Tuesday, September 4, 2007

On The Street……..Danny, Lower East Side

Danny is one of the tailors at Duncan Quinn. when I saw how great he looked in his suit I asked who measured him for the fit? he said “I did”.

Can’t you just imagine him measuring himself for his own suit.

I promise I will soon do another post with Danny to go over his view on how to get measured for a custom suit.


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  1. Lisa Laree

    September 4, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Forget Spider Man. Tape Measure Man has got to be the top superhero of the day!

  2. Cleboul the Frenchy

    September 4, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Of course he gets a perfect suit !!!

  3. Misterparticular

    September 4, 2007 at 10:01 am

    Very nice self measuring indeed! I’m not a huge fan of the besom pocket on the diagonal but a chaque’un son goût as they say. The shirt certainly merits attention, the collar fits his little neck perfectly and it’s neither too spread nor too pointed. Nice look overall, kind of makes me want to dress up again.

  4. Stephanie

    September 4, 2007 at 10:08 am

    I will be looking forward to the insight for custom suits — could you also get his take on getting measured for a woman’s custom suit as well? Thanks!

  5. Anwei Wendy Wang

    September 4, 2007 at 10:10 am

    molto Milano!

  6. Pumpkin Man

    September 4, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Great shot! What I like most is the graffitti background in contrast to his sharply-tailored suit.
    Wish he had his arms down to see the whole silhouette…


  7. Candid Cool

    September 4, 2007 at 10:58 am

    He looks like a brilliant tailor! The slim fit is perfection, (as well as everything else about this photograph).

  8. maestro

    September 4, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Hello Danny,

    I want to see your documentary. Love, your favorite third grade teacher.

  9. Suz

    September 4, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Nice jacket. Trousers, not so much. I see bagged-out knees (time to get the suit pressed? would a better lining help with this? or is it a fit issue, and the knees are so tight that they only look right between when the pants are pressed and the first time he sits down?) and wrinkles that really should hang out of a decent quality wool but clearly haven’t. Coming from someone who’s supposed to be a custom tailor, that’s not good.

  10. christopher

    September 4, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Looking forward to that follow up as well. I have seen great values online but have been fearful due to the fact I’d much rather be physically measured, mainly due to different measurements the tailors I’ve tried have come up with.

    So I’m curious on how one can successfully determine the right fit for a successful online purchase.

  11. Iheartfashion

    September 4, 2007 at 11:45 am

    THIS man knows how to wear a suit! Superb!

  12. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    he looks like harry potter

  13. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    I have a zoot suit but I know that the thin leg suits are everything now. Shall we launch a national Wear Exactly What You Want week sometime this month? Where we get out of bed, stand up and think about the outfit for today and even if we’re a little bit scared, put it on? We can keep each other posted on the progress, like ‘mohair skirt and sequinned T shirt: apparently not popular in Manhattan’.

  14. Butch

    September 4, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    Physician heal thyself? No, actually, this is nice, the extremely slim trousers and the somewhat “hiked-up” jacket–a result of his body position?–aside.

    The real merit is in the photo, guy against background.

  15. Chris Berry

    September 4, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Hey, I’m a young man who makes his own shirts, why don’t you take my photo!!!

  16. redsonja

    September 4, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Very sexy lil’ man… And I’m in NO WAY sarcastic here! He’s got IT. I would follow him anywhere…

    Je me rinse l’oeil (like we say in Quebec); Merci!

  17. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    that’s my nephew! he’s real cute… suit or no suit!

  18. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    He pretty much crushed it(looks great) and he has the swagger to add to the look. the only thing that could have been added to the suit is a 1″ cuff.

  19. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Love it–and yes, instructions for the ladies would be welcome (pants as well as skirts).

  20. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Superb…excellent photo and sharp tailoring

  21. petifilou

    September 4, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Hi, I’ve just found your blog today, after seeing your shoot in this month’s issue of UK Elle, which I thought was really fresh. I loved the fact that you chose “real” people over models.

    Love the site. I particularly like the fact that you shoot interesting people, not just those perceived to be “trendy”. The majority of your subjects DON’T look like they are straight out of fashion school. They are genuinely normal people who don’t look like they’ve tried too hard.

    I live in Edinburgh, but my sister- in-law lives in Yonkers and we love visiting NY whenever we can. So this site encompasses 3 of my passions perfectly – photography, fashion and New York City.

    One suggestion – how about a trip to London, or somewhere else in the UK?

  22. daniqueconijn

    September 4, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    thats quite…
    a hard job as it seems to me..
    but i can say he did a great job, he looks really handsome

  23. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Great juxtaposition between the crisp suit and the chaotic graffiti. Nice work on the photo.

  24. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    He looks tiny. How cute!

  25. citizen

    September 4, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    About how tall was he? The slim cut of his suit paired with the darkness of his delicate features makes him look rather imposing. Must be the pose, too. Or maybe it’s just the angle of the shot. :) Lovely.

  26. JChrist

    September 4, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Soooo…that rules.

    I love the fit especially around his ankles

  27. herringbonekid

    September 4, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    excellent suit.

    he has to be irish.

  28. pa

    September 4, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    Incredibly sharp. This is the Look, plain and simple. Influenced by mod style, but also timeless.

  29. Orchid & Wasp

    September 4, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    Yes, please follow up. I’d love to hear more about his background in tailoring, what exactly he does at dq, etc.

    Thanks for this!

  30. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    In the early 1950s when the Italian economy was still depressed my grandmother who was a tailor (which was and is unusual for a woman) made a suit to measure for her nephew who was getting married. My grandmother was in Illinois; her nephew near Florence in Italy. The measurements were sent to Illinois and the finished suit was mailed to Italy. She was very happy to be able to do it and we were all proud of her. I remember wedding photos of a very handsome and well dressed groom.

  31. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    Man, that setting looks so much like Melbourne, Australia.

  32. sarah b

    September 4, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Hey Sart, have you seen Quadrophenia? This guy is totally like something out of that movie. You’ve got to check it out.

  33. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    OMG! It’s Harry Potter all grown up!

  34. Danielle

    September 4, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    it’s not often that a picture will make my heart skip a beat, but this gentleman certainly does.

    the background definitely makes the picture; excellent find.

  35. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    He looks like a hot/sexy Peter Pan. I agree; Tape Measure Man is the new Superhero. I want him to come to my town and save the day. Or at least my wardrobe.

  36. Charles le brusseler

    September 5, 2007 at 1:21 am

    Toujours top ici !!!
    Bonne journée

  37. Lucy

    September 5, 2007 at 5:25 am

    I think the quadrophenia reference is on the money – this looks very mod to me. Love it.

  38. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Show us the female eqvivalent of Duncan ! Please !
    Or have you done that already?
    In that case : show her again.
    In any case : More of this mood !

  39. LarkBoy85

    September 5, 2007 at 10:07 am

    i love this picture so much

  40. LarkBoy85

    September 5, 2007 at 10:08 am

    i love this picture so much. the suit and the photography are amazing. im so glad i found this blog, it consistently keeps me inspired

  41. LarkBoy85

    September 5, 2007 at 10:10 am

    i love this picture. i love the suit, danny and the photography. i am so glad i found this blog because it consistently keeps me inspired. thank you so much.

  42. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Firstly,I think its rediculous to label this man a “tailor”. It seems that being able to measure and fill out an CMT order form now magically turns any young Salesman into a “Tailor”. I bet he doesnt sew a stitch…
    Secondly, Its ubsurd to think that he really measured himself for his Suit. Sartorialist, how does one measure his own “Trouser Front to Floor, Back to floor, Inseam/ Outseam and Rise” without bending over…damaging the integrity of accuracy and posture! Lets call a spade a spade..shall we?

  43. alyse adlard.

    September 5, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    I love Danny.

  44. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    I was walking in Nolita and saw this guy beautifully dressed of course he was in front of the Duncan Quinn store so im guessing he works there or hes the owner…amazing dressed! beautiful colors…really good taste…!

  45. Genoveva

    September 5, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Hot. He looks great, tres chic!

  46. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    Wow, the suit looks beautiful and perfectly fitted on him. Everyone needs a great tailor… how do you find the perfect one?

  47. Anonymous

    September 5, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    It’s fetching. The only thing is that the very slim cut of the trousers makes his hips look wide. ANd the angled pocket isn’t my thing either, but otherwise, very handsome.

  48. high school student

    September 5, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    this might sound incredibly naive, or not, but how does one become a tailor? i’ve been thinking about this a while, and had no idea whom/where to ask.

  49. Anonymous

    September 6, 2007 at 2:18 am

    he is just plain HOTT!!!! sexy smoldering! more, please.

  50. Cut of cloth

    September 6, 2007 at 2:44 am

    Very Edgy shot
    Shades of ‘Get Carter’
    60′s inspired
    cut and hair and stance
    a VERY edgy Shot

  51. Anonymous

    September 6, 2007 at 6:50 am

    This is one of the all-time best male sartorialist-pictures. The contrast between the grafitti in the background and the beautiful suit and classic style.

  52. Anonymous

    September 6, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    duncan quinn makes amazing suits and he wears it very well.. just like how young men should be dressing.

  53. JB

    September 6, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Absolutely fantastic! Danny is very handsome.The suit and shirt are great and fit perfectly. Very good photography–Love it all!

  54. Carol Diehl

    September 6, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    I could learn to love suits if they always looked like this.

  55. Anonymous

    September 7, 2007 at 3:27 pm


    We knew you way back when! Who would have known you’d be so famous. The suit is looking good and that background is amazing. If they only knew what a great photographer you are as well!!

    -Your Chicago fans

  56. Anonymous

    September 13, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    He looks absolutely great. Perfectly fitted and very individual at the same time. He carries this off to perfection.

  57. andomaxcha

    September 16, 2007 at 1:51 am

    this guy is so blessed tobe able to be knowledgeable about tailoring. I love that his suit fit is perfect and serious in a good way.

  58. Aisa

    March 26, 2008 at 11:13 am

    This is my favorite shot from your collection, sir.

    The formality of his suit contrasts perfectly with the graffiti on the walls behind him.

  59. Hannele Revell

    July 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Great look. Love the haircut, very Beetles, Carnaby Street, Sixties.

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