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Monday, August 24, 2009

On the Street.... Well Suited, Florence

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Blogger Zubaidah Arshad said ... (10:01 AM) : 

the shoes are to die for


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Sharpness all over...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

hey, i think youve taken a pic of him before, no?


Blogger Raul Villalobos said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Love the Striking Blue, not sure about the sox.


Anonymous N.B said ... (10:04 AM) : 

Very nice Blog !!


Blogger Well Done said ... (10:05 AM) : 

no we are talking. Well Done Suit.


Anonymous StreetstyleNews said ... (10:11 AM) : 

Each single blue tone on him is brilliant!


Blogger Style Scanner said ... (10:14 AM) : 

Gorgeously daring cobalt tie, pocket square and socks.

Looks like those short 2" turn-ups are here to stay boys!


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (10:14 AM) : 

I really like the colors in this picture.

The saturation by the sartorialist is as always outstanding.


Blogger Bahrain Fashion said ... (10:16 AM) : 

The whole thing is just perfect xD


Blogger kitchenartist said ... (10:16 AM) : 

God, but I love brown with blue.


Blogger lferguson said ... (10:17 AM) : 

this photograph made my heart skip a beat.


Anonymous Jessica said ... (10:22 AM) : 

I love how clean this look is. And those socks! He manages to look slightly quirky but polished.


Blogger said ... (10:24 AM) : 

Tonally perfect! So sophisticated...


Anonymous Marie said ... (10:24 AM) : 

all blue- always loved one color combination


Anonymous Antonio Barros said ... (10:26 AM) : 

Amazing suit!!!

the singular


Blogger Ángela said ... (10:30 AM) : 

Today your book are in my hands. Fabulous!.xx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:31 AM) : 

He's beautiful in blue!


Anonymous Warp + Weft said ... (10:43 AM) : 

Oh, Akamine - San,

I am such a loyal fan!


Blogger beths said ... (10:44 AM) : 

I'd love also to see this one standing though a seated pose makes sure we see the socks. This guy is always so intriguing--well-captured on film.


Blogger Luis Silva said ... (10:47 AM) : 

Love it!


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (10:49 AM) : 

It is a great outfit but I do not find it inspiring. One thing for sure: it puts forever to rest the idea that one can't wear a blue suit and brown shoes. Jorge from WPB


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:50 AM) : 

Lovin' the blue socks! :0


Anonymous Vestimentum said ... (11:00 AM) : 

Great suit! Great photo, as always!


Blogger lenmeister said ... (11:05 AM) : 

Iconic! The top picture is like a painting, dazzling in every possible way. I never thought about matching different shades of blue with a navy suit-Truly works,

I find that its possible to find the same exact color of an accessory if you get them from the same designer-for instance here the tie and the pocket square are almost if not exactly identical (I know tie/pocket squar are sold in pairs sometimes but not in haute couture, you have to look for it).
The fit of the suit is what makes this work overall.
I always read about matching watch band with shoes but this sort of rule can be overlooked.
This guy is so well groomed and polished he looks unreal-Good one Sart.


Blogger The Chukker said ... (11:06 AM) : 

Symphony in blue!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:06 AM) : 

Somehow in his comment Raul missed the point of the socks, how they add the perfect splash of 'lapis.' Note the tie and pocket square, of course with those fantastic shoes must have the blue socks!
Ferragamo has amazing men's shoes for the fall, Raul should look at their collection. Thank you Sartorialist! - Robert


Blogger Hello My Name is Katie said ... (11:06 AM) : 

what a smart suit. love the blue and brown.


Blogger pink avenue said ... (11:10 AM) : 

I love the way he used both blues, the navy and the brighter cobalt blue. Unexpectedly stylish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Love the socks.


Blogger BB said ... (11:18 AM) : 

I am giddy with anticipation every morning when I come on to see who your next subject will be ... and I am NEVER disappointed. If only every man dressed as sharply and beautifully as he ...


Blogger nurse fiction said ... (11:19 AM) : 

Blue tie, blue socks! What a man :)


Blogger Kris said ... (11:31 AM) : 

My favorite element is the cobalt of the socks -- absolutely striking. Even if no one notices but a photographer named Scott and his readers, the man can walk around knowing he is well dressed.


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (11:33 AM) : 

and well booted

and the socks well suited to the suit

i wish his hair were white-grey


Anonymous The Urban Flaneur said ... (11:33 AM) : 

Great shoes, specially the colour and its combination with the all-blue attire.


Blogger Allbur said ... (11:33 AM) : 

love this outfit!


Anonymous Bibi in wonderland said ... (11:41 AM) : 

Amazing colour! Love this shot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Impeccably boring in its perfect fitting. The shoes are a highlight.


Blogger Tony Post No Bills | Washington DC said ... (11:56 AM) : 

In the U.S. media is steering us in the direction of telling us that grey is the new black of the season. Take notice that what you typically see coming out of Florence, the U.S. may promote the following year. But I do love the take on classic American coming out of Florence. We should be seeing allot of Shades of Blue (Kind of Blue) very soon. I can just hear the Miles Davis playing as the theme music. The gentlemen in the picture never disappoints. Brown shoes and Blue can't go wrong.
-Tony Post No Bills


Blogger Haute Retail said ... (12:01 PM) : 

Love the vibrant colors!


Blogger Philippe said ... (12:08 PM) : 

MAGNIFIQUE!!! blue....



Anonymous Lynn said ... (12:12 PM) : 

Beautiful picture! I love the way the blue and brown play off each other in the shot.


Blogger clan odinsson said ... (12:31 PM) : 

wonderfull picture!


Blogger James Taylor said ... (12:55 PM) : 

I love the combination of blues. I think it's funny how a lot of people seem hesitant to pair brown shoes with a blue or grey suit: to me it's always a more obvious choice over black, especially by day.


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

Totally and completely in love with these colors. Everything is right.


Anonymous joandjoe said ... (12:59 PM) : 

these pictures are amazing! the suits look like things i would find on


Blogger elsafer said ... (1:03 PM) : 

handsome ... the contrast between de two principal colours , gave deepness and splendour to the picture


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:07 PM) : 



Anonymous said ... (1:15 PM) : 

Nice suit, but not a fan of the bright blue socks matching the tie...



Blogger Unknown said ... (1:22 PM) : 

BOOOOOORING, I hate the shoes and the socks,I would have prefered if he went brown deeper tone and a split toed


Anonymous Le 21ème said ... (1:29 PM) : 

Socks and Tie! Amazing matchability!



Blogger ALK JAL said ... (1:46 PM) : 

He is glowing!


Blogger DENNI said ... (2:23 PM) : 




Blogger Candace said ... (2:24 PM) : 

This photo has a great feel to it, vivid yet soft. I love the wall in the background!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 PM) : 

Loving the rich blue colors on his suit. And his shoes are an amazing touch to the outfit, they also help him fit into the background very well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:57 PM) : 

Mr. Akamine.
One of the best dressed man in Asia.Timeless...Always sharp.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:02 PM) : 

i love how well co-ordinated this is.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:23 PM) : 

The face~! The face~! Does he say top taste buds in your mouth or what~! I love him~! He has it all~!


Blogger Melissa Blake said ... (4:03 PM) : 

what a BEAUTIFUL shot! :)


Blogger big said ... (4:20 PM) : 

i love the shades of blue here. looking at this picture actually kinda cooled me off a bit on this hot, sticky, nyc day. thanks : )


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (4:26 PM) : 

ll be showing royal blues (instead of my least favorite color navy) then that's good news.

Matching socks and tie, what a trip! The shoes could not a been black. Light brown is a far better fashion statement.


Blogger Danger said ... (4:28 PM) : 

I would never have thought to pair brown shoes with blue -everything else. Looks amazing.


Anonymous Think Big said ... (4:31 PM) : 

I love the matching tie and socks combination. I try to do it myself sometimes. This could be the next biggest thing after the belt/shoe combo, especially as almost nobody notices it, it's more sophisticated and understated.


Blogger hbynoe said ... (4:49 PM) : 

he is so blue! wonderful capture radiant.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 PM) : 



Blogger christinaooi said ... (5:44 PM) : 

i really wonder how he managed to match his socks and tie so perfectly...


Blogger Ms. B @ Millie Deel said ... (5:51 PM) : 

Love the color of his shoes with the contrast of all of the blue, they go so well together!!



Blogger southerngentinL.A. said ... (5:58 PM) : 

This cat is just too cool......


Blogger kahartland said ... (6:20 PM) : 

hmm. very blue. very blue indeed. i wonder if he was sad, or happy? i like how the socks match the tie :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 PM) : 

Nice suit! minor critiques: The socks should blend with the pants and seem an extension of them, not contrast with them, they contrast a bit too much here. Too bad we can't see the pocketsquare well enough, seems to have a pattern, if it does and or the square is not too similar to the tie then nicely done.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:14 PM) : 

GREAT photo.


Blogger Tanya said ... (7:28 PM) : 

oh, this is just too beautiful....

thanks for bringing this kind of thing to our attention all over the world sart, you seriously make my day, pretty much everyday...


Anonymous jbozak said ... (7:35 PM) : 

love-a-dove-dove it. Blues, skin tone, glass, over-dyed hair and the brown shoes. Did I mention the freckles working as well?


Blogger J.Teheren said ... (8:05 PM) : 

digging how the socks match the tie. awesome.


Anonymous Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic said ... (8:35 PM) : 



Blogger Miguel said ... (8:58 PM) : 

I feel blue!!!! Lovely and so are the shoes...


Blogger Tereneh Idia said ... (9:22 PM) : 

Oh yes it is the blues and the cool attitude to match. nice.


Blogger Honeygo Beasley said ... (9:28 PM) : 





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Blogger J. said ... (10:36 PM) : 

the blue is hypnotizing..

By the way, I finally received your book in the mail. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I wish I could read more of your thoughts though..

When is the second edition coming out? ;)


Blogger Style & Beyond said ... (10:37 PM) : 

hello there :)
thanks so much for your response -- love the contrast of the royal blues and the whiskey color of the oxfords here very unpredictable :)

take care,


Anonymous holly said ... (10:39 PM) : 

Impeccable...His styling screams very influential. I'm in...


Blogger SarahwithanH said ... (10:53 PM) : 

So beautiful! I love that his tie and socks are the same exact shade of blue. Just fantastic.


Blogger Clarity said ... (11:15 PM) : 

Immaculate in blue. Like a man wearing the sea. I like it.


Blogger Oscar said ... (12:27 AM) : 

those socks are stupendous with that suit and tie combination


Blogger KM said ... (12:33 AM) : 

Sock match tie, FTW!


Blogger Tim McFarlane said ... (12:49 AM) : 

Gorgeous colors with great shoes! Very nice.


Blogger thwany said ... (1:58 AM) : 

wow, that is my dream suit right there. so awesome.


Anonymous Dustyflint said ... (2:32 AM) : 

I love those socks!


Blogger Fashion London Life said ... (3:06 AM) : 

beautiful hard blue!


Anonymous S Keng said ... (3:36 AM) : 

beautiful suit, but patterned socks would have been a nice touch


Anonymous olly barratt said ... (6:08 AM) : 

loving the co-ordination of tie and shirt. that's an excellent blue.


Blogger Un posto speciale said ... (6:19 AM) : 

Very italian style! Impeccabile!
Greetings to everyone from Italy


Blogger Affiliate Marketing said ... (6:49 AM) : 



Blogger Simo said ... (6:56 AM) : 

well i think i am the only one doesn't like the socks
it's a bit too much
i like the suit

have a wonderful day everybody ,-)


Anonymous Woodychocolat said ... (7:23 AM) : 

Hello, Why the men who have a great look come from Italia or Japan?? It is unfair for the others.
Have a nice day.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:28 AM) : 

Love your blog, Mr. Scott Schuman! One comment; as an Italian, I wear brown shoes ("brown" actually comes in many, many shades, of course) with blue, with grey, with light grey with charcoal grey, with navy blue, etc. etc. I am fascinated that Americans find it so "daring" or bizarre that one would wear a brown or tan shoe with a blue suit! For example, the comment from Jorge of West Palm Beach.

Leather or "cuoio" is naturally in shades of brown. People over the centuries have always worn variously tanned leathers with their garments, as long as the colour matches properly.


Blogger sofiasophie said ... (7:49 AM) : 

A man all in blues.......
he knows alot about style....

And the photo is great!


Anonymous Anna Blue said ... (8:30 AM) : 

I received by post your book today and i wanted to thank you. A real gold mine full of joy nuggets. Thank You !!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:45 AM) : 

Same old same old.

Find some other guys in Florence, please.


Anonymous Kitty said ... (8:50 AM) : 

Fabulous! so bloody different to the tracsuit& shoes wearing oldman/hard man epidemic we are currently facing in UK.


Blogger Daedalus said ... (12:26 PM) : 

Like the use of blue, but myself having a rather classic taste, I have to say the shoe choice is terrible. They are too casual, too much contrast.

He should have opted for black, chocolate brown or suede shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:46 PM) : 

its not only your view for handmade details, its also your perspective.. this background again left me stunnig. thank you!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:14 PM) : 

the shoes, the tie, ah..


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:13 PM) : 

Mr. Cool is back! Great pictures Sart. I have to say this gentleman is one of my favorite subjects of yours, if not the hands down best. He always looks fantastic - classic without being too conservative, and I love the cut of his suits. Nice job.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:30 PM) : 

there is nothing better than a classy well dressed italian.... there is nothing worse than an italian bozo. This guy is an embarrassment to all well dressed men and especially italians with taste.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:49 PM) : 

THAT is a photograph! And I wish i could pull off a blue period as well as this gentleman!


Blogger Sydney S. Kim said ... (11:12 PM) : 

Here, this man looks like the Japanese version of Pete Campbell.


Anonymous susie said ... (12:22 AM) : 

Breathtaking! I do think the socks should blend with the pants and seem an extension of them, not contrast with them, but that is my personal tastes .


Blogger Zevaa said ... (3:41 AM) : 

Absolutely fabolous pic - love the great composition and the blue-brown harmony. Adore these daring blue socks. ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 AM) : 

I am a bit annoyed by the fact that there are no pictures of women in smart, formal suits - a fact of today's world is that women also work in suits and not every woman can go around in flip-flops or mini-skirts. Why does a Sartorialist choose to overlook those formally dressed women?? I want to be inspired, but the only time I can wear a mini is on the beach or on the weekends...a bit chauvinistic approach to everyday women...who also come in all shapes and work outfits...


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:52 AM) : 

I am disappointed that, with such a carefully pulled together outfit, the wearer has not worn gorgeous cufflinks. Or am I just an old fashioned girl?


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

Its a shade you can get lost in.... gorgeous


Blogger Edna Leshowitz said ... (8:37 PM) : 

Blue in Florence. I've been blue in Florence many a time.


Blogger lefthand gilliam henderson said ... (1:57 PM) : 

matching the socks with ties. a man after my own heart. i either do that or match it with the shirt. i hardly ever have it blend in with the pants.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 PM) : 

Ive been seeing a lot of great wing tips on sartorialist lately. does anyone know any shoemakers producing wingtips in that natural color this season?


Blogger Meg said ... (12:10 PM) : 

the monochrome is so sophisticated


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (7:54 PM) : 

Amazing blue suit aside, talk about a fantastic photograph, Scott. The lines and color composition are on point Really solid, actually, amazing job.



Blogger Tommy said ... (7:46 PM) : 

the BLUE JUST POPS OUT!!! i love it


Blogger Solomon Animashaun said ... (8:31 PM) : 

Simply flawless!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:36 PM) : 

nice blue matching socks. so sharp


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:25 AM) : 

Those Graftons(Church's)shoes are real killers..I love them...The only 'fausse note' about them is the bookbinder(semi patent)leather. Soap and water replace cream and polish and that, for a shoe aficionado, is a real put off!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Seen this Guy on Japanese Men's Ex Mag before


Blogger ACNYN said ... (6:43 PM) : 

Honestly, I'm not one to wear a suit at all, I wear semi-baggy/streetwear type of clothing, but this is absolutely fucking sick!


Blogger Berg&Berg said ... (2:20 PM) : 

Love the shoes and socks combo! Suit, shirt and tie not bad either...


Anonymous Xen Buijs said ... (4:21 AM) : 

what about the! Thats not so nice! But, the socks and the other bleu stuff are great detailed work! Very nice!

Xen Buijs


Anonymous Diamond Rings said ... (9:16 AM) : 

Best suits so far great one need to purchase one.


Anonymous marineor said ... (11:07 AM) : 

the look wall street asiatic
costume, hairstyle, I like


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:48 PM) : 



Anonymous Banele Khoza said ... (1:01 PM) : 

amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im inlove wit da colour


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