If you like to people watch, but you only want to watch the most fashionable and interesting people, then you will love the The Sartorialist book. The book is based on Scott Schuman’s popular blog of the same name. I had the pleasure of meeting the author this week at Barney’s Beverly Hills store as he launched his West Coast book tour. He graciously signed a copy of his book for me and took a minute to chat with me and take a few pictures. Scott’s eagle eye for photography show us the disparity between the fashion runway versus the fashion on the street. The book is great collection of all his photos showing us that there is fashion out on the streets, not just on the runways. Like the French cinema vérité (film truth) style of film making The Sartorialist gives us fashion vérité (fashion truth). The word sartorialist has been defined as one with “an interest in matters of or relating to the tailoring of clothing.” However, his viewpoint is much more than clothing. It’s really about how the clothing looks on the people, and how they carry off a fashionable look in the midst of everyday life. His blog is one of my favorite places to stop in on the web to enjoy the fashion parade from the streets of the world. Check out this picture of a fashionable woman in Milan spotted crossing the street to see an example of his talent for finding the chic on the street.
To my budget delight, The Sartorialist book is available in paperback from Penguin for approximately $27.00 US. There is also a higher priced “Bespoke” edition of the book available for $110.00 US. I like that the book comes in two editions, so that is is accessible to a variety of budgets and tastes. Of course, as The Recessionista blogger, I’m sure you can figure out which version I purchased.
Look for more signings to be added to Scott’s book tour soon. He notes on his blog, “All of these events are open to the public, I am excited to meet my readers in all of these cities! We are still working on more signings, so hopefully I will have events in a few other cities/countries.” Watch this space.