Days leading up to the event Toronto’s fashion literati were tweeting and blogging about Schuman’s appearance; how big the crowd would be, the long line ups to meet him, and the type of outfits (and attitudes) to be seen. Nathalie Atkinson, the National Post’s resident style columnist wrote an amusing article about this called Sartorializing Toronto.
Surprisingly on the day of the event there was a mid-size crowd with approximately 50 to 70 people gathered in the menswear section of Holt’s. Most attendees were able to have a brief word and take a picture with Schuman – yours truly included. He’s a very personable gentleman, a great conversationalist, and managed to put his admirers at ease. You could tell he is passionate about his work and was genuinely interested in meeting his faithful readers and learning a little bit about their lives. In addition, he carried a copy of his upcoming book The Sartorialist which will be released on August 18, 2009. You can pre-order it through Chapters.Indigo.ca or Amazon.com.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the event especially if you saw Scott Schuman at The Drake after party – I heard it was quite a scene with all the people!
N.B: I had two meetings on Wednesday and therefore went with the business look; grey pants from H&M, shirt from Club Monaco, Longchamp tote, and shoes from Japan – simple and clean.
(Images from Kimberly’s camera)