+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

special guest/ JAMES AGUIAR TALKS ABOUT HIS 3rd OUTFIT: #3 in 14 acts

 

 

 

PICTURE: #3 IN FOURTEEN ACTS

 

SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
JAMES AGUIAR TALKS ABOUT HIS 3rd OUTFIT

 

 

What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Zara coat
Tse hand dyed ombre jacket
Paul Smith Pants
Pucci Tie
Prada shirt
Handmade custom paper flower lapel pin

 

 

How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I like to “touch” my own clothes. I hand dipped this pale grey pinstripe jacket into yellow dye to make it seem like it was bleeding into the trousers. The Pucci tie is vintage and added the right madcap note. The yellow coat just makes me happy!

 

 

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time? 
I compose everything ahead of time!

 


On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
I will give this outfit a 10!

 


What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit? 
The color seems New York to me…like a taxi cab rushing down Fifth Avenue. I have been told that yellow is the color people notice first..this is definitely a notice me outfit.

 

 

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
This is definitely a repeat offender. I want to wear this on a bright crisp sunny spring day…just as the daffodils start popping up!

 

 


There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to the what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
Maybe this is an “only in New York” look and that’s why I love it!

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