Natty Dandy 1

December 23rd, 2013

1. Autumn Layers

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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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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