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Adventures In Seersucker | Style by INHERENT

I was incredibly excited for this podcast, mostly because I was able to spend most of today with Adam who is a close personal friend. I've been photographing Adam, for about six years now. It's always a good time and we just completed our first installment of the #AuthenticSelfChallenge where we ask a friend or customer to choose one inherent garment that they own, and style it four different ways. The categories that we tell them to style around are casual, date night, formal, and wildcard. Wildcard means they can do whatever they want. If they want to try something wild and crazy or something they've never done before, there are no boundaries on them for this category. But for every look, the individual styles themselves which brings a whole new dynamic to our products that we at INHERENT absolutely love and I think Adam did a fantastic job. With all that said, let's get into it.

 

STEVEN:

Adam, tell us a little about yourself.

 

ADAM:

I'm Adam Morley. I own a marketing agency called Wolf and key. And we handle all things internet related for our clients, social media, websites, that sort of stuff. And I love motorcycles as well. New and old, but mainly old. Yeah, so we're the motorinist boys around. Boulder street moto is the name of the project. It's totally a passion project. I started with some friends and it's awesome dot com. I'm close with Steven. We used to be roommates. So love of my life (laughter) and Taylor Draper (Inherent CEO) is my brother in law. So Inherent is near and dear to my heart. And not only because it's awesome style, but because it's made by people I love.

 

S:

And your own personal style. How would you describe that?

 

A: 

People ask me that all the time. And I don't know how to describe it. I mean, I definitely love vintage clothing for sure. Like, any style from the 80s and earlier. I have 80's days and I have 70's days and I have 60's days and I have 30's days. It's like whatever I'm feeling in the morning. It's kind of hard to nail down and it means I have too much clothing in my closets. I have three full closets of clothes because I can't really decide what my own favourite style is. So yeah, it's all over the map. The patterns of the 70s are so awesome, I think. And then the simplicity of the 60s. So it's all over the map.

 

S:

You put together these four outfits: The full suit, trousers and plain white tee, a beach inspired look and a look with some well-loved Converse high-tops. I want to ask about the white tee with the suit pants and the loafers first. Where did that idea come from?

 

So that is one of my favorite outfits, which I haven't even worn that often in real life yet, but I am totally going to. Because to me, it's an amazing mix of vintage and modern class.

 

S: 

How does that style outfit sit in the pantheon of Adam's closet?

 

A:

I can see wearing it to any event really. I mean, I could wear it to work or something more classy here because the pants just like elevated big time, right? 

 

S:

I love that. let's run through the beach look. You've talked, just before we started recording, about loving beach formalwear. Can you describe where that love came from?

 

A:

Man, the beach is my vibe all the way. When I retire I'm going to be in the tropics all the time. I just love the sun. I love the ocean. I love saltwater. It's just one of my favourite things. So there's something magical about the sea. 

 

 

S:

I don't even how would you describe this, because it's not the "aesthetic" of California. It's like there is some intangible essence of ocean vibes. Whether that be a tropical island, Bahamas, California, whatever.

 

A:

I think people have a certain freedom in California, and on those beaches in that area specifically. I don't know. I can't really describe what it is either. People are happy. I'm sure people are happy. The sun for me just creates whatever that chemical is that makes you happy... Serotonin. That's what it is. I think that's what it is for me. I get in the hot sun and especially on the beach, and it just creates happiness somehow. So there's that unspoken thing, whatever it is. And honestly, there's parts of California where the air smells sweet by the ocean and it's just the best. So I think that beach look, again was like, let's take the simplicity and freedom of what you would wear to the beach, which is almost nothing. And elevate it big time into light colored, light fabric, really breathable suit that you can still move around in. And again, to me, you got the best of both worlds. So it's this amazing combination. Plus the hat and I totally love the old mafia movie vibes, the old drug lords from the 80s movies. You can wear that wide brim hat and smoke a cigar on the beach in Mexico and it's like, "oh, man, that's a good combo".  That's what I love about that outfit.

 

S:

I love that. Moving on to possibly the most laid back of all of the outfits. There's a pair of well-loved Converse involved. And remind me of the shirt you were wearing?

 

A:

It was a yellow shirt that was a more casual dress shirt from Inherent and then a Cubs baseball hat.

S:

 So, full transparency. We kind of wrangled that look together on the set. What was the standout for you in that ensemble?

 

A:

The shoes made it feel different. Going back to the first look I have the white loafers, seersucker pants, the white T and the hat. And that still feels more dressed up because you're walking around in the loafers. But I switched up the shoes to the Converse. And I was like, "oh, this feels so casual and easy to walk around and easy to move in". But it wasn't quite as casual as the T shirt. So I think the way it felt walking around was what I would take away from that one. 

 

S:

And finally, the full suit. The whole ensemble: jacket pants shirt, no hat and white loafers. How is the seersucker ensemble different than your other pieces from inherent?

 

A:

So I spent a brief period of my life during college and a little bit after in the south and that's where this one is routed for me. The south just has a little place in my heart because of that. And they wear seersucker like mad down there. You take the heat that I love and, again, class it up and connect it to my halfway Southern roots from college. And that's what it takes me back to and I just love it. So I think it's special because I actually really do enjoy the south where seersucker was maybe created? To me it was created there. 

 

S:

Out of all the outfits that you put together. What's your favourite one?

 

A:

I will definitely be wearing the white loafers with the pants with the white tee and the Cubs hat. For sure. It's totally classic on top and class on the bottom. I love that combo. It's comfortable. I'm going to wear that again for sure.

 

S:

Do you feel like out of out of the four looks that one feels like your true authentic self the most?

 

A:

One hundred percent. Totally me for sure. And I think it's hard to be able to do two opposite things like that. So it's my favorite thing that it worked out.

 

S:

I feel like a lot of people and myself included, wouldn't automatically go for seersucker, white tee and ball cap combo

 

A:

I mean, it took me a while to get there. 

 

S:

It just feels so natural on you. I know we talked about this as we were shooting, but you wouldn't naturally go for a baseball cap with a suit?

 

A:  

No. I never even thought about it until Inherent.

 

S:

Any closing thoughts or remarks?

 

A:

Go get one Inherent suit and you can rock that thing seven different ways. Some people think of a suit as something they can only wear can only wear them to a special event or something, But no. Have one conversation with somebody at Inherent. Get a suit and you'll have a bunch of new outfits from it. That's the magic of creativity and fashion. You get to make it whatever you want? Really, at the end of the day and as they always say at Inherent, confidence. You'll have confidence from wearing these suits and styling them how you want to style them and then loving it. It works. 

 

S:

Awesome, Adam. Thank you so much for doing these shoots with me and for doing this podcast. It's been a great time. Inherent family. Take care.

 

We'll see you on the next one and be on the lookout on our Instagram for the release date for our new seersucker suit. 

  

For the full, unedited podcast click here.

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