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Saturday, April 25, 2009

On the Street......The Tailor of Chapel Street, Melbourne

Comments on "On the Street......The Tailor of Chapel Street, Melbourne"


Blogger JR X said ... (6:32 PM) : 

That great blue Australian sky suits him :-)


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:39 PM) : 

Love the jacket... although I think only he can pull it off... =) It's so sad... nobody dresses like this anymore.


Blogger NVA said ... (6:46 PM) : 

the jacket is still cool...


Blogger Cassiopeia said ... (6:58 PM) : 

Immense. He just looks so serene and strong. Great photo.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 PM) : 

Apart from the fact that he looks very similar to an ex-prime minister of ours, this image looks so Australian. Well done to you for capturing it.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:59 PM) : 

So well put together. Love the statement red handkerchief.


Blogger Marina said ... (7:07 PM) : 



Blogger Jonas said ... (7:07 PM) : 

Oh Chapel St! I miss Melb sooo much. Scott, don't miss the opportunity to go cactus hunting in Elwood, always the prominent attraction while in Victoria.


Anonymous Gem_ka said ... (7:13 PM) : 

This is great!


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (7:18 PM) : 

Great gentleman!

Says a lot about Australia. Looks like America in the early 60's.


Blogger Imogen Lamport, AICI CIP said ... (7:31 PM) : 

What a dapper gent!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:40 PM) : 

I think his pattern is too busy, but I can dig the colors. Confident man--I will give him that.


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

the fabric is a bit different from my taste. however! I am i am in great appreciation of the details like; the the sleeve length and complementing shirt cuff. The well pressed pants and pinky ring are all romantic hallmarks of a time when people got "dressed" when leaving the house. it's very nice to see. very handsome.


Blogger Sal {Daniel and I} said ... (7:52 PM) : 

I'm guessing this man is an institution of Melbourne. I hope there are more Melbourne fashionistas out for you today - ANZAC day can be a very quiet day in Australia :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:58 PM) : 

very well put together!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:01 PM) : 

Yeah, totally agree!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:01 PM) : 

He looks awesome, but why chapel street - WHY? It's where all the trashy fake-tan and gold shoes set go. Come to Fitzroy, or stick to the CBD's laneways ...


Blogger Madeline said ... (8:06 PM) : 

That is such an amazing jacket. I really hope patterned jackets make a big comeback in menswear


Anonymous melbourne fashionista said ... (8:07 PM) : 

I was so intrigued to see where the sartorialist would go in Melbourne. I love that is it on the 'other end of chapel' , windsor!


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (8:08 PM) : 

Gorgeous fabric on that jacket!


Blogger veganplusbacon said ... (8:08 PM) : 

I am so happy you are in australia to shed some light on how wonderful the fashion is in OZ. Melbourne specifically has amazingly fashionable people!!!


Blogger abendinthelaw said ... (8:10 PM) : 

Ahh who else can pull off my grandmother's wallpaper so well? Can he be my Australian grandpappy please?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:12 PM) : 

You are SUCH an inspiration.


Blogger frank adam said ... (8:19 PM) : 

I love the jacket.


Blogger Sartorial Vancouver said ... (8:35 PM) : 

Nice coat with individual touches, and perfect fit. I wonder what kind of shoes he has on. I am secretly hoping that they are boots.


Blogger anonwomen said ... (8:39 PM) : 

Welcome to Australia Scott!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:39 PM) : 

Wow. What an incredible pattern on that suit. And the pop of magenta? Genius. - Melissa


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:40 PM) : 

father figure


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 PM) : 

What a dapper man! I would of never of guessed he was on Chapel St!


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

That Melbourne sky is more like the colour of his suit today though :)


Anonymous Sonali said ... (9:00 PM) : 



Blogger Jessica said ... (9:02 PM) : 

Adore the offsetting red.


Blogger Philippe said ... (9:09 PM) : 

Very very nice jacket...



Blogger MM said ... (9:21 PM) : 

I love it!
I love seeing men that take risks.
check out my blog you're on my worth a visit list.
I doubt you will.
But you might!

Also please be in london next december. I want to run in to you. haha


Blogger shu shu said ... (9:42 PM) : 

I saw this photo being taken. So very star struck by seeing you both.


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (9:43 PM) : 

quite a pattern!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 PM) : 

That jacket looks 70s........


Anonymous Alex said ... (9:49 PM) : 

I'm so excited that you are in Melbourne I've been dying for you to capture the style around here! Please run, don't walk to Brunswick Street, so cool there.


Anonymous Mr Ragazi said ... (10:35 PM) : 

My tailor wears jeans and a sweatshirt; but his suits...


Anonymous Esmoquin room said ... (10:48 PM) : 

I love that jacket!!!!



Blogger Mr Jones said ... (10:49 PM) : 

except its autumn in australia... not sure of this but perhaps darker pants would have worked better?


Blogger Katya said ... (11:04 PM) : 

Fabulous jacket. We have some wonderful old school tailors round Melbourne, so glad you found one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:25 PM) : 

Great fabric and proportions! By the way, are you coming to São Paulo? I'd love to have you here. I'm sure you'll get nice shots. Bye.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 PM) : 

Go Australia.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:00 AM) : 

OMG Sart. You're completely in my hood! I live round the corner. Hope you love Melbourne!! XXXX Bon Voyage.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:23 AM) : 

Great jacket and combination - it just fits. I would never say that this says a lot, or is typical of Australian fashion though. But still very cool none-the-less.


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

hahahahahaha bless. second what someone said up there about capturing the australianness of this shot - spot on. also second what somebody else said about dont waste all your time on chapel - go north baby!
these pictures make me feel a wee bit patriotic...
keep em coming!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:57 AM) : 

Ah, welcome to Australia Sart. I recommend going to Brunswick st in Fitzroy. Great cafes and interesting fashion to be had.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:18 AM) : 

Wouldn't you love to have a conversation with him? He says so much before he speaks, eh?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:24 AM) : 

You're coming to Sydney and I have nothing to wear!!! This gentleman.. his head doesn't suit his outfit..


Blogger Kiki said ... (1:38 AM) : 

love that pattern of his blazer...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:59 AM) : 

chapel st? tragic. average joes hang there. fitzroy, carlton and the cbd......lots of characters.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 AM) : 

oxford street is a good place to check out....


Blogger LHFC said ... (2:43 AM) : 

adorable. love the burgandy handkerchief in pocket. he looks like my nonno :)


Anonymous Kyra Pybus said ... (2:43 AM) : 

Your a marvel Scott. They drop you off on Chapel Street with it's solarium princesses and label-tarts and you return triumphant with a striking pic of this gorgeous old codger! I also thought you would enjoy Fitzroy or the CBD laneways.. Im just proud as punch to have you in town! If I spot you at RAFW in Sydney it will make my week ! xo


Blogger 8apixel said ... (2:46 AM) : 

I was just there last week! I love the texture of his jacket, the red is a really nice touch. I agree, darker pants would have made it slight bit more of a stunner. Good pic :)


Blogger Brian said ... (2:50 AM) : 

That jacket is SHARP!


Anonymous Francis Xavier Holden said ... (3:22 AM) : 

Welcome to Melbourne. Please don't restrict yourself to Chapel St and Brunswick St.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:31 AM) : 

Hi Mr Sartorialist! Welcome to australia!

While you're in Sydney I suggest you go and see Hannah Mcnicol, who has a shop with her own label in Paddington, (76 Paddington st, Paddington, right next to fashionable William st, called 'hannah mcnicol'). The woman herself is magnificent and i'd love to see her on your blog. She is truly stylish.

Hope you have a great time while you're here.

A Sydneysider


Blogger Dominica said ... (4:12 AM) : 

Wow, great print - love the fabric...his tie looks handsome and the hankie...very stylish !
He looks proud in this pic and I don't blame him !


Blogger Anastasia said ... (5:28 AM) : 

What a cool guy - love the pose!
guess it was Anzac day so everyone was dressed his unique suit jacket though and 70's aviator sunnies...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:38 AM) : 

Just Class .


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:37 AM) : 

Mr Dakis, the Invisible Mender. Can revive anything from any period of his life. A genius of his craft.


Blogger roentare said ... (7:42 AM) : 

This chap is so well dressed.

How did he end up posing for you?


Anonymous MsGourmet said ... (7:43 AM) : 



Blogger Roxanne said ... (7:52 AM) : 

AWesome! strong textures....cooly put together:)


Blogger ZEPETIT said ... (8:48 AM) : 

It´s a gentelman!!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 AM) : 

I love that you are in Melbourne Sart
please stay away from Chapel Street though. Try Flinders Lane and Degraves St in the city, or Brunswick area.
wow I love Melbourne


Anonymous Cindy said ... (9:29 AM) : 

oh chapel street!! I live around the corner! I cannot believe you are in my hometown!
If you get a chance, pop on by brunswick street, or off the little laneways down in the CBD, catch tram 72! ehhe

I hope you have and absolute blast down in melb-town.

OH OH OH! and the coffee!! degraves street!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:30 AM) : 

Scott! You have no idea how exciting it is to have you in Australia!! I hope you enjoy RAFW and i hope to see you sometime throughout the week!


Anonymous Frockaholics said ... (9:55 AM) : 

Adore the red handkerchief.


Blogger Jonathan said ... (12:12 PM) : 

Wow. The fabric is unexpected, but it works so well. Love the pocket square. Could you get away with that look in the U.S.?


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Curious jacket. It looks and lays like a brocade--which would usualy be reserved for cooler weather. Perhaps it should be a tad longer in the body?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:04 PM) : 

The level of pattern matching is unbelievable. All the way from the lapel to pockets and sleeve head. I am not able to look closely at the pocket hinge roll detail, if he did match this, then what more can i say? I think the tailor chose this design to show his level of competency in the art of tailoring. Excellent eye for catching this Mr.Schuman---MB


Blogger Katrina said ... (1:15 PM) : 

He looks amazing!


Blogger Almost famous said ... (1:35 PM) : 

o, it is a tremendous photo, he is very elegant


Anonymous almost famous said ... (1:37 PM) : 

Fantastic foto, this is old men is very elegant!!! i like it


Anonymous almost famous said ... (1:39 PM) : 

I like it, he is so elegant


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:54 PM) : 

a god. - i knew you would find him somewhere!!!!

all kneel and hail!


Blogger Miiicha said ... (2:00 PM) : 

How cute!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:56 PM) : 

this is perfect!

i wish more men still dressed like this these days.


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



Blogger Paulo Ferba said ... (4:25 PM) : 




Anonymous A Bikers Blog said ... (4:27 PM) : 

This man shows a lot of character, I think. He looks old fashioned and in style at the same time. Good going there!!


Blogger Daisy said ... (6:35 PM) : 

Australians are the hottest people on the planet, I'm so glad you're going there!


Blogger madameshawshank said ... (6:48 PM) : 

Sart...Australia welcomes you with open arms..have a wondrous'd have such a ball with the colours of the outback :-) however I imagine you've limited time!

again WELCOME!!!


Anonymous Ed Kavishe said ... (7:06 PM) : 

Scott please look up Kym Ellery if you are in Sydney, very chic designer


Blogger :: Stylisti :: said ... (7:48 PM) : 

I lived just around the corner from Emmanuel Dakis' shop for 9 years and always thought the old world charm of his suits should make a comeback.
My dad's name is also Emmanuel so it always reminded me of him as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:17 PM) : 

Where did you find this guy? Chapel st is a wasteland and you find this gem?


Blogger John B Pritchett said ... (8:34 PM) : 

My Dad in the 1970's, 80's, 90's and now. It still looks good on him.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:41 PM) : 

Michael - it's autumn in Melbourne. Don't be fooled by the bright blue sky - over the weekend we had unseasonably freeezing weather. It was 14 degrees (well, 58 fahrenheit) on the day this gentleman was photographed!


Blogger Stephanie said ... (8:47 PM) : 

I love the way the jacket fits him. He knows what he's doing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:30 PM) : 

I think you need a close up of this pattern.


Anonymous Rex Massey Molloy said ... (10:16 PM) : 

I am forced to look at myself after reading these comments. I would have dismissed this outfit and not realised or enjoyed the thrill it has given so many others.

Or maybe its just really hard for a Kiwi to compliment an Aussie...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 PM) : 

Fashion in aspic


Blogger The Catapult Kid said ... (11:07 PM) : 

Is that a pen mark or something on his right pant-leg?


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

I think my grandmother had a sofa with that pattern.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:14 PM) : 

Now I'm looking forward to being old.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:21 PM) : 

This photograph is so well put together. The sky is amazing in Australia! This guy seems like such a gentleman.


Anonymous AC said ... (12:12 AM) : 

Aww, come on guys, most Melbournians know the South Yarra end of chapel is a joke but Windsor is a pretty cool part of town with many sartorialist worthy participants residing there. That's my humble opinion anyway :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:15 AM) : 

great and chic jacket, love the mood.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:23 AM) : 

you must visit fitzroy to see a true Melbourne style. Chapel street is so...chapel street!


Anonymous princess glee said ... (12:30 AM) : 

Whoa this dude is sharp! That red pocket square, snazzy! The jacquard jacket in the subtle color and the aviators are the best.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:38 AM) : 

Oh travelbug, your comment made chuckle at Australia, with which my country has a friendly rivalry...America in '60's you said...offensive, but I still laugh at it!


Blogger cewek said ... (12:42 AM) : 

Welcome to Australia Scott. I hope you and your girlfriend have a wonderful stay here! Have fun at the RAFW also!


Anonymous jess said ... (1:33 AM) : 

SO excited you are in Melbourne!!


Blogger Suzy said ... (1:43 AM) : 

Make sure you get into the CBD and around Brunswick Street - very chic people around there!


Anonymous maxinquip said ... (2:34 AM) : 

Hey Mr Sartorialist! Welcome to windy rainy Melbs!

I've noticed people telling you to go to Brunswick St Fitzroy to check the fashion.

If you do, go on Saturday and see my friend's band play the Old Bar at 8!

these boys are as Melbourne as it gets my friend.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:39 AM) : 

Welcome to Melbourne Scott. Love your site. Check the CBD and especially the lanes and alleys for real Aussie street style.


Anonymous Belajar Internet Marketing said ... (3:00 AM) : 

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

cool jacket!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:44 AM) : 

He looks like Johnny Cash!!!!


Blogger brooke said ... (4:05 AM) : 

hahahahaha he does look like an old prime minister of ours! immensely! this is such an amazing shot though, his face looks so amazing and SO australian.


Blogger jax said ... (4:18 AM) : 

That's one sharp looking old guy!


Blogger alou said ... (4:29 AM) : 

Harmonious - Dark brown tie, nostalgic green jacket, with a hint of scarlet, and brown pants to complete the look.


Anonymous Dave King said ... (5:20 AM) : 

yeah - to all those opposed Chapel St, head down to the Windsor end where this shot was taken. Jackets like this roam free! Nothing like the Toorak Rd end at all. Incredible eye, Scott, nice one.



Blogger J. M. said ... (5:29 AM) : 

Welcome to Victoria hope you enjoy your time here.If you have the time visit Sassafras and Olinda in the Dandenongs, it is a beautiful place. You will love Cloudehill Garden it is superb. Good to see you have found Chapel street, it's full of young people. Enjoy, Enjoy.
Kind Regards


Anonymous B said ... (6:41 AM) : 

ahh the style of an Australian. Confident. and Assured. And slightly on the right side of wrong. Viva la Melb x


Blogger The Localist said ... (7:16 AM) : 

Welcome to Australia - enjoy!

From a new sydney street style

there's a lot to uncover here once you've scratched the surface...i see the most inspirational style when i am without my camera it seems...and often very late at night!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:32 AM) : 

cute old man!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:46 AM) : 

Defenitly so smartly dressed as its Anzac Day. All of the old war veterins look beautiful on this important australian day. so glad ur in aus x


Anonymous Jessica said ... (7:46 AM) : 

I love it, so debonair.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:52 AM) : 

can hardly wait to you hit sydney, this sydney-sider hails you! x


Blogger Craig Ellis said ... (8:42 AM) : 

nice work old fella!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 AM) : 

Sure works for him! Love to see his choice in shoes and socks.


Blogger Alexandria ♥ said ... (9:32 AM) : 

Question for you.
How often do you see people walking their dogs?
Are the dogs wearing clothing/styling in Aussie land?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:15 AM) : 

About two years ago you posted here about a book you loved that was full of old Australian police photos, it all looked a bit Weegee... remember that? (City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948 by Peter Doyle) Well, the little museum that printed that book is very near Circular Quay where Australian Fashion Week is happening. They have an exhibition on at the moment called "Femme Fatales", which features old police photos of female criminals ("Wicked women, seductive sinners, vicious vixens!" the blurb says). If you get tired of the fashionistas and catwalks and feel like a fix of old photos, the Justice & Police Museum (link below) is only a 5 minute walk away...


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:33 AM) : 

what a wog hahah
i love the way the red hankie contrasts against his patterned jacket
great attention to detail

you must visit the other side of our great city - fitzroy, carlton ...


Blogger Summer is a Verb said ... (11:30 AM) : 

Hey! Is that my Uncle Oscar???


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Ahh....As one who travels the world, lives in Melbourne and loves fashion please take it from me, Emanuel is the best tailor on three continents. Magnificent work.....And delightfully funny. Very, very funny.


Blogger Terry Nelson said ... (7:18 PM) : 

I just think he looks old.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:37 AM) : 

I see you have now moved on to Sydney, I am a little disapointed that these two, whilst wonderfuly creative and thoughtful in their dress, are just such a tiny part of what Melbourne has to show to the rest of the world. We have so many more interesting and thought provoking subjects to photograph. If this is all you are going to post this Melbournite is a bit miffed.


Blogger Petulia said ... (5:25 AM) : 

this is so awesome. I love the jacket and the damascato work on it..very cool. reminds me a bit of my nonno:-)


Anonymous La Fede said ... (7:46 AM) : 

a touch of italian style...


Blogger hassan1 said ... (10:15 AM) : 

Gucci fabric??


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:19 AM) : 

elegant but not 2009's


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:28 AM) : 

Several years ago there was a fabulous Australian movie, "Strictly Ballroom" - he totally could be a character right out of that movie!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:01 PM) : 

when you visit melbourne you go to chapel st, but melbourne is all about the city maze, alleyways and hidden obscure bars, come back! you havent taken enough pictures!


Blogger Devon said ... (8:37 PM) : 

he looks so dapper, i wish my grandfather looked like this ;)


Blogger Carlos Alberto Silva said ... (10:09 PM) : 

He looks like some characters from The Sopranos tv show


Carlos Silva


Blogger Daisy said ... (3:59 AM) : 

This man looks very italian, i love what he is wearing and the red just gives it that extra kick!


Blogger Rino said ... (2:58 AM) : 

Toutes les photos de ce blog sont MAGNIFIQUES j'ai un gros coup de coeur pour the sartorialist ! bravo :)
Vous nous faites rêver !!


Blogger rnssnc said ... (11:22 AM) : 

sart, is that all you got for melbourne?

maybe because i grew up there, much more fascinated with your NY or european pictures.

forgive me for saying it, but australia on the whole, is just NY or europe with a one or two year delay.


Blogger jb said ... (1:29 PM) : 

Okay, but the jacket is too short. It needs to be longer and come down the leg more.


Anonymous Kristina said ... (6:24 PM) : 

i'd like to meet this man.. and his suit jacket


Blogger Fred said ... (3:00 PM) : 

Looks like a picture from the old Mafia Guys in New York - Good Eye -


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:56 PM) : 

My whole family was thrilled to see Emanuel Dakis on your site. He first came to our attention when my father tore the leg of his finest suit on a sharp fixture at the office.

He was aghast, but rather than dump the now unwearable suit, my mother decided to look for another solution and discovered Emanuel – an expert in ‘invisible mending’.

After Emanuel waved his wand over the trousers, the ignominious tear, once a pain to the eye, had vanished, and dad’s fine wool suit was 'as new' once again. Emanuel’s skill undoubtedly second to none.


Blogger BuenoStyle said ... (3:38 PM) : 

"Old-man" style rules. Period.


Blogger K'arhol said ... (6:06 PM) : 

SCOTT your photos are defnitely greeeeeat !!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 PM) : 

For those reading that are Melburnians.... does anyone else have a sneaking suspicion that this is the great "as seen on TV" furniture-retailer of the 80s, Franco Cozzo?????


Anonymous moremony services said ... (3:02 AM) : 

Ahh who else can pull off my grandmother's wallpaper so well? Can he be my Australian grandpappy please?


Blogger Polomint said ... (10:03 AM) : 

For Anonymous,

Would Franco Cozzo be seen outside of "Northe Melbourne ande Footerscay"? Is South Yarra his style?

Cheers, Polomint


Anonymous Bisnis Internet said ... (2:08 PM) : 

He look like my grand father,,, He is very handsome


Anonymous Foredi said ... (9:03 AM) : 

hi thx veru much for publish this.


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