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The Sartorialist


Thursday, July 30, 2009

On the Street.... All Stripe, Paris

On the Street.... Navy & White, Florence

I love that sometimes a hat can still be worn without the hipster irony of "oh, look I'm wearing an old-school hat."

On the Street.... Variation on a Theme, Milano

The other day I posted a photo of Renata wearing this same type of sweater-wrap, skirt look. Apparently she made this her look of the Summer, and showed up to many of the shows in some variation of this theme. This is really making a look your own.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

On the Street.... Shorts Summer, Florence

On the Street.... Long Summer, Paris

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On the Street......Striped Right, Florence

On the Street......Milan in Black & White

Monday, July 27, 2009

My New Obsession - Cuffed Jeans

When done right, this could be really cool.
I want to try it with a pair of hard denim APC jeans.

On the Street......Simple Summer, Paris

Friday, July 24, 2009

On the Street......Belt Driven, Paris

To me this look is all about the belt

The belt is such a simple accessory, and yet I am just now really learning how to use one successfully.

On the Street......Simple Summer, Milan

Thursday, July 23, 2009

On the Street......Mr. Ricci, Florence

On the Street......Tiny Knit, Milan

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Eva, Behind the Scenes of the Italian Elle Shoot - Paris

On the Street......Color & Print, Florence

On the Street......At Dior, Paris

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

On the Street......Summer Chic, Florence

I love the jacket, shirt and tie combo - but for me it is really about the cool slim jeans.
It's so hard to find jeans that are slim, but not Cheap Monday slim.
I have to remember to ask this guy who makes those jeans.

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.

On the Street......Beaded Vest, Milano

Monday, July 20, 2009

On the Street......Eva, Paris

During the men's shows in Milan and Paris I did a little double duty and shot a story for Italian Elle with Eva. She is truly a charmer and the only woman I know that can wear the kookiest hat (or bunny ears) while working very hard and not give the hat a second thought all day.

I'll post a few of the "behind the scenes" shots from the shoot in the evenings this week.

The Book Has Arrived!

Well what can I say - the book is starting to roll off the presses.

Penguin just sent me one of the first printed copies.

It is so crazy to actually be holding the book I have been working on since January.

I know I took all of the pictures, I remember taking each one, but I still can't believe I took all of the photographs.

Tracy is holding the paperback version, and soon I will have a copy of the limited-edition hardcover with slipcase to show you.

This has been a labor of love. Taking the pictures, editing the pictures, arranging the pictures, doing most of the writing while I was still in Phoenix after my Dad died. It's hard to put into words how one feels looking at their own work presented like this - so I won't even try.

I hope you enjoy the book and I will keep you posted about the book signing tour, the SartoriaLUST pop-up shops, and any other events surrounding the launch of the book.

Below are links to some sites where you can pre-order the book. It comes out August 12th in the US, and worldwide by early September.

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
Amazon (FR)
Barnes and Noble

On the Street......The Character, Bologna

I only had one day in Bologna, but I made it work for me. I think Bologna is a really beautiful city and I look forward to making it a regular stop on my way from Florence to Milan. It is so easy to take the train between these cities, but next time I think I will take a car. From the train it looks like the most perfect region of Italy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

On the Street......Jump, Paris

On the Street......Legs, Milano

On the Street......Mid-Summer White, Paris

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

On the Street......Marais, Paris

On the Street......Brown & Blue, Florence

Yes, the suit is very nice but it's really about the hair, right?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

On the Street......Black & White, Milano

On the Street......Tonal, Paris

Monday, July 13, 2009

On the Street......Paris in Bloom

On the Street......American Classics, Paris

We have all seen this type of look before, but rarely done so well. This is all about execution.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

On the Street......Waiter at Caffe Florian, Venice

It seems every time I return from Italy I want to watch "The Talented Mr. Ripley" to see if my Italy was as beautiful as the Italy in that movie.

In one of the final scenes of the movie Marge has coffee with Dickie's Dad at Caffe Florian on San Marco Square in Venice. That spot is still so beautiful (if you can block out the tourists). This young waiter was standing at the cafe and instantly I thought of the movie and how this "type" of young man has probably been working the Cafe Florian for the last 100 years.

Friday, July 10, 2009

On the Street......BalMAN, Paris

On the Street......Ninth Ave., NYC

On the Street......Belted Jacket, Paris

Thursday, July 09, 2009

At Prada....Cut-off Shorts, Milano

I loved the cut-off dress pant shorts at Prada. A great way to take the cut-off khakis to the next level.

I had a great seat at Prada, but by the time I realized how cool the shorts were I couldn't change the settings on my camera fast enough to get a great image.

(photo brazenly stolen from, sorry)

Wouldn't this cut-off idea be a great way to update those Prada pants from last Summer.

On the Street......Milano Goes Green, Milano

On the Street......Summer Black, Paris

It is so tough to make an all black outfit not look oppressive in the summer heat.

I think the subtle fact that Darcy has a very open neckline really makes her look feel more open and easy.

"Makes her look feel," that's a funny phrase. I think a lot of times we decide how much we like a "look" based on how it must "feel" to wear it.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

At Dior

I really loved the idea of the sheer jackets at Dior. With the transparency of the jackets it would have been interesting to play with contrast colors for the layering pieces. At least that is what I would do if/when I buy this jacket.

On the Street......Silver Top to Toe, Paris

On the Street......Lino of Milano!

I don't know how he stays so cool in the heat of Milan.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Something in the Air? Lanvin, Paris

Another great collection from Lanvin - one of the top shows in Paris this season. Like BV, a mix of bold reds and purples played against a tranquil desert of neutrals.

I am very happy that the David Letterman-style of DB buttoning has been picked up by Lanvin this season. Mark my words, next season Lanvin will replace the current patent leather sneakers with patent leather wrestling shoes, circa Letterman 1985.

On the Street......Short Cycle, Paris

These rental bikes are changing my relationship with Paris. Before I felt so trapped by the lack of taxis and a challenging subway system (those connecting tunnels are the devil). This past men's season I started using these bikes, and now I feel a power of control over getting from one place to the next easily.

New York is aggressively expanding it's bicycle lanes all over the city. Does anyone know if we are scheduled to get rental bikes? Anyway, I hope if we are that we can look as chic as this young man.

On the Street......Raider Nation, Paris

Monday, July 06, 2009

Bottega Veneta.... Best of Milan?

I really thought Bottega Veneta was the best show in Milan. The use of color (both bold and neutral), the prints and the surface textures were superb.

There are very few shows I see that (at some point) stop being a show, and start being a personal shopping preview.
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