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THE LAST WEEK OF WINTER

James Andrew, NYC

James Andrew, NYC


Are you as baffled as I am that this is actually the last week of winter? Where did it all go? It sort of whisked by, barely noticed here on the East Coast with its unseasonably warm temperatures. I barely got to wear my new Tom Ford navy cashmere plaid overcoat! Oh well, time to move forward – and depending on how this week and the beginning of spring unfolds, perhaps opportunities will present themselves to wear a few more of my winter beauties.

As many of our WIJW fans must know by now, I’m all about what is appropriate to the weather versus antiquated rules regarding what should and should not be warn on such and such a date. Just because spring is pending does not mean that I have to break out the pastels — I mean, an unexpected snow storm might show up (and when you live around here, you know that is always a strong possibility)!

February/March is typically when I begin to think about my spring/summer wardrobe, and what I may want to add to enhance my sartorial splendor. This year, I’m leaning toward turquoise, pale blue, and lime green, and I’m already obsessing over a few exceptional pieces. Hopefully they will come my way! This is also a time when I’m in serious need of a tropical getaway! Palm Beach here we come! We’re heading down to catch up with clients and friends from March 16-21 and the Colony Palm Beach will provide for a lovely base of operations!

Celebrating the last days of winter, I’m sporting a Ralph Lauren Purple Label cashmere/wool tartan jacket, Tom Ford era Gucci ivory cashmere turtleneck sweater, Uniqlo red down vest, Tom Ford charcoal wool flannel pants. Max Verre red leather tasseled loafers, Sermonetta red leather gloves, vintage Rolex, Charvet black silk pocket square, Tom Ford Marco sunglasses, Tom Ford Bronzing Gel for a bit of a sun kissed glow, and my fragrance is Creed Royal Oud.

IN BUSHWICK WITH BORIS GLAMOCANIN

James Andrew - photo by Boris Glamocanin

James Andrew – photo by Boris Glamocanin – click to enlarge

We love to take time to celebrate the artists who help us create the epic images we share with you here on WIJW.

Today we’re celebrating the genius of Boris Glamocanin – he never fails to bring an elegant edge and singular sensuality to what he does, leaving us in eager anticipation of the next time we’ll have the opportunity to work with him!

photo by Boris Glamocanin for WIJW

photo by Boris Glamocanin for WIJW

photo by Boris Glamocanin for WIJW

photo by Boris Glamocanin for WIJW

Needless to say, if you yourself were searching for a top notch photographer and all around creative, we wholeheartedly recommend him.

Boris Glamocanin self portrait

Boris Glamocanin self portrait

I recently spent an afternoon with Glamocanin in his stomping ground, Bushwick, where he captured me in the rich, cinematic image above (top). We are quite pleased with it!

For my Bushwick adventure, I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci olive box quilted hunting jacket, Mackintosh brown corduroy down vest, Paul Stuart checked cotton shirt, Ralph Lauren pale olive window pane plaid wool tie, olive mini herringbone wool flannel pants, Tom Ford era Gucci python belt with silver double horse head buckle, Tom Ford era Gucci brown leather Chelsea boots, Tom Ford Dimitry sunglasses, Tom Ford Oud, and a bit of Tom Ford Bronzing Gel for a sun kissed glow.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MIX

James Andrew – photo by  Boris Glamocanin

James Andrew – photo by Boris Glamocanin


Whether I’m creating rooms for a client or working on my own sartorial splendor, it’s all in the mix!

For me, a traditional interior really comes alive with the addition of modern art and photography. This marvelous juxtaposition of classic and contemporary is so impossibly fresh and chic. Conversely, an architecturally modern apartment can really make an exceptional antique piece sing – highlighting and enhancing the effect of its sculptural qualities, and giving an otherwise chilly interior a bit of warmth and soul.

When putting together a clothing ensemble, I love combining sportier elements with tailored pieces – this is something very American I think, and adds a touch of edgy chic to things. The ensemble featured today is a perfect example of that idea – mixing a down vest with tweeds and corduroy (and in this particular case, it provides a much needed layer of practical warmth as well)!

I have a rather extensive collection of formal dinner jackets which I sadly do not wear enough. But occasionally I wear one of these jackets with a white shirt, white pants, scarf, and white loafers — creating a less formal ensemble for a dinner or cocktail party. In fact I’ve put together just this outfit for an upcoming Palm Beach trip so stay tuned! A variation might be a dinner jacket with a black turtleneck, black pants, leopard slippers, and voila, a super chic. fun, semi formal look!

My point is, don’t be afraid to mix things up and have fun. Be inspired by style icons who were brave enough to experiment without needing approval!

I was thrilled to work again with my endlessly talented friend, Boris Glamocanin – his images add a seductive edginess which we adore! I’m sporting a Tom Ford charcoal wool tweed jacket with brown suede elbow patches, teal cotton corduroy pants, black and white window windowpane plaid shirt with French cuffs, teal and charcoal check cashmere wool tie, teal silk pocket square, brown leather tasseled loafers, Hawke & Co charcoal down vest, Seaman Schepps grey pearl cuff links, vintage Rolex watch, Tom Ford London fragrance, and a bit of my trusty Tom Ford Bronzing Gel for a sun kissed glow.

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