Tuesday, 21 July 2009

"the sartorialist" by scott schuman


everyone's favourite street style photographer is coming out with a book. aptly titled "the sartorialist", scott schuman compiled his favourite images into this 512 page book. the paperback version is available for pre-order at an attractive price of US$16.50. there's also a deluxe hard copy version, more details via selectism.



i hesitated for the longest time if i should post this picture, but this seems apt now. i saw scott outside the versace teatro, and mustered the courage to speak to him. oddly enough, i asked about his book, if he is coming to london for the launch. and how embarrassing, my lens was smudged, as can be seen on the other versace pics.

i hope his book does well. i wish him all the best.

10 comments:

  1. I love the Sartorialist. I can't wait to get the book!

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  2. He looks as tall as he is in real life.

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  3. Sorry to say but, he is fat and he doesn't have a clue about fashion! No worries about your len.

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  4. I tried to leave a couple of less than complimentary comments about some of the subjects in his photos but the comments were censored and never made his blog.

    I find him totally overrated. And yes, he is indeed short and fat. Like an overweight smurf carrying a camera.

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  5. I think it was a year ago when I pointed out that his subject is dressed like a guy from Gossip Girl, and my comment didn't go through.

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  6. The Sartorialist is an overrated blog which is no longer what it used to be. He's let fame get to his head, as evidenced by his recent subject matter. His work was much better when he took the time to go to Harlem or Alphabet City to shoot.

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  7. Haha, I also had negative comments censored. I once commented that Zegna looked like the average, generic, boring italian "gentleman" and that there was nothing special about him. It wasn't even insulting or foul language but the comment wasn't published.

    90% of the comments are from american women drooling over italian midget men with high hairlines and pot-bellies, dressed in the most custom made, luxury suits and finest handmade shoes, making plastic, doll-like and stiff poses.

    I like italian quality/craftsmanship but I really don't think many of the frequent sartorialist "legends" such as Marzotto, Zegna, Cucinelli or Barbera, or their generic clones, have particularly impressive style. So stiff and overdone. Sartorialism is so much about artificial modesty. It's about folding your pocket square for 2 hours just to make it look effortlessly understated. Blueh.

    I like 00o00 much more :P

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  8. For someone who writes about fashion and style, he isn't exactly very sartorial.

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  9. Your lens was smudged, how amusing, not in a bad way: adds some artistic value to the picture, like a special filter, thumbs up!

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what's he wearing?