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The Sartorialist


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

About One Hour Ago.....Houston St., New York

On the Street.... The Australian Student Tour, New York

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Matador, Madrid, Spain

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Cardigan, Madrid

As holiday season approaches, gift giving is on most peoples mind. So ladies, if you want to buy one item that will dramatically affect the look of your man then buy him a cardigan.
As you can see from this shot, this gentleman would look great with just the shirt and jacket. However, he looks so much more refined (while maintaining a casual feel) by adding the cardigan.

The cardigan can also be very slimming. It eliminates that hard visual line where the shirt meets the pants and reigns in the visual paunch of a shirt that blouses out too much at the waist.

I was thinking about doing a set of "gift giving" posts. Little gifts that have a huge impact on a man's look. I guess I'm getting ahead of myself because a good cardigan would be at the top of my list.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

On the Street...Francesca N., Rome

Monday, November 22, 2010

On the Seine, Paris

Friday, November 19, 2010

On the Street....Place Vendôme, Paris

On the Street... London Now, London

Thursday, November 18, 2010

On the Street... Fit for Flare, Milan

On the Street... Beppe Modenese, Milan

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

On the Street.... Gianluca Bocache, Rome

Finally I found A great mens shop in Rome!

Run by Gianluca Bocache (above) and Andrea Luparelli, the shop is super chic and specializes in custom suits and shoes. I hate to admit it but I always judge a shop by the owners and these guys are cool. I love a peak lapel suit, however the question is always one or two-button. I always go peak with one-button but I'm swayed by Gianluca's two-button swagger.

Unfortuneately my shooting schedule in Rome was so tight (made worse by the never ending rain) I wasn't able to shoot the shop but it will give me a reason to return to Rome asap.

If you find yourself in the Eternal City here is their shop info.
Via di Ripetta, 38
00186 Roma
+39 06 323 3727

Clic Gallery & Bookstore, New York

Clic Gallery & Bookstore down on Centre Street is really fantastic. I hardly ever get out of there without finding a book I cannot live without.

Recently I bought a great book, Space Project by Vincent Fournier. I have no idea what the book is about but I love the photographs!

On the Scene....Little Gio, New York, Paris, Milan

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On the Street....Pizzicheria, Rome

On the Street....Place Vendôme, Paris

All The Cool Girls Garance Talks To, Paris

Monday, November 15, 2010

On the Street....Andrea Luparelli, Rome

I love the silhouette of his coat, that nipped-in waist is perfect.

I think most of us (men and women) make the mistake of buying our outwear too oversized.

On the Street....Street Performer, Rome

On the Street....Savitri, Milano

Sunday, November 14, 2010

On the Street....Piazza delle Coppelle, Rome

Friday, November 12, 2010

On the Street....Giovanna B., Milan

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On the Street....The Gent. Madrid

On the Street....Calle del Prado, Madrid

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

On the Street....Very Young Madrid, Madrid

On the Street....Blue Mood, Madrid

Monday, November 08, 2010

On the Street....Javier of Just One, Madrid

If you're wondering....chocolate brown suede John Lobb loafers (very chic).

Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That, Madrid

Saturday in Madrid was one of those perfect Autumn days....warm in the sun and cool in the shade. Perfect conditions for those impractical combinations that are only practically perfect for a few days a year.

A flirty cotton summer dress paired with a lightweight wool coat or an oversized cardigan, why fight it? Give into a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Friday, November 05, 2010

On the Street....Some Side Street I Don't Remember The Name Of, Madrid

UPDATE - The Sartorialist casting in Rome!!!


As a lot of you know, last summer I shot the campaign for OVS in Milan. Well it was a big hit and OVS have asked me to shoot their upcoming summer 2011 campaign in Rome.

As a great way to update the campaign and be more reflective of what I do, I have conviced OVS to let me cast a portion of the campaign from you, my audience.

So here's the deal...
I want casting that looks like my blog - men and women, all ages, all races, all sizes... with one commonality, great style and charisma.

The casting will be held

10am - 2pm
l'Hotel Cicerone
Via Cicerone 55
The room's name - Sala Cesi-Valadier.

The people should be from Rome or the surrounding areas. You must be available for the shoot dates
The people selected could be used as main subjects or as extras.

Secretly, I'm really excited to be able to meet some cool Sartorialists whilst in the Eternal City and have a chance to celebrate some of my audience in an Italian national ad campaign.


Thursday, November 04, 2010

On the Street....Glove Hat, Paris

On the Street....University Place, New York

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

On the Street....Bowery, New York

On the Street....Shoeshine, Buenos Aires

I watched this typical "street shoeshine" scene from my car while we drove to an appointment in Buenos Aires.

Nothing particularly special...until!...the shine administrator wrapped a plastic cuff around the left sock of the client to protect the client's sock from the shoe polish.

So thoughtful!

This might be common practice in some communities but I, personally, have never seen that maneuver.

Recently there has been a big, bordering on huge, trend towards old school barber shops opening in New York City. I would love to see an equal re-emergence of shoe shine stands. Maybe they should be inside the barber shops (hint, hint). I mean, I'm doing nothing but looking at old magazines while I wait for my turn anyway, why not get a shine!

On the Street....Catherine, Paris

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

On the Street....Viv, Milano

On the Street....39th St., New York

Monday, November 01, 2010

On the Street....Tweed & Denim, Paris

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