WHAT IS JAMES WEARING? Rotating Header Image

Idylic Italy!

I adore Italy. The whole way of life there is perfectly gorgeous. Five days of my recent Italian holiday were spent on the idyllic island of Capri, a truly magical place that has been the exclusive destination for actors, artists, writers and style makers since the days of the Grand Tour. Of course the island has a much more ancient guest list that even includes two Roman Emperors! – a testament to Capri’s beauty.

My look was inspired by the way Italians combine their unique brand of classicism with stripes, checks and plaid prints. I used these patterns in a particularly slim silhouette, creating crisp combinations of white and black, enhanced by shots of bright colors like lemon (Capri) yellow and Kelly green.

Have a look!

Pictured above on my way for drinks at the Quisisana terrace bar, a great place to people watch and meet for drinks before dinner. I am wearing a Gucci cotton white and black windowpane plaid jacket with a Tom Ford black and white silk pocket square, a Gucci white cotton shirt with black piping, lemon yellow cassette jeans – belt is Gucci in black patent with silver leather trim and silver grommet holes, also Gucci, black, white and silver penny loafer. Sunglasses are from Dior. – photo by Scott McBee.

Savouring the smells in one of Capri’s many gardens, Gucci white cotton pique jacket with black and white mother of pearl buttons, Gucci custom made kelly green cotton shirt with french cuffs, Seaman Schepps black pearl and white gold cuff links, vintage stainless steel Rolex watch, Gucci white and black cotton/silk hounds tooth pant, Gucci silver chain belt, Gucci black, white and silver leather loafer. – photo by Scott McBee.

A day of touring in Naples, in front of the very unusual and dramatic Gesu Nuovo, I am in a Gucci black linen denim blazer with black suede elbow patches. Working button holes make it easier to pull the sleaves back. Underneath is a Paul Smith bias cut kelly green cotton knit polo shirt, with white Diesel skinny jeans. Belt is Gucci in black patent with silver leather trim and silver grommet holes. Dior silver leather sneakers add a sportiness to the mix and a pair of Dior chrome sunglasses complete the look. – photo by Scott McBee.

La Scalinatella Hotel is my favorite hotel in Capri – Posing here in front of one of the hotel’s fabulous windows in a Gucci white cotton pique suit with black and white mother of pearl buttons, Tom Ford black and white striped cotton french cuff shirt, Seaman Schepps black pearl and white gold cuff lnks, Gucci silver chain belt, black, white and silver leather loafer. – photo by Scott McBee.

E.U.R., Rome – a glimpse of Mussolini’s modernist plans for the “new” Rome; simply breathtaking! Behind me is the Palazzo della Civilt√† Italiana, by Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno La Padula and Mario Romano, 1938-43. Trying to be impossibly fresh and crisp on an unseasonably HOT day in a Gucci cotton white and black windowpane plaid jacket, Tom Ford , black and white silk pocket square, white cotton shirt with black piping, Diesel, white skinny jean, silver chain belt, Gucci, black, white and silver leather loafer. Sunglasses are by Dior. – photo by Scott McBee.

3 Comments

  1. a wonderful read! I want to g to capri!

  2. James- I’ve never looked that good on my trips to Italy! You’ve inspired me to be more creative in putting together my traveling ensembles.

  3. Dean Farris says:

    james, Bellissimo and BRAVO !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *