After 18 years in the entertainment industry, former WME agent Andrew Weitz left the business in 2014 to launch The Weitz Effect, a wardrobe and style-consulting company behind the look of a closely guarded roster of Hollywood power brokers. And with Tom Ford good looks and an eye for spiffy menswear, he’s tailor-made for the task.
How did you form your business?
Andrew Weitz: “Here, image is everything. I was known as the best-dressed agent, and every time I would walk into a room, I would get a comment. It made me insecure to have the focus be on me and not my clients. I like to make other people look good. In the last three years of being an agent, I took clients shopping and advised them. As time went on I decided to own it.”
What role do shoes play in your look?
“It’s eyewear and shoes for me, which I like to coordinate. I have more shoes than my wife and about 60 pairs of glasses. It changes your look up.”
What’s a big style mistake execs make?
“They slowly have moved out of square-toe shoes, which I can’t stand. Nobody should stand. If you are still wearing them, you’ve got a problem.”