Seersucker Summer with Dr. Churchwell

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Dr. Andre Churchwell, NYC, May 2012


Phone rings

Me:  Hello...

Voice:  Hi Rose, it's Andre Churchwell....(insert niceties)...I'm coming to Manhattan for the weekend with the family, and it would be great to see you again!  I'll be wearing a really marvelous pink seersucker DB with a straw boater to the symphony on Saturday....

Me:  When and where?  I'm there!

This is the life of an exquisite gentleman...causing a stir in with the rarely-done-because-thoroughly-impractical double breasted seersucker.  Almost as impractical as the three piece seersucker worn by Natty Adams.


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Outside the Plaza Hotel...quite the classic Hollywood look.

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Striking color combination on this Mogador tie Churchwell helped design with Anthony T. Kirby

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Then we snuck some photos inside near the gorgeous Palm Court...

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First Look:
Hat: Brooks Brothers Italian straw boater
Suit: bespoke pink/white seersucker double breasted suit
Shirt: Steve Kempson NYC
Tie: Bruer
Shoes: Peal white leather wingtips
Socks: Paul Stuart

Second Look:
Hat:  Worth and Worth porkpie coconut hat with the wide linen band - "Frank Sinatra’s – Cavanaugh Hat model of the 1950’s"
Jacket:  Len Logsdail houndstooth jacket with leather covered buttons attached by a shank - "coat done in 1930’s sport coat model"
Shirt: David Mercer and Sons
Tie: Anthony T. Kirby
Trousers:  bespoke full cut cream garbardine trousers
Shoes:  Polo/Ralph Lauren two-tone spectators, white buck with brown leather cap toes
Bag:  Bergdorf Goodman :)


11 comments:

  1. Love that B&W spectator shot.

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  2. These are absolutely awesome pics of an truly stylish and sophisticated dresser!

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  3. The pink seersucker is fantastic!

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  4. Really great pictures Rose! How much of it is post production?

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    1. Tech talk! The post production was mostly to get colors true to life and not let highlights burn out - especially on the light pink seersucker. The street shot was most complex because he was in a shaded area. I had to open up shadows a bit.

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  5. Rose,
    I'm curious - would you happen to know if Dr. Churchwell's seersucker db has a center vent, double vents or is ventless? Great pics - always love to see what the good doctor is sporting :-)
    Dan F. (An Uptown Dandy)

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    1. His db has side vents (English vents). Thanks for your comment!

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  6. Just fell in love with Dr.Churchwell.
    Pink! (pink!) seersucker!

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  7. I love the blog! Greetings from Poland :)

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