Ten things Patrick J. Adams can’t live without
The boyish wonder stars in the hit legal drama Suits, set in Manhattan, shot in Toronto, and back on the box this month
I’m an avid photographer and have about 30 cameras at this point, but my Rolleiflex doesn’t leave my side.
We regularly work 14-hour days on Suits, so I don’t have time for the gym. But I have a set of seven kettlebells at home, and a trainer in L.A. who flies up sometimes to tell me what to do with them.
A big group of my friends wanted to go to Burning Man in 2010, and I had this idea to go in a bus. They all thought it was crazy, but I found a 1982 Bluebird for cheap and we spent the entire summer ripping all the seats out, installing beds and converting it into a livable space.
It’s my favourite meal of the week. I alternate between the Benny at Boehmer and the omelette at The Swan.
Charlie’s a crazy mix of Lab, elkhound, Lhasa Apso and terrier. He is my best friend in the world, and he goes everywhere with me. Or maybe I go everywhere with him. It’s hard to tell who’s leading whom at this point.
After years of dead hard drives and disorganized MP3s, I finally bought a turntable at Planet of Sound on Queen West and built a collection of my favourites: Arcade Fire, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan.
In L.A., I get around on my ancient scooter. She’s 29 years old. She backfires constantly. And she’s banged up from an unfortunate encounter I had with a city bus. But she still runs.
Wearing suits every day on the show has shown me how something as small as the size of a lapel can completely change a person—make you look more powerful or stand up taller. I love Garrison Bespoke. They’re old school, and they take their time getting pieces to fit just right.
I try to make time every day to work on my photo projects—right now I’m shooting portraits of our crew on set. The Lightroom application, which I use to manage and edit thousands of images, is permanently open on my laptop.
We shoot Suits in Toronto during the beautiful months, and I try and get out on two wheels as much as possible.