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Carlton Hobbs – The Masterpiece Fair, London

James Andrew at Carlton Hobbs - photo Lars Stephan.

We’re interupting our WIJW in Paris series to share with you a special announcement. My friends at the superlative Carlton Hobbs Gallery will be exhibiting in London at the Masterpiece Fair. Stefanie Rinza, managing director of Carlton Hobbs LLC, describes the exclusive showcase as a “… successor to the prestigious Grosvenor House Show, [which] has great promise to become one of the best in the world.” With only the finest treasures both traditional and contemporary, this sounds like our kind of thing, and we’re hurrying to the phone to get our room sorted at Claridges.

While you are in London to see the Masterpiece Fair, be sure to visit Carlton Hobbs’ London gallery at 16 Bloomfield Terrace, off of Pimlico Road as they’ve curated a special exhibition of recent acquisitions to coincide with the show.

Just to get you excited about your visit, I’m leaving you with an image of the grand focal point of Carlton Hobbs’ exhibition at the Masterpiece Fair – “…an extraordinary French 18th century parcel gilt and white painted Library from the Hotel Gaulin, Dijon.” Now this is something I would like to build someone’s home around!

Interior at Carlton Hobbs

French 18th century Library being offered by Carlton Hobbs at the Masterpiece Fair in London.

I’m pictured here (top) on the grand staircase of Carlton Hobbs’ spectacular New York gallery, in what was once the Vanderbilt mansion, sporting a smashing “Spencer” jacket in rose silk linen, black and white silk pocket square and black and saddle leather loafers all by Tom Ford, Richard James shirt in black and white striped cotton with french cuffs and contrast white collar, Seaman Schepps black pearl cufflinks, black and white silk hounds tooth pant and black patent leather belt with silver leather trim and grommets by Gucci, a Cartier vintage “tank Divan” watch from Raj Tolaram, and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.


  1. Soren Romer says:

    How long is the exhibition on for?

  2. Dean says:


    What a stunning image of you, looking so elegant. Carlton Hobbs is a good example of your lifestyle concept ; TEL or Total Elevated Living !


  3. James Andrew says:

    Hello Soren,

    Thursday 24 June to Tuesday 29 June



  4. James, This outfit is Sublime, beyond dashing ! All the best, Tim

  5. Cosima says:

    I adore your outfit, you look absolutely elegant, I also love Carlton Hobbs Gallery!

  6. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Lieber James,

    Diese Jacke ist unendlich schön…….und Du siehst echt cool aus!

    Hoffe bald von Dir zu hören…

    Alles Liebe


  7. Paper Doll says:

    I am sure the Masterpiece Fair will be amazing! I wish I could be there…….

  8. SQUI says:

    Excellent outfit!

    The library is gorgeous!

  9. Matt says:

    You look devine !!!
    Definately one of my all time favorites WIJW killer combi’s.
    Colours do you right, perfect fit.
    Pink often seems very feminin, but here au contraire it looks very masculine.

    Cheers – Matt

  10. James Andrew says:

    Thank you Matt.

    Think pink!



  11. Aurelia Camargo says:

    I adore the jacket, Lars made a great portrait of you! Congrats for you both!

    love from Brazil,


  12. Pearl Hammond says:

    You never stop surprising me, you look absolutely fabtastic, you should have a TV show…



  13. Maria La Torre says:

    Qué elegante manera de subir las escaleras, me recuerdas a Ashkey Wilkes en “Gone with the Wind”……. luces espléndido!



  14. Travis says:

    tres chic!

  15. Lil´Lilly says:

    The library looks beautiful…….have to visit the Masterpiece fair!

  16. Maria Paula says:

    Me encanta como luces con esa chaqueta rosada, y los zapatos son fabulosos! Cada día es una nueva sorpresa con WIJW!

  17. Matt says:

    Dear James,

    Absolutely, couldn’t agree more !

    Or “La vie en shocking rose” these last couple of posts 🙂

    What did you think of the tower by artist Wim Delvoye in the Rodin gardens?
    Did you had a chance to see the YSL show at the Petit Palais?


  18. James Andrew says:

    Hello Matt,

    I found the works of Delvoye fascinating and sadly I did not make it to the YSL show- this was such a short trip.



  19. James Andrew says:

    Well Pearl,

    That very well may happen.

    Thanks for all your kind words



  20. Leo Kempster says:

    I love looking back at some of your older posts, it’s almost like saying ‘oh yeah I remember that’ and ‘that was a really good shot’.

    This is one of those, a perfect outfit for the setting – and the pink jacket is just amazing on you.

    It reminds of being at a Polo game or something exciting.

    Great Stuff!

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