The Sartorialist – the book


I’ve just spent the last hour savouring every page of Scott Schuman’s chunky softback tome, The Sartorialist, which was gifted to me last week by the generous Mr Gentry.

This is not a book to be flicked through. It needs to be leisurely studied, preferably sitting at a table because it’s over 500 pages thick and there is no way you can casually hold it in your hands and skim through – it’s not a copy of Look. All the greats are in there including Giovanna, Emanuelle Alt, Kate Lanphear and George Cortina (above). Cortina is my personal favourite. A stylist, his look is all about how to wear clothes rather than what he wears. The rolled up sleeves, just-worn-in-enough shoes, half-tuck tee. This is how I like to dress as avoiding ‘It’ pieces inevitably means that what you wear has longevity. Despite what Schuman says in his intro, I still maintain that his commentary helps to add value to the pictures, especially when it’s a cute story relaying how the picture came about.

The book is published in the UK on 3rd September and can be preordered on Amazon. Check out Mr Gentry’s blog here, there aren’t many mens style blogs out there, this one is worth bookmarking.

PS: LAST TWO DAYS TO VOTE DISNEYROLLERGIRL IN THE DAZED/GSTAR BLOG AWARDS!

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7 Responses to The Sartorialist – the book

  1. A La Mode says:

    Oh my god! I am so jealous, I need this book in my life now!
    I'm so glad it's getting such raving reviews already. It will definitely be on my coffee table.

  2. Make Do Style says:

    Oh good read – I'm looking forward to the paper back on student wages!

  3. Posh Swaps Clothes Swap says:

    I love flicking through books full of photographs. I am so looking forward to seeing this.

  4. Sandy says:

    He is a legend amongst men. I enjoy reading his blog, and I often here top fashion commentators referencing his work

  5. Mr. Gentry says:

    So pleased you enjoyed the book – i did too, even more so having it in advance!

    Mr. Gentry x

  6. miss cavendish says:

    I paged through this book in the bookstore, and was pleased by the quality on every level. I plan to add it to my library.

  7. Blue says:

    I worked with George cortina many years ago . He's a legend .very funny and full of great energy . I never really thougt about his style but I guess he always was a snappy dresser . glad he was caught and now published !Good luck with the votes btw x blue

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