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special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 2nd OUTFIT: 2 in 13 acts








What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
I’m wearing a vintage red bowtie with blue flowers, a yellow silk pocket square, a pink three piece seersucker suit, a blue shirt with a button-down collar, some striped socks, and a pair of canvas and leather spectator shoes from Cole Haan.



How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
An ex girlfriend used to call this my “ice cream suit.” I usually wear it with other pastels as a spring/summer outfit.
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
I’ve worn versions of this during the past few summers. Until I got my white linen suits this was my usual outfit at the Governor’s Island Jazz-Age Lawn Party.
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
7. I like the outfit well enough, but I don’t wear it often because I feel like it usually gets attention for the wrong reasons – because it’s pink, not because it’s a nice suit.

What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
If you look closely at the fabric you’ll see it isn’t a typical white and pink seersucker – it’s a cream color and a sort of pale, peachy pink, so the stripes are actually less pronounced than on most seersuckers. I like seersucker because the ribbed weave gives it a strength and structure but it still feels light.


How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Not very often. I maybe wear this two or three times a year. I might break up the pants and the jacket with some other cotton or linen items when it’s very hot out.
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?
I didn’t design this piece – it was ready-to-wear – so I don’t have the same attachment that I would to one of my own pieces. It’s just something fun I wear on special summer occasions.


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One Response to special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 2nd OUTFIT: 2 in 13 acts

  1. Ghurron Briscoe says:

    Nathaniel Adams displays cachet!

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