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White Tie

James Andrew

James Andrew

White Tie is the most formal of men’s dress wear and it’s usually reserved for only the most prestigious balls, society weddings, and state dinners. The elegance of white tie is such a rare treat, I asked myself why not incorporate the idea (albeit with a necktie) into a more casual ensemble? The stark white simplicity of a white tie set against darker colors and/or a bold patterned shirt turns out to be a pretty smashing look I think!

For a triple booked evening, I wore a terrific Tom Ford white silk tie with a midnight cotton dotted herringbone print shirt, a Tom Ford era Gucci navy cotton pique jacket, Battistoni white and navy mini polka dot silk pocket square, J. Brand “Kane” dark denim jean, Ralph Lauren black alligator belt with silver buckle, Gucci navy suede loafers, vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch, my fragrance is Creed Original Cologne, and my coiffure (which happily was quite well received) is by the brilliant Jordan Blackmore.


  1. wendy woo says:

    I agree! I love the white. You’re always a stand out and step ahead!

  2. James Andrew says:

    Darling Wendy,

    I so look forward to your lovely comments and feedback!

    Thank You!



  3. Dean says:


    You look great, love the tie, and the coif! Were you at Odeon? One of my old haunts…


  4. La Comtesse Lola says:

    Oh, to be so handsome AND triple booked!


  5. Michael Schoen says:

    Love the hair! You are killing it!

  6. Eric Kipp says:


    The Jacket although a peak lapel has a relaxed feel to it due to the styling of patch pockets and the fabric pairs so well with a dark pair of jeans. Effortless chic, but then you play with patterns: The fun of the printed shirt is toned down by the tie but only to be celebrated again by a pocket square that picks the pattern back up and it is placed just so …lastly I am again reminded that you you are wearing a peaked lapel jacket.
    The element that I like the most about the photo is how candid and relaxed it is. Your personality seems to really come through.
    Well Done!

    Best regards,

  7. Juan says:

    Very, vey sexy!

  8. Nick Zantop says:

    Love it James, stylish as always! Soon we’ll be seeing white ties everywhere

  9. Matt says:

    Love the look and the new hair do!
    Talking about white tie, I was at the Tom Ford store last week and saw this amazing silver with a hint of lilac shantung evening jacket and had to think of you. I bet you would look stunning wearing it for a formal summer eve party!

    Hugs – Matt

  10. James Andrew says:


    What a difference a hair cut makes!

    Thank You All for the incredible feedback and tremendous support!

    Hugs, Light and Blessings


  11. James. That hair style is fabulous. Don’t ever change it. And that outfit is probably now one of my favorites.

    You look great.
    P.S. I’ll need a personal email telling me what shoes. I love shoes.

  12. jon k says:


  13. James Andrew says:

    I have to say that much of the credit goes to my gorgeous and talented friend Gabriel Everett for capturing me in such a flattering manner.



  14. CD says:

    What a great hairstyle and great photo in front of one of my favorite bistros of the past few decades–The Odeon. Gabriel has deftly captured a luminous detail of the legendary bar.

    P.S. I have at times felt uncertain to place a pocket square in an external breast pocket. Now my doubts have vanished thanks to James’ unceasing inventiveness.

  15. Brad Phillips says:

    Quite a nice look. The high hair gives you a rather stately appearance.

    I thought of you a while ago as I was reading through Katharine Tweed’s nearly fifty year old, but wonderful book on interiors (The Finest Rooms, by America’s great decorators). Russell Lynes’ introduction bore insights that you would likely appreciate, such as the idea that an interior is a continually changing environment, and that work should never be viewed as being “finished,” but instead, as a source of aesthetic potential.

    Kindest regards,


  16. James Andrew says:

    Dear Brad,

    I love that book!

    I totally agree, we must continue to evolve just as our homes continue to do so.



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