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special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 5th OUTFIT: 5 in 13 acts

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SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW:
NATHANIEL ADAMS TALKS ABOUT HIS 5th OUTFIT

 

What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
This outfit consists of:
gray suede desert boots I bought in Dubai
olive green cotton moleskin trousers
a pink button-down shirt
a gray cricket cable-knit sweater vest, Brooks Brothers
a jacket of my own design of purple with gold windowpane tweed and brass buttons with ducks on them
a vintage printed silk pocket square with fox heads and bugles.

 

 
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I think of this as a playful English countryside outfit. It has several animal themes – the duck-button tweed jacket, the fox hunt pocket-square—and moleskin pants are what British farmers used to wear.

 

 

 
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
This was composed pretty spontaneously. I have moleskin trousers in several different colors and they go quite well with tweed jackets.

 

 

 
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit? 
8.

 

 

 

 
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
This outfit, like some of the others, betrays my love of deep and rich colors as well as the interplay of textures – the rough, coarse tweed, the soft, plush moleskin, the suede, the cable-knit wool.

 

 

 

 

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
In the fall and winter I wear this outfit and similar outfits quite often. I’m actually wearing almost the same thing right now.

 

 

 
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 designed this jacket specifically for a Christmas holiday I spent with some friends at a cabin in Yorkshire, so this outfit brings back fond memories of that time.

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One Response to special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 5th OUTFIT: 5 in 13 acts

  1. Ghurron Briscoe says:

    Mr.Nathaniel Adams’ book “I am Dandy reeks success! I especially appreciate his comment about being with friends in Yorkshire, which consequently inspired this outfit of his on the chic index!

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