Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On the Scene…All The Ladies And Gentlemen @ “Gary Cooper: Enduring Style” Book Signing

I want to throw a big thank you to co-authors G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis, Wes Del Val of powerHouse Books, and Steven of Leffot for the fantastic book signing last night.  As you’ll see in the photographs over the next couple of days we had a wonderfully diverse crowd. Preps, Vintage, Tailored, Femme Fatales…it was exactly the kind of party I love to attend, let alone host!  Hopefully this only marks the beginning of a series of parties stretching into 2012 and beyond.


Tomorrow you will see a special series of portraits that I really enjoy, taken just outside the book signing. I hope this marks a new direction of photography at!


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  1. Nanna Jespersen

    November 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Wonderful pictures! Love the B/W and i love your blog. What you are doing, is my dream so I’ll keep an eye on you! ;-)
    Love Nanna. (14)

  2. lorenzo

    November 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    More consistent !

  3. Makaga

    November 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you for hosting this event, Scott. It was nice to attend – the book is great! – and it was nice to meet you. Thanks! (Mike The Barber’s friend)

  4. Laura

    November 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Wow, they all have such different style, yet each has an established style that looks great. Love the B&W for this…

  5. Anna

    November 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Great portraits! You can really see people’s personalities in these photographs!

  6. Charlotte Wilder

    November 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Such characters, all of them. The black and white shows the textures so beautifully…be it tweed or a mustache.

  7. Ami

    November 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I absolutely love the black & white photography. I feel it’s so flattering, especially when capturing a diverse audience.

  8. Remy

    November 16, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Every portrait is a masterpiece of characterization. Sublime.
    Greetings from Amsterdam.

  9. Claudia Zander

    November 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm


  10. Hannah

    November 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I love the black and white shots! They add elegance and beauty to the photos!

    PS. You are so inspirational! I’m writing about your blog for my college essay!

  11. Donna Rose

    November 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Please Sir…can I have some more? I can’t get enough your pictures!!! I can hardly wait for tomorrow.

  12. asma

    November 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    The photo of the last man looks like he comes straight out of a 50s Egyptian movie…..I love it =)

  13. wallace chapman

    November 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Great final shot here, thin moustache and wide smile


    November 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I love this. Such a good series. And so many photos in one post.

  15. Pimkie

    November 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm


  16. cynthiagirl

    November 16, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    My goodness. So much gorgeous detail. I love all of them and how their personalities are telegraphed through their styles and smiles. Please tell me, which one is most likely to accept my hand if I were to propose?


  17. Kate

    November 16, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    A party of a whole lot of gorgeous people…do you ever wish that sometimes life could actually be in black & white? Love it :)


  18. Betül

    November 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    congrads Scott! I love these images and their outfits! would love to know who they are. sure they are not random.

  19. marilena

    November 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    no 5 and no 6 italian style is the best!love this photos!

  20. J Umm

    November 16, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I wish they were in colour :(

  21. (@Tokyofaces)

    November 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Wow, everyone of them is so stylish!

    Tokyo streetstyle:

  22. canvasofculture

    November 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    these portraits are very well captured! beautiful photos.

  23. Ryan

    November 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Really fantastic, beautiful photos these past few months. Now, more than ever, your site is a constant source of inspiration.

  24. monkeyshines

    November 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    so classy!


  25. JC

    November 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Scott, just curious what you’re using for lighting/flash here. Looks fantastic.

  26. The Dandy Portraits

    November 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Certainly was a fun event! Great idea to host more parties. If anyone can bring stylish folks from all walks of life together, The Sartorialist can!

  27. Hayley

    November 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Amazing photos! Cant wait to see more!

  28. Nathaniel Adams

    November 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Wonderful book, terrific party. Big thanks to the Sartorialist for hosting.

    (the mustachioed Egyptian movie star)

  29. gabriella sheffield

    November 17, 2011 at 12:11 am

    one classic shot after the other, wow!

  30. Evan

    November 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

    B&W is FAB….Great Photos….
    (Life Blog)

  31. une chatte grise

    November 17, 2011 at 1:14 am

    The man in the shawl-collared sweater has amazing eyes. And you’ve captured something special about the subject in each of these photos.

  32. sarah

    November 17, 2011 at 1:24 am

    i love the black and white photos! so great.

  33. Sunny Side

    November 17, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Yesssssss !

  34. Johnny

    November 17, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Love the looks, very classy indeed!

  35. Marika Lyon

    November 17, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Wonderful pictures…this is the difference of lifestyle! The Sartorialist…is the first style.

  36. Shezshe

    November 17, 2011 at 6:12 am

    le noir et blanc , la classe !

  37. sifc33

    November 17, 2011 at 6:49 am

    After hearing about this book, I decided to do some research regarding Mr. Cooper, and he’s a interesting fella for sure. I agree the B&W is amazing, every pic is so chic.

  38. Tim

    November 17, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Looks like a party that I would want to attend too! Beautiful portraits, once again.
    I have one question though, who is the extremely handsome man in the beard, button up shirt (chambray?) and roll-neck knit??
    I think I love him. x

  39. Wesley

    November 17, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I don’t know a thing about photography, and yet the way you capture the personality of your subjects is so incredible to me. It’s like I’m watching 5 minutes in a 2 second shot.

  40. Miguel Ramalhão

    November 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

    The Nick Wooster pic is Amazing… !

  41. LocalCeleb

    November 17, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I love these photos, they truly capture real genuine emotion, spectacular!

  42. flysongbird

    November 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

    love the last photo because of his reminded me instantly of an indian gentleman during the colonial rule here..

  43. Sally

    November 17, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Sweater vest and houndstooth is what I’m taking from these photos… I love the representation here. A marvelous display of style diversity. Do you think Garance will be inspired by your shot of the cropped cut in this batch? This woman’s crop suits her perfectly, so gorgeous!

  44. Chelsea

    November 17, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Timeless clothing, timeless photos. Beautiful!

  45. Erin

    November 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Some of my favorite pictures I have seen of yours since becoming a slave to your blog!

  46. Jill

    November 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Wow, I love it! I especially love the girl who was in the second picture down and the last two pictures. Wonderful! x. Jill.

  47. Bridgette

    November 17, 2011 at 10:28 am

    There are so many good looking people here. The black and white composition is so right for the occasion.

  48. Slayla

    November 17, 2011 at 10:37 am

    These portraits are STUNNING. Is this new direction where style gives itself over to identity? Wonderful.

  49. [email protected]

    November 17, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I’m a sucker for the gent wearing the Fair Isle vest (sweater?) ‘cuz this is the next challenge I want to try in my knitting life with all my fingering weight yarn.

  50. The life after

    November 17, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Black and white make everything so chic and classy! Lovely pics!

    The Life After

  51. Paige

    November 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Sart, I do believe this was one of the most beautiful posts you’ve ever given us. Wonderful B/W portraits!

  52. ella - dottoddot

    November 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    That blonde in the second photo is gorgeous. Inspires me to chop off all my hair.

  53. Jan Sarah

    November 17, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Great portraiture shots Scott!

  54. princessglee

    November 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    With your pictures, I love that I get to stare at interesting looking people without being rude.

  55. Fernando

    November 17, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Scott, your b&w portraitures are ferocious and ‘stonishing! Dare I say I’m lovin’ them more than the colored photographs.

  56. Meredith

    November 18, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Great portraits. Looks like a dreamy party.


  57. Reinette Poisson

    November 18, 2011 at 7:10 am

    PROPS to you !!!!

  58. clarity enhanced diamonds

    November 18, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Love the last tie.. such a classic look!

  59. Anonymous

    November 18, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Loved all of these portraits! Thanks so much!

  60. Name*quigley

    November 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

    If you’re surrounded by beautiful people how can you NOT get good photos……..

  61. O

    November 18, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Who is the man with a beard and mustache, in a shirt and sweater? Amazing photo!

  62. Anthony

    November 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

    My humble congratulations. These photographs are exceptional.

  63. wendy

    November 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    The last man has an uncanny resemblance to a young just starting out Clark Gables.
    “No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” ,Gone with the wind

  64. Kevin D.

    November 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Inspiring.. If this was someone’s clothing line. This would be a killer LookBook.

  65. Cl3_10

    November 22, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Reading this article – the gift of your time

  66. Linda B

    November 29, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Scott, I absolutely love these ‘impromptu’ spontaneous black and white portrait shots. The lighting is fabulous with the backgrounds fading to black in most cases, and you’ve captured the subjects’ candid expresssions beautifully. You could easily make an entire book of these lush images, and I do mean lush: even though they’re b&w they’re quality is rich and tender. Brava!!
    Ciao, LindaB. x x

  67. kelliblue

    December 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Oh my goodness…such a myriad of handsome and stylish men! *swoon* :)

  68. Ann

    December 10, 2011 at 8:17 am

    The beautiful blonde, 2nd pic , is the great niece of Margaret Hastings- the heroine of Lost in Shangri-La by Mitch Zuckoff.
    If you know the book you will see the striking resemblance. She is also an intrepid adventuress!

  69. Ann

    December 10, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Compare the beauty with the short hair, picture number two,with photos of Margaret Hastings, heroine of Lost in Shangri-La by Mitch Zuckoff. Coincidence! I don’t think so..her great niece and an intrepid adventuress in her own right.

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