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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vintage Photos

I could not resist sending you this piece of "old fashion photography".

This photo was taken by my grandfather in New York, probably in 1968.

He spent most of his life travelling around the world, and sparked my own passion for photography.

- Giulia

Comments on "Vintage Photos"


Anonymous Antonia at Swedish Love Affair said ... (4:06 PM) : 

So elegant! love this photo.


Blogger Amylou said ... (4:06 PM) : 

This is Great your photos, it looks so timeless.
thanks for sharing.


Anonymous kiriko said ... (4:07 PM) : 

loving the matchyness in this photo.

btw, Scott, where are your amsterdam pictures??
have you survived today with the rain and the ajax-supporters?


Blogger Agnes in Wonderland said ... (4:12 PM) : 

It looks like a shot from the film :)


Anonymous s said ... (4:12 PM) : 

amazing pic.....
Beautiful ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:12 PM) : 

Wow. Fashion is like a pendulum. Would have never been able to tell this was an old photo if it weren't for the backstory and maybe that old truck in the background. Excellent.


Anonymous amanda said ... (4:17 PM) : 

does it have to be vintage? i mean, the majority of the photos you've gotten and posted are from the 40-60s. can't it just be old?

really nice photo btw. :P


Anonymous Marina :) said ... (4:19 PM) : 

This picture is so nice :) I like it!


Blogger Mila said ... (4:19 PM) : 

So classy! Love it!


Blogger annawithlove said ... (4:19 PM) : 

this is so inspiring and beautiful. love it.


Blogger Ida said ... (4:29 PM) : 

Oh wow. You can definitely tell how times have changed, based on this photo!


Blogger Hotelissimo said ... (4:33 PM) : 

Great post! nice pic...i love it!


Anonymous Bianca said ... (4:37 PM) : 

Aaw. The photo really gives you a sense of what it was like back in the day. Thanks for sharing!b


Blogger MB@YarnUiPhoneApp said ... (4:40 PM) : 

While the man mopping his head with his hankerchief kind of ruins the shot, he is indicative of another era when people carried around hankerchieves in their pockets for those sweaty (or teary) moments.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:45 PM) : 

I love the collars.


Anonymous Andrea Desde el Trópico... said ... (4:48 PM) : 

I love this new section on "The Sartorialist"! :)


Blogger caribbelle said ... (4:52 PM) : 

I'm loving the size of the bag and the different color on the lapel. A great photo!


Blogger oh look, stars! said ... (4:55 PM) : 

I love the lady, she reflects confidence with such ease..! ♥


Blogger said ... (5:06 PM) : 

So beautiful, they look perfect together.


Blogger Miss Molly said ... (5:10 PM) : 

wow. what an insanely beautiful photograph


Anonymous Greg said ... (5:37 PM) : 

I LOVE this photo!


Anonymous monsacbyme said ... (5:44 PM) : 

This photo can be your's by now ! really incredible !


Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (5:49 PM) : 

Incredible shot.



Blogger Jessie said ... (5:51 PM) : 

fantastic photograph! just love it. thank you for sharing this beauty!


Blogger are you dressing up or dressing down said ... (6:40 PM) : 

This is beautiful. So nostalgic.

Helen, X


Blogger Les Joies de la Bubuu & Sweet Monstruitos said ... (6:47 PM) : 

Nice shot!!
Now i understand why you take great photos... ^_^
My passion for photography is because my father too ^_^
If you want to see some photos...



Blogger keeks said ... (6:51 PM) : 

Love how this photo makes me feel. I can almost hear their story...such a great idea to have people send these in.

Also, been meaning to say how great it was to have you at Parsons this past week. I felt like I really connected to what you said and your perspective on the fashion industry.


Blogger Manuela said ... (7:00 PM) : 

She is so chic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:12 PM) : 

mad men


Blogger Trés Awesome a Chicago Street Style Blog said ... (7:31 PM) : 

Gorgeous and gritty. Love the guy wiping his brow in the background.

Très Awesome - A Chicago Street Style Blog


Blogger Times Squarian said ... (7:35 PM) : 

So elegant. I wish people still dressed like that.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

Great picture!


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (7:47 PM) : 

elegance transcendant


Blogger Juli Photo Diary said ... (8:00 PM) : 

love the vintage.
This photo is great!


Anonymous said ... (8:13 PM) : 

Great idea, these are stunning.


Blogger Christian said ... (8:42 PM) : 

everyone knows that these arent Scott'd photos, right? Ok just checking

This photo was taken in the 60's or yesterday afternoon? Simply timeless.


Blogger ZHENYA ZHURAVLYOVA said ... (8:42 PM) : 

love it! i think this is clothes look amazing cute!!!


Blogger Elle Lemoine said ... (9:37 PM) : 

Interesting that the man looks almost contemporary while the lady has an ere of the past about her...The hairstyle is especially telling. Lovely photo.


Anonymous said ... (10:36 PM) : 

I just love the vintage.


Blogger muñequita de papel said ... (11:05 PM) : 

She looks so pretty, and her coat is marvelous!

From Chile.

Catalina Büchner


Blogger Margo's Fancy said ... (11:47 PM) : 

oh my! this looks like as if the Sartorialist traveled back in time and started taking street style photos in the 60's! absolutely wonderful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:58 PM) : 

why is that man wiping his sweat when it looks like it's winter?
Now i'm more curious about that man than the other two who are being photographed.


Blogger thwany said ... (12:20 AM) : 



Blogger Puppy Fights said ... (12:23 AM) : 

Some things never go out of style


Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (12:33 AM) : 

I could wear everything she has on today in my own way, and it would still look gr8! That's the thing about style - it's eternal...


Blogger julio I. Nolasco said ... (1:30 AM) : 

it's just the most vintage pic ever!


Blogger beesandbugs said ... (1:55 AM) : 

That's great! Very stylish and so chic :)


Blogger Michelle Lee said ... (2:06 AM) : 

love this photo :)


Anonymous Justin said ... (2:56 AM) : 

viewing this in the context of the blog it's almost illusory - as if scott was able to turn back the clock and capture the moment himself. love how it relates to the usual posts.


Anonymous Caroline said ... (3:28 AM) : 

Mr Schuman, my forst impression of this image was that it was you and Garancé. But then it wasn´t (obviously) but you two do look as striking as the two subjects.


Blogger Joanne Cox said ... (3:34 AM) : 

Truly looks to be one of your very own.


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (3:39 AM) : 

love this vintage photo!


Blogger J.Ro said ... (3:51 AM) : 

Eat your heart out, Don Draper.


Blogger Sweet Harvest Moon said ... (3:54 AM) : 

Love it!!


Blogger Michel said ... (4:11 AM) : 

I think the greatest part of this picture is the man walking past- not only is he wearing a hat (which is rare), but he's using a handkerchief, which is probably as rare as the hat. He's fantastic, from his hat, to his pocket square, all the way down to his cuff length. Great picture.


Blogger klarakapucine said ... (5:00 AM) : 

Just saw an exhibition with photo's by Paul Fusco that he made on the funeraltrain of Robbert Kennedy in 1968. Hundreds of photo's of people standing along the trainway from NY to Washington. Very impressive and a valuable document of that time. I recognized 1968 immediately in the photo of your grandparents.

ps. Very curious of the Amsterdampics


Blogger klarakapucine said ... (5:03 AM) : 

Oh sorry Giulia, not a photo of you grandparents but taken by your grandfather ! silly me


Blogger Anthea said ... (5:23 AM) : 

Lovely pic. Both of those outfits look like they could be worn today as modern outfits.

Embracing Style


Blogger Fashion Hound said ... (5:27 AM) : 

Vintage NYC - how devine!




Blogger songbird said ... (6:53 AM) : 

great photo..the coats and the hat..the buildings and even the bus stand for a decade of the past.


Blogger Alan said ... (7:24 AM) : 

Winter clothes always look sweet and fantastic. I love all winter collection. Love this vintage one too.
-family pictures


Blogger Cecille said ... (8:39 AM) : 



Blogger Agni said ... (9:19 AM) : 

I love this photo....I feel like watching some retro movie.


Anonymous Bohemian Trends said ... (9:49 AM) : 

This shot is so timeless that besides the bus in the background it looks like it could of been taken today.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 AM) : 

I'm going with 1969. Madison Ave, around 39th-40th street.


Anonymous Bill said ... (1:05 PM) : 

What a great photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:34 PM) : 

classic never dies!


Blogger Eline said ... (1:47 PM) : 

Great photo!


Anonymous Camille said ... (1:55 PM) : 

Great shot.
Funny enough, knowing that it dates back to 1968, I think the photo hasn't really aged all that much, not only in terms of resolution, but also regarding the couple.
Sure, you can tell it's not 2011 clothing, and yet, they still look very modern to me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:17 PM) : 

Great... I'll definetly look for old pics in my house.
I love seeing them.


Blogger BExCLUSIVE MAGAZINE said ... (4:00 PM) : 

Fantastic photo!!
ciao ciao from Rome


Anonymous Diogenes said ... (4:00 PM) : 

I'm with Chris. The clothes look very contemporary with the exception of the shoes. Could have been taken last week....


Blogger j said ... (5:32 PM) : 

whoa, Manhattan looks so...clean!


Blogger Mat said ... (6:06 PM) : 

can't wait to see more


Blogger Veronica said ... (5:03 AM) : 

amazing pic and amazing looks.


Blogger SC said ... (6:49 AM) : 

Vintage feel. I never seem to get enough of it.


Blogger Shervin Nassi said ... (12:11 PM) : 

1st i want to say this contest is going amazing! 2nd this foto is amazing!! film makers die to capture this elegance feel color in all vintage movies! great pic@!!!!


Blogger we are an hour from london said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Awesome - you can feel and smell the colour


Blogger Hilary Decker said ... (4:00 PM) : 

This photo looks as if it could have been taken today. Look at that coat....swoon.


Anonymous Michael Anthony said ... (8:06 PM) : 

Dear Mr. Schuman,

I just thought it'd be pretty cool to actually comment on The Sartorialist even though I've actually never took time to 'comment' and give my opinion on it. First things first, I LOVE what you've created, and I enjoy every photo you take and the ones you post from other inspiring people whom are close to you.

Now, I've obsessed so much over 'street fashion' and 'detailing' in an outfit as much as you do. Now, one of my recent favorite posts from you was the "On the Street…Tompkins Square Park, New York" where you made a Givenchy reference. Thank you for The Sartorialist- I look forward each day for a new post!

Michael Anthony

Thank you for taking your time :)

PS: I recall a time where you had a book signing- I think it was @The Promenade, and my friend took a picture with you. haha I was pretty jealous.
and another favorite post was how you added in how Giorgio Armani looked better in front of a black background. thank you again.


Blogger Shukura Li said ... (7:29 AM) : 

its gorgeous
absolutley amazing
and most likely film too
which makes even more special


Blogger deer in the forest said ... (12:39 AM) : 



Blogger Ana said ... (7:47 AM) : 

this is one of my favs so far!!


Anonymous Bon said ... (10:44 AM) : 

People wearing that now would still look great, amazing


Anonymous Helen said ... (3:29 AM) : 

WOW. This photo transports me to a time and a place, just like magic. I love the quality of the light, their silhouettes against the almost fairytale towers in the background, and the angled lines made by the sidewalk. I love this photo! Its cinematic, and just draws me right in. My favourite, so far, of the vintage photos.


Anonymous Sundal said ... (5:35 PM) : 

the scott schuman of the 1960s, oh my god! amazing.


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