Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wicker screams summer, picnics, and day-trips to the country. Bond uses a wicker briefcase in Live and Let Die when traveling with Rosie and Quarrel Jr. Be it a picnic basket...
Picnic Time Windsor Picnic Basket, Service for 4 $229.95 amazon.com
Or a vintage piece from Etsy like this one:
VINTAGE LADIES WOVEN WICKER ATTACHE CASE SALE SALE SALE $12.75 etsy.com
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
To hike the wilderness of the Canadian/Vermont Border 007 needed a pair of boots with a Ripple Rubber sole. These pairs can be had for far less than professional hiking boots but still will keep you on your feet when the elevation rises.
Altama Black Jungle Ripple Boots $49.98 shop.vtarmynavy.com
In the short story; For Your Eyes Only, Bond wears a pair of Brown jeans to help conceal his presence in the wilderness of Vermont on the edge of Canada. You can just sport them for fashion, if you know which pair to get.
Boden Smart Twill Jeans $68.00 bodenusa.com
Levi's® 510® Super Skinny Fit $39.99 zappos.com/
Polo Ralph Lauren Mochican Brown Classic-Fit Jeans $95.00 dillards.com
In the short story FYOE Bond sets out on a mission to assassinate Gonzales the Cuban Hitman and von Hammerstein who murdered the Havelocks. When braving the Vermont wilderness he carries with him a aluminum flask, something nowadays is a pretty trendy and eco-conscious item for the everyday hipster. Bond uses it to carry whiskey to keep himself warm and to treat wounds and you too can add this accessory to add to your Bond arsenal. Just don't get caught with it at the office by the old man.
G.I. Style Aluminum Canteen by Rothco $7.88 amazon.com
French Aluminum Canteen $9.99 budk.com
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Only Bond could make Brown seem modern in a fashion world of black and grey.
Calvin Klein Men's Slim Fit 2-button Brown Wool Suit $189.99 overstock.com
Lambretta Brown Fine Stripe Slim Fit Suit £179 burton.co.uk
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
A richness in the twill pattern of Connery's suit really shows up in the grain of the film in From Russia With Love. For a slight change in the drab navy to black suits of the office, try one of these out. Now check that phone for bugs.
Charles Tyrwhitt Tonic Grey Twill Italian Suit $400 ctshirts.com
Burton Charcoal Grey Twill Suit £75.00 burton.co.uk
St. George by Duffer Grey twill single breasted 2 button suit £99 debenhams.com
Jeff Banks London Grey tonic twill suit £185.00 debenhams.com
A classic, but you can always update it.
Rimowa Salsa Air 29" Multiwheel Trolley Suitcase in Navy Blue - 82570 $495.00 luggage.com
Or you can go vintage, and find a handsome selection on etsy.
VINTAGE 1960s ERA BLUE SUITCASE or LUGGAGE $19.95 etsy.com
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Though many men might own a beautiful pinstriped navy suit, 007 goes for something extra. A Chalk stripe suit worn in the closing of From Russia With Love while floating through Venice will keep your own Tatiana Romanova on her toes.
Men's Warehouse Joseph & Feiss Navy Chalk Stripe Suit $399.99 http://www.menswearhouse.com
BOSS Black Navy Stripe Wool Blend Suit $529.90 shop.nordstrom.com
Madison Flannel Chalkstripe 1818 Suit $549.00 brooksbrothers.com
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
One of 007's more interesting aversions were to laces. Fleming stated that Bond abhorred laces. This particular taste translated into the wardrobe of Thunderball where James Bond wore a pair of short lace-less boots in the fight with Colonel Bouvar.
DIESEL Ankle boots $ 210.00 yoox.com
John Varvatos black nappa leather slip-ons $214.20 bluefly.com
CALVIN KLEIN "Malcom" Dress Slip-Ons $130.00 lordandtaylor.com
Tim Little Black Sole 7 £315.00 timlittle.com