+  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/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 3rd OUTFIT: 3 in 13 acts







What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
A three piece dark green worsted wool suit with a double-breasted waistcoat, a violet shirt with white cuff and collars, a black and white reverse-gingham pocket square, a silver and black zig zag tie, and black Jeffery West Oxford shoes, and a vintage silver collar bar.
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I designed this with the London book launch of “I am Dandy” in mind. I think the double-breasted shawl-lapel waistcoat gives this suit a British Victorian or even Regency feel.

Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This was planned ahead of time. Variations on this outfit are a favorite of mine for when I need to wear something very strong – this is the closest thing I have to a “power suit.”

On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
9. I’m only hesitant to give it a ten because I know outfits can always be improved somehow.
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
I love the color of this fabric. If you look closely, you’ll see that it’s actually striped in several different colors – a couple of shades of green, rust red, a copper color, and some others. It’s a very deep and complex color and pattern, which I absolutely adore. The fabric is also very sturdy – it’s a country suiting, which adds to the strength and structure of the outfit.


How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
I wear this outfit or similar ones quite often—usually no less than once every two weeks.
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?
Because I had the book launch in mind, and because this outfit reminds me of the Regency period and looks rather Romantic to me, I had quotes from Byron embroidered inside it – “Wine and women, mirth and laughter/Sermons and Soda Water the day after.”



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2 Responses to special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 3rd OUTFIT: 3 in 13 acts

  1. Ghurron Briscoe says:

    I’m especially glad I read & heeded Mr. Nathaniel Adams interview in the afternoon instead of the night: It’s a matter of maturity! Nathaniel’s phrase ” wine, women, mirth, laughter, sermons, and soda water the day later”; Sewn in his three piece suit; which utters to me the essence of being esteemed in the way of being success in life.

  2. Ghurron Briscoe says:

    Nathaniel Adams transcends success in so many respects; Good day lovers of righteous style!

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