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Friday, April 23, 2010

At United Arrows Party, Tokyo

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Blogger THE MILK CLUB said ... (7:05 AM) : 

Love the expression on the second man's face


Blogger Coco and Zaahb said ... (7:12 AM) : 

I love the mix of blues that the first man is wearing



Anonymous Emma Howard said ... (7:12 AM) : 

“Indigo with terra sienna, Prussian blue with burnt sienna, really give much deeper tones than pure black itself. When I hear people say ‘there is no black in nature’, I sometimes think, ‘There is no real black in colors either’. However, you must beware of falling into the error of thinking that the colorists do not use black, for of course as soon as an element of blue, red, or yellow is mixed with black, it becomes a gray, namely, a dark, reddish, yellowish, or bluish gray.”
(Letter to Theo van Gogh, June 1884)


Blogger TheStreetFashion5xpro said ... (7:14 AM) : 



Blogger chibi said ... (7:16 AM) : 

yummmy :) I would LOVE to find myself in a bar with any of these ojisans (older men)

i like the last guy the best ... his buttons on the cuffs are nice and i love how he looks like his conversation on the phone can mean death to others.


Blogger justbecausefashion said ... (7:23 AM) : 

i like the 1st one a lot ;)




Anonymous MatiuGordon said ... (7:26 AM) : 

Denim, Denim, Denim....These shots will definitely be on a designers mood board.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:30 AM) : 

Oooooh. The fit! The shirt, the jacket, they way they fit! The way the pants just hang a little. Perfect.

My husband has a linen suit this colour which is 16 years old, and is my favourite on him.It fits him like a glove. To me, fit is everything. Inexpensive clothing looks fine as long is it fits.


Blogger Sniurk said ... (7:36 AM) : 

Tres bon syle! j'adore


Blogger Tony Post No Bills | Washington DC said ... (7:40 AM) : 

There he is again. The 2nd shot...phenomenal. The shades of blue neutralized by the white bow tie. Genius!

This series is some kinda blue?


Blogger Ostendaise said ... (7:40 AM) : 

Oh, number one is to die for!!!


Blogger Dominica said ... (7:44 AM) : 

I def. am going to travel along with hubby when he needs to get back to Tokyo ...what an ispiring place and the people are amazing ...


Blogger SuzieM said ... (7:57 AM) : 

that man in the first pic is so natural yet so sophisticated. love it...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:57 AM) : 

how lovely to see an unabashed smile on the elegant fashionista gentleman in blues! Imagine, a fashionista who delights in being happy and approachable....a la Garance!



Blogger Francesca Robertson said ... (7:59 AM) : 

i love the first picture. the guy owns his outfit.

F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!


Anonymous Poupex said ... (8:03 AM) : 

I love the look of the first photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:23 AM) : 

Thank god for the third man, a noble sense of restraint!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 AM) : 

I ADORE No. 3!! The ultrahip salaryman. Hey, that should be a manga character! Maybe recession is good for street style?


Anonymous Kazuko said ... (8:29 AM) : 

handsome! :)


Blogger Marie El. said ... (8:30 AM) : 

I saw u today in Harajuku! i am SO inspired!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:36 AM) : 

I remember the second photographed him in Paris I the blues today in a grand way, I see.


Anonymous sanmiguelense said ... (8:37 AM) : 



Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (8:39 AM) : 

Love the first. . . I want to go back to Tokyo!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:47 AM) : 

Best accessory? A lovely smile. The man in the first photo has that down pat.


Blogger ADJ said ... (8:47 AM) : 

these pictures are so full of life and energy. their expressions equally match their awesome clothing choices!

love the first picture especially!


Blogger KyleCuviello said ... (8:57 AM) : 

first one the accessories make it, the pocket square and the watch are great...3rd photo, just a great looking suit


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 AM) : 

The best dress men I've ever seen!


Blogger Orla said ... (9:19 AM) : 

Loving the Tokyo shots, so fascinating to see how local culture really influences style to produce something quite differnt to the shots from Milano, Paris etc...


Blogger D e g a i n e said ... (9:49 AM) : 

LOVE the first photo, that man is so cute and so stylish!

D e g a i n e


Anonymous Style Souk said ... (9:53 AM) : 

These chaps look so dapper.

I'm almost tempted to print the pictures and casually pepper them around my apartment in the hope my boyfriend will take note...


Blogger Nadine2point0 said ... (9:56 AM) : 

The first photo demonstrates how cool style doesn't age...and also shows me that when it doubt without time to iron, I can just smile and work it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:08 AM) : 

So, the 3rd man is Mr. Kurino!


Blogger foongfest said ... (10:12 AM) : 

I love them all! 1 and 3 really really inspire me.


Blogger The Sluice Box said ... (10:26 AM) : 

Inspiring ensembles that look intentional and accidental.


Blogger BlumeBloom said ... (10:26 AM) : 

Hands down...the man with the smile.


Blogger Anna Marie said ... (10:27 AM) : 

i love the crinkled fabrics used in the outfit at top, looks both undone and sharp!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:29 AM) : 

Oh ... love the first photo (guy with a hat), esp. his watch! These pictures reminded me of Monocle - a stylish and intelligent magazine for the global-minded.


Anonymous Takeru said ... (10:39 AM) : 

Great pics and i love the style of the first guy.


Blogger Kathleen said ... (10:51 AM) : 

All the lush colors of blue shown in tonal and patterns.
How lovely everyone looks! Though each look is completely different, there is a continuity here that one cannot miss. I feel lifted and happy, the way one feels when they get their first whiff of Spring in the air. You've captured older and dignified, youthful attitude, and serious gone sassy and bold. Each man has chosen such an extremely personal way of expression through dress. You've got to love the all! Beautiful series of shots Scott. Thank you.


Blogger THICK AS THIEVES said ... (10:52 AM) : 

First man is amazingly well put together. Looks like he's having fun at an older age yet not veering into costumery. The smile looks like it comes from having a lifetime of good experiences.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:52 AM) : 

Love the mixtures of blues.


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (11:07 AM) : 

The first look is so impressive. I didn't even know so many different blues existed... They way he put them together, combined with sharp tailoring - Love it!


Anonymous cyd said ... (11:08 AM) : 

Comment ne pas tomber amoureuse de la première photo? Cet homme est fantastique!


Blogger gem twin said ... (11:19 AM) : 

that does it--my next trip is back to Japan! They really have texture/hand/patina down as well as fit and style as opposed to fashion.

keep sending pix--thanks!!


Blogger opinion said ... (11:19 AM) : 

In Tokyo, I see these elderly men with the best sense of fashion and style, and am amazed at how they have a way of defining themselves based on personality, rather than age that the traditionally hierarchical system emphasizes.


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (11:43 AM) : 

Love the tie, hat, and smile on the first man.


Blogger Sara said ... (11:58 AM) : 

I really love that you're in Japan, it's such a refreshing new side of fashion!


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

So dapper! And all three in blue!!


Blogger erin nuts said ... (12:12 PM) : 

oh my god the first photo is too perfect. what a sunshiney little man!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:19 PM) : 

the first one looks like japanese leonard cohen (from tour 2009, london) - his face, expression, colours :)


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

you should just live in tokyo for at least a month, at least. and i'd love to see you shoot people in the countryside. same with china. and heck russia. africa? just keep traveling.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:21 PM) : 

That top photo is awesome. I love the texture of his vest. And who could not love his smile? Awesome.


Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (1:29 PM) : 

Love the way the top and bottom photo mixes denim style (vest & shirt) with their classic suits...genius.


Anonymous HY said ... (1:37 PM) : 

Really love the use of blue on the first one.


Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (1:41 PM) : 

love second pic's bow tie


Blogger Milt-fresh_best-dressed said ... (1:44 PM) : 



Anonymous emily said ... (2:03 PM) : 

they're like a classier version of the "sexy old guy" fashion tribe. love #1.

your tokyo photos are giving me wanderlust!



Anonymous kagitsune said ... (2:12 PM) : 

First: I love the rumpled elegance of his waistcoat. Also, I had no idea denim fedoras even existed, but it seems so natural now that I see it. :3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:16 PM) : 

Wow, the third gentleman is pure understated ellegance. I love his look. The color of the buttons and the shape of the belt... I just wish we could be a little bit of watch in the picture to make it perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:38 PM) : 

I love the last photo, the denim shirt with a beautiful blue suit. It relaxes it. And a brown belt! I love the cut of this suit, very narrow. He is sort of slouching in it which makes it all the better.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:53 PM) : 

what a smile!


Blogger Reflex said ... (3:04 PM) : 

The first gentleman is fantastic! I really like blue. I'm having to force myself to stop buying blue items, although I really would like a watch like that... Anyone know where I can get one?


Anonymous yukinote said ... (3:14 PM) : 

Too fashionable!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:47 PM) : 

someone has to say it, i was expecting a lot from tokyo, but there not in the same league as europe. there not working with their features or skin tone imo


Blogger Javier Sendín said ... (4:02 PM) : 

I like the second man's attitude, the way he looks at the camera.


Anonymous designer t-shirts said ... (4:36 PM) : 

Great style on the last photo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:22 PM) : 

I trust these pics will end up in the next book !? Fab!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:59 PM) : 

love it! the first one is fantastic but I adore the second one as he looks to me like a japanese white rabbit!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:03 PM) : 

Hmmm... I'm mystified by the general adoration of Mr. No. 1. He's working it hard, but I don't like a single thing he's wearing, especially the puffy pants and the vest, which looks like it would be good for going fishing.


Anonymous dodz said ... (8:00 PM) : 

nice party there tokyo.


Blogger Anu said ... (9:09 PM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (9:56 PM) : 

The second guy who is and what is he all about? I remember him from GQ and want to know more about him.


Blogger Broadway said ... (10:01 PM) : 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first guy, he is awesome. From the crisp blazer (+ handkerchief :)!!) over the distressed look of his vest, and his pants. To the nice silk tie, but my favorite part is his watch! how it matches with everything else it just makes him look so official and brings his whole outfit to perspective. I also love the fit, and his smile lol.

Love the third photo as well for the intense look he has on his face, I'm an actor and i saved this picture for reference. If ever I'm playing the villain in a movie or play and using a phone, I want to have that exact look on my face.


Blogger Kim Wolf said ... (10:35 PM) : 

This is great - my first suit jacket I ever bought was from a Tokyo second hand shop! It was dark blue and fit so well. I think dark blue can do so much - it refreshes the skin tone and brightens the eyes!


Blogger Criteriamour said ... (3:23 AM) : 

The second guy looks a lot like the Paul Kinsey character from Mad Men.


Blogger ALEXandra said ... (5:20 AM) : 

love it!!


Blogger Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said ... (6:55 AM) : 

So I see blue is popular there :) All the guys look great!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:04 AM) : 

On the first one, the vest and the pants, perfect, everything else just too much. On the third picture, the gentlemen is perfect, great belt.


Blogger Heidi said ... (3:45 PM) : 

I absolutely love the first picture. Shnazzy!


Blogger anthony said ... (3:52 PM) : 

Your Japan shots are remarkable. Thank you!


Anonymous Nancy said ... (5:50 PM) : 

Just goes to show you that the "smile" is one of the best fashion accessories!!

That first gentleman's smile is just sublime:)


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

love the look and the joie-de-vivre of the man on top!


Blogger Cari Hislop said ... (7:09 PM) : 

Wow! Love those blues with his hair. Perfect colours, perfect cut for his frame...brilliant style!


Blogger Cari Hislop said ... (7:10 PM) : 

PS I meant the third guy...


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

It is too bad that the folks wear suits like europeans,

with the unique tastes on colors of asians (especially RED) I'd have hoped that they would wear different colors combinations than us.

looks like navy is a wordwide color this year

Alexandre DO.
Art Student in Paris


Blogger Izzen said ... (8:02 PM) : 

Oh wow.


Blogger CW said ... (9:58 PM) : 

From bottom to top -

The gent talking on his mobile phone uses the texture of his knit tie and denim shirt (chambray? difficult to tell) to accent his business uniform.

The middle man is simply ungarnpatschkeh. The bow tie is too formal for the rest of his attire. The striped shirt would look good with the vest but clashes with the jacket. The vest itself would look alright with the jacket. In all, his look is clownish.

Lastly, the smiling man is the most interesting. He is making the most of modest pieces. The colors work. The classic blazer works with the rumpled pants and vest. The tie and shirt look like they came out of the businessman's closet. Finally, I am partial to that man's hat because it looks like the Weatherproof hat which I often wear.


Blogger secretleaves said ... (10:22 PM) : 

The man in the top photo looks fan-freaking-tabulous. What confidence and what a great sense of style.



Blogger Thomas Modeen said ... (3:17 AM) : 

True Dandies...


Blogger Lukas A. said ... (3:29 AM) : 

Hey There,

can anyone possibly tell me, where I can get a Tie like the man in the 2nd picture. A bowtie like this is, what I need for my next big dance.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:38 AM) : 

All three are great, but I keep coming back to the third one--something about the man's posture reminds me of mid-century Irving Penn photos...


Blogger Joanne said ... (5:13 AM) : 

Now how cool is that!:)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:16 AM) : 

I think these Tokyo shots may be my favorites ever. Thanks for doing what you do.


Blogger  said ... (11:22 AM) : 



Blogger Tara said ... (1:09 PM) : 

Agree with Nancy, a smile really is the best accessory. I'm in love with everything about #1!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:21 PM) : 

I like those blues on the first...


Blogger Caylen said ... (3:50 PM) : 




Anonymous Kate G. said ... (10:47 PM) : 

Remarkable for me in all of these shots are the faces. Every single one is so present for you, Mr. Sartorialist, as if they were waiting for you.


Blogger nuastyle said ... (6:01 AM) : 

Me encantaria ir a Tokyo, Genial.


Blogger Ozwald Boateng said ... (6:19 AM) : 

Japenese style and culture never ceases to amaze me. A truly inspirational country!


Anonymous Desiree said ... (10:44 AM) : 

very chic style!!!


Blogger ABK said ... (7:28 AM) : 

blue could just be the new these shots.


Anonymous hong said ... (2:29 AM) : 

how come nobody mentions about the watch strap of the guy on the top? everyone else already mentioned enough about his rest outfit, so I just wanna point out that little detail of blue and white on the watch strap gave me a smile ;-)


Anonymous SartorialStudent said ... (5:11 PM) : 

Lovely combination of blues in the first picture, I noticed his stylish watch in particular


Anonymous Celine said ... (5:09 PM) : 

nice :X


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:48 PM) : 

No.1 is thee face! He's also on the tailor cad page... always a sharp Ivy style modernist... check the shoulder line!


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