Thursday, August 28, 2008

On the Street…..Gatsby Moment, Paris


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  1. Yasamin H.

    August 28, 2008 at 10:38 am

    “And so with the sunshine and the great burst of leaves growing on trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had the familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
    F.S. Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.

  2. m.

    August 28, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Mr Schuman,

    avez-vous des endroits de prédilection quand vous venez à Paris?

    (I’m not pretty sure you can understand French, so tell me if you need a translation.)


  3. Susan

    August 28, 2008 at 10:43 am

    photo is great but for me it’s the title that makes the picture

  4. Juliet

    August 28, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Nice suit.

    juliet xxx

  5. suzanne nelson

    August 28, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Fabulous suit! Great fabric – and he knows exactly where to stop, a tie would have been too much. Just who exactly are they gossiping about??

  6. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 10:55 am

    That suit with the stripe of the shirt…the glimmer of chest hair….the hair…it’s all just sublime perfection.

    How i wish i was part of their conversation!

  7. Karina

    August 28, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Who’da thunk that shirt could work with that suit? I wonder what their blue fabric bracelets signify?

  8. Cathy O'Malley

    August 28, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Great suit. Wish I knew what he was saying to make her laugh.

  9. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I’m not sure that Jay Gatsby would ever have worn his shirt half undone! “I’m crying because they are such beautiful shirts”.

  10. Julia

    August 28, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Here we can see the inspiration you got from that book about elegance.

  11. Heather

    August 28, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I think what makes this even MORE Gatsby-esque is the fact that the woman sitting next to him has on all the pearls and is sporting a bit of an old fashioned hair style. She compliments him in making his outfit fit that era more.
    His own hairstyle fits the period as well. Great shot.

  12. Isa

    August 28, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Love this photo !!
    Seems an old one …
    I’m curious to know where you take it ?

  13. K

    August 28, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I love that he’s done his hair and everything. Really ties it all together and makes him seem like that’s how he always dresses. Few men take such natural care with and pride in their appearance!

  14. VirginiaEddie

    August 28, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    What is it about a man who has the audacity to wear plaid? And why do I want to sleep with him? And it doesn’t matter anyway because he’s too fabulous to not be gay.

  15. Hissy Stitch

    August 28, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    What a nice summery plaid. As a whole suit it’s missing something, a little color or contrast maybe. I’d have paired the plaid jacket with solid trousers, either something dark or white. Otherwise — nice!

  16. Tea Lady

    August 28, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    It is the lady that really stood out to me. Her old fashioned hair style, elegant dress and pearls.

  17. Anne Corrons

    August 28, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Is that the perect suit to meet French women?

  18. S

    August 28, 2008 at 12:58 pm


  19. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 28, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Agree with hissy at 12:28. The suit alone is almost too much, I would also pair it with perhaps a navy shirt, but then again if the gent is traveling then he must adjust to whatever he has clean in his suitcase, right? Jorge from W Palm Beach

  20. SpanishGent

    August 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    What a great photo!!! What a great choice of colours and style!!!

  21. annikasophia

    August 28, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Those two look great, there is no doubt, but they sure do not want to touch each other do they? There is a liver of space between them from head to toe.

  22. metscan

    August 28, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    The woman I could easily place to the 20´s,oh that ease. Maybe the open shirt,like someone earlier mentioned,places this pic to our times. Very well done.

  23. Jovon Higgins

    August 28, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I love this photo! Great Suit…Very Chic!

  24. The Storialist

    August 28, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    The light is so fresh here…and the mood is refined but playful (yes, Gatsby-esque!).

  25. caitlin

    August 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    The white dress is perfectly Gatsby!

    “The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house.”

  26. hannah

    August 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    scott. i know you are too modest to make the connection, but this shot could easily fit right into the Elegance book. beautiful.

  27. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Scott, What shoes are they wearing ?

  28. saintvenus

    August 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Where can we get this great suit??? It’s effortless and very summer.

  29. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    I wish the lady could be in the frame more.

  30. myfillet

    August 28, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Absolutely Gatsby-ish.

  31. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Agree w/ hissy stitch, it would look really astonishing with white trousers.

    Also, as a bit of a fashion noob, it is really interesting to compare Mr. Plaid to our modeling agent guy. Modeling agent guy’s earlier blue look and this look could almost be in the same show, but look at the lack of accessorization and unconfused lines on this guy — just a lone blue bracelet (and it looks like the bouncer put it on him). He making simplicity work…

  32. carlros

    August 28, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    du har väl inte missat att läsa den stora modebloggen idag ?

  33. Jazzbuff630

    August 28, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I’d hate to be the person they’re dishing the dirt about, but I’d love to be eavesdropping. It seems tres juicy!

    The shirt and the suit create an optical illusion that makes me cross-eyed…and I’m a notorious
    pattern-mixer. Stripes and plaid?

  34. Maggie May

    August 28, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    man in the suit makes me feel happy, in that natty attire!

  35. charlotte

    August 28, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Mr. Utz in his great Gucci suit

  36. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    OMG I wish I was her (heavy sigh…(

  37. Kitschen Pink

    August 28, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I’d love to know what he just said. What’s with the funny little friendship bracelets? t.x

  38. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Magnifique! they both look great pearls, plaid, stripe, white and I love the fact that you can only see half of the lady, tantalizing! and they are having fun. Would the blue ribbons on their wrists be from the Senhor do Bomfin?

  39. MJ

    August 28, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Loves it, he’s an inspiration.

  40. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    You’ve captured a nice secret little moment Mr. Sartorialist! They look fantastic! Love the tiny blue stone on her necklace and his blue fabric bracelet. It is details like this that take an outfit to the next level.

  41. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    the woman spared your gatsby shot by opting out of belt!

    I wonder, when he stands does he look like he’s wearing a PJ? perhaps, if HE wears the belt…

  42. Shaina

    August 28, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    the lady seems so intrigued by what he, has to say! I wanna know wat’s up? :/

  43. phyllis

    August 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    OH yeah

  44. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    THIS is style !

  45. Keiko

    August 28, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Oh what a beautiful moment! Thanks for sharing.

  46. tiffany ford

    August 28, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Wow, that really is a Gatsby moment.

  47. Carla Gee

    August 28, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Oh, I love it…thanks for sharing this photo with us!

    You’re right, it’s sooooo Gatsby…I can imagine the lady in the picture sobbing and saying, “They’re all such beautiful shirts!”

  48. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Mr Schuman,

    avez-vous des endroits de prédilection quand vous venez à Paris?

    Do you have your favorite spots (places) when you come to Paris?

  49. Anonymous

    August 28, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    His look work because he looks comfortable, confident and inviting. A great suit makes you feel your best and puts you at ease–inevitably drawing other people to you–HB

  50. Jack Daniel

    August 28, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    it’s the hair.

  51. darci

    August 28, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    sigh–and I wish I felt like that.

  52. Susan

    August 28, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I love the blue of both bracelets

  53. Mike

    August 28, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    not feeling the uniprint suit

  54. Angie

    August 28, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Lovely. You labeled this perfectly.

  55. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 12:35 am

    what’s really random is that i’m just in the middle of rereading the great gatsby…perfectly timed, sart. now its like i have an illustrated version.

  56. Andy

    August 29, 2008 at 1:24 am

    amazing stripped down prince of wales pattern… from this year’s gucci collection if i’m not mistaken.

  57. Diana

    August 29, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Checking your pics every day, I laugh even at myself, what kind of thoughts are running thru my mind sometimes.
    As i am not a fashion-person, I´ll probalby never comment on an interesting detail of a suit or a dress, and I will never recognize a designer dress.
    But it is funny how your pics drive my fantasy.

    Looking this particular pic, my thought was:
    if the guy wear socks….

  58. Olviya

    August 29, 2008 at 6:20 am

    looks good!
    style of ‘Talented mr ripley’…

  59. pirilampa

    August 29, 2008 at 7:29 am

    i have to agree with the sartorialist that a tie would have been too much. the lady is lovely too. love the not too affected chic feeling. oh, and i guess they have been in brazil for holidays because the blue ribbon is a “senhor do bonfim” wish bracelet.

  60. Duncan

    August 29, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I am afraid I find the suit overtly showy and would file it under ‘trying to hard’.

  61. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Jazzbuff is right! This is circus attire.

  62. XAVS

    August 29, 2008 at 8:24 am

    I love the suit in this particular season…great choice! I’d ue a light blue shirt or pink…
    What about a hat? Anycase, simple but great!

  63. Caroline

    August 29, 2008 at 8:43 am

    The thing I really love about your photographs is that if I want to see fashion, I can look it a magazine, but if I want to find inspiration, I can look at your blog.
    It’s not like I like EVERY outfit, but every person on every picture have a personal style, and that’s what matters!
    So kudos to you, for finding all these amazing people, and taking such inspirational pictures.
    PS. This is definitely one of my faves!

  64. Anonymous

    August 29, 2008 at 11:09 am

    love the Gucci suit

  65. yibram palacios

    August 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    gucci suit? i have the pants…(!)

  66. Huck Finn

    August 29, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Delicious, chic. He look’s naughty…

  67. Ryan Mac

    August 29, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    That is a gorgeous Gucci suit! Love the stripped collared shirt underneath. He looks chic and comfortable!

  68. 1234

    August 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    i love this photo so much. great shot.

  69. Fernando Olmos

    August 29, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    i loved his style but i should be a little more skinny to use it.

  70. Miguel

    August 29, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    So elegant… Perfecto!

  71. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    August 29, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    The plaid suit is a very serious look!!! The suit speaks for itself and yes it’s very reminisent of Jay Gatsby. very classy! Of course it this was me I would have to wear a wide brim roaring 20′s hat to cap this look off. I’m wondering what shoes the Gentlemen is sporting? Perfect execution. FuZz!

  72. monika

    August 30, 2008 at 7:10 am

    The hero of my favourite novel finally alive. Well, really alive I mean, non a moviestar…

  73. Anonymous

    August 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Finally, a man sporting a haircut befit for a man, and not a fashion disturbed manchild.
    Charles Bixx

  74. Hailey @

    August 31, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Great moment captured.

  75. Sky City

    August 31, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Call me crazy, but that appears to be Caleb Followill, singer and guitarist from Kings of Leon. he is dating Lily Aldridge, a model, perhaps she was walking in that show.

    • HannibalParis

      September 6, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Well, I won’t call you crazy, but this is certainly not Caleb. I used to know this guy, and his name’s Philippe. He’s half American and half French.

  76. Steve

    August 31, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    This is the most glorious Sarti photo I’ve ever seen….

  77. -h of candid cool

    August 31, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    what i love in this photo are the bright blue details, of the band around her wrist and the jewel of her necklace to the string around his wrist.

    its the details, that truely elevate something to magnificent.

  78. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Not sure Gatsby would reveal as much fur as that, but delish!

  79. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    This suit is just perfect in the photo, especially next to the woman in the white dress and pearls, who looks like someone from the 20s or 30s herself, but in any other setting I think the suit would look more geeky than Gatsby.

  80. Anonymous

    September 1, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    lovely. mix of patterns are sublime. great shot i want to be friends with them. she’s adorable too.

  81. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    The suit is great–but the shirt is wrong, wrong, wrong. A tiny check or solid barely pink or lavender shirt would have been perfect.

  82. deantsugio

    September 2, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    This look just has the right balance of all these tensions: dandy vs. no tie; plaid vs. stripe; special occasion suit vs. summerwear; much thought vs. first thing I put on and out the door; i hour with the hair diffuse vs. just out of the shower hair. The really nice thing isn’t the designer labels or the “in” shoe, bag, accessory (you know, the comments “Gucci suit” “Balenciaga shoe” “Such and such bag” — but a wit and playfulness coupled with really caring to look one’s best and not “in fashion”. I think mostly everyone, fashionistas and the hoi polloi, were they to see this guy walking down the street, would agree that this is one sharp dresser (and much better dressed than everyone else).

  83. Anonymous

    September 2, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Now that I know it’s Caleb, I know he probably spent hours staring at himself in the mirror before he left the house, making sure every hair was in place. He’s probably memorizing all your wonderful comments.

    • HannibalParis

      September 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Sorry to disappoint you, but this guy is not Caleb. His name’s Philippe, and if I remember well, he’s half American and half French.

  84. Marianna

    September 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    i have to say this: I LOVE YOU FOR THIS PHOTO!! you do not understand- the great gatsby has got to be my favourite book ever!! when i first read it, i could feel jazz and champagne through the lines and pages… it’s thrilling to read. the lady on the left also adds to the whole “gatsby” feeling with her hair and the pearls. even the way they are sitting and smiling looks like an image reflecting moments of the book… fantastic photo!

  85. Eleazar Quest

    September 3, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    I think what makes this look so classic, is the juxtaposition between the use of white and the window panes.He looks cool, as if an easy breeze was blowing that afternoon.

  86. Nikki

    September 4, 2008 at 9:50 am

    i love it.. the clothing, the hair the pose and everything makes me feel like im looking in the classy 70′s :) a very happy moment for this classy couple :)

  87. Sanberg

    September 4, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Gorgeous photo. He is the very essense of dandy. It’s not just the fabulous clothes but the entire setup. Love it..

  88. Notable Service

    September 7, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    This guy looks – SMASHING! Bravo, fashionisto! Check my blog,

  89. mDesiree13

    September 7, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    I think really it is the two of them together that makes the picture for me. Her slightly poofy short hair, triple pearl strands, and bare arms adds emphasis to the overall ’20s style of his look and the picture as a whole.

  90. jessicawhitley

    September 7, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    This made my night.


  91. bombshell beauty

    September 7, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I love everything about this picture- truly a moment and you can feel their expressions. Imagination is open to fill in the words of what may be happening or of what is being said. Great styling and very
    Gatsby. The title makes me love it more.

  92. this is very great gatsby and pure american elegance. the woman is such a mystery with her hair hiding her eyes and the suited gentleman exuding a wealthy confidence. perfect title.

  93. Anonymous

    September 14, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    oh barbarita, only you forever and ever there is no one better and prettier!

  94. Anonymous

    September 17, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Beautiful lady…

  95. karmapolice

    October 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    spot on title. F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald incarnate!

    her smile makes the whole thing perfect.

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