Natty Dandy 1

December 23rd, 2013

1. Autumn Layers


Photography shot with the Canon EOS 70D digital SLR camera, with Dual Pixel AF technology and built-in Wi-Fi

“This look was inspired by Dr. Andre Churchwell (below), who I think is one of the best-dressed men I’ve ever met. Rose’s photograph of the Doctor walking through the park in his purple-with-gold-windowpane Holland and Sherry tweed suit is a reminder that Autumn is a season of color as much as Spring is.”

The inspiration image, Dr. Andre Churchwell:

Dr. Andre Churchwell photographed by Rose Callahan in NYC on Dec 20, 2012

“I still insist that I had my own sport coat made in the same fabric before I’d ever seen this photograph, and so it should be taken as evidence that great minds think alike.”


“My jacket features gold buttons with ducks on them because I like ducks.

The trousers are cotton moleskin, which I think is an under-used and under-appreciated winter fabric. It’s soft to the touch, with a nap not unlike velvet, but it’s incredibly sturdy – thornproof and windproof – which is why British farmers traditionally wore it.”


“The overcoat is an Against Nature ready-to-wear piece, so I can’t claim to have designed it myself, but the corduroy trim on the pockets is a nice touch, and it adds to the mixture of textures – soft moleskin, rough tweed, smooth silk, and ribbed corduroy.”


“Obviously, the thing I like most about this outfit is the autumn color palette. There are probably five main colors in there: Red, Purple, Yellow, Brown, and a touch of Orange, and they echo and repeat each other in different places and details.”