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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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WONDERFUL HOLIDAY WISHES

James Andrew Season's Greetings

James Andrew Season’s Greetings


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We can barely believe that the holiday season is already upon us, and 2016 is nigh!

What a roller coaster it’s been this past year. A lot of ups and some downs — and one can always expect quite of few of those. When things aren’t going that well, though, sometimes the simple act of letting go will allow for unexpected delights. Realities can change so quickly! Case in point: some time back I spotted the suit I’m wearing (above) at Ralph Lauren and was absolutely smitten (yes, my usual Duke of Windsor fantasies!). I simply had to have it, but alas, I did not have the resources to splurge. I was very reluctantly forced to let go of the idea. But as you might have surmised, the story didn’t end there. Some time passed, and this year the self same suit was made available to me at an outrageously discounted and affordable price. Voila, my Windsor wishes were realized! The point is, things don’t always happen on our timeline – delays don’t necessarily mean denials. We can let go a little bit (getting a suit is not a life or death scenario after all, even if one IS a confirmed dandy!). Better opportunities can and often WILL present themselves! Stay open to possibilities.

Today we are sending all of our gorgeous WIJW readers Wonderful Holiday Wishes with lots of love and light!

Be sure to follow me on the James Andrew Instagram feed. I’ll be sharing my musings on some last minute gift ideas from cheap and chic to the higher end of the spectrum!

En route to a fabulous xmas fêtes I’m sporting this ravishing Ralph Lauren Purple Label cashmere/wool tartan suit (no doubt inspired by the Duke of Windsor’s tartan evening suit), Tom Ford white cotton shirt with French cuffs and black silk tie, Seaman Schepps black pearl cuff links, Charvet black silk pocket square, Tom Ford black and saddle leather loafers, Creed Windsor fragrance, and Tom Ford Bronzing Gel for a healthy glow.

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