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Pucci in the Piazzetta

James Andrew, the Capri Piazzetta - photo Scott Mcbee

James Andrew, the Capri Piazzetta - photo Scott Mcbee

For our recent trip to Italy I channeled a bit of 60’s Capri a la Lord Patrick Lichfield and Peter Bailey, and thus sported some rather outrageous jet-set hippie-chic ensembles. I went for shades of blue and white, crisp and fresh (much like the locales we traveled to).

Capri is very much a place where people enjoy getting dressed up, wearing jewelry, etc.—there is a sense of celebration there, and generally people dress accordingly.

When planning my wardrobe for this trip I remembered Pucci had done a men’s capsule collection in 2011 which included some rather tremendous tunic style shirts.

As it goes, I saw myself wearing one of these in Capri. Perhaps it was the power of imagination, but whatever the case may be somehow one of these tunics came my way! The best place to see and be seen is the famous Piazzetta, the perfect place to promenade and enjoy the perpetual spectacle, and as you can see I had a marvelous time parading through the Piazzetta in said Pucci, (and happily turning a few heads as McBee took my photo).

I’m wearing a Pucci white and blue embroidered tunic, Uniglo slim white cotton cargo pant, navy and white cotton gingham tasseled slippers by Hadleigh Bespoke, Tom Ford white “Miguel” sunglasses, vintage Rolex watch and my fragrance is Creed Original cologne.

Lyford Cay and a Nod to Slim Aarons

James Andrew at Lyford Cay

James Andrew at Lyford Cay

Slim Aarons was blessed to travel the world on his “…quest for the beautiful and the elegant” as he put it, “…photographing attractive people who were doing attractive things in attractive places.”

His brilliant body of work is a tribute to those attractive people, and if they didn’t all live charmed lives, they certainly appeared to when Aarons applied his craft! Of course staging was crucial to the effect, and after my sublime holiday, I can see why Lyford was one of Aaron’s favorite stomping grounds..

Needless to say WIJW is on a similar quest to seek out beautiful places and celebrate living well, consequently when I’m photographed for WIJW, I often turn to the iconic images captured by Aarons and hope to imbue our images with the same spirit. For today’s post we are paying homage once again to Aarons’ genius in our attempt at the sincerest form of flattery as the saying goes.

I am wearing a Tom Ford “Snowdon” jacket in lilac rose silk wool linen melange twill, white cotton shirt with French cuffs and ivory linen sateen pants, pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, purple alligator belt with silver buckle by Ralph Lauren, Pucci silk pocket square and Gucci navy suede loafers, and my fragrance is Lorenzo Villoresi’s Iperborea http://www.lafcony.com/lorenzo/