+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 9th OUTFIT: 9 in 13 acts

NATTY_ADAMS_09_ike_ude NATHANIEL ADAMS: “I think my favorite thing about the suit is the soft, light flannel fabric. It drapes beautifully, and gives a lovely silhouette that makes me think of Cary Grant. That probably makes this my most “Old Hollywood” kind of suit.”

special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 8th OUTFIT: 8 in 13 acts

NATTY_ADAMS_08_ike_ude NATHANIEL ADAMS: “The mohair blend of the jacket and the linen of the pants make this a very light outfit, good for the summer—and ascots help with a sweaty neck. If I had a yacht this is probably what I’d wear on it.”

special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 7th OUTFIT: 7 in 13 acts

NATTY_ADAMS_02_ike_ude NATHANIEL ADAMS: ”... but the hat is really something special. ... I have a hard time turning down purple, especially such a beautifully made item. That hat is one of those rare single items of clothing that gives me immense pleasure to own and wear.”

special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 6th OUTFIT: 6 in 13 acts

NATTY_ADAMS_06_ike_ude NATHANIEL ADAMS: “I love this outfit just because I find it strikes a rare balance between simplicity and flamboyance. I feel at ease and confident in it, whereas many people feel restricted by their formal wear.”

special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 5th OUTFIT: 5 in 13 acts

NATTY_ADAMS_05_ike_ude NATHANIEL ADAMS: “I designed this jacket specifically for a Christmas holiday I spent with some friends at a cabin in Yorkshire, so this outfit brings back fond memories of that time.”

special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 4th OUTFIT: 4 in 13 acts

NATTY_ADAMS_07_ike_ude NATHANIEL ADAMS: ” I like some of my traditional Indian clothing, but I don’t really wear it out of the house because as an American it feels a little too much like a costume for me; although I might wear it in public when visiting New Delhi.”

special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 3rd OUTFIT: 3 in 13 acts

NATTY_ADAMS_04_ike_ude NATHANIEL ADAMS: “…..because this outfit reminds me of the Regency period and looks rather Romantic to me, I had quotes from Byron embroidered inside it – “Wine and women, mirth and laughter/Sermons and Soda Water the day after.”

special guest/ NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 2nd OUTFIT: 2 in 13 acts

NATTY_ADAMS_03_ike_ude NATHANIEL ADAMS: “If you look closely at the fabric you’ll see it isn’t a typical white and pink seersucker – it’s a cream color …. I like seersucker because the ribbed weave gives it a strength and structure but it still feels light.”

special guest interview: NATHANIEL ADAMS talks about his 1st OUTFIT: #1 in 13 acts + with introduction

NATTY_ADAMS_01_ike_ude NATHANIEL ADAMS: “As Kingsley Amis said: “if you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.” I think the same can be said for dressing – if everybody loved it you’d be doing something wrong.”


ELEMENTS_OF_-STYLE_90 ELEMENTS OF STYLE: is specifically assembled in between special guest features as a pictorial complement to theCHIC INDEX interview. Viewing the.....