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James Andrew North Fork

James Andrew North Fork

As you may have gathered by now, we’re in love with the North Fork –– its quaint charm and refreshing un-Hampton vibe is the perfect escape from summer in the city. Needless to say during our last month’s weekend there, we promptly reserved Independence Day weekend for a lovely return visit.

NRP Sagres III

NRP Sagres III

Besides getting to spend quality time with some exquisite and gracious friends, we took part in quite a few enjoyable activities, including the local “Heritage Day” festivities along with a viewing of some grand tall ships in Greenport.

Elliot A. Brooks at the Oyster Ponds Historical Society

Elliot A. Brooks at the Oyster Ponds Historical Society

A visit to the Oyster Ponds Historical Society was also a delight — an exhibition there of 1940s seascape/marine oil paintings depicting scenes based in Orient and East Marion by the artist Elliot A. Brooks (1888– 1949) was an added treat. There’s a wonderfully life-affirming wholesomeness about these painterly oils that left us all feeling recharged and appreciating the long seafaring heritage of the area.

Hadleighs royal gingham tasseled slippers

Hadleighs royal gingham tasseled slippers

I’m not sure the locals fully appreciated my sartorial splendor — in fact I was bellowed at, one fellow indicating that I was over-dressed (we were on our way to our photo shoot), my response was simply to quote Oscar Wilde, “one can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

Dressed for an Independence Day Weekend dinner party I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci navy cotton pique jacket, Bruce Cameron Clark bespoke shirt in a mini floral Liberty of London print with contrast white collar and cuffs, Seaman Schepps pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, vintage red, white and royal silk pocket square, Adriano Menneghetti navy and red belt, Tom Ford white cotton pants, Hadleigh’s royal and white cotton gingham tasseled slippers, Jo Malone 154 Cologne and Tom Ford Bronzing Gel for a sun-kissed glow.

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  1. Dean Farris says:

    Bellowed at?

    People really need to mind their own business !

    Too funny !

  2. Dean Farris says:

    Your response was the perfect one!

    That poor fellow must not know that the island of Manhattan is just a few hours away…A WORLD FASHION CAPITAL !

    or even closer depending on the mode of transport.


  3. Dean Farris says:


    I doubt you’d ever hear such a comment in Southampton !

  4. Karena says:

    James some people have no sense of decorum! Of course you look perfect for the holiday events! I always wish more people would take a care of the way they look in public!!

    The Arts by Karena
    Stems Soiree

  5. Dean Farris says:

    I so agree with Karen

    Most of these people you see are such miserable slob-olas !

    LOL !

  6. La Comtesse Lola says:

    Bellowed? F*ck him.

    “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

    ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Bravo James, Bravo!

  7. No kidding!!”Inner and Outer Slobbovia” (Google it!!!!) is where we live now!!
    Now tell us more about those shoes!!!!!

  8. James Andrew says:

    Darling Dean Farris,

    Luckily I am not concerned with the opinion of others!!!


  9. James Andrew says:

    Dear Karena,

    Thank You!

    Haters are going to hate!

    I think that by getting in touch with our own greatness/celebrating ourselves – others are forced to look at themselves and quite often they are annoyed that they perhaps have not raised the bar for themselves.



  10. James Andrew says:

    My Lovely La Comtesse Lola,

    Thankfully I have stopped looking out side of myself for acceptance and approval ages ago!

    Much Love and Many Martinis,


  11. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Penelope Bianchi,

    You are so delicious!!!

    That is why it is even more important that we raise the bar and share our “Sartorial Splendour” with the world!

    The Gingham Slippers are Hadleighs

    Much Love


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