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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

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

Ralph Lauren Suede Hacking Jacket $559.99

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

Space LED watch $99.99

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

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

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

Donald Trump Men's Cufflinks $29.99 Square Grid Cufflinks $125.00

Davies and Son Square cufflinks £20.97

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

EMPORIO ARMANI - Reptile leather belt $138.00


Kenneth Cole NY Rectangle-buckle black leather belt $60.00

J. Crew English leather plaque belt $55.00

BOSS Black Baxter Belt $75.00

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

Josbank Classic Brushed Silver Rectangle Cufflinks $49.50

Kenneth Cole Reaction Rectangular Cufflink (RPL) $40.00

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

Gucci bordeaux mini GG 'Velvet' silk tie $144.00

Banana Republic Silk dash tie $49.50

Roundtree & Yorke "Navy Natte" Tie $39.50

Ralph Lauren St. James Spots Tie $59.99

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

Polo Ralph Lauren Interlock Polo Shirt $49.99

Eddie Bauer Long-Sleeve Classic Field Pocket Polo $19.99

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

Ray Ban 3025 Aviator $89.00

Gucci 1905 S $203.99

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

Calvin Klein cotton + spandex slim suit jacket $99.99