James Anastasi

Photographer James Anastasi has shot editorial for publications including Dazed & Confused, L’Uomo Vogue, and Rolling Stone, as well as working with commercial clients like Matchesfashion, Reiss and Agent Provocateur.

His unique take on menswear – classic and luxurious with a slightly tongue in cheek attitude and aesthetic – has slotted him straight into the realm of London’s best dressed men. Known for his snappy personal style as well as his well dressed snaps, we caught up with James to find out more about the inner workings of his wardrobe.

James Anastasi

Five Questions For James Anastasi

FashionBeans: What was your most recent fashion purchase?
James Anastasi: A Jonathan Saunders green, black and white corded jumper with black sleeves.

Why did you buy it and did it come where from?
I’ve always loved Jonathan’s clothes, especially his knits, and this one I had to have… Plus, I think it brings out my eyes! I saw it online but couldn’t buy it anywhere so a friend ordered it direct for me.

JONATHAN SAUNDERS Striped merino-wool sweater

What’s your next purchase?
I am currently looking to buy a calf-length wool coat from AMI which I saw the other day. It’s amazing, but I’m still searching for my size.

AMI’s latest collection is available at select stockists, including MatchesFashion and Mr Porter.

 Ami Autumn/Winter 2014 Long Length CoatsJames Is A Fan of AMI’s Long-Length Wool Coats

What’s your daily essential piece at the moment?
As it’s winter, my most essential pieces are my M&S pure wool socks. Can’t leave home without them.

M&S 2 Pairs of Lambswool Blend Long Socks

Your dream purchase?
This is tough… I’d love to say something amazing from Yohji or Craig Green, but at heart I love the classics. So, it would have to be either a beautiful Lanvin suit or luggage from Vuitton. Don’t make me choose!


LANVIN two-piece suit