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Pushing On

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James Andrew - photo by Nicholas Turner

You push me
To go the extra mile
You push me
When it’s difficult to smile
You push me
A better version of myself…

Whenever I hear these lyrics by Madonna, I’m inspired to strive to BE that better version of myself – to keep on keeping on despite the occasional obstacles along the way. We here at WIJW do strive to evolve and refine and we count our blessings every day. With a readership now hailing from one hundred and fifty seven countries and territories, we must be doing something you like! In any case we do want to thank you again for your continued visits, and hope that you are managing to keep your head up as well in the face of the many challenges life presents.

I’m pictured here on my way back from a fairly dreary morning of jury duty, but I’m feeling rather buoyant after a good chat over lunch with my friend the very talented artist/photographer Nicholas Turner. Turner has had incredible response since the post we did on him a few months ago, and reports that he has sold several paintings and is being offered shows in Berlin and London! – Lucky for me he had his camera in hand for our impromptu meeting and caught this photo of me in City Hall Park.

I’m sporting a black wool flannel pealed lapel jacket, a forest green plaid glazed cotton shirt, mini houndstooth wool pants, silver chain link belt, black suede and leather slipper style shoes, and black leather tote all by Gucci, a Charvet Paris white and forest green silk retro print pocket square and glasses by Dior.

32 Comments

  1. tartanscot says:

    stylish and delightful. as always.

  2. i love those pants they are super cool

  3. James, What a nice post this is. You inspire me very much!

  4. Brad Sumner says:

    Excellent, like that plaid mixed in.

  5. Nick Zantop says:

    Very chic James. The plaid works very well, and I love the jacket. So many men bury the cuff of their shirt under the fabric of their jacket, thinking that is the proper way. It is eons more stylish to have a little bit of cuff showing like you do! Men of the world…take note. Women of the world who help their men dress…also take note.

  6. Louise Ellenborough says:

    your blog is famous around the world darling!

  7. Absolutely in Love says:

    We all are making our best effort to evolve too dearest James and your helping us a lot in that quest!

  8. Monaco Girl says:

    I keep driving my red Monaco and thinking of you!

  9. Secret Admirer says:

    Love you for being that way!

  10. Dean says:

    Hi James, Love the Belgian loafers… Ugh JD is SO DREARY ! But, somehow you seem to make it seem chic and socially conscious…

    BRAVO JAMES ! Madonna would be proud !

    Dean

  11. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Mein lieber James,

    Sehr schöne Worte, ich will eine bessere Person werden, ich bin mir sicher dass Du viele Leute hilfst!

    Alles Liebe

    Deine Christiane

  12. Secret Admirer says:

    You are my fave!

  13. Johann Graf von Auersperg says:

    I´m glad you are helping artists through your blog, you are evolving by helping others! I hope you had a great day!

    Best Regards

    Johann

  14. Maria La Torre says:

    Mi querido James, estoy segura de que tu blog es leído es muchos más países de los que mencionas!

    Me alegra que existan personas como tú!

    Gracias!

    Maria

  15. Pearl Hammond says:

    My dear James,

    You can´t imagine how happy I am to read your blog, it brightens my life with every new post!

    love

    Pearl

  16. Lil´Lilly says:

    You look gorgeus! you´ve got such a great body and a very elegant expression!

  17. Maria da Gloria says:

    You push me
    To go the extra mile
    You push me
    When it’s difficult to smile
    You push me
    A better version of myself…

  18. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Dear James,

    You are very wise, you knew that? Challenges are dreams are very important in life…….

    Love,

    Mara

  19. Aurelia Camargo says:

    Can´t live anymore without your blog!

    Aurelia

  20. your biggest fan says:

    I agree with Aurelia! You are helping so many people with your thoughts and elevated style of living…….

  21. Adelaide says:

    I want Nicholas to make a picture of me too, he is so talented!

  22. Christian Fuchs says:

    Dear James,

    I´m glad I can read your blog here in the south of Chile it´s difficult because of the permanent internet connection problems! I was today having tea at the peacock farm!

    hugs and blessings,

    Christian

  23. Looking good Darling James!
    Unfortunately, Madonna’s “Papa don’t preach” is still my theme song! O’well, my very conservative father has continue to preach+nag… and I’m not his teenage child anymore~sigh*

    Have a fabulous weekend~
    xo as always*

  24. Peter Westcott says:

    You serve up mantras that apply to the way I am feeling or should be feeling, without fail, just when I need them!
    I need more smart clothes too!
    You are a great reminder of standards – spiritual, sartorial and artistic.
    You OWN it!!
    xxxx

  25. austin says:

    So classy! Im thinking you should run for mayor next time around.

  26. Countess Marzena A. Broel-Plater says:

    James darling,

    As always you are colorful even when wearing black and grey… you possess innate sense of style & class thus everything you wear looks fabulous on you & your selections & taste are impeccable, it is always a pleasure to view your creations and to read your interesting upscale blog… in all that you do there is a substance & style… I miss chatting with you & love your essence my stylish, sweet, smart, suave, sophisticated, sexy, stunning & spiritual friend with substance… continue doing whatever you are doing darling it is all fabulous… whatever you touch turns into gold… inspiring… hugs with love… your friend, Marzena

  27. mel says:

    how could you possible be any better??? looking great!

  28. Bruno says:

    This photo is art! Nicholas is a wonderful photographer!

  29. every man shouldn’t just own a navy blazer, however own this navy blazer.

    and perhaps a green plaid shirt, as well. 😉

  30. Leo Kempster says:

    James the cut of that jacket! Wow..

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