockholm or in Milan :)
    Enjoy your fantastic travel


  114. Stefanie

    January 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    You need to come to Amsterdam for our version of Fashion Week… Just stop by on your way to Stockholm!!

  115. Mo

    January 10, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    i wish you’d come to Atlanta

  116. Anonymous

    January 10, 2009 at 7:43 pm


    Wishing you safe and happy travels and a great 2009. Would you consider getting tabs on the suit pants? If you’re like me, most of the difference between your “summer body” and “winter body” is in the waist. My tailor turned me on to tabs a few years ago and they’ve been wonderful. Enjoy the suit, and the bespoke process!

  117. JUSTJR

    January 10, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Excited to see what you find Scott!

  118. swile67

    January 10, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Enjoy every moment of your trip…you can always do what my favourite travel writer/jouralist( Alice Steinbac, “Without Reservation”) does…sends postcards to herself from each place she has been. I began doing this too! Maybe you do already:) Enjoy your time..looking forward to seeing your pics!

  119. Anonymous

    January 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I hope to run into you in NYC, pretty much every time think about making a visit! You’re pretty much a celebrity.

  120. Skip

    January 11, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Having read this blog since, almost, the beginning, I really am excited about the prospect of a diary about the making of your new suit. I imagine you will pick up where you left off in an earlier post, when you are asked the magical question, “and now Sir, will you kindly step through?”

  121. fabio

    January 11, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Happy new Year :)

    I’d like to see you on shooting. Maybe… in Florence.

  122. MJ

    January 11, 2009 at 3:55 am

    in florence you must go for a drink in
    harry´s bar – tuesday 20:00 some interesting people stay there!

    the best shops you can see are

    - milord at piazza strozzi
    -eredi chiatrini at via roma
    -tie your tie at via dei federighi tyt with simone is one of the best over the world!

    in opposite of tie your tie you can found a very beautiful japanese shoemaker.

    have much fun

    kind regards

  123. Sofia

    January 11, 2009 at 6:19 am

    I’can’t belive you’re in Modena!! I am in Modena too in this Moment and i can recomend to you several shop in the downtown: Adani and Altamoda in the Via Emilia and one small shop (in my opinion is the best for man) called Hombre who is just beside the Duomo (the most important romanic church in europe..if you have time take a look is amazing!!).
    Have a nice trip and maybe we can meet in Florence for Pitti

  124. Anonymous

    January 11, 2009 at 9:02 am

    given youre extensive travels with many stops I would love to know what clothes/shoes you are taking with you? trying to pack light yet be fashionable in many climates/situations is still a callenge and i am sure we could learn a lot from your choices. it would be great if you would want to share your packing list or tips/tricks.

    thanks from nyc, n.

  125. Anonymous

    January 11, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Hi! I suggest to go to any local market…the stuff you find there isn’t as great as the stuff in New York’s flea markets but in modena (and other towns around) you might be able to find great cashmere sweaters for low prices. Furthermore there are several stands with fruits, vegetables and cheeses that are very pretty and the italian vendors are really cool.

    Close to Modena (in a small provincial town, i don’t really remember the name!) there is the Rick Owens outlet. It’s great!

  126. Anonymous

    January 11, 2009 at 11:09 am

    this is the best for me:

    - suit- DePaz: Via Ugo Bassi 4/D, Bologna

    -shoes- Peron: Via Galliera, 24, Bologna

    see you in Rome, maybe.


  127. Arezzo

    January 11, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I suggest you to go to Arezzo where you can find Banchelli Store and Sugar,the best shops in Italy !!!

  128. Cait Byrnes

    January 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Excited to see you are in florence! I’ve just arrived this week for my semester at SACI.

    Love your work!

  129. Eric.Granwehr

    January 12, 2009 at 12:27 am

    hi scott. how’s london.

  130. Geek Porn Girl

    January 12, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Sart, I love your schedule joke and know exactly what you mean. You are very funny… or as we say here in the Bay Area, “funny”.

  131. paola bolognese

    January 12, 2009 at 4:31 am

    maybe is too late, but in Bologna the best street for go shopping are: San Felice Street, D’Azeglio Street ( also good for Sicilian Ice Cream) and Zamboni Street (University Center 4 new idea by young stylist).

    I hope to run into You by the way
    Paola B.

  132. Anonymous

    January 12, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Where can we see the pictures from Pitti etc.?

  133. seeds

    January 12, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I’m glad your going to Stcokholm again, last time the pictures where great.

  134. Anonymous

    January 12, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Hey! When in Modena you have to visit the factory of SCHEDONI. They are the manufactors of all the Ferrari Luggage and interiors.SCHEDONI also has their on line of Luggage, leather goods, they are out of this world check them out at http://www.schedoni.com / If you would like to speak to someone at the factory contact Simone Schedoni at [email protected]
    Tell Them Dewayne sent you. All the Best.

  135. Anonymous

    January 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

    there's a great new(ish) bespoke shoemakers on strada maggiore in bologna – FYI forget Gianni's (factory yuk) for the best ice cream head to Il Gelatauro, further down Strada Maggiore from the shoemakers, a gorgeous little gelateria/bar

    shopping is not great in bologna though & via S.Felice, San Azeglio and Strada Maggiore have most of the interesting shops. don't miss piazza santo stefano – one of the most beautiful piazzas in italy. bologna's best dressed citizens (usually the middle aged / elderly crowd) tend to pass through here, particularly on sundays.

    modena is so tiny that you'll be able to get around the whole centre in under an hour. most of everything's closed on sunday, but there is a lot of passaggiata going on in both places & a great relaxed sunday atmosphere.

  136. quérôu

    January 12, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    no bread & butter for you? so, maybe i'll see you in Pitti… look for the cute petite brazilian with crazy london fashion sense. :)

  137. michaeljosephowens

    January 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Wish you’d show us some shots of the fitting. That would be insightful to those of us with no experience of such event.

  138. Anonymous

    January 12, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    you need to get into stone island. no man is too formal to get casual. that said, keep up the good work, and good luck with the fitting.

  139. Petulia

    January 13, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I cannot believe i will miss you in Rome, but we will be in Paris at the same time. Hopefully I will bump into you!

  140. Petulia

    January 13, 2009 at 11:43 am

    P.s. In Rome make sure you hit Rione Monti and Pigneto. That’s where you will find the most interesting and worthy looks

  141. Anonymous

    January 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    If you have time (in Florence) to stop by the BEST ice cream place in the world (even though its out of the center), I highly suggest la gelateria “il Sorriso”…its right in front of a very good restaurant/shop called “Convivium” on viale Europa (or Via Erbosa 70). PLEASE go. If your favorite desert isn’t ice cream, then you’ve never tried THIS ice cream….

    p.s. i suggest chocolate, buon talenti (you only find it in florence!) and tartufo.

  142. Daniel

    January 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    check out the “sieger” nook at pitti, i was there today, it’s their first year

    two brother, one designer one business

    they have two velvet 3/4 length jacket, like your earlier post

    also, for food in florence, hit the central market, there is a eatery in the corner, panino ______
    real workman’s food, fantastic roast beef and soup

  143. Massimiliano Trovato

    January 31, 2009 at 6:46 am

    One place you should definitely visit while in Rome is Alberto Valentini’s tiny studio. The address is Via Tor di Nona, 58–not far from St. Peter. You’ll love Valentini’s awesome ties. They’re made out of the most incredible fabrics and perfectly fit Valentini’s love of experimentation. You can find some pictures here: http://www.umbriarte.com/VALENTINI/VALENTINI.html. Please, tell him that Massimiliano of Istituto Bruno Leoni sent you there.

    PS Also, please let me know if you’re ever in the Venice aerea: I wanna make sure to wear my best outfits, should I stumble into you.

    Massimiliano (massimiliano-dot-trovato-at-brunoleoni-dot-it)

  144. bc

    February 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Dear Sart,

    I haven't seen anything further on your visit to Anderson & Sheppard. I'd be very interested in hearing how that went; I remember that when I was patronizing Savile Row, A&S was famously difficult, often refusing to accept orders for single garments.

    And did you photograph their workrooms? I still treasure your photos of Lobb, and would love to see anything you took on the Row.

  145. Anonymous

    April 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Would love an update on both process and results of Savile Row experience!

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