The Sartorialist X Book Review

"Scott Schuman is back to complete his trilogy of street-style bibles. With a vibrant collection of beautiful images of the men and women who have caught his attention around the world, Schuman remains a thrilling source of urban and high-end style. From its origins on the streets of New York, his much-loved blog, is a vivid and growing hub of inspiration for fashion lovers everywhere.
This collection displays the very best from the last three years of the blog. The Sartorialist: X is full of beauty, mystery and humanity."

I love books.  I'm pretty sure if you've been reading this blog for a little while you'll know that.  I think every book that means something to you or affected you in some way is special, I really do but you know that feeling you get when a really special book comes along and you want to squeal a little, well that's what I did when I opened my mail and this books fell out.

Aside from a book lover I am also a font and paper lover, I know, I know, I should stop listing all my super cool personality traits or you'll all just get so jealous of my coolness hehe.  Anyway I am and the first thing that I noticed as soon as I held this book was it just feels lux, you know.  The paper is so thick and shiny and it has that expensive feel to it. The book itself is really heavy and thick in width but small in height.  It really feels like such a treat to hold and look through.

I am a massive fan of The Sartorialist, I mean who isn't right? I have spent many an hour scrolling through the pages of his blog and this book is no different to that.  It is jam-packed full of the most stunningly beautiful images of people from all over the world that he has taken a picture of.  In between the photos his words are peppered throughout to give you some context to which the photos were taken or his thoughts on certain things which I just adore, I am always wanting to know the behind the scene things from books like this and he provides exactly that but this 100% stays true to being a photography book first and foremost and the words really do take a back seat.

Scott took the photos featured in the book in New York, London, Milan, Peru, Bali, India and Bhutan which gives the most amazing diverse and array of people and style and I love that you never know what, who or where you'll see when you turn the page.  I have to say though I just can not get over all the Italian pictures they are by far my favourites, I just think Italian men and women (although especially the men, just putting it out there) have the most classic and effortless style and its just displayed beautifully in this book.

I found myself desperate to rummage through my wardrobe after reading/looking through this book.  I feel beyond inspired by the images, the clothes and the people and just had an overwhelming urge to play dress up after I'd finished the book.

I really think this is such a stunning book in every sense of the word.  You all know I love a coffee-table book and this is going to take pride of place over the others that I have at the moment.  It's a book you will want to have on display and anyone who comes through your home will want to have a peek inside.  I also think this would be the most perfect gift for someone as it just feels so special.

You can buy it here on Wordery and get free delivery on all your orders.
Let me know what you think and if you are a big fan of The Sartorialist too?

P.S. I was kindly sent this by Penguin to consider for a review so I just want to give a massive shout out and thanks to them.  I know I never normally do this when publishers send me books, you know I always just star* a book if I end up featuring it and I got sent it (you can peek at my disclaimer at the side to read more) and I know you guys know I only ever feature stuff I love on here and there has been tons of stuff that I've declined receiving as I just didn't think it would be a good fit for my blog and I am always so honoured and grateful when publishers get in touch about my blog but I just wanted to write this little bit here because as geeky as it sounds (there I go with my coolness factor again) I was so excited and overwhelmed to receive this from Penguin, since childhood their books have meant so much to me and probably most of you reading this and to see that little penguin sign fall through my mail box just felt awesome. My absolute dream is to have a shelf full of their orange classics! It makes me so happy that because of my blog I get to experience so many cool things and as small as this may be to someone else having one of your favourite publishing houses recognise your blog is pretty damn cool!


Samantha Betteridge said...

Oh well I feel like we would be really great friends because I a) love books, b) love paper and c) love fonts too! Ive never heard of this book though but it does look like the perfect coffee table book which stunning pictures! xx

Sam // Samantha Betteridge

Liz Tarran said...

I love when people do book reviews on their blogs! There are so many times where I am stuck on what to pick up. This book itself is so pretty as well that after reading it I think I'd keep it out just for the look! x

Liz | LotsofLoveLiz