Friday, July 27, 2007

Mr. Stefano Tonchi at YSL


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  1. Margaux

    July 27, 2007 at 8:24 am

    Divinement rétro !

  2. Robert

    July 27, 2007 at 8:44 am

    Great photo.

  3. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 8:51 am

    love it, but why the sweater vest in summer?

  4. jkh

    July 27, 2007 at 8:58 am

    a touch of dustbowl

  5. Deja Pseu

    July 27, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Lovely photo! It suits your subject perfectly.

  6. Alice Olive

    July 27, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Very sweet shot – makes me want to bundle him up and take home. Love the shoes.

  7. RetroSpective

    July 27, 2007 at 9:15 am


  8. Rina

    July 27, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Timeless. Beautiful. Thank you.

  9. Jack Daniel

    July 27, 2007 at 9:32 am

    I like his hair

  10. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Eye opening moment: This is the first time I’ve ever liked the look of tassle loafers! Amazing what a little sprezzatura can do…I’ve always associated the tassle with forked-tonged attorneys, and here they are looking earthy, honest and legit. Thanks for the perspective!

  11. marconewyork

    July 27, 2007 at 9:51 am

    The first thing that comes to my mind is “Bauhaus 1930´s”…
    Very nice indeed.

  12. jessiegurl79

    July 27, 2007 at 9:54 am

    very nice!

  13. Kitty

    July 27, 2007 at 9:56 am

    Fascinating historical pastiche–looks like an old daguerrotype or something.

  14. Kitty

    July 27, 2007 at 9:59 am

    whatever the intent was here, I don’t think it’s working; she looks terribly overburdened and dragged down by the weight of her bag and clothes. The odd bunchiness of the skirt, and the way that the shininess of the top highlights all the crumples and wrinkles, are also unfortunate, in my eyes. Plus, white shoes with this ensemble? Really? (I *do* like the glasses, though!)

  15. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Just saw Belmondo last night in BREATHLESS and this jacket- also in Paris!- is the total opposite. But BOTH are great!

  16. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 10:31 am

    I like the way the high vamp tasseled loafers complement the cut of his trousers. The sweater cut and fit ruin the otherwise nonchalant look. Great b/w shot!

  17. benp

    July 27, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Nice! – and a very August Sander-like shot :-)

  18. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 10:55 am

    this guy definitely wears his clothes… nothing too precious… looks great

  19. nycinside

    July 27, 2007 at 10:57 am

    I feel like I’m looking at an old family photo. The bowtie is the extreme of bowties. Very nicely shot and I like that you made it black and white. Have a good weekend Sart.

  20. Victor

    July 27, 2007 at 11:15 am

    It’s a very Lanvin kind of look.
    The way Alber Elbaz dresses these days. But Mr. Tonchi is much slimmer and that gives it a whole different push. Great photo by the way !

  21. tristan

    July 27, 2007 at 11:32 am

    amazing! sart, did you use any flashes here? the contrast is epic!

  22. iopine

    July 27, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Only black-and-white could have conveyed that image properly.

    It’s superb.

  23. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Love the photo, the subject, the outfit. This gentleman has an amazing style. Love it!!

  24. SKJ

    July 27, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    Like Wittgenstein at Cambridge

  25. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    This must be antique.

  26. Butch

    July 27, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    A miss, unfortunately: tie too large and skewed, cardigan/vest unbuttoned at the bottom looks sloppy beneath the jacket. The general unkempt air also works against the effectiveness of the pants length by making the observer uncertain as to whether its intentional or not.

  27. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    depression era

  28. Off The Cuff

    July 27, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    Wonderful picture. At firt glance I thought it was a set shot from an old Italian movie. Then I realized that, of course, you just took it!

    Another example of not only your great eye for style, but also for setting and mood.

    Thanks Scott.

  29. Olof

    July 27, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Amazing! I really love the Tasselloafers.

  30. Jaymes

    July 27, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    I love the mood his clothes transcend. It implies character, strength, and confidence… Beautiful photo!

  31. herringbonekid

    July 27, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    this is my kind of thing.
    the amount of 1920-50s references in your blog seems to be on the increase.

  32. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    cambridge, circa 1920s? – minette

  33. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Not feeling the clothes, but this picture is priceless. What time of day did you take this pic, Sart, and how was the light?

  34. pasquale

    July 27, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    maBarton Fink meets Richard Nixon

  35. Mr. Useless

    July 27, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Any outstanding reason to go black and white with this particular one?

    I’d kinda like to see it in color.

  36. D. Kay

    July 27, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    This guy looks like he has something to do today. Very deliberate delivery.

  37. Raphael Aizan

    July 27, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    eh, i’m not really into the short pants thing.

  38. Anonymous

    July 27, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    There is simply no better advice than this …If U want to look your best!

    Remember hipster pants are a trend and trenda always looks good on a few people…but everyone wants to look like the few!!


  39. zuccotto

    July 27, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    If I didn’t know he is a fashion world person of import by the Sartorialist headline, I’d say, oh, he’s wearing flood pant jodphurs with a too small jacket and a crooked tie, and figure I’m seeing a comedian.

    I’m fairly old, and don’t remember people wearing the squeezing-into-jacket-look-on purpose in other decades, so I don’t get the retro oohing and ahing.
    Maybe I missed it.

    That this is cool is something I’m working on getting used to. By the time I get there, it’ll be over.

  40. madameshawshank

    July 28, 2007 at 7:56 am

    especially love these shots that bring out the love it/not so love it feelings in viewers ..

    yes! immediately! sort of went to my soul in some way…some of these photos do that…

    magnificent…thank you so much for this one in particular

  41. Mike

    July 28, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    What colour exactly is that suit? Why can’t we see it in colour?

  42. Anonymous

    July 28, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    lovely indeed, but aren’t you a little bit obssesed with mr. tonchi?

  43. Cut of cloth

    July 28, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    A strong look
    Academic Aristo charm
    Hooded eyes deep in thought
    Next moment just a breath away
    eyes scan
    well thumbed notes
    in pocket
    crumpled ideas ready
    for print
    a moment away

  44. Anonymous

    July 28, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    stefano looks exactly the same as he always has….what is his secret and what is his stylish sister isabella up to these days?

  45. Cleboul the Frenchy !

    August 4, 2007 at 2:44 am

    Does all Stefano styled !? Between M.Pilati and him … there is questions !!!
    Fabulous ! And the bow tie … a mix with Alber Elbaz !?

    P.S:I’m waiting for your exposition with Colette !!!

  46. Aubrey.

    August 4, 2007 at 3:03 am

    if ever there was an opportunity to use black and white, this was it. What a classic look captured in classically beautiful photography.
    wow i sound inarticulate.

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