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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DAD Suede Blazer



When Bond has to infiltrate North Korea and escape through a landmine laden forest on a hovercraft, you might not consider what he's wearing as super stylish, but more casual. But when his cover is blown, his jacket stays versatile. The luxurious yet rugged suede blazer/jacket is a classic piece for fall/winter and anytime you feel chilly but don't want to pile on the wool.

Orvis Presidential Suede Blazer $349 orvis.com


Calvin Klein 3-Button Micro-Suede Twill Sport Coat $198.00 forthefit.com


Ralph Lauren Suede Hacking Jacket $559.99 ralphlauren.com

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LALD LED watch



Though it had a screen time of only a minute or two, the LED watch 007 wears in the opening of Live and Let Die signaled that James Bond had entered the digital age. More digital watches were to come in the form of Seikos but the original red LED Pulsar watch is still the most affordable and attainable James Bond watch for collectors. To find your own LED watch you might check ebay, but in the last 5 years digital and retro styles have come back to surface and you can find a great vintage inspired timepiece for under $200, and it will be brand new! Here are some of the great finds:

TX6 Red Watch $89 led-watch.com


Space LED watch $99.99 led-watch.com


Hamilton Men In Black II MIB 2 Digital "Special" Watch $70-$200 ebay.com

Quantum Tuxedo Square Cufflinks



The cufflinks James Bond wears in Quantum of Solace are not only sported in the Austria scenes but also in Omega's ads for James Bond's choice of Omega Planet Ocean. It is a simple silver square textured cufflink, no contrast, nothing that sets off the tux in a bad light, just simple elegance. Here is where you can find some for your own formal occasion:

Burberry Silver Classic Check Cufflinks $156.75 my-wardrobe.com


Cufflinks House Silver plated diamond patterned square cufflinks and shirt studs $79.00 amazon.com


Donald Trump Men's Cufflinks $29.99 amazon.com


cufflinks.com Square Grid Cufflinks $125.00 cufflinks.com


Davies and Son Square cufflinks £20.97 daviesandson.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

Casino Royale Madagascar Belt



Though not visible as his shirts or trousers in scenes, the belt 007 wears in Casino Royale, in the Madagascar scenes, makes quite an impression. It has a flat plate front and black leather hide. It is the everyday casual belt, but also would pair well with your more classier get-ups. What is great about a luxurious belt is that it just a detail, it doesn't distract like a tie or cufflinks, but is mostly just a function over form item. You can spend as much as you want on one and it isn't always obvious you are wearing a cheap versus exotic one.

GUESS Silver Plaque Belt $38.00 http://shop.guess.com/


EMPORIO ARMANI - Reptile leather belt $138.00 farfetch.com


Express 2-IN-1 REVERSIBLE LEATHER BELT # $39.50 express.com


Kenneth Cole NY Rectangle-buckle black leather belt $60.00 lordandtaylor.com


J. Crew English leather plaque belt $55.00 jcrew.com


BOSS Black Baxter Belt $75.00 bloomingdales.com

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Casino Royale Rectangular Cufflinks



The point of cuff-links, especially in a card game, is to show some flash and distract other players from your hand, but also to add a little elegance and bling to something so bleak and black. The accessories make the outfit stand out, without wearing a bizarre tie or different colored shirt. Here are some options that don't cost $2,000.

Thomas Pink White Hercules Fibre Optic Cufflinks $130.00 us.thomaspink.com


Josbank Classic Brushed Silver Rectangle Cufflinks $49.50 josbank.com


Kenneth Cole Reaction Rectangular Cufflink (RPL) $40.00 boscovs.com

Friday, January 8, 2010

Casino Royale Train Tie



Whats 007 about a simple wine colored tie? It's rich in color, definite in pattern, and works with almost any suit. It doesn't call extreme attention to itself, yet it doesn't blend in with all it's blue cousins. When traveling, dress to impress, like Bond, James Bond.

Drakes London Finest woven Silk Tie 2 colour neat design £85.00 shoponline.drakes-london.com


Gucci bordeaux mini GG 'Velvet' silk tie $144.00 bluefly.com


Banana Republic Silk dash tie $49.50 bananarepublic.gap.com


Roundtree & Yorke "Navy Natte" Tie $39.50 dillards.com


Ralph Lauren St. James Spots Tie $59.99 ralphlauren.com

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Goldfinger heather gray polo



One usually chooses a dress shirt or something less casual to layer under a v-neck sweater; not 007. In Goldfinger James Bond wears a heather gray polo under his Slazenger red wine v-neck sweater. It utilizes the classic collar of a polo without the many buttons you have to mess with underneath. It's warmer, softer, and one of the signature looks of 1960s Bond. Pick one of these up:

Burberry heather grey cotton piqué polo $120.00 bluefly.com


Polo Ralph Lauren Interlock Polo Shirt $49.99 dillards.com


Eddie Bauer Long-Sleeve Classic Field Pocket Polo $19.99 eddiebauer.com

Monday, January 4, 2010

Quantum Aviator sunglasses



If you aren't looking to spend upwards of $300 on a pair of sunglasses you might step on/lose/break in the coming months, then try these alternatives.

DKNY DY5042 $89.95 sunglasshut.com


Ray Ban 3025 Aviator $89.00 hisunglasses.com


Gucci 1905 S $203.99 hisunglasses.com

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Casino Royale Bahamas light grey Suit



The light grey suit 007 wears when arriving in the Bahamas is cool, comfortable, and piratical for the heat. He looks casual, not standing out like a sore thumb in a heavier suit but not wearing the typical khaki.

Topman Light Grey shawl collar skinny suit $280.00 topman.com


Calvin Klein cotton + spandex slim suit jacket $99.99 calvinklein.com