Hollywood Style Consultant feat. Andrew Weitz

February 28th, 2014

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Meet my agent Andrew Weitz. Or I should say, my former agent.

After more than 18 years in the entertainment business, starting in the mailroom at ICM and working his way up to representing big name “hybrid talents” like Ricky Gervais and LL Cool J at WME, Weitz is leaving the industry behind to pursue his true passion: men’s style.

In addition to being known as a successful talent agent, Weitz has developed a reputation within the Hollywood entertainment community for his dapper sense of style (you may recognize him from this video on Mr. Porter). After years of being called upon by colleagues, industry executives, and celebrity clients for advice on their personal style, Weitz decided to take-up fashion/image consulting full time. The goal of his new business The Weitz Effect is to “educate men on style to look and feel great, so they can perform at their best and achieve their potential… Style = Confidence = Success.”

We caught up with Andrew in Hollywood to get a taste of his personal style, as well as some image tips for all you emerging leading men out there.

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1. Modern Dandy

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“Men’s fashion is here. There’s a movement going on, there’s no question, and I want to be at the forefront of it… Men are now aware of and embracing fashion, but most men don’t know how to put it together. I want to be the guy to help these guys.

You cannot go wrong with a tailored navy blue suit. It’s one of the most useful basics a man can own. You can play with a variety of shirt colors and patterns, ties, pocket squares, shoes, etc. I could wear this suit to the office for a week straight, with a different look each day, and most people would never know it.

What’s different about this particular suit is that it’s a single button and has a wide notch lapels. Even though I am just over 6’1″ (maybe 6’2″ with the Jewish Afro), the one-button jacket has a lower button stance, which can help a guy look and feel leaner and taller. Not to mention it can give you a nice looking chest size… It’s all about fit.”

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“I chose this shirt by Tom Ford because purple works great with navy. I also love the dapper look of a club collar and gold collar pin… The lapel pin isn’t for everyone, I’m just saying F-ck it, I’m Dandy!

Because my suit lapels are wider than average, the width of the tie must be proportionate. Wide lapels on a jacket = wider tie. Thin lapels = skinny tie.

I’m blind without my eyeglasses, which makes them an important accessory. Unlike some guys who have their statement pair of frames, I like to change mine quite often, depending on the look…. Why?  Because EVERYONE sees you in them, including yourself.  I like to try and match the color of the frames to whatever I’m wearing, with careful consideration to their shape and size. Here for example, I’m wearing a rich blue frame with gold temples (to pick up on the navy suit and the gold collar pin).”

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“Style is a game of details… Even though I’m wearing boots, when a man crosses his legs, and we all do, a little sock is always showing.

If you take nothing else from this piece, know this: the two things most women, and other men, notice on a man are his shoes and his timepiece”

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  • Navy Suit by Vivianne Westwood
  • Brown Leather Boots by Saint Laurent
  • White and Purple Windowpane Shirt by Tom Ford
  • Purple Knit Tie by Tom Ford
  • Pocket Square by Tom Ford
  • Socks by Paul Smith
  • Watch by Panerai
  • Glasses by Tom Browne
  • Handmade Lapel Pin
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  • MaleStylePro

    Beautiful tie.

  • Spicy

    Don’t quit your day-job, buddy.

    Oh wait…

  • Kyle

    Another fine example of this blog hitting a new all time high of pretentiousness. ‘Like in front row hockey games or Beverly Hills parties.’ I’d be impressed…..if that stuff impressed me.

  • donkong

    you should have more of this guy….this is what tsb use to be until it went hipster

  • Jakob

    Great post. Nothing crazy or unexpected, just killer looks throughout.

    I get the comments about him being a bit douchy and unlikable, but I don’t agree with them. It’s impossible to say based on just a few photos and a little text. That’s called prejudice.

    Anyway, great work!

  • Matto

    Great article Dan, and great photography Alex.

    I really like this post – it really resonates with me. I like Andrew’s style, and his relaxed demeanour. The photos don’t look staged or “mensweary” (BlueSteel!!), they just look like a bloke going about his day and not being afraid to have some fun.

    What I like:
    * Andrew’s ability to transition what would normally be super-formal attire (the waistcoat) to a casual setting whilst still looking very professional
    * The mixing of blues – really smart. Although, for me, the matching blue briefcase is too much – I’d have gone a safer brown. But that’s just me.

    * The light cords with the pink shirt might have been too light/washed out – I love the colour pallet but struggle to wear it myself. The purple sweater makes it all work though. Really not a fan of the shoes though.

    * The first look shows how a traditional, respectful suit can be made modern and interesting without being stuffy.
    * As someone who is also over 6′, I much prefer single button jackets for the lower stance as well. I find the traditional wisdom of taller men wearing 2-and-3 button jackets simply elongates the torso and makes you look even taller. Andrew’s nailed that one perfectly.
    * The details, as always. The subtle monogramming on the cuff of the shirt is neat, especially because it’s not contrasting.

    Count me as a fan.

    Cheers,

    Matto :)

  • http://unseenflirtspoetry.wordpress.com Unseen Flirtations

    Expensive style and high brand buy-in will get you believing your own hype. That is all.

  • http://www.techmorobo.com/ True_Tech

    Wow the amount of hate on this feature, I personally loved it, loved all his looks though I’m not a black shoe guy, I didn’t find anything arrogant in his statements. Most of all though, I recently have taken up photography as a hobby fall of last year, and just upgraded to my first dslr about a month ago. I really appreciated how well alex shot these photos. That first picture is just wow.

  • Jarid Fennell

    Tremendously inspirational.

  • levijyron

    This guy looks great! Three solid looks and my favourite post in a while. Thanks guys! :)

  • Tom

    Very stylish dude but not feeling the lapel flower. When you see former NFL players i.e. Ray Lewis wear wearing them you know the trend is played out.

  • tt

    God, this blog has gotten so type A and douchey lately. Miss the old days. Every post has become the same solipsistic drivel: Success! Money! Materialism! Wealth! Swag!

    Borrrrrrrrring.

    • tt

      Also the writing which was never the strength of this blog, is getting just awful. “Real men wear pink.” Cliche, cliche, cliche. Every other tsb post uses the sentence “real men wear…”.

      And “Some advice for up-and-coming actors and young Hollywood executives trying to make a name for themselves”, Jesus, who is your audience?? Douchey, Douchey Douchey.

      • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

        Our audience: 1M+ men (and women) from around the world who appreciate the diversity of personal style.

        This article is a profile about a celebrity style consultant, who is paid to give this type of advice.

        Lastly, I challenge you to find another place wear I’ve written “real men wear”.

        Thanks for for reading and commenting, but let’s try to keep the exaggeration and name calling to a minimum, so we can keep one place online to have a mature conversation about menswear.

        Cheers,
        Dan

        • Turd Ferg

          “Where”

        • http://unseenflirtspoetry.wordpress.com Unseen Flirtations

          I must say Dan, you remain a gentleman even down to your internet troll-removal etiquette. *tips hat*

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      “Type A”: ambitious, rigidly organized, truthful, impatient, always trying to help others, take on more than they can handle, want other people to get to the point, proactive, and obsessed with time management… Yea, I would say I’m def “Type A”.

      Thanks for reading!

      • TTG

        Very well said Dan. You’ve responded very well to both of his comments.

      • tt

        Curious how you left “highly status conscious” out. Good luck continuing to “promote your brand” uber alles. Don’t mind us as you social climb to the top.

    • R

      Dan is a star fvcker. Nothing wrong with that. You, and most miss the roots of this blog, but Dan drank the Kool Aid. It was clear as day when Russell Simmons popped up on this blog. There was 0 reason to have a feature with him, but a star is a star. Tyga is the most recent example. Dan is just building up his portfolio by posting these guys, and will use their names whenever possible. He’ll also make sure to tell you about the success of the blog and followers alike. I wonder when it started to really become profitable though? I do know one thing regarding a certain clothier that probably has a free advertisement on this site as “payback.” I won’t go into details.

      • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

        Hi “R”. I’m not sure how to respond to your comment, there’s a lot going on.

        You start with “most of you (readers) must have missed the roots (of TSB)”, then allude to how we openly share our story with our readers. Then you use a sentence that literally says “I do know one thing…probably…”

        We don’t lie to our readers. We do work with LOTS of brands in many different capacities – some involving commission based compensation like you allude to (I think), and others which have celebrity endorsements who we work with via packages that include publishing and promotion.

        Our motto is to keep it real with our readers and only work with brands that fit with our message (ie. that I genuinely like). My suggestion to you is to do a little research into the economics of the traditional publishing (magazine) industry – where virtually every article is a paid sponsorship, and the consumer has no idea…and then ask yourself about the impact that blogs like this one are genuinely having on consumer culture.

        The ultimate irony, though, is that we turned down several celebrity “stars” for potential features, and instead focused on the agent for this article because he has better style, and a more relevant story.

        Anyway, as you know, all readership and comments help our brand grown, so thank you for sharing – and for your long time support.

        All the best,
        Dan

        • R

          I correct the first part, it should read “you (tt), and most (long term followers), <- (missed that comma) 'miss' (sad to see it change) the sites original roots.
          The word "probably" was facetious, I know a certain company received free advertisements, and I know why. I just didn't want to totally put it out there. Hence the "probably."
          Personally, I like this particular feature, I was simply sharing my thoughts with a reader, tt, comment. I thought the Uncle Rush feature was totally bogus, other than for name only. I have never seen a single article or feature where Argyle Culture is worn, or endorsed. So if you say you genuinely only work with brands that fit your culture, I wonder the word argyle is even mentioned on this site?

  • L

    Annoying style

  • Randy

    Is this Alex’s work? The photography is stunning.

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      Yessir

    • http://tsbmen.com/ Alex Crawford

      Thank you!

  • Brian

    Great style. But Becks? Doesn’t he care about what his beer choice says to other people? ;)

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      I like Becks. What does it “say”?

      • Brian

        I’m a bit of a beer enthusiast (read: snob) in San Diego so I’m not entirely objective, buy it says I’m satisfied with a mass market lower quality product.

        Just as you discuss Bespoke clothing and other aspects that define quality, craftsmanship, style…that’s reflected in the beer one chooses as well.

        maybe that sounds silly. But since I started reading tsbmen I’ve come to appreciate artisans and craftsmanship across a broad array. Even started a silly beer & fashion blog.

        long story short. let the quality and craftsmanship of your ale (or lager as it Becks) reflect the shoes, watch and suit.

        • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

          Great point, and well said. I too appreciate quality craftsmanship across a broad array of mediums… but with beer I sometimes have a quantity over quality approach – maybe it’s the farmboy or fratboy in me…

          So what’s your beer of choice?

        • Lothar

          Christ, dude. Let a guy drink what he likes without being a snob and judging him. It’s a beer! There’s plenty of over-hopped swill being churned out by “artisanal” brewers that guys like you go crazy over. What you drink doesn’t say anything about your sophistication or intelligence or worth as an individual. Studies have proven time and time again that when people are told something is good, they will say something is good. (Many famous studies about wine have proven this.) So what are you exactly? A connoisseur of beers, or an insecure chump who buys what he thinks will enhance his image and judges others who aren’t as weak-minded.

          • Brian

            It was a joke at first. But there certainly are a lot better beers than Becks. I also like supporting small businesses, so buying local beer kills two birds with one stone. Your r right about the hops war going on.

            Visit Stone brewing and it looks like half the crowd reads tsbmen, which isn’t a bad thing.

            • AFH

              I sympathise – Becks sucks pretty bad. The problem, however, with developing taste in beer is that you then can’t drink beer in places where they don’t serve good beer, or are left in an awkward moment when someone offers you a bottle of suds. It may just be better to be beer dumb.

  • Dave Coakley

    This guy has got it. Absolutely nailed it.

  • MN

    I like his first 2 fits (third one was nice but meh).

    The only thing that bothered me is that there is just something that seems enormously douche-y about suits/suiting in LA.

    The same looks I see in NY/London I feel are suspect for “trying too hard” in LA.

    That’s probably just my personal bias though.

  • Nick

    Wow amazing post, amazing outfits, on point really nice, one off the best articles I’ve read so far. really like mr Weitz’s style, wishing him the best of luck in with his new carreer.

  • Millertron

    This guy…typical arrogant industry type. No wonder people dont like LA

    • Jay v.

      I guess the arrogance went over my head. I really didn’t see what you were talking about. Plus hard to characterize a person by a singular blog post.

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      ? By people, you mean yourself?

    • M

      How can you even let yourself burp those words out based on a few pictures and words? -_-
      Try to appreciate this blog for what it is.

  • Jason

    How wide is that lapel in look #1? educated guess?

    • A tailor

      I just measured on the screen. It’s just a tad over two-thirds of an inch and just under a half an inch, depending, of course, on which photo you are referencing. Hope this helps.

      • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

        This is a joke, yea? Sometimes vague internet humor is lost on me…

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      My educated guess would be 3.75-4″

      • Jason

        Thanks @tsbmen:disqus

  • Sergio Arteaga

    Great feature! I like that everything was still classic but with some twists here and there. Look #1 with the wide notch lapels and tie, look #2 with the mix-and-match 3 piece suit and look #3 with the rich purple and pink. These are things that although I may not replicate exactly definitely provide some inspiration to try.

  • LouCaves

    I, too, like the purple and blue combination.

    All the looks are sharp Mr Weitz. My only gripe is in L1. There is too much action going on with the left chest. I’d go with either the lapel pin or the pocket square – not both. Both are sharp, but on their own.

    Thanks, TSB.

  • John B

    I like the looks, but I really liked his comments. The DB vest is the same with the one worn by Anthony Ollman on his feature? I haven’t seen many around and it’s a shame!

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      I think it is the same waistcoat. Good eye!

    • TO

      Great spot!

  • Shawn

    I truly appreciate all 3 outfits featured! And I was sure I recognized this guy from somewhere (the Mr. Porter video)! I especially appreciate the last look “laidback-ness”, while still being top notch! Can’t wait for the next feature with this guy!

    • Shawn

      Also, I forgot to add; the TF tie in look # 1, I’m guessing silk but what’s this particular weave called (unless it’s printed with a really cool 3D effect)?

  • cam

    been waiting on this one…loving everything here except the large ari gold tie knot (must be an LA thing)…the saint laurent boots are ridiculously nice

  • thinker_random

    I loved this article and really enjoyed the first and last look. The second look isn’t really my thing. Can’t put my finger on why I don’t like it but know it’s just personal opinion. He looks good in look #2 just not my cup of tea.

    Keep up the great work and keep the articles coming!

  • Dave

    Over the past couple of months, the articles have read like advertisements for the products or people featured.

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      Hmm. How so? We haven’t run a sponsored post in quite some time…

    • Miguel

      I think they post the links since people are going to ask about the shoes, suit, jacket, it’s actually a good thing.
      Also to run a website you need money, nothing wrong with advertising, like Dan said they haven’t done an sponsored post in a while.

    • Brent

      I understand what you are saying. That’s why I like the reader top 10 that used to be posted. If I could wear lanvin sneakers, tom ford, and Panerai…I mean afford to wear. I spend money don’t get me wrong but some of these guys are wearing a clothing that cost more than some people’s car.

  • Miguel

    Great post guys, all three of his looks were on point, it’s like he’s not even trying, well put together, no complains from me.

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      Just another day at the office.

      Thanks Miguel!

  • Rory

    What’s with all the ‘tho’ typos?

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      Fixed. Thanks for your comment.

  • AFH

    “If you take nothing else from this piece, know this: the two things most women, and other men, notice on a man are his shoes and his timepiece”

    That’s not quite as true as he thinks it is, and…..well, it just makes him a bit dislikeable. There’s a fine line between arrogance and confidence and lines like “Having a quality leather briefcase (like this blue textured leather by Ferragamo [OF MINE!!!!]) is a killer and classy move” put firmly him on the wrong side of that line.

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      I would agree with Andrew’s statement about shoes (for women) and watches (for men).

      In your opinion, what part of a man’s outfit do women, and men, notice most/first?

      • AFH

        Shoes are pretty important for sure, though I tend to think that the very idea of breaking people down into their individual outfit item choices is quite a …male frame
        of reference, and I resist the idea that woman think exactly like that actually.

        But that’s not the point really; the point was
        that he was, not very subtly, communicating that ‘I have an expensive watch~!!!1′.

        I remember a funny Tynan blog post on Rolex watches -
        - “No one even realized I had a Rolex– or cared– except for one creepy guy at a party who also had one.” He lives in SF; do you think he was wrong?

        • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

          Nobody can say “all women (or men) think like: *this*”. That’s just silly.

          It’s all context.

          In places like Hollywood, or Wall Street, there are plenty of guys who know exactly what kind of timepiece you’re wearing.

          Just have to know your audience, and when in doubt, put your best foot forward so the chips fall in your direction.

          • AFH

            Well, you can talk about context – but the article itself looked a lot like it was giving universal advice.It’s arguably not fully applicable even there if you’ve read “The Unauthorized Rules Of How To Dress At Goldman Sachs”:

            “if you want watches to matter, go work at Morgan Stanley”

      • Brian

        I usually wear an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean. The one with the Orange bezel. I’m often in hospital scrubs as part of my job, so I’m about as dressed down as possible. And, I often get compliments on my watch from other men. Some know exactly what i am wearing, while others just like it.

        So I happen to concur with Dan on this point. I often compliment other watches too. And it’s not about price point. It’s about the looks. Just my $.02

  • Daniel

    This post makes me appreciate the Marcus Allen one even more. The looks here are nice, but we’ve seen a lot of it before. Regardless, good luck to Mr. Weitz on his new venture!

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      “People never get the roses while they can still smell them”