Kempt Man of the Hour: Iké Udé
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
If you've spent any time on the New York style circuit, you've no doubt come across idiosyncratic aRUDE magazine founder Iké Udé. With his dandified duds, the Nigerian-born artist, publisher and aesthete brightens up many an otherwise dull evening.
At an event for fashion icon Jackie Rogers the other night, Udé didn't disappoint. He wore a custom-made tweed coat with a flapped breast pocket made up from his own vintage fabric by London tailor Anthony Worth, with a pair of vintage tartan wool trousers, a vintage wool waistcoat, and a striped shirt and wide tie by Stanbridge of Paris.
Further dandy details—as if he needed any—came in the form of a vintage red and gold beetle-shaped tie pin and the blue cornflower is his lapel. It was almost as bold a statement as aRUDE's Paris Hilton issue, filled with blank pages.
- Jared Paul Stern