Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Toronto Sartorialist/Holt Renfrew Party-ish!

I’ll be in Toronto tomorrow (Wednesday the 22nd) and I’d love to meet some of my readers!

I will be at Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street from 12:30 PM – 2 PM (on the menswear floor) on Wednesday afternoon.

Also tomorrow evening we will be having a very non-organized gathering at the bar in The Drake hotel (1150 Queen Street West), starting around 9:30 or 10pm.


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  1. Sarah Cerilli

    July 21, 2009 at 7:56 am

    really? I would love to see you but i work :( how sad

  2. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Would be cool to have you do the same here in Paris…

  3. zatman

    July 21, 2009 at 8:09 am

    come to singapore. please?

  4. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Ah! Alas I'm in Cape Town at the moment, otherwise I'd have bunked work to be there. Enjoy Canada. We heart Scott.

  5. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I've been planning on calling in "sick" to attend this event since I got the Holt announcement last week! Thanks for coming to TO!

  6. Marion

    July 21, 2009 at 8:19 am

    …or in Dublin…

  7. Pink Lemonade

    July 21, 2009 at 8:20 am

    When are you coming to Montreal? I saw the Holt windows here, they are AMAZING!!!!

  8. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Does that mean you'll be shooting in Toronto tomorrow……

  9. EmCee

    July 21, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Will you head over to Montreal by chance? We'd love to have you!

  10. Alby

    July 21, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Oh nooo… I'll be in Toronto from Jul 30th to Aug 19th…

  11. Fashion Girl

    July 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Oh I wish I was back home in Toronto and not in London right now. What terrible luck.

  12. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Really? Here? now? Time to reorganize my day.
    Thanks for the heads up and welcome to the great white north.

  13. Jingie

    July 21, 2009 at 8:43 am

    i'm a bit confused about the date….the "tomorrow" you referred to is July 21 (Tues) or July 22 (wed)? anyhow…this is so exciting! I'm going to take an extended lunch tmr…haha

  14. franzie

    July 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I work down the street!

  15. franzie

    July 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I work down the street!

  16. Alex

    July 21, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Come to Indianapolis!

  17. Barbora

    July 21, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Oh no!!!I can not leave from work.. Hopefully I can make it to Drake hotel in the evening. Maybe you could come to Toronto more often;)

  18. Celia

    July 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Curses, I won't be in town for another month!

  19. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 9:00 am

    you must come to amsterdam to do the same!

  20. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I will see you then Scott!

  21. Lola

    July 21, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Montreal is waiting for you!

  22. Juliann Wilding

    July 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

    oh WOW. i live in Toronto. i might be busy during the day but i could possibly make the Drake. will you be in the Drake Underground or upstairs?

    wait, is this today – as in Tuesday???

  23. ColourOfAbsence

    July 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

    I got the email from Holt Renfrew last week. Would love to see you :)

  24. Pearl Westwood

    July 21, 2009 at 9:32 am

    what a nice jesture!!! i love you even more, shame I am in Manchester, UK ;-(

  25. gettinguponthe1

    July 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

    could you have a party in new york, or would too many people show up and make it overwhelming? im imagining the girls at a NY sartorialist party. i think you should make this happen.

  26. Shadan Saber

    July 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

    i'd love to meet you but unfortunately it's during my working hours!

    have a lovely time in beautiful toronto! :)

  27. gracefully gregarious

    July 21, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Cannot wait! So, excited to see you're visiting Toronto! I will be there with bells on! Please make another visit to Toronto once your book is available – I would be so delighted to have it signed by you!

  28. Maya

    July 21, 2009 at 9:39 am

    OMG thats such a great news, and too bad i am working otherwise i d be there
    hopefully thell be some pictures from Toronto

  29. Lola

    July 21, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Yay! I live right around the corner from the Drake!

  30. Tout de Noir

    July 21, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Please stop by Montreal!!

  31. amywastaken

    July 21, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Will you please come to Texas already? Namely, Houston. Or Austin. I can drive to Austin. Please. Please?

  32. Chip Whitley

    July 21, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Def. making a trip during my lunch break! See you then sart!

  33. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Wonderful, I alaays see people with style that I know you'd shoot here in Toronto. The Drake Hotel is an excellent spot, you'll get allot of material.
    Umm..wonder if I can make it down there.

  34. Lucianne

    July 21, 2009 at 9:57 am

    no montreal? :(

  35. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 9:58 am

    yes, montreal is definately waiting for you

  36. Gypsy Lou

    July 21, 2009 at 9:59 am

    We are looking very much forward to your arrival. I'll be at the Holts event tomorrow eve but the Drake sounds like a perfect place to end the night! If the weather cooperates, their rooftop patio might fit the bill nicely.
    Happy travels!


  37. Rosie Rose

    July 21, 2009 at 10:08 am

    you're coming THIS week! SO exciting! I fly back to Australia on Saturday and thought I was going to miss your visit! Hope to see you at the Drake!

  38. developer01

    July 21, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Sweet! I'll be at the Drake.

  39. Lesley Denford

    July 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

    The window at Holt's in Toronto looks AWESOME. I can't make the meet up, but enjoy your time here…it's a great city. :)

  40. Amie

    July 21, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I'm so happy you're coming to Toronto! But unfortunately I have to work during the day… Perhaps the Drake.

  41. stacy

    July 21, 2009 at 10:32 am

    see you tomorrow!

  42. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 10:35 am

    You should definitely check out men's store Klaxon Howl (tucked away @ 694 Queen Street West) while you're in Toronto! Hope you enjoy the city!

  43. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Cher Scott,

    Amsterdam is waiting for you..

  44. Carolinda

    July 21, 2009 at 10:41 am

    come to brasil, please?

  45. Carolinda

    July 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

    come to rio de janeiro – brasil, please?

  46. M

    July 21, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Please come to the Holt Renfrew in Montreal!!!

  47. esquilinho

    July 21, 2009 at 10:55 am

    What about a visit to sunny Lisbon, Portugal? :D

  48. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 10:59 am


  49. jcrew guy in Canada

    July 21, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I wish I could be there. I'm too far west to make it in time. Good to know you might have some Canadian pictures soon.

  50. Maria

    July 21, 2009 at 11:12 am

    this is so exciting! i might have to take off work to come see you! or just head over to the drake later on! too bad the book isn't out for me to buy and for you to sign. thanks for coming to toronto (a very excited brazilian).

  51. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 11:28 am

    ..and next stop Vangroovy? (Vancouver) sometime maybe…
    Enjoy the big smoke – it is a great city!

  52. Bea

    July 21, 2009 at 11:50 am

    yay! i'm hoping you'll have some pictures form toronto! i'm sure you'll find some great outfits/shots!

  53. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    i'm going to try my best to make it…i heart your work…and ditto what everyone is saying about your book…i wish it was here already!

  54. Nicole

    July 21, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Yes, come to Vancouver!! We are very cute — and friendly! :)


    July 21, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    yeah. toronto partay.
    it's gonna be good.


  56. D

    July 21, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    An early welcome to Toronto. Hope to see you and looking forward to your book.

  57. Parita

    July 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Omigoodness, this is all very exciting! See you tomorrow at Holts! The question is; will you be taking pictures here as well? Toronto definitely has some good fashion that deserves to make it on The Sartorialist!

  58. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Bring an umbrella. It's supposed to rain later this week in T.O

  59. Kimberley

    July 21, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Yay! I'm working right down the street at the ROM. I'll pop in at lunch :)

  60. swile67

    July 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I'm soooo sad I will be out of town…I'm leaving Wed. am. I so wanted to see you! Enjoy your time in TO…beware: our garbage strike (city worker's strike actually) is still on so it might be a bit stinky and the parks will be a mess. But, I'm sure you will have a grand ole time in TO!!

  61. Cathy Bartels

    July 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    No, but Laguna Beach for a future photo op?! But, please, after summer so it's only locals…

  62. maya

    July 21, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    oh shucks!
    that's grand but i'm out on the west coast in Vancouver. no fashion out here so i won't even make a request. have fun in Tdot!

  63. Jasmin

    July 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Yeah! But just to warn you, the city is going through a garbage strike right now, so it's filthy. If you ever choose to shoot in Toronto, which you should, the area around Holt is good – Bloor st., Queen St. West is good, Kensington Market area is good, and perhaps occasionally yonge and Dundas.

  64. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    We in Vancouver the most stylish of Canadian Cities are thoroughly disappointed that you are not coming to the warm sunny west coast.

    Besides half the population of Ontario is out here anyway……lol

  65. carla

    July 21, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    come to montréal!

  66. Mister Bow Tie

    July 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Welcome to Toronto, Scott. If you don't know the city, you're in for a treat.

    Also, you may be too modest to divulge, but for your readers who may not know, Holt Renfrew, Canada's top fashion department store has dedicated one of its windows in all of its shops across the country to 'The Sartorialist'. Congratulations!

    p.s. the Drake is a great choice and the owner, Jeff Stober, is a fantastic guy.


  67. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Try the duck confit sandwich at Black Hoof … mind our garbage strike

  68. Emily L.

    July 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Got the Holt's announcement too! Glad you're coming to visit our amazing city!

    Wondering how many of us Sart fans are going to agonize over what to wear tomorrow!! lol… =D

    Hope you have time to wander around the city a bit… Queen West west (over towards the Drake – has become an interesting jaunt with all its little shops!)

  69. Cabaret High Fashion Vintage

    July 21, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Hi, we were so glad to hear that you are going to be in the city for the next few days, we hope that Toronto is a good host to you. We always tell our clients all about you and recommend your site; looking forward to getting your book as well. Not sure if we can make it to Holts for that event, but would love to meet you at the Drake tomorrow – we’re just down the street.

  70. FD

    July 21, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Fellow comentators, he says Wednesday in the post. :)

    Otherwise, look forward to seeing you and all the others in TO here. I'm sure glad I chose to spend the summer in this city!

  71. blacklabel

    July 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    so gorgeous!

  72. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    oh my thank you for coming to canada. i won't see you but i'm still thrilled and spreading the good news.

  73. Paige

    July 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Please come to LA! That would be great. :)
    Anyway, I'm sure your readers must be excited to meet you.

  74. neilmcintyre.ca

    July 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    So cool you're visiting Toronto! So disappointed I'll be in Cuba by then. You'll like the Drake!

  75. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I'm going to try to make it to Holt's in the afternoon, but I'll definitely be at the Drake!

  76. Laura

    July 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm


  77. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Montreal!!! Please. Canada's fashion and capital.

  78. Sinath

    July 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I plan on being there! Very excited!

  79. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    hahaha Sart shows up at a non-fashion-capital city and it automatically gets requests to come to every backwards place. Indianapolis?? Really?

    So happy you are coming. And yes- please don't mind the garbage strike!! We are usually VERY clean!!!

  80. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    You should do the same in Vancouver, once your book comes out so you can sign it for me

  81. Eric Montgomerie

    July 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Welcome to the city, SS!

    I'll be seeing you tomorrow!

  82. PasantiaII

    July 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    how abt dominican republic??? :P

  83. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Come to Montreal to covet true style a la canadiana!

  84. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Welcome to Toronto, Mr. Schuman!

    My friend and I plan on dropping by to say hello. I was hoping your premiere book would be ready for us fortunate few during this visit…

    If you get the chance, do visit my friend's restaurant: BANU at 777 Queen St. West– just a hope and a skip away from The Drake. Amazing and genuine Iranian food and vodka bar.

    Hope to see you tomorrow!

  85. Jeannie

    July 21, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I will be there!!

  86. Monica

    July 21, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Hopefully I can make it! Welcome to Toronto:)

  87. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    hey, don't forget about San Francisco??!!

  88. Anonymous

    July 21, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    i have been counting the days….and also been freaking out about what i am going to wear lol
    Hope u have a great time in T.O.!
    Thanks so much for coming :D

  89. Kimberly

    July 21, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Scott,
    I'm from Toronto and plan to be at the Holt Renfrew event in the afternoon. I know myself and a lot of fashionable Torontoians are looking forward to seeing you.

  90. Anonymous

    July 22, 2009 at 12:54 am

    See you there, Scott. We look forward to meeting you!

  91. Meagan

    July 22, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Jumping on the location suggestion bandwagon: I know the west coast is generally much more relaxed (Ugg boots and fleece…), but not everyone in Seattle is so lazy. It would be wonderful if a Seattle area location was added to the book signing tour–wonderful

  92. manandboys

    July 22, 2009 at 1:48 am

    come to bali ; Indonesia please :)

  93. Anonymous

    July 22, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Love to welcome you here in Amsterdam sometime!


  94. John Edgar

    July 22, 2009 at 4:53 am

    I'm a huge fan, had a small freak-out when I found out you're going to be in town. Very very much looking forward to meeting you.

  95. Anonymous

    July 22, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Hope you find people to photograph… the fashion is rather grim here.

  96. Lupe

    July 22, 2009 at 8:27 am

    When are you coming to Madrid? We'd love to have you here, and I kind of feel youd like the city too!

  97. The Clever Pup

    July 22, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Woohoo! A 15 minute walk from my place.

    It should be fun to see the competition at the Drake.

    Please excuse the smelly garbage. Toronto is usually much cleaner -edgy – but cleaner.

  98. Duo

    July 22, 2009 at 11:04 am

    you know, it's a bit of a shame. I work at the ROM, like two blocks from the Holt Renfrew, but I can't take a lunch at those times.

    I'll try and make it to the Drake though.

  99. AMS

    July 22, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I second/third/fourth etc the invite to Montreal… we all know tis more european


  100. Rosa

    July 22, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I'll be the one in the GENUINE Steam Whistle Brewery t-shirt (limited run of only 50,000) and Wal-Mart trackpants.

  101. Amy

    July 22, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I would love to come but I also have to work!! :(

  102. Jurr

    July 22, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Come to Calgary! Holt Renfrew is located on one of the trendiest streets in town, and if you linger for long enough, I'm sure you'll find some wicked shots. I'd love to host you in the city! =)

  103. Nelia

    July 22, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Can't wait to meet you at Holts today!!! You'll love the windows!

  104. Kimberley

    July 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I totally met you, like, 5 minutes ago. It was awesome :)

  105. huseyin

    July 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    when are you coming to brussels ?let us know pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)
    love yur blog xxx huseyin

  106. Salome Mohyeddin

    July 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    It was so wonderful to meet you at Holt's today, hope to see you at Banu before The Drake…xo

  107. Nelia

    July 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    LOL…Yeah…I just met him too! So incredibly nice and patient!

    I'll be posting pics soon! Check it out!


  108. Daniela J

    July 22, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Mr. Schuman you are the nices guy in the industry for sure!!
    It was very lovely to meet you, such a pleasure :D
    please come back and sartorialize toronto!

  109. Styloholic!

    July 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Please let us know next time you'll be in firenze, im a student at Polimoda and me and my classmates would LOVE to meet u :)


  110. Andrew

    July 22, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Dang, ill be in ontario friday. Just barely missed you. :(

  111. gracefully gregarious

    July 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Scott Schuman – you are truly a gentleman! It was fantastic to meet you today at Holts. Wishing you much continued success – you certainly deserve it! Hope to catch you at the Drake this evening…

  112. Anonymous

    July 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    thanks for coming to toronto! it was nice to meet you! what a brilliant man!

  113. nori

    July 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    i can't wait to meet you!

  114. Lo

    July 22, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Just a few doors down at work and couldn't get out on time to drop by. Please tell us how you liked Toronto! Shame you had to visit during the garbage strike, though.

  115. Priyan Arr

    July 23, 2009 at 1:24 am

    OMG! i saw you today and i got a pic with you! you made my day! ahhhh <3

  116. Bombshell Kitten

    July 23, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Wish I could have been there! Once again, congrats on the book.

  117. Ricardo

    July 24, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Aww Man I am just reading this… It would have been great to meet you in person.. well next time. ;)


  118. Ricardo

    July 24, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Aww well next time I guess.. It would have been great to connect at the Drake.. it's an awesome spot.

    Ricardo McRae

  119. Anonymous

    July 24, 2009 at 12:33 am

    was there too!!! the fact that he was so down to earth amazed me as much as the fact that he was soo handsome!!

  120. tedbelton

    July 24, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Hey! Thanks for the chat yesterday! It was really great to meet the man behind the camera, and get some great insight onto you style of shooting. I hope you return to Toronto in the future, you are always welcome!

    If you care to see the portrait I snapped of you… http://tedbelton.wordpress.com/

    What an honour… :)

  121. Niki

    July 24, 2009 at 3:47 am

    toronto is lucky to have you, but you should come to vancouver! :)

  122. dalia

    July 25, 2009 at 2:28 am

    when will you be in montreal? :-)

  123. Rich

    July 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Scott it was truly a pleasure to meet you last week.It was refreshing to meet someone who is so well known, yet very cordial and down to earth. I'm a student and I appreciate – and fully intend to use- the advice you gave me on differentiating myself as a stylist. Congrats on your book, I can't wait to own it.

  124. F.

    August 31, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Oh no, you came to Toronto while I was in Berlin! Not fair at all… :( When are you in Toronto again?

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