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Monday, April 25, 2011

On the Street....Easter in Harlem, New York

Comments on "On the Street....Easter in Harlem, New York"


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:24 AM) : 

This looks so effortless !


Blogger Aminah said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Excellent. Just excellent. His disaffected manner puts this outfit over the top!!


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



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

unfussy and elegant. love the bowler.


Anonymous Vanessa @ Project Zen said ... (10:27 AM) : 

No one dresses so dignified as this gentleman in these neighborhoods anymore. The style is gone and assumed to be more custom of upper classes. So not true!

Happy Easter to this gentleman, indeed!

- Vanessa
Project Zen


Blogger I V Y said ... (10:28 AM) : 

maaaaaan, beautiful.

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Blogger The PvdH Journal said ... (10:29 AM) : 

That's what I call style.



Blogger Unknown said ... (10:33 AM) : 

He looks smashing. So very stylish and chic. Love his hat too.


Blogger João Mota said ... (10:34 AM) : 

Absolutly astonishing!! what an atittude!!


Blogger Mk said ... (10:37 AM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (10:38 AM) : 

I love outfits where there's full follow-through from head to toe, wonderful loafers too!


Blogger Milica said ... (10:38 AM) : 

He's so elegant! Great shot!


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

This is how it should be done. The perfect gent.


Blogger Diamond Cat said ... (10:44 AM) : 

Oh wow. This is a great shot. Really it is. Wonderful, ~ xoxo


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:45 AM) : 

So elegant!!!


Blogger LMT said ... (10:45 AM) : 

so smart of you to know that Harlem would be a good spot for Easter Sunday. Spot on!


Blogger Justin B. said ... (10:45 AM) : 



Blogger Mary Beth said ... (10:46 AM) : 

I wore a hat yesterday...but no one does hats like New York does. No one!


Blogger Jessie said ... (10:48 AM) : 

He looks so fabulous and chic!


Blogger Luciane at said ... (10:48 AM) : 

Wow... was this picture taken in 2011?!

So pretty, so charming!

Have a great week!


Luciane at


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (10:49 AM) : 

Elegant, dignified and stoic; this gentleman has stories to tell for those fortunate enough to make his acquaintance. I'd ask him if he was at Minton's Playhouse when Thelonious Monk was at the piano.


Blogger Soleil St. Fleur said ... (10:49 AM) : 

I was just in Harlem yesterday at the Studio Museum and while I was in the neighborhood, I definitely saw street fashion happen. Great photo; very cool, very old school Harlem. ~from Soleil


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

loving the photo, great



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

He's so chic! I love his outfit


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



Blogger marisa said ... (10:53 AM) : 

sweet! i dressed my boys in black and white for easter too. it's so crisp.


Blogger GINGER FASHION MONSTERS said ... (10:55 AM) : 

he truly pulls off the white tie on white shirt... mpaybe it's the white handkerchief?


Anonymous Marisa Alma said ... (10:58 AM) : 

Totally "turned out." He could just as easily be in Paris or Florence. The pin stripes and wide lapels are great and the white tie is over the top.


Anonymous N said ... (10:58 AM) : 

I didnt even notice the white tie at first glance! brilliant


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:59 AM) : 

I bet he's never owned a pair of jeans .


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:02 AM) : 

love it.


Blogger Maryam Maquillage said ... (11:06 AM) : 

He is fab and he knows it!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:08 AM) : 

Love the contrast of the black suit with a white tie and shirt.

A hat just puts it all together with elegance.


Blogger Gossip´s Fashion Week said ... (11:09 AM) : 

I like this outfit!!!!!!



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

So much swagger. So much class.


Blogger Annette said ... (11:14 AM) : 

The white tie is SO. GOOD.


Blogger Danielle said ... (11:15 AM) : 

Great picture, very dapper outfit! :)



Blogger The Lifestyle News said ... (11:16 AM) : 

Harlem it´s nice but in Easter it´s so good!!!



Anonymous Céline Mademoiselle said ... (11:17 AM) : 

His attitude is amazing !

xoxo from a "chasseuse de style" in Brussels


Blogger Australian Brown said ... (11:17 AM) : 

sooo classy!!
love it :)


Anonymous Best of Beehive said ... (11:27 AM) : 

Love the shot as much as the suit!


Anonymous The Waking said ... (11:34 AM) : 

Crisp & effortless


Blogger Jeanine Reyes said ... (11:35 AM) : 

I'd like to know if he was dressed for a specific occasion or does he just go around looking like this all the time. He looks fab! VERY SPIFFY!



Blogger The Redhead Riter said ... (11:37 AM) : 

Totally awesome! It makes me think of the days of Gene Kelly and all that beautiful dancing.


Blogger Jenni said ... (11:41 AM) : 

I love his style. So sharp!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:52 AM) : 

SHARP!!!! Loving the white on white shirt/tie combo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:55 AM) : 

@Vanessa @ ProjectZen, I'm so offended by your comment.

You clearly don't spend time in "these" neighborhoods. If you did, you'd know how unusual this style of dress is.

If you do spend time in "these" neighborhoods and still make a comment like this, then you must be walking through quickly with your eyes closed.


Blogger TussahSilk said ... (11:57 AM) : 

How sharp is he? I love how unperturbed he is by having his photo taken. I think this style looks particularly age appropriate. Fabulous!


Blogger Ashley said ... (12:00 PM) : 

so dapper, i love the whole look attitude and have a way of photographing the soul as well as the attire. Great shot!



Blogger Cynthia Fox-Giddens said ... (12:00 PM) : 

A sharp dressed gentleman from head to toe. I like this look very much!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:03 PM) : 

you need more pictures from neighborhood people in harlem, refreshing post


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:20 PM) : 

Do you know what makes this outfit? The sleeve length. Somehow, if they were shorter and revealed cuffs and links, it would seem contrived or too design-y. This way it seems more natural and accessible. Also, the shined shoes and pressed pant are marks of someone who takes care of what they have. Happy Easter!


Blogger Kathleen said ... (12:22 PM) : 

Elegant and stern.


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:45 PM) : 

I love this suit!


Blogger Stella said ... (1:04 PM) : 

What a gorgeous portrait of this man. The pose with that cigarette leaving thoughts fly in the smoke, the eyes looking to oneside -somewhere we don't see- maybe seeking for new hopes, the shoes pointing to the other side... just stunning.
I love it


Blogger The Foolish Aesthete said ... (1:12 PM) : 

Love how his look harks back to old, jazzy Harlem. Great style!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:15 PM) : 

This gent is the walking (or sitting) personification of "dapper" and "elegant."


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

to Vanessa @ Project Zen--

You may want to rethink making sweeping assertions and generalizations about "these" neighborhoods (and in general). They make you look ill-informed and thoughtless at best...


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:22 PM) : 

Such a candid photo! XOXO,


Blogger Fly said ... (1:30 PM) : 



Blogger mrpinkcat said ... (1:43 PM) : 

just so keeeeeeeeewl. And the bowler rocks, wouldn't know what to do without mine :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:47 PM) : 

cool attitude!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:50 PM) : 

STYLE !!!!!!!!


Blogger Karoline Kalvø said ... (1:51 PM) : 

He looks so classy. What an epic photo. Somehow all of your photos are. Love it.

Lots of love from Norway
Karoline Kalvo


Blogger Lauren Winston-McPherson said ... (1:54 PM) : 

There is something eternally regal about a man with a sharp hat.


Blogger Caroline said ... (1:57 PM) : 

OMG...this is the king of cool. Old school at it's finest! From the cigarette to the white on white. Not a detail is missed!


Blogger Jg. for FatScribe said ... (2:02 PM) : 

Scott -- don't know how you do it, but the composition of this shot is (like so many others of yours) is spot-on.

black on black on black (hat, suit, shoes, bench, fence) and white on white on white (shirt, tie, square).

you should be proud. proud like this fine gentleman.



Anonymous whatdialike said ... (2:04 PM) : 

quelle classe!


Anonymous meenal @ maison marigold said ... (2:11 PM) : 

effortless style..xx meenal


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

so elegant :)


Blogger caribbelle said ... (2:38 PM) : 

I love his nonchalance about being photographed. He reminds me of my grandad; always has a sharp suit pressed and ready for whatever the occasion.


Anonymous New York Doll said ... (2:40 PM) : 

Yes! Still killin' it Uptown with immaculate Old School style.


Blogger 365 Attempts (At Life) said ... (2:44 PM) : 

one of my fave in a while!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:45 PM) : 

this captures so much: artistically, sartorially, culturally, historically ... a truly great photo


Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (2:46 PM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (2:47 PM) : 

Thanks for finally traveling uptown to my neighborhood! I hope you'll spend more time in Harlem and Morningside Heights--there are some great outfits going on here!


Anonymous Chelsea said ... (2:48 PM) : 

Thanks for finally coming uptown! I hope you'll spend more time in Harlem and Morningside Heights--there are some great looks here!


Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (3:06 PM) : 

beautiful photograph.



Blogger MoandKa said ... (3:09 PM) : 

The second picture is... amazing! Im without words!


Blogger BobKentNoVa said ... (3:15 PM) : 

I love the bowler. I've contemplated buying one on multiple occasions and haven't done it. I just don't think I'll have a suitable event to wear it to.


Anonymous aja said ... (3:18 PM) : 



Blogger Contact said ... (3:27 PM) : 

he looks content!


Blogger Gabriel Ugoala said ... (3:30 PM) : 

simple with class


Anonymous princessglee said ... (3:45 PM) : 

This man and my dad would've been contemporaries. I think he looks swell. My dad would've teased him relentlessly about trying to attract the ladies, what with the hat and the white tie.


Blogger ZeGirl said ... (3:51 PM) : 

simple, effortless, and classy all at the same time


Blogger Malo said ... (3:55 PM) : 

Cool look... And nice hat.





Blogger XoXo said ... (4:12 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:25 PM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (4:30 PM) : 

Class, Depth, Weight, REAL FOTO!
love this!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 PM) : 

He looks great. Love the derby and the large lapels.


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:45 PM) : 

Everything in tis picture is black, brown or white. Notice the mobile on the bench. Nice shot.


Blogger Celia said ... (4:51 PM) : 

A bit somber, but the hat just makes it! I'm loving rounded hats lately.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:53 PM) : 

His ease, seasoned critical gaze, elegant style, seen-it-all supreme confidence could just as easily been a shot from front row Pitti U'omo. Joining him, of course, would be Lino, Ricci bros, Laipo and all the other usual suspect cool cat statesmen of style.

exquisite tonal and textural qualities Scott. Glorious get.

Thank you,


Blogger jackie said ... (4:54 PM) : 

sooo handsome! i love seeing the older gentlemen in this blog always looking so sharp! makes me wanna be an older lady each time so i could date em! anywho, i love this photograph, he's so sharp- i love his bowler hat, his pocket square, the way he's sitting, the cigarette, and his cell phone right next to him! stunning, i also love the setting- great contrast! beautiful picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:56 PM) : 

Old school cool - right down to the cigarette. Love it.


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

Hi, love this photo, didn't understand the comments about people being offended by Vanessa @ project zen. Wasn't she saying that no one dresses like this anymore?


Blogger Izzen said ... (5:21 PM) : 

Ohh, he's so effortlessly man-chic.


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

What STYLE! Impeccable from the clothes to the posture. A wonderful photo.


Blogger Ashley said ... (7:29 PM) : 

pure elegance!


Blogger 0000 said ... (7:50 PM) : 

this guy is awesome.

i love that it's an outdoor shot with no "contrasting" colors (like green grass or blue sky). black bench, black fence, black suit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:41 PM) : 

Why isn't my grandpa like this? (Except for the cigarette)
My favorite part is his tie :)


Blogger Lara said ... (9:50 PM) : 

AHH! This shot is amazinggggggg! I love that his black matches throughout, so it doesn't matter that he has different texture with his suit, socks, bowler, and shoes. I also like that the lighting gives his white tie/shirt/kerchief a pinkish tint. The only thing I don't dig is the glasses/rings. I don't know why, but they seem to detract from the rest for me.

Also he looks weirdly like a thinner version of an English teacher at my school...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 PM) : 

Love!!! Makes me miss my grandfather :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:18 PM) : 

Enjoying a great holiday with a great style


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:55 PM) : 

Love this picture and the other ones shot in Harlem. I enjoy your pictures most when they depart from the typical shots of the predictable, perfectly-on-trend people who work in the fashion industry.


Anonymous Angie Muresan said ... (11:52 PM) : 

I love it! He looks absolutely cool, although I bet he's got his eye on a lady chatting away with her girlfriends. He's probably wondering when to make his move.


Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (11:57 PM) : 

Rebirth of cool...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:23 AM) : 

I always wonder who can pull off a bowler hat without it looking costume-like or ironic. This guy achieves it I think.


Blogger Marie said ... (1:05 AM) : 

nice :) dapper gentleman. Dressed to the nines and with a hat too!


Blogger eljovendario said ... (2:12 AM) : 

Chic smoker. I gave up smoking 6 days ago, this is hard to see. Hahaha.



Blogger hp said ... (2:43 AM) : 

It's simply a white and black colour combination. But he's made it look sophisticated.


Blogger beesandbugs said ... (3:10 AM) : 

Very this gentleman has such a stylish look :)
Great picture!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:54 AM) : 

How utterly fabulous! So dapper and debonaire.


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (6:26 AM) : 

Oh my, impeccable and timeless elegance at its best: perfect.
PS and: nice hat!


Blogger helen tilston said ... (7:56 AM) : 

such a joy to see such pride in appearance.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:53 AM) : 

I loved this whole series! And this photo in particular! Thank you so much!


Blogger Cybee said ... (10:28 AM) : 



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

Pure brilliance!!!


Blogger Deja Vu Refinery said ... (10:47 AM) : 

Love seeing the pictures of people that may not necessarily know who you are, adds a certain authenticity. Good picture.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 AM) : 

To Vanessa at Project Zen i say, please look at this 3-photo series of Easter in Harlem. I hope that you realize how narrow minded your comment is. "these neighborhoods", "no one", "upper class"....
Dignity, style and character are not limited to class and or neighborhoods. Maybe take a stroll in one of "these neighborhoods" and open your eyes, but more importantly your mind....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 PM) : 

he's chillin' and he knows that his look is put together. to him, the only people surprised by this are those who don't know. he also looks to have come of age when people took better poses in photographs.
while a dress shoe vs a loafer could have been nice he looks sharp and he looks like he's having a nice day looking nice.


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:45 PM) : 

I love his casualness in pose and ease, mixed with his very sharp suit with white shirt, tie and handkerchief. From his expression it looks like he's seen a few things in his life. Interesting man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:55 PM) : 

Such a gentleman. So much class.


Anonymous Carole (NY etc.) said ... (6:24 PM) : 

I love that photo and the series Easter in Harlem...


Blogger Naftali Stern said ... (8:53 PM) : 

Love the classic black and white combo!



Blogger Unknown said ... (9:39 PM) : 

So elegant and cool


Blogger Zuan said ... (9:45 PM) : 

Magnifico!.. charm & style!


Blogger Goody said ... (10:00 AM) : 

he reminds me of my soon to be 90 year old granddaddy!

and he is dressed very much as expected for sunday services



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

He makes a bowler hat look good. Great style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:04 PM) : 

This Picture should be shown to all

those young men who seem to lose

to have lost their belts. Pull it

together and they to could look

Dapper as this GENTLEMAN!

He is so smooth!! need to lose

the cigarette will add more years

to his life and he can continue

Live Longe and Look Well!


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:38 PM) : 

so dapper! A throw when a man dressed like a gentleman..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:49 PM) : 

I would love to take an Easter stroll with this fine gentleman. Love the white tie and the hat - icing on the cake.


Blogger gilly said ... (3:04 PM) : 

Cool. The epitome of cool. Generally I'm not a big fan of black suits or slip ons w/ a suit and tie combo, but this man has pulled it off perfectly. We all know smoking is unhealthy, yet the cigarette just goes well w/ his distinguished look. The whole look captures an era. Bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:34 PM) : 

I viewed the most recent photos, but this was the one that stopped me in my tracks. His body language and the overall composition of the photo are so evocative. The best photos often make one ask questions...and I love the subtle mystery of this very dapper man on a bench.


Anonymous Sartor Resartus said ... (4:43 PM) : 

It doesnt get any better than this. Understated and classy, yet stylish.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:37 PM) : 

Now this is the way we rock Easter Sunday in an East coast city!


Blogger Allison said ... (1:10 AM) : 




Anonymous Labellaluxe said ... (2:04 AM) : 

Very distinguished!


Blogger Anja said ... (2:23 PM) : 

Just, wow!!


Blogger lollipop4598 said ... (2:32 PM) : 

Nice. Very interesting portrait, and a very cool suit.


Anonymous Cynthia @ Go Chic or Go Home said ... (3:51 PM) : 

Dapper and at ease - that's some serious style.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:40 PM) : 

It would be a rather boring outfit if it wasn't for that white tie. Such a small detail makes all the difference...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:02 PM) : 

Possibly the best photo you've taken...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:01 PM) : 

So good and solid! A way to rock the bowler.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:04 PM) : 

Lovely, just lovely!


Anonymous ancany said ... (7:21 AM) : 

Fantastic. This is high art photography.


Blogger TheHypeAround... said ... (1:43 PM) : 

When was the last time you saw someone wear a bowler for real! Clearly a man used to dressing with style.


Blogger Carla Brito said ... (2:18 PM) : 

I love it! A real gentleman


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:33 PM) : 

One of my favorite photos!


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

Really looks like a great gentleman.
Ciao Daniela


Blogger Shawn Monaghan said ... (4:24 PM) : 



Anonymous Kore Kamino said ... (11:17 PM) : 

Great character, love this portrait!


Anonymous Aminta said ... (12:32 AM) : 



Blogger Janine said ... (3:04 PM) : 

super coooooooooool!!


Blogger The Photodiarist said ... (8:00 AM) : 

LOVE! He is so dapper!


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

Possibly my favourite picture ever, amazing!


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

This is beautiful, love the frame of the glasses on his face, as a tiny detail. Overall, just looks so good!


Blogger Jules said ... (8:45 AM) : 

I live in NYC and often frequent Harlem.. no one ever dressed like this over there anymore. I love this man!


Blogger Martita said ... (4:33 PM) : 

Charme não é pra qualquer um.


Anonymous Vintage Store Blog said ... (8:34 PM) : 

I couldn't imagine seeing anyone dress like this where I come from. This is the most beautiful thing I have seen in a while. I wish more people dressed like this!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 PM) : 

I seriously adore your work Sartorialist. Bravo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 AM) : 

perfection !!!!!!!


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