Daily Style Phile: Scott Schuman, the Ultimate Sartorialist

by Cary Randolph Fuller · January 28, 2010

Fifteen years in the fashion industry and a degree in apparel merchandising prepped him for life as a garmento, but we think that instinct, intuition, and an eye for the beautiful deserve all the credit for Scott Schuman's success as the world's greatest Sartorialist.

It's been almost five years since Schuman launched his blog the Sartorialist as an archive of his style adventures and, in the process, redefined how we find and chronicle street style. The success stories keep piling up. But while a best-selling book, global fame, and designer collaborations might overwhelm or seduce another, Schuman opts to stay behind the lens. The man has an incredible knack for picking out those at their most stylish - whether that person is our very own Rachelle Hruska or a homeless man or girls in sundresses, riding their bikes through downtown Manhattan.

His projects take him all over the world, but you can find Schuman most frequently in London, Stockholm, Milan, Paris (with his equally charming photographer girlfriend Garance Dore), and, of course, New York City. But while the Sartorialist is the granddaddy of style blogs, it doesn't give us enough Scott! Consistently well-dressed in a macho take on classic sportswear (with a European twist), Schuman always looks as sharp as his subjects.

Gentlemen, on your marks...get set...steal the Sartorialist's look!

Scott loves plain white button-down shirts in sturdy fabrics. Be sure to roll up the sleeves. Photographers need freedom of movement.

Dark, slim jeans look dressy enough to meet your girlfriend's parents but casual enough to go out drinking afterward. Cuff them so they just hit the top of your shoe.

Round, horn-rimmed glasses look especially smart when checking out a pretty girl over the top of your newspaper.

Unlike so many other artists, Scott's hair always looks neat and presentable. Look sharp. Get a haircut. Part it on the side.

With Barneys creative director Simon Doonan at a September book signing and party.

He even dresses up for air travel. Who else does that anymore?!

Signing more books at Barneys in September 2009.

Photo via TravelhouseUK.

[Unless otherwise specified, all photos via The Sartorialist.]