+  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/ROBERT VERDI: talks about his 4th outfit. #4 in thirteen acts






What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Turtleneck – MUJI
Shirt – Alexander McQueen
Trousers – Burberry
Overcoat – Black Fleece by Thom Browne
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Glasses – Carrera



How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I started with the trouser and while other people’s natural instinct would be to find a solid, my instinct was to find a contrasting pattern in the same color, hence the black and white striped turtleneck and the black and white polka dot shirt.



Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
All of my outfits are spontaneous, but knowing I was going to be photographed made me think more about what I would be wearing.



In 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?
The shirt and trousers are fairly ordinary; barring the patterns but what really makes the outfit pop is the silhouette of the jacket. It nods to an era of menswear long gone by, but its revival is fresh and modern and this silhouette can make any ordinary look extraordinary.



How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Never wear the same outfit twice.



There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
I bought the shirt in London from Alexander McQueen shop maybe 15 years ago.  Although I’ve held onto it, I’ve never worn it except in this photo because its sheer and I have body image issues, which is why there is a turtleneck on underneath it. That said, I love everything Alexander McQueen.

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One Response to special guest/ROBERT VERDI: talks about his 4th outfit. #4 in thirteen acts

  1. Voon says:

    Bravo! This is an exquisite ensemble. The different patterns of black and white marry exceptionally well together here, it’s a shame we won’t see this flawless look again. You look absolutely fabulous!

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