Scott Schuman

Scott Schuman is the creator of one of my favorite fashion blog's "The Sartorialist."

A native of Indiana, Schuman developed his fashion sense early on, as a sales associate at the popular 1980s chain Chess King. Later he attended Indiana University, graduating with a degree in apparel merchandising and a minor in costume construction.

Scott has worked in sales and marketing for high-end women’s designer collections like Valentino and distribution companies like Onward Kashiyama, which at that time represented designers like Helmut Lang and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Eventually he opened his own showroom specializing in sales and press for young designer collections like James Coviello and Peter Som.

After leaving his position as director of men's fashion at Bergdorf Goodman to take care of his daughter in September 2005, he began carrying a digital camera around and photographing people he saw on the street whose style he found striking. He then posted these to his blog, sometimes with short comments, always either favorable or agnostic. He is well known for photographing what have been described as 'real people.'

"The Sartorialist" quickly became a regular read for fashionistas, both on the street and in the upper echelons of the industry. Schuman has been hired to do similar coverage for Condé Nast's, and has covered shows during New York's Fashion Week for Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2007, he was named one of's Top 49 Men of the year.

Scott has recently appeared as a model in Gap's fall campaign (see photo below).