PICTURE: #2 IN FIVE ACTS
SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
PATRICK McDONALD TALKS ABOUT HIS 2nd OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit? Of course, I always start with my hat, which is a navy fedora by Rod Keenan. The navy blazer is by Paul Smith as is the belt and pants. The shirt and tie is from a charming boutique in Paris called XOOS, I always make it my first stop while in France. The color-block oxfords in fuchsia and cognac are by Cole Haan.
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
This outfit reminds me of a school uniform but with a dandy twist. I felt bookish this day, “Dandy is, as dandy does”!
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
I planned this outfit quickly sometimes that works the best.
In a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
No ratings please! But I think any teacher would give me an A+
What roles do color, the fit and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
Being that the blazer is navy and the pant is khaki adding color in the other parts of the ensemble is key to me. The orange tie and vibrant multicolor stripe-shirt add the pop of color I need, it’s important to my look.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I would definitely repeat this outfit especially for trips to the library.
Personally, I firmly believe that there is a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
This reminds me of my childhood. My first jacket was a blue blazer, I felt like a little gentleman in it. I like dressing up and the navy blazer was the beginning for me, it evokes memories. It also taught me as a young boy that you had to act correctly while dressed up, it was all about good manners, it still is.
Interview/Photography: Iké Udé