For the past two years, Saville Row tailor Adam Rogers has been shuttling back-and-forth between London and New York, sketching the black players in menswear. It started as a side project — a way to stay busy between fittings at Richard James — but has morphed into something bigger.
He has 80 portraits completed so far. Each one is a two-part process: After photographing his subject, he sketches their likeness on a bleached-out page from a vintage book of etchings he found at a flea market. “The book is called Portraits of History,” he says. “I thought it was quite appropriate.”