SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
NATHANIEL ADAMS TALKS ABOUT HIS 12th OUTFIT
What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Light brown Allen Edmonds oxfords, a brown herringbone tweed three-piece suit, an orange wool bow tie from Pierpont Hicks, a blue and green floral shirt with white cuff and collar, and a navy pocket square with yellow sailor knot diagrams from Post Imperial.
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
This is my Oxford Don-ish Evelyn Waugh kind of suit. I love how professorly it looks, and I like that the patterns of the shirt and pocket square subvert that classicism just a little bit.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
I planned it ahead of time.
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
This is a very warm tweed suit. It feels incredibly cozy. I actually don’t think this color is great on me—I have a tough time with browns, but I really wanted a brown tweed suit.
How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
This is one of my more frequent suits, partly because the tweed is so tough and durable.
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?
It’s one of my most English outfits and one of my most commonly-worn ones so I’m quite attached to it. It feels particularly writerly, and I often wear it when I have a lot of writing to do.