Time to Shine

Dandy Wellington at the Seersucker Social, Washington DC, June 2011

Well, I don't feel like we have earned our springtime this year, due to the absurdly mild winter, but it's here none the less - and that's a good enough reason to celebrate!  This set of bright and sunny shots are from the Seersucker Social in Washington DC at the Hillwood Estate last year.  I went down with journalist Nathaniel "Natty"Adams and Mr. Bray on assignment for the legendary UK magazine The Chap.  By a strange twist of fate the story ran in in depths of winter.  Now that the birds are chirping, it seems like the perfect time to finally give them their moment on the blog. 

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Mr. Bray's pocket puff and boater

The official American correspondent for The Chap, Nathaniel "Natty" Adams, working hard in his lime green seersucker.

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Natty did a costume change...into a three piece pink seersucker suit from Doyle Mueser.  The kind of suit that says, "I will conquer the DC heat with my mind alone!"

Just look at him...he was even more amazing than you see.   Lots of inspiration down in DC.

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Vaudeville performer Izzy Aster's bow tie

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A bit like old Calcutta

Eric Channing Brewer after the Seersucker Social, Washington DC, June 2011

Eric is the founder of Dandies and Quaintrelles, the DC group responsible for getting nine hundred people (yes, nine hundred), to wear seersucker...or at least support the wearing of seersucker.  Bravo!


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  2. Brilliant Photos.....The Green Seersucker Suit is Subtly Unique,also The Red Seersucker is an Extremely Nice Fabric.......Great Article...........

  3. Great Photos! You have beautifully captured the elegance and coolness of these handsome men and their finery!

  4. This makes me want to be a dandy!


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