James 'Gentleman Jim’ McFarland is a master tailor hailing from Harlem, New York City. From a young age and humble beginnings, James worked at a garment factory as a machine operator, eventually coming under the instruction of the legendary tailor Orie Wells.
James and Orie dominated the bespoke suit scene in Harlem, dressing names such as Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson. After the downfall of the entertainment scene in Harlem in the early 1970’s, James moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he would pioneer his own illustrious career. Today, James still embodies the entrepreneurial spirit by producing special projects at his workshop in Atlanta, and occasionally interviewing for GQ in his spare time.