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On the Street.....Gatsby Moment, Paris


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Thursday, August 28, 2008

On the Street.....Gatsby Moment, Paris

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Anonymous Yasamin H. said ... (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.


Blogger Susan said ... (10:43 AM) : 

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


Anonymous m. said ... (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.)



Blogger Juliet said ... (10:47 AM) : 

Nice suit.

juliet xxx


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (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??


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:55 AM) : 

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

How i wish i was part of their conversation!


Blogger Karina said ... (10:57 AM) : 

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


Blogger Cathy O'Malley said ... (11:00 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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".


Blogger Julia said ... (11:06 AM) : 

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


Blogger Heather said ... (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.


Anonymous Isa said ... (11:56 AM) : 

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


Blogger K said ... (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!


Anonymous Hissy Stitch said ... (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!


Blogger VirginiaEddie said ... (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.


Blogger Tea Lady said ... (12:43 PM) : 

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


Blogger Anne Corrons said ... (12:51 PM) : 

Is that the perect suit to meet French women?


Blogger S said ... (12:58 PM) : 



Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (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


Blogger SpanishGent said ... (1:09 PM) : 

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


Anonymous annikasophia said ... (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.


Blogger metscan said ... (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.


Blogger Jovon Higgins said ... (2:18 PM) : 

I love this photo! Great Suit...Very Chic!


Blogger The Storialist said ... (2:19 PM) : 

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


Blogger caitlin said ... (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."


Blogger hannah said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:36 PM) : 

Scott, What shoes are they wearing ?


Blogger saintvenus said ... (2:42 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:59 PM) : 

I wish the lady could be in the frame more.


Anonymous myfillet said ... (3:14 PM) : 

Absolutely Gatsby-ish.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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...


Anonymous carlros said ... (3:55 PM) : 

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


Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (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?


Blogger Maggie May said ... (4:44 PM) : 

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


Blogger charlotte said ... (4:48 PM) : 

Mr. Utz in his great Gucci suit


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:54 PM) : 

OMG I wish I was her (heavy sigh...(


Blogger Kitschen Pink said ... (5:32 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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?


Blogger MJ said ... (6:08 PM) : 

Loves it, he's an inspiration.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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...


Anonymous Shaina said ... (7:01 PM) : 

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


Anonymous phyllis said ... (7:30 PM) : 

OH yeah...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:41 PM) : 

THIS is style !


Anonymous Keiko said ... (7:43 PM) : 

Oh what a beautiful moment! Thanks for sharing.


Blogger tiffany ford said ... (8:00 PM) : 

Wow, that really is a Gatsby moment.


Blogger Carla Gee said ... (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!"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (9:35 PM) : 

it's the hair.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 PM) : 

sigh--and I wish I felt like that.


Blogger Susan said ... (11:09 PM) : 

I love the blue of both bracelets


Anonymous Mike said ... (11:46 PM) : 

not feeling the uniprint suit


Blogger Angie said ... (11:47 PM) : 

Lovely. You labeled this perfectly.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger Andy said ... (1:24 AM) : 

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


Blogger Diana said ... (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....


Blogger Olviya said ... (6:20 AM) : 

looks good!
style of 'Talented mr ripley'...


Blogger pirilampa said ... (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.


Anonymous Duncan said ... (7:54 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:55 AM) : 

Jazzbuff is right! This is circus attire.


Blogger XAVS said ... (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!


Blogger Caroline said ... (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!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:09 AM) : 

love the Gucci suit


Blogger yibram palacios said ... (12:08 PM) : 

gucci suit? i have the pants...(!)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:12 PM) : 

Delicious, chic. He look's naughty...


Blogger Ryan Mac said ... (1:45 PM) : 

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


Blogger 1234 said ... (5:34 PM) : 

i love this photo so much. great shot.


Blogger Fernando Olmos said ... (7:04 PM) : 

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


Blogger Miguel said ... (7:15 PM) : 

So elegant... Perfecto!


Blogger Milt-fresh_best-dressed said ... (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!


Blogger monika said ... (7:10 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:49 PM) : 

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


Blogger Hailey @ said ... (1:27 PM) : 

Great moment captured.


Blogger Sky City said ... (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.


Blogger Steve said ... (9:17 PM) : 

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


Blogger -h of candid cool said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:22 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:42 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous deantsugio said ... (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).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger Marianna said ... (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!


Blogger Eleazar Quest said ... (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.


Blogger Nikki said ... (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 :)


Anonymous Sanberg said ... (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..


Blogger Notable Service said ... (12:57 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger jessicawhitley said ... (11:29 PM) : 

This made my night.



Blogger bombshell beauty said ... (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.


Blogger a girl dreaming of a wild, dangerous life tinged with anarchy said ... (1:45 PM) : 

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:13 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:00 AM) : 

Beautiful lady...


Anonymous karmapolice said ... (3:37 PM) : 

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

her smile makes the whole thing perfect.


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