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The French are known for their innovation of scenic wallpapers, yet there is only one firm, Zuber, still producing these by hand with original 18th century woodblocks. I love using these panoramic landscapes when I want to give a room a sense of romance, and dreamlike fantasy. I recently used “Scenes of North America” for a young gentleman’s seaside estate and “Isola Bella” for a dining room in Florida with really beautiful results. I’m pictured here at the Zuber showroom in New York considering this grisaille “Les Courses de Chevaux” for a sophisticated client.


This spectacular wallpaper provides the perfect backdrop for an elegant white pique cotton suit with white and black mother of pearl buttons by Gucci (it’s amazing how dressed up one can feel in a simple cotton suit), Turnbull and Asser turquoise and white cotton stripe shirt with contrast white collar and cuffs, (Turnbull has changed to a much more fitted model on these fabulous shirts much more like a Tom Ford shirt), a black and white silk polka dot silk bow tie by Tom Ford, Seaman Schepps cufflinks in precious turquoise and white gold, black patent leather belt with silver leather trim and grommets, and Gucci leather loafers in black, silver, and white.


  1. David says:

    Looking fabulously elegant James! I agree with you regarding a white suit and it is inspired of you to top it all off with a dove grey bow tie, there is something both formal and light hearted in a bow.

  2. Robert Baron says:

    Hello James, You look – as usual – FANTASTIC. Will buy the same because I love all white colour when is sunny time. đŸ™‚

  3. Juan in Barcelona says:

    I’m torn between two loves!… The wallpaper and the outfit! đŸ˜‰ xx

  4. Dean says:

    This paper would be good for Villa Trianon, which, apparently, is being demolished. If only we could save it from the wrecking ball. As you know dear boy, some of the best houses contain Zuber “papier peints” – thanks for sharing this iconic image ! You look great in the suit, and it takes a lot of steely nerve to wear white in the city, even in the summer.

  5. tartanscot says:

    most incredibly excellent. well done.

  6. Jerry Kraft says:

    James, all I really can say is simply stunning and elegant to both you and Zuber!

  7. Matt says:


    You look amazing in this outfit!!! Best one in weeks.
    I would say dig the Gucci and start wearing some more Mr. Ford.
    It’s a look that suits you very well.
    Stunning Zuber background.
    Love it that you’re not wearing the sunglasses as much and we can see more of your handsome face, thx M.

  8. Paul Pincus says:

    that suit is a lot of perfection. the polka dot bow tie is so inspired!

    you look gorgeous.

  9. Countess Marzena A. Broel-Plater says:

    You look most elegant and stunningly stylish, simply superb… the scenic wallpaper at the Zuber showroom in NY complements your entire gorgeous style, your white suit by Gucci looks most amazing on you and I adore your bow tie by Tom Ford, love the size and the print & color blends fabulously with the decor and your suit, crazy about your shoes match perfectly… with much love & appreciation, with many kisses & hugs to you darling, Countess Marzena A. Broel-Plater.

  10. 00o00 says:

    i love this outfit best, and i am insanely jealous of those 2 tone shoes, i need!

  11. Carin says:

    Please I want see zuber Brazil collection in Miami to buy it,can I find it here? regardsCarin

  12. James Andrew says:

    Hello Carin,

    Please let me know if I can help you with the Zuber papers. I can certainly get them for you here in New York City.




  13. Dean says:

    You were channeling Tom Wolfe here…


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