I must have been hiding out under a fashion rock for the past few years, but I’ve recently discovered The Sartorialist even though it’s been around since 2005 and garnering Time Magazine‘s award for Top 100 Design Influencers. It’s a beautifully spare collection of photos — kinda reminds me of DesignTrackMind‘s gorgeous blog but this one is centered on fashion with very well dressed people on the street. Scott Schulman has an appreciation for the little details, particularly in well dressed men, but he appreciates a quirky or striking outfit on women as well.
I had to look up the word “sartorial.” Here is the definition:
Adjective. Of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress: “sartorial elegance”. Great name for a style blog, huh?
He has an interesting story. He’s always been a fashion guy, working in sales and marketing for high-end designers, and eventually ending up with a showroom in New York City helping to launch the likes of Peter Som and others. 9/11 hits. Showroom: poof, gone! No one is buying high end fashion after that. He starts taking photos for his blog, and I might add that he’s a very talented photographer, and his blog slowly gains enough momentum to launch into a real business. He photographs and writes for Style.com and GQ but it’s his voice — minimalist, insightful, and authentic that helps us, the reader, to understand the nuances of his gorgeous photos.
If you follow his blog, and I encourage it, you’ll find that you’ll stand in front of your closet every day pondering your outfit with a little more deliberation. Hey, he could be around the corner with camera in hand waiting to snap you! Especially if you hang out in NYC, Milan, Paris, or London during Fashion Week!
p.s. I am not allowed to poach any of his photos without his permission and I don’t know him so please click here to see his blog.
p.p.s. His girl friend, Garance Dore, is also a fashion blogger and has a great blog! She’s French, so it’s no wonder!