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EVOLUTION OF A BLOG

James Andrew.

James Andrew.

It all pretty much started with snapshots and a few words about what I was wearing. As things evolved I got to work with some rather talented photographers, and before we knew it, WIJW was garnering some interest from the global mainstream media. We had to start upping our game! As things progressed I certainly learned a lot about setting up interesting scenarios and I began to enjoy the platform as a way to share a wide range of inspirational stories and unusual experiences.

My own sartorial splendor has evolved a bit as well, and with age I think my emphasis has moved more to the classics with an Anglo/American inspired aesthetic that has touches of Italian flair – which probably has a lot to do with why I like clothing by Tom Ford so much! The pieces that I collect from Ford are often on par with the bespoke items I’d have a tailor create for me — of course I continue to have beautiful custom shirts made for me along with other items to add to my quiver, and happily these all pair quite nicely with the Ford articles I own. I can say that over the years I think I’ve become more secure with myself. I no longer feel the need to adhere religiously to particular labels. Truth be told, I’m simply more interested in what works and what will endure. Now of course I celebrate fashion and particular designers but I’m not wedded exclusively to one or to any particular current trend. Needless to say I can look back at some of the pieces that I’ve purchased that are, let’s say, of a certain moment and it is not surprising to me that I have given most of those particular items away!

James Andrew 2008

James Andrew 2008

A dear Palm Beach friend of mine has been having his clothing made on Savile Row for years. Many pieces were made in the late 1960’s but remain in pristine condition, and still fit my friend perfectly (which I suppose says as much about my friend’s ability to stay in shape as it does about his superb taste in clothes!). I too have learned to approach purchasing my wardrobe as more of a long term investment—one that will give me pleasure for many years to come!

Re-visiting the same Alexander Calder sidewalk on Madison Avenue that we blogged about some years ago, today (top) I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci dusty rose suede safari jacket, camel silk turtleneck sweater and tan leather tasseled loafers, Uniqlo white jeans, Hildestahl saddle leather tote, Tom Ford ” Dimitry” sunglasses, vintage Rolex, Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne from Jo Malone and Tom Ford Bronzing Gel for a sun kissed glow.

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12 Comments

  1. Karena says:

    James, I do like your thoughts on fashion and for myself like to mix designers. Many of my friends have no problem mixing what they call classic high and low beautifully.

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  2. Dean says:

    James,

    Evolution is such a great word!

    Love that you had the courage to create WIJW-

    All the Best,

    Dean

  3. BRAVO! BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!!!

  4. Danny says:

    Oh James!
    Looking better with age…
    And long live your particular ‘infinite variety’!
    X, D

  5. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Karena,

    It is all about how we chose to celebrate our own unique “Sartorial Splendour”

    Cheers

    JA

  6. James Andrew says:

    Dear Dean,

    It has been a tremendous journey!

    Thanks for ALL your support and enthusiasm!

    Cheers

    JA

  7. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Penelope Bianchi,

    Thank you!

    You are so delicious!

    Cheers

    JA

  8. James Andrew says:

    Darling Danny,

    Thank You – perhaps when I lose the beard – I look 10 years younger!

    Cheers and All Best,

    JA

  9. Danny says:

    Oh James,
    Keep the beard, it suits.
    Less blond than some of the ‘beards’ in Manhattan, but all the more glamourous for that!
    D

  10. Bill Fleming says:

    Just sheer inspiration for all of us! Love the loafers…i cherish my pair.

  11. James Andrew says:

    Dear Danny,

    You are so clever and I adore your wit and charm!

    Cheers

    JA

  12. James Andrew says:

    Dear Bill Fleming,

    So happy to hear!!!

    Yes – I have them in black as well!

    Cheers

    JA

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