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James Andrew - Wedding attire

Wedding celebrations are one of those times to really show friends that you care, and the same-sex union of two friends of mine recently provided me with the opportunity to consider some different thoughts on what formal evening wear might include. As you can see, I still opted for a classic look but with my usual twist, dressing in a pale blue silk dinner jacket by Tom Ford, Tom Ford era Gucci shirt with ruffles and lace in white cotton voile, black and white silk hounds tooth pants and cummerbund, black patent evening shoes, bow tie in black silk gross grain by Tom Ford and a massive Gardenia—an offering to the gods.


  1. Maximilian G. says:

    great dinner jacket! love it!

  2. James,
    I really like what you have assembled here. Your outfit is like a room all decorated in soft / pale colors. To those soft colors, you need to add dark colors, for weight, so it does not float away. You have perfectly anchored your outfit, head to toe, starting with the dark color of your hair, to your bow tie, followed by the cummerbund, and ending with your wonderful opera pumps.
    Finally, the Gardenia is so Preservation Society of Newport County Summer Ball.

  3. Michael Henry Adams says:

    you looked so smart , I so wish I’d mannage to get a good photograph of you, as opposed to just your buttonhole…

  4. Jakey Wakey says:

    Not cray cray about the ruffle pirate shirt..but otherwise killin it—the shoes do indeed make the man…or in this case they make the men…(cause like, its Gay marriage, ya know)

  5. Matt says:

    Dear James,

    Wish more gents would show up dressed like you at any wedding – black tie required or not!
    Love that the zeitgeist is slowly but surely turning to the 50, 60 and 70ies glam as a reference for today’s eveningwear.
    A tux is fine, but a combination as yours is much more inspirational.
    Love the jacket, the ruffled shirt, the sockless patent opera slippers and the boutonnière – a remarkable but truly classic WIJW outfit!

    Makes me want to know your opinion on “what would you wear to your own wedding”?

    Big hug, Matt

  6. Francois says:

    Darling, cute outfit, but I would have worn socks with the shoes – you must put all your pics into a book together with your best interiors and then we will all be up in line for the book launch at the Frick or Rizzoli. There was a posh book launch for the Assouline book on legendary costume balls recently chez Galignani in Paris avec beaucoup monde and even Lee Radziwill. You can bet that without doubt.

  7. Paula Warner says:

    Congratulations to your friends! And you look fabulous, as always. 🙂

  8. James Andrew says:

    Dear Matt,

    Your wonderful comment brought the biggest smile to my face today!

    Thank You! I so appreciate your support ,appreciation and enthusiasm for what we are sharing here on WIJW?

    My fantasy wedding would be at The Elms or Rose Cliff mansions in Newport,Rhode Island, it would be a day time wedding so – morning suits- I am fund of morning suits in pale grey, perhaps with a lavender waist coat and mauve tie.

    Hugs to you,


  9. Christiane von Könemann says:


    Du siehst toll aus, ich liebe hell blau, steht Dir sehr gut!



  10. Darling,

    I want a pale blue jacket too! it´s my favorite color!!! You look stunning!



  11. Martina says:

    James, te ves guapísimo con ese outfit! maravilloso!

  12. Eddie B. says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous…….

  13. Ken Anderson says:

    You are one of the few people who can effectively carry a Gardenia!

  14. James Andrew says:

    Dear Ken,

    Thank You!

    You taught me well!



  15. Matt says:

    Pale grey morning suits – couldn’t agree more!
    But what would you do with it to elevate it to a classic WIJW combi?
    Something to think about 😉

  16. Dean says:


    So handsome and sexy! Love!


  17. I love everything of this outfit but I am not so sure about the no-socks option…but thinking about it I can’t really find another solution!

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