Monday, August 24, 2009

On the Street…. Well Suited, Florence


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  1. ZubaidahArshad

    August 24, 2009 at 10:01 am

    the shoes are to die for

  2. Neto975

    August 24, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Sharpness all over…

  3. Anonymous

    August 24, 2009 at 10:01 am

    hey, i think youve taken a pic of him before, no?

  4. Raul Villalobos

    August 24, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Love the Striking Blue, not sure about the sox.

  5. N.B

    August 24, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Very nice Blog !!

  6. Well Done

    August 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

    no we are talking. Well Done Suit.

  7. StreetstyleNews

    August 24, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Each single blue tone on him is brilliant!

  8. Style Scanner

    August 24, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Gorgeously daring cobalt tie, pocket square and socks.

    Looks like those short 2" turn-ups are here to stay boys!

  9. Jack Daniel

    August 24, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I really like the colors in this picture.

    The saturation by the sartorialist is as always outstanding.

  10. Bahrain Fashion

    August 24, 2009 at 10:16 am

    The whole thing is just perfect xD

  11. Kara

    August 24, 2009 at 10:16 am

    God, but I love brown with blue.

  12. lferguson

    August 24, 2009 at 10:17 am

    this photograph made my heart skip a beat.

  13. Jessica

    August 24, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I love how clean this look is. And those socks! He manages to look slightly quirky but polished.


    August 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Tonally perfect! So sophisticated…

  15. Marie

    August 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

    all blue- always loved one color combination

  16. Antonio Barros

    August 24, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Amazing suit!!!

    the singular

  17. A. Morgan

    August 24, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Today your book are in my hands. Fabulous!.xx

  18. Anonymous

    August 24, 2009 at 10:31 am

    He's beautiful in blue!

  19. Warp + Weft

    August 24, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Oh, Akamine – San,

    I am such a loyal fan!

  20. beths

    August 24, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I'd love also to see this one standing though a seated pose makes sure we see the socks. This guy is always so intriguing–well-captured on film.

  21. Luis Silva

    August 24, 2009 at 10:47 am

  22. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 24, 2009 at 10:49 am

    It is a great outfit but I do not find it inspiring. One thing for sure: it puts forever to rest the idea that one can't wear a blue suit and brown shoes. Jorge from WPB

  23. My Fashion Frenzy

    August 24, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Lovin' the blue socks! :0

  24. Vestimentum

    August 24, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Great suit! Great photo, as always!

  25. lenmeister

    August 24, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Iconic! The top picture is like a painting, dazzling in every possible way. I never thought about matching different shades of blue with a navy suit-Truly works,

    I find that its possible to find the same exact color of an accessory if you get them from the same designer-for instance here the tie and the pocket square are almost if not exactly identical (I know tie/pocket squar are sold in pairs sometimes but not in haute couture, you have to look for it).
    The fit of the suit is what makes this work overall.
    I always read about matching watch band with shoes but this sort of rule can be overlooked.
    This guy is so well groomed and polished he looks unreal-Good one Sart.

  26. Chukker

    August 24, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Symphony in blue!

  27. Hello My Name is Katie

    August 24, 2009 at 11:06 am

    what a smart suit. love the blue and brown.

  28. pink avenue

    August 24, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I love the way he used both blues, the navy and the brighter cobalt blue. Unexpectedly stylish.

  29. Anonymous

    August 24, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Love the socks.


    August 24, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I am giddy with anticipation every morning when I come on to see who your next subject will be … and I am NEVER disappointed. If only every man dressed as sharply and beautifully as he …

  31. nurse fiction

    August 24, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Blue tie, blue socks! What a man :)

  32. Kris

    August 24, 2009 at 11:31 am

    My favorite element is the cobalt of the socks — absolutely striking. Even if no one notices but a photographer named Scott and his readers, the man can walk around knowing he is well dressed.

  33. Soren Lorensen

    August 24, 2009 at 11:33 am

    and well booted

    and the socks well suited to the suit

    i wish his hair were white-grey

  34. The Urban Flaneur

    August 24, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Great shoes, specially the colour and its combination with the all-blue attire.

  35. Aleho Limón

    August 24, 2009 at 11:33 am

    love this outfit!

  36. Bibi in wonderland

    August 24, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Amazing colour! Love this shot!

  37. Anonymous

    August 24, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Impeccably boring in its perfect fitting. The shoes are a highlight.

  38. Tony Post No Bills | Washington DC

    August 24, 2009 at 11:56 am

    In the U.S. media is steering us in the direction of telling us that grey is the new black of the season. Take notice that what you typically see coming out of Florence, the U.S. may promote the following year. But I do love the take on classic American coming out of Florence. We should be seeing allot of Shades of Blue (Kind of Blue) very soon. I can just hear the Miles Davis playing as the theme music. The gentlemen in the picture never disappoints. Brown shoes and Blue can't go wrong.
    -Tony Post No Bills

  39. Haute Retail

    August 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Love the vibrant colors!

  40. FiL

    August 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    MAGNIFIQUE!!! blue….


  41. Lynn

    August 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Beautiful picture! I love the way the blue and brown play off each other in the shot.

  42. grains de maniguette

    August 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    wonderfull picture!

  43. James Taylor

    August 24, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I love the combination of blues. I think it's funny how a lot of people seem hesitant to pair brown shoes with a blue or grey suit: to me it's always a more obvious choice over black, especially by day.

  44. norawoah

    August 24, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Totally and completely in love with these colors. Everything is right.

  45. joandjoe

    August 24, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    these pictures are amazing! the suits look like things i would find on

  46. paletadesonhos

    August 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    handsome … the contrast between de two principal colours , gave deepness and splendour to the picture

  47. Anonymous

    August 24, 2009 at 1:07 pm



    August 24, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Nice suit, but not a fan of the bright blue socks matching the tie…


  49. donald

    August 24, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    BOOOOOORING, I hate the shoes and the socks,I would have prefered if he went brown deeper tone and a split toed

  50. Le 21ème

    August 24, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Socks and Tie! Amazing matchability!


  51. alexandra

    August 24, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    He is glowing!


    August 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm



  53. Candace

    August 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    This photo has a great feel to it, vivid yet soft. I love the wall in the background!

  54. shoemein

    August 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Loving the rich blue colors on his suit. And his shoes are an amazing touch to the outfit, they also help him fit into the background very well.

  55. Anonymous

    August 24, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Mr. Akamine.
    One of the best dressed man in Asia.Timeless…Always sharp.

  56. samantha ezra.

    August 24, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    i love how well co-ordinated this is.

  57. Anonymous

    August 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    The face~! The face~! Does he say top taste buds in your mouth or what~! I love him~! He has it all~!

  58. Melissa Blake

    August 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    what a BEAUTIFUL shot! :)

  59. big

    August 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    i love the shades of blue here. looking at this picture actually kinda cooled me off a bit on this hot, sticky, nyc day. thanks : )

  60. travelbug

    August 24, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    ll be showing royal blues (instead of my least favorite color navy) then that's good news.

    Matching socks and tie, what a trip! The shoes could not a been black. Light brown is a far better fashion statement.

  61. Danger

    August 24, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I would never have thought to pair brown shoes with blue -everything else. Looks amazing.

  62. Think Big

    August 24, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I love the matching tie and socks combination. I try to do it myself sometimes. This could be the next biggest thing after the belt/shoe combo, especially as almost nobody notices it, it's more sophisticated and understated.

  63. hbynoe

    August 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    he is so blue! wonderful capture radiant.

  64. Anonymous

    August 24, 2009 at 5:34 pm


  65. Queen of Mayhem

    August 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    i really wonder how he managed to match his socks and tie so perfectly…

  66. Ms. B

    August 24, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Love the color of his shoes with the contrast of all of the blue, they go so well together!!


  67. southerngentinL.A.

    August 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    This cat is just too cool……

  68. Fashion4Life

    August 24, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    hmm. very blue. very blue indeed. i wonder if he was sad, or happy? i like how the socks match the tie :)

  69. Anonymous

    August 24, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Nice suit! minor critiques: The socks should blend with the pants and seem an extension of them, not contrast with them, they contrast a bit too much here. Too bad we can't see the pocketsquare well enough, seems to have a pattern, if it does and or the square is not too similar to the tie then nicely done.

  70. kellyjohnston

    August 24, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    GREAT photo.

  71. Tanya

    August 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    oh, this is just too beautiful….

    thanks for bringing this kind of thing to our attention all over the world sart, you seriously make my day, pretty much everyday…

  72. jbozak

    August 24, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    love-a-dove-dove it. Blues, skin tone, glass, over-dyed hair and the brown shoes. Did I mention the freckles working as well?

  73. Jamaal T. Crowder

    August 24, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    digging how the socks match the tie. awesome.

  74. Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic

    August 24, 2009 at 8:35 pm


  75. Miguel

    August 24, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I feel blue!!!! Lovely and so are the shoes…

  76. Idia'Dega

    August 24, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Oh yes it is the blues and the cool attitude to match. nice.

  77. Honeygo Beasley

    August 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm




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    August 24, 2009 at 10:11 pm


  79. J.

    August 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    the blue is hypnotizing..

    By the way, I finally received your book in the mail. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I wish I could read more of your thoughts though..

    When is the second edition coming out? ;)

  80. Style & Beyond

    August 24, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    hello there :)
    thanks so much for your response — love the contrast of the royal blues and the whiskey color of the oxfords here very unpredictable :)

    take care,

  81. holly

    August 24, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Impeccable…His styling screams very influential. I'm in…

  82. SarahwithanH

    August 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    So beautiful! I love that his tie and socks are the same exact shade of blue. Just fantastic.

  83. Clarity

    August 24, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Immaculate in blue. Like a man wearing the sea. I like it.

  84. boris

    August 25, 2009 at 12:27 am

    those socks are stupendous with that suit and tie combination

  85. KM

    August 25, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Sock match tie, FTW!

  86. Tim McFarlane

    August 25, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Gorgeous colors with great shoes! Very nice.

  87. thwany

    August 25, 2009 at 1:58 am

    wow, that is my dream suit right there. so awesome.

  88. Dustyflint

    August 25, 2009 at 2:32 am

    I love those socks!

  89. Fashion London Life

    August 25, 2009 at 3:06 am

    beautiful hard blue!

  90. S Keng

    August 25, 2009 at 3:36 am

    beautiful suit, but patterned socks would have been a nice touch

  91. olly barratt

    August 25, 2009 at 6:08 am

    loving the co-ordination of tie and shirt. that's an excellent blue.

  92. Un posto speciale

    August 25, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Very italian style! Impeccabile!
    Greetings to everyone from Italy

  93. Kalev Korv

    August 25, 2009 at 6:49 am


  94. Simo

    August 25, 2009 at 6:56 am

    well i think i am the only one doesn't like the socks
    it's a bit too much
    i like the suit

    have a wonderful day everybody ,-)

  95. Woodychocolat

    August 25, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Hello, Why the men who have a great look come from Italia or Japan?? It is unfair for the others.
    Have a nice day.

  96. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Love your blog, Mr. Scott Schuman! One comment; as an Italian, I wear brown shoes ("brown" actually comes in many, many shades, of course) with blue, with grey, with light grey with charcoal grey, with navy blue, etc. etc. I am fascinated that Americans find it so "daring" or bizarre that one would wear a brown or tan shoe with a blue suit! For example, the comment from Jorge of West Palm Beach.

    Leather or "cuoio" is naturally in shades of brown. People over the centuries have always worn variously tanned leathers with their garments, as long as the colour matches properly.

  97. sofiasophie

    August 25, 2009 at 7:49 am

    A man all in blues…….
    he knows alot about style….

    And the photo is great!

  98. Anna Blue

    August 25, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I received by post your book today and i wanted to thank you. A real gold mine full of joy nuggets. Thank You !!

  99. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Same old same old.

    Find some other guys in Florence, please.

  100. Kitty

    August 25, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Fabulous! so bloody different to the tracsuit& shoes wearing oldman/hard man epidemic we are currently facing in UK.

  101. Daedalus

    August 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Like the use of blue, but myself having a rather classic taste, I have to say the shoe choice is terrible. They are too casual, too much contrast.

    He should have opted for black, chocolate brown or suede shoes.

  102. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    its not only your view for handmade details, its also your perspective.. this background again left me stunnig. thank you!

  103. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    the shoes, the tie, ah..

  104. Robert

    August 25, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Mr. Cool is back! Great pictures Sart. I have to say this gentleman is one of my favorite subjects of yours, if not the hands down best. He always looks fantastic – classic without being too conservative, and I love the cut of his suits. Nice job.

  105. oiasantorini

    August 25, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    there is nothing better than a classy well dressed italian…. there is nothing worse than an italian bozo. This guy is an embarrassment to all well dressed men and especially italians with taste.

  106. Anonymous

    August 25, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    THAT is a photograph! And I wish i could pull off a blue period as well as this gentleman!

  107. Sydney S. Kim

    August 25, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Here, this man looks like the Japanese version of Pete Campbell.

  108. susie

    August 26, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Breathtaking! I do think the socks should blend with the pants and seem an extension of them, not contrast with them, but that is my personal tastes .

  109. Zevaa

    August 26, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Absolutely fabolous pic – love the great composition and the blue-brown harmony. Adore these daring blue socks. ;)

  110. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 4:26 am

    I am a bit annoyed by the fact that there are no pictures of women in smart, formal suits – a fact of today's world is that women also work in suits and not every woman can go around in flip-flops or mini-skirts. Why does a Sartorialist choose to overlook those formally dressed women?? I want to be inspired, but the only time I can wear a mini is on the beach or on the weekends…a bit chauvinistic approach to everyday women…who also come in all shapes and work outfits…

  111. Sigrid

    August 26, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I am disappointed that, with such a carefully pulled together outfit, the wearer has not worn gorgeous cufflinks. Or am I just an old fashioned girl?

  112. Elegant Distinction

    August 26, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Its a shade you can get lost in…. gorgeous

  113. wapzter

    August 26, 2009 at 11:03 am

    That woman was gorgeous .

  114. Edna

    August 26, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Blue in Florence. I've been blue in Florence many a time.

  115. lefthand gilliam henderson

    August 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    matching the socks with ties. a man after my own heart. i either do that or match it with the shirt. i hardly ever have it blend in with the pants.

  116. Bob

    August 27, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Ive been seeing a lot of great wing tips on sartorialist lately. does anyone know any shoemakers producing wingtips in that natural color this season?

  117. meghan

    August 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    the monochrome is so sophisticated

  118. The Photodiarist

    August 29, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Amazing blue suit aside, talk about a fantastic photograph, Scott. The lines and color composition are on point Really solid, actually, amazing job.


  119. Tommy

    August 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    the BLUE JUST POPS OUT!!! i love it

  120. Solomon Animashaun

    August 31, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Simply flawless!!!

  121. Anonymous

    September 2, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    nice blue matching socks. so sharp

  122. Anonymous

    September 3, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Those Graftons(Church's)shoes are real killers..I love them…The only 'fausse note' about them is the bookbinder(semi patent)leather. Soap and water replace cream and polish and that, for a shoe aficionado, is a real put off!

  123. Anonymous

    September 6, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Seen this Guy on Japanese Men's Ex Mag before

  124. Helgen

    September 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Honestly, I'm not one to wear a suit at all, I wear semi-baggy/streetwear type of clothing, but this is absolutely fucking sick!

  125. Berg&Berg

    September 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Love the shoes and socks combo! Suit, shirt and tie not bad either…

  126. Xen Buijs

    September 11, 2009 at 4:21 am

    what about the watch…black! Thats not so nice! But, the socks and the other bleu stuff are great detailed work! Very nice!

    Xen Buijs

  127. Diamond Rings

    September 11, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Best suits so far great one need to purchase one.

  128. marineor

    September 24, 2009 at 11:07 am

    the look wall street asiatic
    costume, hairstyle, I like

  129. Anonymous

    October 11, 2009 at 8:48 pm


  130. Banele Khoza

    December 4, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im inlove wit da colour

  131. T.W.

    August 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Professional, yet whimsical. His clients, whoever they are, will feel confident in him; and, his friends will think he’s fun to be around. Most importantly, the clothes don’t dominate the man, they nicely frame him. Hard to do better.

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