“I Am Dandy” Feat. Nathaniel Adams

December 23rd, 2013


3. Hidden Treasure


“I think I look good in dark green, so I had this three-piece made out of a Holland & Sherry fabric which has now sadly gone out of production.

From very far away it looks like a dark suit, maybe charcoal, from a bit closer it looks like a solid dark green, a little bit closer brings out the stripes, and right up close you can see the many subtle colors which make up its weave – copper, brown, orange, and at least three different shades of green.

I also love double-breasted vests with angled buttons and shawl lapels. Enough of my suits have them that I’m beginning to think of them as something of a style signature.”


“The back of the vest is a toile fabric, and I was inspired to use it by the photograph of Fyodor Pavlov in the book. I don’t know where he got it but his has skeletons, which means it’s a bit cooler than mine.”

The inspiration image, Fyodor Pavlov:

Fyodor Pavlov photographed by Rose Callahan in NYC on Feb 3, 2013

“I don’t take my jacket off very often, so I like the fact that when I do there’s something unexpected underneath it.”


“The shoes are Jeffery West. The brand is a bit too rock and roll for some people, but I think that a lot of their styles hit a nice balance between traditional and rakish. They’ve just opened their first US shop in the West Village and it’s definitely worth a visit.

At their US launch party they had a tattoo artist engraving things on people’s shoes. I have my initials on the back of my heels.”


  • Shirt by Against Nature
  • Charcoal striped suit by Against Nature
  • Striped Vintage Tie
  • Pocket Square
  • Shoes by Jeffery West


Thanks for reading and special thanks to Natty for participating!

Yours in style,



Photography by Westley Dimagiba, with selects from “I am Dandy” photographed by Rose Callahan

  • http://undefined Dick Lickerson

    #2 and #3 look great. In #1 your either going for Dr. Who’s 4th reincarnation or Lady Elain Fairchilde.

  • Eric

    That gray horizontal stripe…bravo sir.

    Stunningly simple, yet fascinatingly unique.

  • Jakob

    Damn. I have to get that book.

  • TO

    That grey horizontal striped suit- YES!
    Mr. Adams has a lot of things going right here. The waistcoat, what a great design for a signature item!

  • Adam E

    All 3 looks are solid. The colour play in #1 is pretty awesome, picked colours that suit him well. I would never have thought about horizontal striping in a suit, but it looks solid (although I think that subtle like his look is the way to go, bold coloured striping might be too much).
    My favorite has to be the backing on the waistcoat in look #3, I always have my waistcoats made with a fabric backing to match the rest of the suit, since, I think the shiny backings that most have look like prom rentals… But the playful take of patterned fabric for a subtle flair I think is pretty genius.

  • Patrick Germany

    Guys, one of the best posts in ages! I love the book and all the different styles it shows. Very inspiring.

    Also I would like Mr. Brionapoliagnelliano to tell us all what in the world a neo-dandy is. You’re a dandy or you are not. Right?

  • http://anorexicescapades.com BougieHippie

    He is really good at picking out what colors works well for him, I also enjoy his fine detailing. Not to mention not many people can pull of a 3 piece suit with out look like a complete Men’s Warehouse douche.

    Though look 1 had a lot going on I like those colors the most, like the sharpness of look 2 but I have to go with look 3 dapper, dandy and dope!.


  • Brionapoliagnelliano

    The neo-dandy is the equally misguided brother of the ‘oh-so-vintage’ hipster.

  • http://undefined Joshua

    Some interesting looks here. I like the contrast and willingness to push the envolpe in these looks. Will definitely be picking up a copy of this book.

  • Shawn

    I like look # 2 but I think a tie would benefit the overall appearance, something subtle and not overwhelming like a textured solid navy or brown. Never been a fan of attached collars without a tie. I love the horizontal striped fabric though!