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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On the Street....Melbourne Man, Melbourne

I have heard a few concerns lately that this blog has become too heavily dominated by women's images. They worry about the "direction" of the blog.
Well, I can say that the direction has absolutely remained the same. I've always only shot what I really love and that sincerity remains intact.

Last week ,in Sydney, I didn't see any guys to shoot,, guys shots. It would have been easy to take a few shots just to keep the mens audience happy but I just can't do that. I'm not saying that there are no stylish men in Sydney but that I just didn't run across any while I was there.

The honest nature of this blog is that the images are a by-product of the cities I visit. Some cities are very strong in womens (Paris) and some in men's (Milano). I always keep my eyes wide open in every city but that element of chance is what keeps this job fun.

Anyway, early next month I will be at Pitti Uomo (in Florence) which is the best mens shooting I do all year. So if you're needing your Classico fix just hang in there guys.

Comments on "On the Street....Melbourne Man, Melbourne"


Anonymous sanmiguelense said ... (10:47 AM) : 

You really need an Italy fix/tweekage! More classico!


Anonymous Tim said ... (10:48 AM) : 

I visit to see your take on things, men's, womens or lifestyle. Just keep doing what you're doing and I'm happy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:56 AM) : 

i love it. kind of looks like this guy walks around all day hoping for someone/thing like the sartorialist to come find him and take his picture. and then he gets his photo taken and thinks, yessss...finally.


Blogger Boquilla Turbo said ... (10:58 AM) : 

I totally respect what you say, and you must never succumb to the public´s demands. We who follow you did so for a reason, and it sucks when you see magazines or other media outlets who started out with a strict criteria and personality which start compromising that in favour of sales. You do not depend on sales, so just let us guys eff off and wait for some fashion-dude food.
On the other hand, fashionable chick shots are BORING and outdone.
But that is a sole opinion which should go unnoticed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 AM) : 

i often see this style among students in campus, but what they don't wear is blazer.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:05 AM) : 

ah jesus more no socks!


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

I think people might be concerned subconsciously due to the abundance of younger, more provocative female images from Sydney (which I'm not complaining about one bit). A lot of the American and European women you shoot are a bit older or down-to-Earth, which might be more settling for some people. I say keep on doing what you're doing. No need to cater to every last little demand someone posts on the comments. Keep it up!


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

From a guy: this site is about real fashion and real fashion influences...if your a guy and cannot find influence from the fundamentals of beautiful woman's you must not be looking very hard. Your Sydney shots have been some of my favorites. You really captured some true Aussie beauties! Keep up the good work!!


Blogger esarempee said ... (11:12 AM) : 

Oh dear! how can anyone think that this is at all stylish and attractive in 2009. Mens 'fashion' seems to have lost it's way. Which is why the Italians rarely bother and stick to the classics.


Anonymous Cheryl O. said ... (11:14 AM) : 

Love you blog. Don't change a thing.

And where are the rest of his pants? I have two words:


Maybe I'm just not fashionable!! HA!


Blogger Xanela Chic said ... (11:15 AM) : 

Undoubtedly he has his own personality...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:16 AM) : 

by your message what i get is that you didn´t find almost anything interesting to shoot in Barcelona....?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

Sem meias?rrr


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

Just do what you do Sart. The blog is your perspective no? Just follow your gut. We are just lucky you allow us to witness. Thanks for that.


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

TG!!, you are heading back to Pitti. I need my mix of italian and japanese preppy mix.


Blogger christina nicolaou said ... (11:25 AM) : 

i absolutely admire and appreciate your sincerity. i also envy your occupation/passion, combining the three things i love most. style, travel and photography. you are an inspration to those who understand sartorial workmanship. and i thank you for that. truly.


Blogger Fashions By Lozano said ... (11:26 AM) : 

Keep it up! I love your blog and I come here for inspiration.

Loving this picture.


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:28 AM) : 

WOW!!! I like his style

Visit my blog Doviliukou


Blogger Winn Crow said ... (11:31 AM) : 

Keep up the good work. You're an inspiration to many because of your gift.


Blogger CG said ... (11:31 AM) : 

Also, you have a remember (readers) that the art of photography is a fleeting medium. I'm sure Sart has taken many shots of people he loved on the street, but maybe the picture just didn't capture it and the photo fell by the wayside and didn't make it to the blog. It is the combination of real people, intriguing fashion choices, and capturing the moment in a photo that is not so easy to put together (or else we'd all have an awesome blog like this!). Stick to your standards, Sart! It's your blog anyway!!! :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

Sart, you could have taken a picture of yourself somehow.

What is weird about this is that you wrote on on your blog the hours and places at which you would be on the hunt for people with good style, and still no men!!!


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

Could you stop by Wal-Mart and get a six pack of dark socks for the clueless? Please? I'm SO tired of this look, I won't even say anything about the ridiculous trouser length, for awhile. Thanks.


Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (11:42 AM) : 

I'm actually enjoying all the pictures. It doesn't matter whether it's a man or woman.

The story found in each and every photo that you capture is inspiring. Not only in the sense of fashion, but also showing us how to get off of "auto pilot" and look at the beauty around us each day.

Thank you!


Blogger norawoah said ... (11:44 AM) : 

Oh- the slim fit, the no socks, the black tie-white shirt-black suit, why do the classics work so well?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:46 AM) : 

Hey guys!Let's have a good dressing
For me,I'm waiting with impatience the Pitti Uomo pictures,they'are a very important inspiration source.


Blogger The Concrete Commentator said ... (11:54 AM) : 

I totally get it Scott! I'm looking forward to Florence shots.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:01 PM) : 

A lot of men must be getting very stinky feet with this no socks deal.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:06 PM) : 

I'm constantly confused as to why people complain about a blog run by someone, for free, out of the goodness of their heart. Don't worry Scott; in the grand scheme of things, the only important thing is that you do exactly as I please.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:09 PM) : 

Well, very Slimane kind of guy...indeed nice picture. X,


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

I was one of those who asked why there weren't many guy photos in Australia. Maybe guys aren't as stylish in The Land Down Under.

No worries mate. We trust you Sartorialist. There are things for guys to learn from female styles as well. :)


Blogger Mister Zero said ... (12:12 PM) : 

I love the women you shoot. Always interesting looking and hot.


Blogger Mister Zero said ... (12:14 PM) : 

I love the women you shoot. Always interesting looking and hot.


Blogger SallyO said ... (12:19 PM) : 

I hope you gave this guy some socks after you took his picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:24 PM) : 

Is that Tom Browne's cropped suit?

It fitted well in this gentleman


Blogger beauty comma said ... (12:25 PM) : 

i seldom comment on your blog, i just enjoy it =) but today, i wanted to say this: keep blogging exactly what you like! i think blog readers should be happy that people take their time to maintain a blog; it's acutally quite time consuming - especially when the blog consists only of one's own stuff. and a blog should reflect the author's interests, right? if they change, the blog will change, too. a blog is not a product, it's about life.

complaining and demanding things from a blog author is a great way of making him/her less interested in keeping the blog going!

i'm a woman, and i enjoy the men's clothes shots just as much as the women's - maybe even more, because men tend to be less inventive than women, so it's invigorating to see guys who have fun putting together their outfits!


Blogger Ben Boskovich said ... (12:27 PM) : 

you're the man scott. keep it up.


Blogger Peter Rock Ternes said ... (12:29 PM) : 

my complaint is overkill on this short pants/no socks gig... fantastic blog, lots of beauty in men and women, old and young... but variety is a strength of yours... maintain!!


Anonymous Filuzi said ... (12:29 PM) : 

You do what you do- it always comes as a surprise package and that is part of the charm of it. Even in a case like this in which I cannot follow the idea of style.
Maybe if he had more elegant ankles?


Blogger J.B.P. said ... (12:31 PM) : 

This shot is spectacular. His hair style is the perfect combination between classic and new, as is his outfit. The tie clip and cropped pants make the look complete and his own.


Blogger stylespotterfashionblogger said ... (12:37 PM) : 

There are far less stylish men than women!!!!!!!!! Love this guys hair and the skinny tie. I want to know what he does and what he's about?


Blogger Drivers_High said ... (12:39 PM) : 

I'm not complaining. I've followed your blog from the early days and can tell you shoot what inspires you, which is what makes this site so genuine. There's no intention or direction, just purely you. On top of that the last few posts have featured some exquisite specimens, I must say. ;)


Blogger Thought Forms said ... (12:43 PM) : 

He needs socks, only because of his ankles.


Blogger val michael said ... (12:47 PM) : 

ahhh,for some reason having lots of men's pictures the same as the women's on here is not really a problem.

this is a site of inspiration.whether its a man or a woman that's being taken a photo of,it all comes down to their clothes and what they wear, and how they wear it. you can be a guy and find tons of inspirations from a dress a woman is wearing,that same inspiration used as a feel choosing styling choices for doesn't have to be literal,but figuratively.


Anonymous mandymoonlight said ... (12:50 PM) : 

I am a big fan of this blog which I only came across recently. I say continue the way you are because if you cater to everyone than your individual talent won't stand out.


Anonymous Kikiss said ... (12:52 PM) : 

Men & Women have differents point of view for the self-image and ideal image.

I'm a man, and i appreciate to see good pictures of women or men...

Keep it up !


Blogger Bob Spears said ... (1:09 PM) : 

He is pushing the edge of the envelope here with the inseam length and no socks. He is pushing it in a direction I don't like. The pants just don't fit. Fit first and then fashion. His look from the waist up is great and his grooming is impeccable but he definitely needs help with his pants. One final note......If you are going to go sockless you are better off with tanned and shapely ankles. His are not.

Sart........this is my first post. I am really enjoying your blog....keep up the great work.


Anonymous blu said ... (1:09 PM) : 

I love all the beautiful people you have been shooting lately. I am surprised though, that you managed to find a good looking guy with his shoe (and ankles, for that matter) on the wrong sides. Also: Brown? With black? Like the pic above the shins......


Blogger Debs said ... (1:10 PM) : 

Sart, just keep on keeping on. You just can't make everyone happy. You shoot what you see. Who can predict that?

Anywho, back to the subject. Love the suit...even the no socks deal but the pants are too short. He's got massively hairy legs to pull this off.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:13 PM) : 

awesome, can't wait for pitti! but while we're complaining lol, maybe this year you can try to snap more pictures of YOUNGER men at pitti...i'm very inspired by the (largely) older men from past years also but as a young man, i can't always pull off their look nor can i afford to. i would like to see how the stylish, young, 20-somethings of pitti would dress. thanks sart! keep up the great work, women or men! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:19 PM) : 

ps, i would like to say to my fellow readers:


it's not like scott is purposely snubbing you. he's not trying to insult you or your city. he simply did not find a lot of inspiring shots and that may be due to many factors such as luck, maybe bad lighting? or not quick enough to snap a moving target, or MAYBE your city really isn't as stylish...we're not all paris, new york and tokyo. some cities ARE more stylish than others. deal with it. take it as encouragement to up the style ante and maybe the next time he comes around, he'll find more to shoot! :)


Blogger VerseaStyle said ... (1:29 PM) : 

Boo to the naysayers!! The fact you take beautiful pictures of very interesting people is what keeps me coming back. Keep up the brilliant work :)


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (1:34 PM) : 

Maybe there really are less men who bother with style and fashion - until you come to Italy, that is... I like your work, no matter what gender.


Blogger Valéry Lorenzo said ... (1:36 PM) : 

Your pictures look very simple but it's not so easy to do what you do.
Thank you for what is hidded behind !!


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

Looks like Conan O'Brien's younger brother. Conan-loan him some socks!


Blogger jonzak said ... (1:38 PM) : 

Y'know, while we're on the subject, Scott, I don't think there's enough cute animal pics on your blog either. Just an idea.

Okay, never-mind. : )


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 PM) : 

I like men fashion, i would say it is rather more difficult to have a great style as a men as as a woman. it is all about cuts, tissues.


Blogger hassia said ... (1:48 PM) : 

love this back to basic look Bravo.


Blogger anonymous girl said ... (1:51 PM) : 

I did not think there was an imbalance in F/M ratio of the photos you take. Keep doing what you do best. And it's true, in some cities the women dress better than the men, and vice versa. Ha !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:51 PM) : 

F everyone.
yr stuff is great despite GENDER
this guys ankles are a little thick but I forgive you.

Keep shooting.


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (1:55 PM) : 

I love your blog no matter whether you are shooting guys or gals. Your photography is brilliant (and your eye for fashionable and stylish people isn't too bad either:-)

So keep on doing what you have been doing (not that you need me to tell you that!). Honesty is the best policy and especially with respect to one's art.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:00 PM) : 

I like this gentleman; he seems to have more of an English vibe to him, just goes to prove that style is diverse AND universal wherever you may be.

As for the criticism from some readers: I suppose it means The Sartorialist has really become so big that people feel like you must please everyone by always including a balance of men and women-- like some mainstream glossy now?!?! I don't know if that's a good, or bad thing...



Blogger  said ... (2:06 PM) : 

Gorgeous. I love the John Dillinger-esque, early thirties hair, the great lines of the suit, and the careworn brown brogues. He's making the exposed ankle work, but the best detail here is the brass tie pin. This look is just perfect.


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

These pants keep geting shorter! Damn! Will the difference between pants and shorts be blurred?
I hate that look. No socks - ok, when it's hot and you have good quality, leather shoes. But - please, I can stand pants a bit shorter, just to show bare ankle, that's ok, but not that short.


Anonymous Angel said ... (2:26 PM) : 

Sharply dressed!
Worst place to find men dressed nicely=Canada, excluding Quebec-they have more well dressed men for some reasons. (my experience..)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:29 PM) : 

He needs a pair of socks


Blogger Neil said ... (2:44 PM) : 

On the trot... menace dreams.... summer eyes....

will keep n eye on u...

this is me...


Anonymous Heather said ... (3:21 PM) : 

Totally captured Sydney -- young, beautiful, and usually provocatively dressed women are where it's at. Why no older women? They, for the most part in Sydney, dress provocatively, too, and no amount of Botox and silicone is going to make it work. As a former resident of both cities my observation is this: Sydney = Sex; Melbourne = Style. And Sart's shots reflect this.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (3:24 PM) : 

I love this photo. He is showing off his ankles. Guys always have such nice ankles. I agree that you should only shoot what you love. It is your blog and your decision. You can't please everyone.


Anonymous Loobs said ... (3:24 PM) : 

Most of those Sydney shots looked like they were from the eastern suburbs. Best mens fashion in Sydney has always been on the northern beaches, Narrabeen onwards...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:24 PM) : 

Sart, you are just going to have to face the fact that you have become an addictive and necessary reference point for daily viewing. One pic a day aint going to cut it. My guess is because of your busy book promotion, you have been sparadic in uploading pics and thus most have been of women. Once you get to Pitti Uomo, there best be lots and lots of pics for well styled men coming. Or there will be revolts in the streets!! Happy travels!! and Holidays!!!


Anonymous loolah said ... (3:25 PM) : 

Probably the wrong thing to say on a blog called 'The Sartorialist', but I always feel that your photographs are ultimately about people more than anything else. And as such, I just enjoy the variety therein. Of ages, nationalities, personal styles, sexes.... I love this blog. I think it's very humane and diverse. Thankyou for it.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:30 PM) : 

Very 50's and 60's. Absolutely "Mad Men". Love it!


Anonymous Diana said ... (3:41 PM) : 

Oh, the 80ties! Young Morrissey!!!


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (3:43 PM) : 

You do lots more men than any other miscellaneous fashion blog. So don't get too bent out of shape about the criticism.

I like seeing guys too, but I don't want to see then just because their cloning Tom Ford to death.

Like this guy.


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:53 PM) : 

lovely outfit, cute men.



Blogger Sarah said ... (4:10 PM) : 

will you be having a book signing in Florence???


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:21 PM) : 

I just wanted to say that (in my very biased opinion) I really hope you put up some more pics from Melbourne because our city has such a diverse style and I am constantly inspired by what others on the street are wearing. Thanks so much for this blog, I feel like I've travelled to Paris already!


Blogger Emma said ... (4:24 PM) : 

I'm not crazy about this Slimane-ish look, just because of the pants - the rest of it looks good, and it's a great portrait.

About the blog in general, I always find inspiration here, even (and above all?) when I don't understand the look you've shot, because even then your pictures are great and it makes me think about what made you snap the shot. So keep shooting stylish people, whatever their age and sex, and we'll be happy! :)


Anonymous maltija said ... (4:42 PM) : 

beautiful pic. wish boys in my country dressed like that!

you should come visit malta. a little bit of sun, a little bit of quiet, a little bit of Mdina, a little bit of fashion. they're hard to find, the well-dressed ones in my country, but sometimes you stumble upon a true gem, and you want to cry for joy. and the situation is definitely improving. so hooray for that.


Anonymous Ro said ... (4:57 PM) : 

come to buenos aires!!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:15 PM) : 

Is it fair to say that women are more likely to dress with care than men are in nearly any city in the world?

The people I encounter are not a scientific sample. But among them, the women seem to make an effort to look good every day.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:16 PM) : 

What happened to the pants??? Socks??? He looks weird.


Anonymous Lauren from Melbourne said ... (5:18 PM) : 

This guy looks like he could be the subject of a John Brack painting!

You take the photos you are attracted to Mr Sartorialist, and it doesnt waver - which is why people keep on coming back to your site! The photos are beautiful, and I think this beauty is lost on the people who complain, you can get inspiration from anything.


Anonymous Garry said ... (5:23 PM) : 

I love seeing both men and women.
I believe as you do that the criteria should not be sex but the persons individual style. It is actually very interesting to me that some places are more interesting in terms of sex or age. My only negative comment regarding some females is that it is their good looks that get the attention in the comments.

I certainly dont always agree with you but you always make me stop and consider.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:24 PM) : 

Huh...I feel like there are too many men in the shots but I'm a woman and want female inspiration. That said, I feel like my personal style has radically progressed because of your blog - you picture women my age (40's) who give me inspiration to follow my own style path. I'm also thinking of starting my own style blog on the community college campus where I teach (Las Vegas) but I've never used a "real" camera so it could be interesting.


Blogger The Louche said ... (5:25 PM) : 

When will we see your photo diary of the bespoke suit you were planning to get from Anderson's?


Blogger The Bambina said ... (5:28 PM) : 

My favorite shot in a long time, and I'm a girl.
His pants! And jacket! The fit!


Blogger Metro Profiles LA said ... (5:30 PM) : 

Your point is well taken and I've never noticed a lack of balance in who you present on your site. That said, I do find it odd that you said didn't find any men in Sydney to be stylish. I would assume that you see stylish people all the time, and everywhere, but for some reason or other don't/can't photograph them for your site. At least I'd like to think that's the case.


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

As a guy I can't say I mind the women ;) However obviously I look at the male photos for inspiration. This guy's look however - this is not 'classic' this played out ridiculousness.

Seriously I hope that 2010 will see the final slaying of this Katrina-wear cropped pants look. PLEASE PLEASE KILL THIS TREND.


Anonymous Mike H said ... (5:48 PM) : 

I don't really know if you will be able to read what I will say (succumbed by innumerable blog comments already) but I wonder if you thought that your lack of photographs of both sexes in Sydney is a referred commentary to the city's inability to have a considerable level of people who are confident individuals and those that don't live inside affluent confines? I have no doubt, that when your in Melbourne, people's individual styles are much more apparent. I find Sydney's only personal style omits itself by those who live in a fairly comfortable lifestyle but only wear what they feel is fashion rather than clothes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:50 PM) : 

Very stylish.

I just can't help but say, 'Ankle Freezers!!' I suppose you never lose the inner teenager, who inevitably remains in the era of their original existence...


Blogger Carlos Gonzalez said ... (6:12 PM) : 

Looking forward to your shots @ Pitti! I'm curious to know what people think of the comeback of loose fitting pants in some labels new suits...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:19 PM) : 

The only issue I ever have is when comments (particularly from men) focus solely on how physically attractive a woman is, rather than her style, which is ostensibly what The Sartorialist is all about.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:23 PM) : 

yet again, I feel let down by my country men if this is the best to be found. This chap really is lacking everything apart from an apparent need to feel fashionable (cue short trousers, daft haircut) without really understanding what is fashionable. point in case - a poorly pressed shirt, too big in the neck, and possibly the most ill fitting jacket I have seen in a while! Someone else said it well above - at least the italians stick to the classics, and do it well. This sort of "trend" is tiresome and overdone by guys who try a little hard.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:30 PM) : 

This look never gets old and he kind of looks like Macaulay Culkin ahhq


Blogger Anastasia said ... (6:36 PM) : 

its your blog Sart - just do what you need/want to do and we'll keep popping by to see what The Sartorialist has featured...
Im suprised you didnt find any stylish men whilst in Sydney - i saw quite a few in the line up on Oxford st waiting for you to sign their books!
must admit though i do prefer the woman shots only cause I love to be inspired...


Anonymous hi10my said ... (6:42 PM) : 

I understand your concept. Don't always have to be even, and it's not possible. You always entertain my days with fresh and inspiring photos. Thank you for your passion!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:46 PM) : 

The sockless thing is just a little too weird for me, but the suit is awesome.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 PM) : 

dream boat!!


Blogger Zero said ... (7:02 PM) : 

stunning and ultra chic. Couldn't love it more.


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

Born and bred in Sydney so I think I can say this safely: Style is not something Australian men are famous for. There are the odd few but it wouldn't surprise me that you could scour the streets of Sydney for hours/days and still come up empty handed.


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

Well a shame you didn't run into me then!
jokes - but there are stylish men in Sydney.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:20 PM) : 

I was just waiting for me to appear on the site .. ha ha.. Thanks for coming here Scott and I am sure you enjoyed your time.. Aussie blokes have never been magnificent style setters but are getting better.. And I love what this young guy in Prahran is wearing.. we are just a bit more relaxed down here.
Whenever I was in Europe every corner would offer me someone to admire for their style and inventiveness and in Melbourne they are just harder to find but definately floating around..


Blogger CavalierdeNuit said ... (7:22 PM) : 

I like his lack of socks and pointy ears. He makes me imagine that he lives in some fantastic underground crystal cave lined with candelabras, elaborate paintings, and first edition literature.
Beautiful, fashionable, chic people come in all genders (even hermaphrodites), ages, shapes, colors, and sizes. There is no mold for the thoroughly modern, spiffy individual. To whine and fuss in regard to one particular gender getting more press than another is immature and shows an embarrassing lack of sophistication.
Thank you for being you Sartorialist!


Blogger BobbyDigitali said ... (7:38 PM) : 

I am 100 for 0 socks, and even think he pulls the brown shoes/black suit combo off well enough, but these pants hit a little high for my taste, the current highwater trend notwithstanding...


Blogger Alice Liddell Blog said ... (7:39 PM) : 

I would have said the opposite. Generally I love the images on this site, but lately I feel as if it's loaded with men in (very nice) suits, rolled pants, no socks. I like the variety of women that you've shot in Australia - it's refreshing!


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

Well what a wonderful male image to come back with!

I must say, though, stay open-minded to how success influences direction. At times we can not see from the ground what our admirers can see from the air.

Regardless, though, as long as the images become stronger over time, whether by chance, skill, composition, or direction, and maintain their sense of genuine perspective, we will be happy! Most of all, you will be happy!



Anonymous Elaine said ... (8:13 PM) : 

If I'm any judge of Melbourne men, this gent is most likely a musician or writer. A classic Melbourne attitude. He's a handsome devil.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:15 PM) : 

Yet another man channeling Thom Browne with the floods and too-small jacket. He's in a costume, not menswear. Yawn! And with those pale ankles, he needs socks.


Blogger Kathryn Sawers said ... (8:40 PM) : 

I think it's great in a way that there is a demand for photos of fashionable men, and I think it's equally fantastic that you make it a point of including both men and women on your site. However, you can't please everyone, especially if it means compromising your vision. I love your blog- it's where I go daily when I need to day dream :)


Anonymous The Dolphin said ... (8:47 PM) : 

Typical try-hard Melbourne.


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

Any plan to come over to Tokyo?

I want to see how you look into the fashion and aesthetics here, both men and women.


Anonymous An said ... (9:13 PM) : 

Don't worry about it Scott. I've read your blog for about a year now, and I love every single one of your photos. Whoever protests against your vision is no true fan of yours.
Can't wait to see the photos from Pitti Uomo!

- a woman who loves the pictures of women & men alike.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:18 PM) : 

You should of just went and saw Ethan at Herringbone.


Anonymous grażyna k said ... (9:20 PM) : 

Yor pictures are pictures of modern life,keep doing,I like it.Be yourself.


Blogger **Maria ** said ... (9:33 PM) : 

Hmmm, doesn't really do anything for me. Any of it. He looks like he works as in a funeral home.


Blogger Xander di Sydney said ... (9:51 PM) : 

Sydney does not need to pretend to be New York, Paris et al. Sure those countries are superb. So, are also the fashions of Timor-Leste, Papua Nu Guinea, the Middle Eastern region. Thank you for the inspiration, publication and visit to Sydney. Sydney is still on the map.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:22 PM) : 

when I was standing in line to see you in Melbourne my friend said to me 'Scott isn't wearing any socks with his shoes' (a male friend I might add) who just couldn't understand the concept.
All weekend we engaged in conversations about men's clothing and how to tweek ideas but still stay classic.
Well this photo illustrates how cool that can look on guys. Thinking outside the square so to speak....


Anonymous Jaron said ... (11:38 PM) : 

I came to learn of your blog by listening to your interview on The Sound of Young America. I've never had more than a passing interest in fashion but I appreciate your photography and the work you do in capturing unique styles from around the world. What made me visit your blog was while listening to the interview I could hear the passion that you have for what you do. So I say continue to photograph what feeds this passion. Thank you for your wonderful blog.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:43 PM) : 

i think he looks great unlike most of the people complaining about him having fat ankles, or no socks, or matching black with brown.

why are we so hung up on "rules"? style is a personal thing, not a social norm that we all have to go by. this is his style.

matching black and brown can work. we've seen that plenty in previous posts. and it can be the slight quirk between a boring suit and stylish man...sometimes it's worth breaking a rule.

his ankles look fine. the whole sockless vs socked debate is so dumb. it's completely arbitrary. some like it, some don't. there's no right or wrong here.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:31 AM) : 

To my eyes your blog has become richer, more diverse in its subjects of late. Your eye is amazing. I'm a busy person and this is one of the few "treat" blogs that I'll go to in a day. If anything, your work seems to grow in its potential for longevity. Not to knock your lady friend - she's very talented - but I stopped reading her blog because to my eye it is about what she is attracted to wear herself (and the comments often are a response to her and her attractiveness). All art is about the artist, I know, but I think you manage to bring the subjects forward as something separate from what or where you are in the images (whether of women or men), which appeals. Perhaps it's a function of a male approach vs. a more intimate feminine approach. I like it, anyhow, and wish you continued success.


Blogger The Comet said ... (1:07 AM) : 

very David Lynch ...

xxxo HH


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:30 AM) : 

its really a nice and an extra ordinary job.....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:40 AM) : 

"Too heavily dominated by women's images"?

Hmmm... I don't want to jump to conclusions, but that sounds a bit misogynistic to me. I appreciate seeing great/interesting/thought-provoking style on anyone, regardless of their gender. Anyone can be inspired by anyone's style, and my favorite images from the blog are just as likely to be of guys as of girls.

It's your blog, and I for one, think you should just keep up the good work, and never mind what some narrow-minded people say about your "direction". Your direction is whereever you go, so keep on going, and believe me, most of us will keep following.


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

As a young woman who lives in sydney, i really enjoyed the photos you had posted and think they depict sydney women well...what a shame you could not find any sydney men, maybe you were looking in the wrong places


Blogger Melissa Z. said ... (4:03 AM) : 

Perfect style! Great!


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

Cant wait for those gorgeous Italian men!!


Anonymous Bryn said ... (5:34 AM) : 

I'll be at Pitti Uomo as exciting...

Your blog for me is mostly an investigation into and education about personal style. I think men and women alike can draw something from the images of the opposite sex or of the same, that's the best thing about real fashion...whatever you shoot is always lovely, everyone knows that, please don't ever stop...


Blogger brumby said ... (6:55 AM) : 

Im also going to Pitti! Its one of my favourite weeks of the year! And the week after Im going to Bread&Butter. I got your book for christmas and I love it!


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

It is totally understandable what you said about not 'forcing' male shots when you can't find any. Despite this however, I can't help but feel a little disappointed when there is a stretch of only female images...not because I can't appreciate them, but because I don't usually find inspiration for my own style. Keep up the good work and thanks for the tremendous amount of effort.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:11 AM) : 

It's not your fault, Scott. It's hard to find a dressed up gentleman in any country which is in Asia or close to it except for those who live in a cooler climate.

But for this picture, it's a Thom Browne effect & I do think that this guy pulled it off, well.

How can people possibly be in your blog, Scott? How can people get caught by your attention?


Blogger C A said ... (9:13 AM) : 

A friend of mine who works at Luisa Via Roma has told me that maybe you were coming to Pitti Uomo, i'll be there too!! Haha

The Fashionart Blog,


Blogger Suze said ... (9:15 AM) : 

Well, you just can't let the commenters get to you. I don't know why online commenting seems to breed such negativity and harsh criticism. However, I have and will continue to follow your blog no matter what direction you decide to take it (within reason, of course). But as a woman, I can say that I enjoy the men's fashion you post here. Of course, I may never decide to copy a look head to toe but I don't think that's what this blog is about anyways. Sometimes the inspiration comes from a color palette, a beautiful fabric, or just a great smile. I think that if something inspires you, then we can look to it to find some inspiration for ourselves regardless of our gender.


Blogger Lexxy said ... (9:23 AM) : 

I'm with a handful of other commenters here in that 1) It's your blog; why you should have to shoot anything other than what inspires you and you alone is beyond me and 2) Why should the gender of the subjects matter?

To me, the overarching theme of your blog is inspiration. You see something interesting about a person--a certain combination of accessories, a color scheme, an attitude--and you do your best to share it so that others may draw from it as well. I'm female, and I am just as inspired (if not moreso, sometimes) by the men's images as I am by the women's.

If you can't appreciate style and beauty in and of themselves independent of gender, perhaps you should find another blog or take your own sartorial pictures.


Blogger Mahala said ... (9:23 AM) : 

I care not whether a sartorial star is male of female. I care that they're the best and most interesting. You never disappoint.


Anonymous Croator said ... (9:58 AM) : 

So sexy!


Blogger emily said ... (10:11 AM) : 

i think there is a fine mix of both--- keep doing what you're doing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:12 AM) : 

Great shot! Never tire of formal leather shoes worn sockless. He does need to tan those ankles though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:48 AM) : 

Thank you for not pandering and using your editorial eye.
I think if men truly understood how much women are attracted to artful attire they would make more of an effort. Let's celebrate the ones who do.


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (11:13 AM) : 

great shot! keep doing what you do-i'll be very entertained. actually, as a reader, i do enjoy all shots-be them men or women.

this man has great style. cropped pants combined with old-school loafers is simply classic. :)



Blogger Oscar said ... (11:15 AM) : 

If you don´find any stylish man to shoot in Sidney, just take yourself a picture... you handsome...


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

oh scott, don't worry! your blog is a great and it's always a favorite of mine. I'm a guy and I don't mind at all. Continue on!! :)


Anonymous D V Davitian said ... (1:49 PM) : 

Love the look, might have added an understated pocket square with it to complement the juxtaposition of the shoes with the "cropped look" though…


Blogger Jean-pierre MATTEI ( clothings maker who shares some fashion sketches .............................. ) said ... (2:47 PM) : 





Blogger foxy jo said ... (2:47 PM) : 

i love what you really love! don't change!


Anonymous Kirsten said ... (5:13 PM) : 

I have always felt like you keep everything very women punk prep fem blah blah blah. Keep doing what you're doing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:30 PM) : 

Borderline cankle. Is this look going to be one of those fads we look at 20 years down the road and ask "what were we thinking?"

i.e. the Bell-Bottom


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

I love K.D Lang


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:54 AM) : 

I live in Sydney and I don't think we're as stylish as places like Paris, but you came on only one day to shoot.

The areas your photos are around were in the CDB where most of the men would have been dressed for a day at the office (probably a bank).

Depending on where/when you go in Sydney there's alot of guy's that have awesome style.

Sartorialist follower from sydney


Blogger vagrant[musings] said ... (7:50 AM) : 

I'm glad you didn't compromise to keep the masses happy, Mr. Schuman. Fashion rarely caters to the vast majority, and I'm glad you did'nt put up a picture of a male fashion follower "just for the hell of it". I appreciate your that you are evangelizing style, so keep it up!


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

I feel compelled to comment for the first time after being a follower and therefore a fan for years. Difference of opion is always interesting and necessary, however to the negative Nelly's who pick on irrelevant points I say start your blog and show us how amazing you are. This is an amazing reference for ideas that you Scott, choose to share. Thank you


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:05 AM) : 

You're an artist! Stay true to yourself and your inspiration and those who are meant to follow you, will.


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

This is a great note to all the guys out there (obviously none of them would even think of reading a fashion blog)... CULTIVATE A SENSE OF STYLE!!!

Scott, send out the word!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 AM) : 

Please continue to do as you have been doing. I subscribe to your 'philosophy' fully.

Thanks for your wonderful'blog'/website.


Anonymous Peter said ... (5:46 PM) : 

Just keep shooting whatever takes your eye. The unexpected is one of the things I like best about The Sartorialist.


Blogger veritas said ... (6:22 PM) : 

i wish i could pull off his hair cut!


Blogger Fernando said ... (7:14 PM) : 

All the men are the same pict:

Short pants.
No socks
Classic lacely shoes


Blogger F.E. Castleberry said ... (8:04 PM) : 

Loving the length of the pant. Smart.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:00 PM) : 

I love a man with ankles.


Anonymous wendy-kristy said ... (10:21 AM) : 

Keep it up!
I love your blog


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:27 AM) : 

Amazing style! Love those proportions!



Blogger my fashion saga said ... (5:02 AM) : 

does anyone know this guys name? i think i know him, i think he used to work @ 'order & progress' on swanston street.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:43 AM) : 

I sort of like the blog the way it is. There are a million other blogs out there for every kind of taste, so don't change a thing. It is ONLY a blog after-all, lets not get all upset over it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 PM) : 

I live in Sydney; there may be a few stylish men here, but the Melbourne blokes take the prize for effortless chic. No one loves a try-hard!


Anonymous StuddedLilly said ... (4:04 AM) : 

Loving the colors. Your great photos always make my day :)
And super excited for Pitti Uomo! Florence itself is a piece of art..miss it too much cause my boyfriend is there right now.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 AM) : 

You should come to Iceland soon, so many wonderful things going on in fashion here today !


Blogger Beth Ruby said ... (3:07 PM) : 

Love this guys style. Especially the way he has sacrificed his socks to show off his shoes and trousers.


Anonymous John from Sydney said ... (1:35 AM) : 

sockless is definitely the way to go. the cropped pants look fantastic.

Shame you didn't see any Sydney men to take.. not surprised though!


Anonymous jason Seaward said ... (12:02 AM) : 

AHH I need those shoes.


Anonymous Keral said ... (7:14 AM) : 

very good collection for winters....i really go ga ga ga


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:18 AM) : 

hahaha i know him! Good work my friend


Anonymous Robert said ... (4:59 PM) : 

it's more of a thom browne suit than a slimane. The extra short blazer and trousers/no socks combination is standard Browne.


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