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Monday, July 23, 2007

On the Street.......Sunday's Best, Harlem


Comments on "On the Street.......Sunday's Best, Harlem"

 

Blogger prettykittypublishing(aka)invisible girl said ... (9:39 AM) : 

Wow, I dig this gent. An alternative to the suit and tie. The detailing on the shirt is wonderfully retro. And I am crazy about the chappeau.

 

Anonymous joy said ... (9:43 AM) : 

Gorgeous photography here in addition to a wonderful subject.

 

Blogger Lucy said ... (9:44 AM) : 

what an elegant combination...

 

Blogger Maria said ... (10:02 AM) : 

Now we are talking about style!
No brands, no trends pure form and taste.

Great shot, an elegant timeless gentleman.

 

Blogger Candid Cool said ... (10:33 AM) : 

amazing portrait, esp. liking the outline detail on his sweater

 

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

Simply fantastic, from tip to tip--one of my favorite photo studies you've done.

Just looking at this man's face makes me feel calm and collected and ready to face the world!

 

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

I like the shirt and hat a lot. No logos or initials or other silly garish nonsense plastered all over the garments. He looks good.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:12 AM) : 

I love his sweater and hat, he looks truly lovely.

 

Blogger nycinside said ... (11:18 AM) : 

I hope to have that sort of style when i'm his age. Really great shot too.

 

Blogger Ashley said ... (11:25 AM) : 

Every so often you post someone who truly takes my breath away. The aging on his skin, the width of his pant legs, the brightness and crispness of his entire ensemble. He looks entirely modern and ageless simultaneously.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 AM) : 

Marvy. Really.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:30 AM) : 

That's a kind of steez it would be cool to see more of downtown. Perhaps only a few could pull it off (the wide-leg pants certainly look better on taller long-legged fellows) but it's a rebuke to tight jeans. I think that wide leg pants are making a return right now.

 

Blogger Hasenauer said ... (11:58 AM) : 

The man has presence. Crisp and fine Sir.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:02 PM) : 

Stately and timeless!! love his confidence!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:04 PM) : 

I think this is one of the best shots you've posted. It's easily one of my favorites.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:16 PM) : 

Stylish and dignified!
What more can one ask for?

 

Blogger sara said ... (12:23 PM) : 

Hi first time around, so many superposts, I be back!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:44 PM) : 

What lovely eyelashes!

Great photo, Sart.

mltt

 

Anonymous cordelia said ... (12:54 PM) : 

Another special BEAUTIFUL photograph.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:59 PM) : 

Sart,
You're photos make me smile :)

 

Anonymous Klara - Sweden said ... (1:00 PM) : 

I'm loving the photos!
His hat is wonderful!

 

Blogger william d. anderson said ... (1:27 PM) : 

this pic just makes me smile. what a cool dude. quick thinking too, to paint that door the same color as they guy's shoes. that's a stroke of brilliance. nicely done.

 

Anonymous AnonymousJK said ... (1:40 PM) : 

I am totally loving this man's style - the hat, the sweater I wish women could get away with that look...
Do they even still make sweaters like that? My father has quite a few, but they're all from London from the 60's.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:41 PM) : 

He has a world of his own.Wouldn´t it be wonderful to live a life of YOUR own-free from all the things that really don´t matter.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:17 PM) : 

Great photography! The closeup is an absolutely exquisite portrait, Sart. And the composition and colors in the second one are beautiful. I do hope you sent copies of these pictures to this man and his family, as they are treasures.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:34 PM) : 

this could have been too much brown for one outfit-- but the off-white shirt with the contrast stitching that matches both the pants and the hat - genius! such a perfect color combination.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:04 PM) : 

Sart,

Just curious as to how he responed to your request to take his picture for a style blog.

You should definiltey include this one in your favorites. It is a beautiful timeless portrait.

 

Blogger Stacy said ... (3:08 PM) : 

Brilliant photograph! When I get a shot like that it makes me forget about all the "2 star" shots in my iphoto library. That's a "5 star" photo for sure! Cheers.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:27 PM) : 

Excellent work all around.

 

Anonymous madmaxine said ... (3:44 PM) : 

you've outdone yourself this time, sart.

this is the best example of style i have ever seen on your site. bravo!

 

Blogger Cut of cloth said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Its nearly...mmmmmm
18 months now,
since I was in Savannah, Georgia
My first experience as a British woman to the damp heat and sultry tastes of the South. Captivated by the Black American mens store on East Broughton my son and I enthralled at the range of mens suits available, shirts in myriad colors, of silk socks and crocodile shoes, cravats, ties, panamas, the list goes on. We were always made welcome in that store. Two very British aliens on American shores me working very briefly at the fashion school my son tasting the sweet sweet air of decadence that pervade the town, with his new friend Jason the bellboy at our exclusive hotel. A young black American sent home to his grandpa from LA to find a better life, after experiencing more in his young life than most experience in a whole lifetime.
This photograph has captured many memories of sunday best indeed...
a snapshot in time of Beautiful and Proud Man!

 

Blogger Stephen said ... (4:32 PM) : 

wow, you talk about abstract inspiration alot, and I certainly will be trying to find a well fitting wide leg pair of trousers. This man makes them look amazing, although I dont know if I could pull it off as well.

 

Anonymous j.danyelle said ... (5:10 PM) : 

fantastic. to be honest, when you diversify from the standard fashionista it really makes things much more interesting, for me anyway. i think a cross-section results in a much more interesting survey of how people dress. there was a death metal concert in tompkins square park yesterday... i think you would have had a field day!

 

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

Beautiful photograph. Everything work. The texture and color of the background really offsets the subject. This man has style.

 

Blogger Slimbolala said ... (5:32 PM) : 

Oh! The browns, the trim -- fantastic.

 

Blogger Kid said ... (5:51 PM) : 

What a good example of someone who takes care of his things and takes pride in his appearance. Beyond just his clothes, this man has style!

This is also a good demonstration of what I think separates yours from similar websites/blogs--not only do you take pictures of those with nice clothes, but you have the eye to differentiate between the clothes wearing the person and a person wearing the clothes! And, most importantly, you take beautiful pictures of high quality. Props!

 

Blogger EA and M said ... (5:57 PM) : 

easily one of the more beautiful shots i've ever seen here. i love the colors, the expression, everything! a lovely picture and a good reminder that fashion and inspiration don't all come from the shows in paris, etc. this man is very inspiring and looks great!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:08 PM) : 

This fantastic shot makes me want to scoop this guy up and sit on the porch drinking lemonade and shooing the neighborhood kids off the lawn. Thanks for taking me back to my childhood. Bless his heart, and bless yours too, Sart.

 

Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (6:10 PM) : 

thanks guys
actually when I asked to take his photo he acted like it was something that happens to him everyday.

 

Blogger Kelly said ... (6:17 PM) : 

Wonderful. This man looks thoroughly dignified while still completely approachable. What I wouldn't give for an hour's conversation - and oh the stories he'd tell.

 

Blogger simply olive said ... (7:43 PM) : 

this gentleman is very well put together.
you can just tell he takes great pride in his appearance.

ps--great photo!

 

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

wow, and is that not a face reflecting many things and much life lived?! - minette

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:31 PM) : 

Perfect! This man has captured the understated style of summerwear among the men of my family. If he were any more relaxed and effortless, he would be a puddle.

 

Blogger Style Sanctum said ... (10:00 PM) : 

This shot divulges so many things about the African American culture. Thanks for making me so proud of my people.

 

Blogger Blue Orchid Designs said ... (10:04 PM) : 

love it, love it, love it!

 

Anonymous fawn said ... (11:12 PM) : 

love all the burgundy!

i'm seeing a resurgence in hats where i live (which is crazy and great because i live in the absolute sticks)!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 AM) : 

I agree that the absence of labels and logos is really refreshing but unlike most everyone else on here, I don't find this look instantly enchanting.

I would have to see how it's worn, how he carries himself, etc.

At a glance he looks like he might be late for a set with Charlie Parker. Sure that's a lovely, stylish thought but the picture isn't complete until I see more.

It seems a little too pat and the reactions to it a little patronizing.

I get a disturbing feeling that the reactions here are similar to the "Awwww, that's nice." that might be expressed by the well-meaning but out of touch who were shown a picture of an Inuit in a fur parka.

 

Anonymous Mark, London said ... (4:28 AM) : 

Mash Up !

 

Anonymous adda said ... (6:12 AM) : 

fantastic, this is exactly the sort of post i love and what drew me to this blog in the first place.
*thinks back to the guy with the painted shoes* :-)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:05 AM) : 

What a face, what a style!

 

Blogger jennine said ... (12:29 PM) : 

i love this photo. also how the brim of his hat is slightly turned down.

 

Blogger Raconteur said ... (3:20 PM) : 

Scott I'm in awe (as always). From Harlem to Paris and back. If you should need an assistant/apprentice..I'm your man. Until then, thanks for my daily fashion fix.

 

Blogger Ameesha said ... (4:00 PM) : 

A true Gentleman, looks at those eyes. Lovely.

 

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

WOW!! SIMPLY AMAZING PICTURE OF A STYLISH AND TIMELESS GENTLEMAN. IT'S SOO GOOD TO SEE YOU ARE EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS BY GOING TO OTHER BOROUGHS TO PHOTOGRAPH FASHION BESIDES THE LOWER EAST SIDE AND THE UPPER EAST SIDE IN NYC. ALSO, GOOD TO SEE YOU ARE PHOTOGRAPHING MORE ETHNIC PEOPLE. HARLEM HAS ALOT OF FLAVOR!! KUDOS TO YOU!!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:45 PM) : 

To style sanctum: In complete agreement.

To Sart: Keep it up.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 PM) : 

classically cool

 

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

Pure class!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:47 AM) : 

Now that's sharp!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:41 PM) : 

I totally agree with Maria. This fellow looks effortlessly elegant. Not a designer name in sight.

 

Anonymous zaaki said ... (12:27 PM) : 

Wow, this guy reminds me so much of my grandfather. Same style and tones, and he never left the house without a shave and a hat.

 

Blogger Clay said ... (11:33 PM) : 

First, these photos are great! When I saw them ( along with the other shots of Harlem and Sunday Bests) what a great appreciation Scott has for all forms of style that people have. Then I noticed the comment icon and I saw how many responses there were. I must say it made me feel even better that so many of your fans have just as great appreciation as you. Your work is simply powerful and it brings great joy and inspiration to many, myself included. Please keep up the great work!

 

Blogger stephanie s said ... (10:36 AM) : 

as all but a few suggested, this is an exquisite portrait. congratulations.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:52 PM) : 

He's like "Why you trying to analyze my style when I ain't analyze nothing."

 

Blogger Katelin said ... (1:03 AM) : 

I don't think this is so much retro as it is timeless...I'll bet this gent has been dressing this way for the past 30 years. Love, love, love it!

 

Blogger Principal and Founder said ... (1:50 AM) : 

all that jazz....

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 PM) : 

Style cannot be bought. You either have it, or you don't and this mand HAS IT.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:00 AM) : 

I love this picture - and the gentleman's style - it reminds me of my late fater's in a way - that 70's vibe...
Great perspective in your photographs.

 

Blogger Chelly said ... (10:04 PM) : 

I love those two pictures in all kinds of ways. Amazing...

 

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

i really want his sweater! amazing shot. probably my favorite of yours ever. kudos.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:42 PM) : 

classy and timeless

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:38 PM) : 

Handsome,classic, elegant. Thanks for adding a little color to your blog.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:49 AM) : 

a magnificient man..

 

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

Stunning photo. the lighting is really soft and compliments a distingiushed and stylish gent. Really love these pics. Especially the portrait. Great looking fellow!

 

Blogger savvylondon said ... (6:19 PM) : 

so handsome, so perfect, so special.

 

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

i just discovered your blog and I love the images of fashion for one, they are truly educational. Beyond that, what your photographs portray about the people in them is unbelievable. Your photographs and this blog, your work, embody the true spirit of fashion, which I think is all about evoking a feeling or an inner spirit from with the person. I thought that this photograph capture this particularly well. It really struck me. Thank you for creating such masterful art.

Madeline

 

OpenID randomneses said ... (2:52 AM) : 

So stylish.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:06 PM) : 

Vert elegant.

 

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