23 June 2009

matters of clothing

I've been loving this blog for a while now.

It's so simple, full of inspiration, interesting, and lively to me. With just a photograph The Sartorialist {def: a person who practices or is interested in matters of or relating to the tailoring of clothing} draws me in and takes me away to a street somewhere else, who I meet a person who is in someway wearing their personality through clothing.

He walks the streets, finds someone that interests him, and takes their picture. "My only strategy when I began The Sartorialist was to try and shoot style in a way that I knew most designers hunted for inspiration. Rarely do they look at the whole outfit as a yes or no but they try and look for the abstract concepts of color, proportion, pattern mixing or mixed genres."

Sometimes they wear very classic pieces, sometimes funky, sometimes super rad, and sometimes a bit strange...and that is what I like so much, because they all have a story to tell.

His photos have come from Paris, London, Melbourne, New York City (+ Brooklyn, Governor's Island), & Milan...but recently he's been posting a series from Florence, which of course has been making me smile.

I love to look at each photo and try to figure out where they were standing from the small hints of architecture I get in the background.

Although most of my top favorite posts have come from Melbourne and Governor's Island, here are some of my favorites from Florence (which tend to be more classic):

the high school student I love this one because of the baptistry behind her.

man stripe i'm not sure where this is, but for some reason makes me think of the Oltrarno area. and his tennis shoes are awesome!

color kids definitely thinking that is the round building at the university in centro

Definitely check out his blog for more shots in different cities. They really are captivating.

On a different note, I've been posting more to my Tumblr acct, which are those posts that I don't feel need an entire blog post written about them...but just things I like, want to share, or are inspiring to me (words, music, photos, videos...) So check it out if you're not tired of me yet. erinlewis.tumblr.com.


erynchandler said...

ooo i love the sartorialist. i've been reading it for the past year or so. and yes, when he's in florence i smile too!

my friend likes it so much that he came up with the below site...all of the entries are his art or his friend's art based on the sartorialist!


and thanks for your tumblr link. i have a few friends that are on there...i may start one too soon :-)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I love that blog as well. I think he has a book coming out and he's getting married to the french female version (I can't remember the name of her blog).

katerinafiore said...

I tagged you....check my blog out:)

JEssie RUtland said...


i too love the sartorialist! have you seen his gal-friends site??

it is amazing!!!