Nathaniel Adams is an author, designer, journalist, and maker of fine custom clothing. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from New York University where he created his own major studying literature and the history dandyism and fashion subcultures. He holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University where he won the prestigious Lynton Fellowship for his book proposal on dandyism.
He has co-authored two books on men's style with the photographer Rose Callahan: I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman and We Are Dandy: The Elegant Gentleman Around the World. He has also contributed to the menswear book From Tip to Toe. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, The Rake, Harper's Bazaar, the Chap, and Pipes & Tobacco Magazine, among other venues. He is the recipient of the 2013 Dandy of the Year Award from Dandyism.Net. He has spoken on dandyism and menswear at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, New York University, TEDx Jersey City, and Disneyworld.
Nathaniel has worked in the world of luxury, designer, and custom suiting for a decade. His first job was as seasonal help in the Canali showroom. He subsequently worked for Doyle Mueser (now separately J. Mueser and Amber Doyle,) and managed their Against Nature shop for three years. He was the co-founder and creative director, with Dr. Lee-Jon Ball, of the Secret Empire custom suit company in London, which he helped run and operate for three years. He has also worked as a part time employee of Paul Smith for several years. His suit designs have been featured at the Rhode Island School of Design.
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