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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

From My First Editorial for GQ - "The Best Suits Under $500"

Comments on "From My First Editorial for GQ - "The Best Suits Under $500""

 

Blogger William said ... (9:55 AM) : 

Good work Scott, I saw that article on their website about a week ago and noticed they had you as the photographer. I loved how you used color in those shots.

 

Blogger wideyed said ... (9:59 AM) : 

This guy is one shaaarp dresser. I'll bet all the other men on wall street are jealous of him :D

 

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

brilliant! I love it.

Saw your exhibit in DC at the Adamson Gallery. Great work!

 

Blogger hello.erin-nicole said ... (10:04 AM) : 

This photograph is soooo gorgeous.

 

Anonymous tj said ... (10:24 AM) : 

The suit is under $500, but I will guess that the haircut is over $100. He looks great, but I think it is mostly from the great hair.

 

Blogger Richard said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Great suit. Fits pretty well. The simplicity of his suit/tie make it work.

Hmm thin tie though?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Whatever he's selling, I'm buying. God bless America!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:41 AM) : 

Very nice shot with the use of the flags in the background.

 

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

They did the same thing in this month's Esquire too.

 

Blogger UES boy said ... (10:52 AM) : 

The best suit you can ever buy under $500 is on sale! If you know where to look.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:00 AM) : 

Great photo! All that confidence! And the fit is 100% perfect.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:22 AM) : 

the suit looks like it was made for him. if only all guys knew how a suit was supposed to fit. great picture!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 AM) : 

Congratulations for your work in GQ- I truly hope it will be the first of many that will follow. I like the picture, and I like that you used realistic body types, not in this pic but through the article. This heavy-set guy who dresses up from time to time thanks you. Jorge from West Palm Beach.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

He is hot. I love a man in a well cut suit.

 

Anonymous Toronto24 said ... (11:44 AM) : 

He makes the suit look EXPENSIVE. Sadly, I know a lot of men who have the opposite effect on their suits.

Well done, Mr. Schuman.

 

Anonymous dachiworld.com said ... (11:57 AM) : 

I agree with the on sale comment. If youre gonna spend 5 make sure it buys at least 10 worth. But this post is really about your eye! Good eye!

http://dachiworld.com

 

Blogger ILook said ... (11:58 AM) : 

great soot and a great shot!
thank god for h&m.
wish we had them in israel..

 

Blogger Thomas said ... (12:01 PM) : 

Definitely looking forward to the pictures and the article.

Finally got my hands on a Fantastic Man as well - great story.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:22 PM) : 

Sart! Thanks for that article... it was just what I needed at this moment. Keep them coming

 

Blogger Emily said ... (12:24 PM) : 

Dang! He looks good! I love the shot, too. THIS is what the average American Man should look like. Every day.

 

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

This man looks 99.99% better than most men I've seen on Wall Street!

 

Blogger Magnolia Blossoms said ... (12:27 PM) : 

very sharp

 

Blogger amy said ... (12:40 PM) : 

nice shot with the flags in the background. it definitely highlights the suit and the man.

 

Blogger Upper West Side Femme said ... (12:47 PM) : 

i definitely prefer men in suits that are 2-buttoned. And his briefcase is the perfect accessory!

 

Anonymous Anders said ... (12:48 PM) : 

I keep expecting him to tear open the suit and reveal the Superman logo underneath.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:03 PM) : 

I'd like to know whether this suit was tailored or pinned for the photograph. If so, styling or tailoring should be added to the cost. Inexpensive off-the-peg suits never fit this well, in my experience. I know clothes are always altered and/or styled for editorial purposes, but in this case I think it's misleading to readers who might think they can walk into a shop a walk out with a suit that looks this well.

 

Anonymous AC said ... (1:37 PM) : 

Intriguing shot, Sart. American flags framing an Asian-American gentleman. Symbols of capitalism and free markets as a background for a photograph used in an editorial on suits that one can buy for much less than designer prices.

Intended or otherwise, the imagery is wonderful. Looking beyond the quarters of inches of cuff visible and the like, still an excellent shot.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:44 PM) : 

Well well well the best suits for less than 500 dollars. One is going to need more than the suit to looks as good as the guy, one have to have his great face !!!
I like the flags on the background very USA.

 

Blogger b said ... (2:04 PM) : 

This whole shot is so strong and powerful. Your photography is a great complement to this man. Nice!

 

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

Very nice, great fit. Not a huge fan of the tie, but man that is one elegant looking briefcase. I love the powerful stance he takes in this photo too. Confidence looks rich.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:26 PM) : 

I noticed this on Men's Style and I thought it was great. It's sad that more people don't know that if you just get your clothes to fit you properly how much better you will look (i.e. Find a tailor, we are in Manhattan for christ sake. They are everywhere). Fit trumps price everytime. Excellent work SS.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:43 PM) : 

Can anyone tell me if you can see, that the suit cost less than $500? I really like though! And the picture is flawless.....

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:47 PM) : 

eh, a little too pinched-looking.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:50 PM) : 

Well done. Every year I look foward to the "best suits under $500" feature.

Scott, I've always wondered, do the suits belong to the gentlemen photographed, or are they regular guys modeling the suits?

AG

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:30 PM) : 

Great look

 

Blogger Jimmy! said ... (4:08 PM) : 

OOHHHHHH! That one was YOURS!? Okay, I read it. I was like, WTF!?!?! Who would get a suit from Target!? B/c I have SEEN THOSE SUITS and they are not wearable.

 

Blogger y.f. dubble said ... (4:17 PM) : 

wow that's funny i bought that issue just for that article. its been a while since i've bought a suit and i need some serious help. nice one sart!

 

Blogger Julia Whicker said ... (4:31 PM) : 

Love the shot! Something about the huge flag looks communist, but the man and his (lovely) suit are so very capitalist. Wow.

 

Blogger gila said ... (4:50 PM) : 

that's a killer photo!

and the guy is hot hot.

 

Blogger Peter said ... (5:29 PM) : 

This photo makes me want to vote for him...

Also, this month's Esquire had a 'Best Suits Under 500' editorial too.. coincidence?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:44 PM) : 

yummy yummy yummy

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:19 PM) : 

One word: FIERCE.

 

Blogger paolomanaloto said ... (6:32 PM) : 

this picture is so...patriotic haha the background is amazing and so is the outfit very sleek and clean.
great pic sart.

 

Blogger Candace said ... (6:35 PM) : 

That suit is on point! I love everything about this photo, American flags and all!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:43 PM) : 

Yes. We could discuss the many details that add to the great look of this $500 suit. But I'd like to stay focused on the garment and it's relationship to the energy that this gentleman projects.
The beauty of this close athletic cut is only obtainable with the gentle hand of the fabric chosen. When you start with the perfect weight fabric every thing else falls into place effortlessly. Notice the suppleness of the drape across both the jacket and trousers. The sharp, straight, pocket square and crisp collar accentuate the drape.
This suit not only compliments but also enhances the street energy this gentleman projects.
Bravo!
Weaver in Vermont

 

OpenID namhenderson said ... (6:46 PM) : 

Scott,
Bravo on the new editorial gig.
I too would wonder, is the key for such a suit not in the tailoring?
Also, very patriotic shot.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM) : 

Love your work Sart. In a sense the photo is more about what America is rather that what the suit is. Strong, alive, tough.
The suit is great. You can get a great suit for 500 or under. You have to look for the right fabric, a great cut, good tailoring. It is possible as you have shown us. He looks great in this shot.

 

Blogger DSA said ... (7:42 PM) : 

Love the BANANA REPUBLIC suits...beautiful fabric. Especially from their Heritage and Monogram collections.

 

Blogger Casper Odschild said ... (8:13 PM) : 

I think you did some excellent work there!
Can we expect more editorials for GQ in the future?
It was nice to see the Sartorialist stamp on suits for people on a non-suit budget.

The pictures were good, some a bit raw, but they felt masculine so I guess it gave the effect it should?

 

Blogger meli said ... (1:02 AM) : 

hottie!

 

Blogger 3curb said ... (1:27 AM) : 

Congratulations on this one!

I saw the feature on Men style, I was thinking this is disctinly your shots but was not assuming too much but this post just confirms it.

The shot with the cotton suits were my favorites!

 

Anonymous Jodie said ... (10:05 AM) : 

S i absolutely loved that shoot!

so new york. i've been wanting to comment on this one for a while now. My favourites were definitely the chef (so much charm) and the other wall streeter posing in front of the cornerstone.

even thought they were an edge more editorial the moment i saw these pictures i KNEW it was you, i didn't even need to see the name. thats when you know scott you're style has been so firmly established. fear not the pretenders!

 

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

so powerful! his pose, the flags!

 

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

woohoo GQ! congrats!

 

Anonymous Smithosity said ... (12:09 PM) : 

I don't have an H&M where I live. I was going to buy a suit online, but don't know how they usually run. Can someone give me some input? If I were to buy a Banana Republic suit it would be a Modern Fit 40R with 32x32 trousers.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:07 PM) : 

Advice for smithosity: Why don't you get a tape measure and measure yourself and then use the chart the website provides you with to figure out your size?
It's not rocket science dude. It's gonna need alterations anyway. You think the cheap H&M suits looked like that off the rack? Highly doubt it.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 AM) : 

SART,

What issue is this?
Is it on newstands right now?
I want to see the article...

 

Blogger Andrew said ... (6:12 PM) : 

This is so strong, so vibrant, beautifully shot. I marvel at your intuition and craft.

 

Anonymous jolene said ... (7:49 PM) : 

Wow. Is he single? :)

 

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

I modeled for this editorial last year. That time around (can't speak for what Scott did this year), they picked 10 regular dudes from around the city and then the editors looked through a rack of about 50 suits under 500 bucks and match each to a model. And if I remember, most of the suits were pretty extensively altered to fit like this--all that to say, I have to agree with everyone that's said fit is more important than $$$. I begged, and they let me keep the suit....

 

Anonymous ama said ... (10:54 PM) : 

Phew... One of the best men's shots lately. The guy's strong, a bit aggressive poise, his perfect, remarkable suit (just beautiful, I love every little thing about it; and about the shirt, and about the tie, and about the shoes), the paper, the briefcase, the wet concrete pavement, the monumental architecture... and these American flags - well, it seems it's all about power in this pic ;)))... No, just kidding :)
In brief: the picture is good as hell!

 

Anonymous ama said ... (11:04 PM) : 

Uh-oh, I've just read the title... The suit under $500... Amazing. What a good fit and a self-confidence look can make.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:08 AM) : 

i'm not usually a fan of the too-many american flags waving in the background pics...but this one looks amazing. i can't take my eyes off the entire shot, there's just something about it.

 

Blogger Sandra said ... (9:59 PM) : 

Oh my...where do I find more of that?!

 

Blogger Chris said ... (1:07 PM) : 

wow... STUNNING!

 

Blogger CHIC NOIR said ... (9:01 PM) : 

My goodness, this guy is fine fine fine.

 

Anonymous Chick said ... (9:55 AM) : 

HOT HOT

 

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

This is such a powerful photo.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:18 PM) : 

hot damn

 

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