A wonderful Fathers Day gift for the stylish man in your life or the man you would love to be more stylish, is Scott Shuman’s book, The Sartorialist. Add a Style Statement Gift Certificate and you have a a man with substance and style.
I was privileged to interview Scott. He is lovely, generous, and a passionate artist, photographer, and businessman – an admitted Type-A personality.
“I started The Sartorialist to share photos of people I saw on the streets of New York that looked great. When I worked in the fashion industry I felt there was disconnection between the clothes in the showroom and what I saw real people wearing in real life.”
What is Style?
Style is not just fashion, it’s how people live.
What are your style principles?
Know yourself. Accept your body. Know your lifestyle.
Who are your Style icons?
Gary Grant for his humanism. Fred Astaire for his grace. Nameless guys in the street with charisma.
What is your favorite piece of clothing?
Navy wool cardigan
What are your shopping tips?
Ask yourself: “Do I love it? Do I need it?” Be creative with what you have in your closet. Shop local. Mom and pop tailors have great service and can be trusted. Shop for quality and style in your neighborhood.
What do you love about your work?
Interacting with people
What favorite gifts have you received?
The birth of my daughters and my 1999 Olympus camera
What is your greatest challenge?
To listen to my own voice
What lesson keeps repeating itself?
Learning to accept criticism
What is your motto?
I’m responsible for my life.
What do you want to be known for?
Capturing the essence of people in my own way and photographing fashion and society for historical documentation.
* I love Scott’s girlfriend Garance Dore’s web site. Also a fashion photographer, she’s sassy and Parisian chic.
Article by Carrie McCarthy