The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman’s Book

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I know you were holding your breath for this one (lol) so here it goes: The Sartorialist book review! It would come as no surprise at all to see the logic scheme presented earlier repeating itself over and over in the 512 pages of Scott Schuman’s chef d’oeuvre.

You have 46 cigarettes presented by either the 47 old, rich Europeans photographed (duh!) or the 19 women wearing blazers and/or suits et caetera. But The Sartorialist is essentially about accessories: 52 hats and 90 scarves, 9 bikes. Only 19 models made it in the glossy pages of Scott Schuman’s book, 31 short pants pictures were also included as well as a picture of a man wearing heels.

I find it rather intriguing that you can only see two pictures of the Sartorialist’s love interest, Mlle Garance Doré but you can admire Giovanna Battaglia’s style in 10 photos (she’s a freelance stylist, L’Uomo Vogue editor, former model)! (the cover is proudly held by Julie Ragolia, NY’s City Magazine editor/stylist in case you were hoping it was a regular style-Jane Doe!) (via 1, 2)

The Sartorialist Scott Schuman book cover


#1 Ellington on 07.24.09 at 2:33 pm

So Kpriss, are you going to purchase this book? ;)
I am not, I’ll tell you that much.

#2 kpriss on 07.25.09 at 6:30 am

oh, surely not! I’m not in it, I’m not buyin’ it! lol!

On a (more) serious note – it really doesn’t fall in my “books” definition.

#3 Adriana on 07.25.09 at 6:44 am

Me neither, I see enough on the internet or have seen enough yet. And since Mlle Garance Doré is in the Netherlands because of Amsterdam National Fashion Week and photographs people’s looks here: I just go outside and see all sorts of great looks walk by! It starts in my very own street. She was interviewed on Dutch tv yesterday night and is so charmed by our looks. Especially the men! Yes ladies, according to Mlle Doré the men in Amsterdam look much better than in Paris where they look boring, Milan too fashionable, New York predictable, not interesting and so on: Amsterdam it is it to her. It’s creative. And so is my city by the way, I live only 17 minutes by train next to Amsterdam. Lots of people here do feast my eyes. I’m really a bit blasé at times when I see the fuss in magazines or blogs and thinks: “Mwah, I’ve seen that better in the supermarket or sometimes in my very own mirror.” (Is not modest today lol!)
Oh, one thing more, that’s a lovely lady Mlle Garance (great name by way like Madame Garance in the wonderful French classic movie “Les Enfants du Paradis” -1945 – everyone who really loves film/movies should have seen it!) anyway, Garance Doré looked, on tv, quite a nice and modest lady to me.

Sorry, Mr. Schumann, but all I see on that cover is a stylish Jane Doe! I’m Dutch snob you see lol! :-)))

#4 Adriana on 07.25.09 at 6:47 am

Hi Kpriss! Are you still there? If so good morning to you and have a nice weekend lovely!

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