Sunday, February 28, 2010
It is evident that not only in the books but also in the lines made by the luxurious S.T. Dupont that Bond likes gunmetal lighters. Though you might not even smoke, a lighter is a handy accessory wither hosting parties and lighting candles, keeping warm while camping to light a fire. Plus it will match your Walther PPK
perfectly. Here are my picks:
Colibri Quantum Aspire Gunmetal Lighter $77.00 colibrimall.com
Magma Black & Gun Metal $69.95 lightersdirect.com
Porsche Design PD5 Torch Flame Gunmetal $180.50 lightersdirect.com
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Now I am not glorifying or suggesting you use cigarettes or any tobacco products. But this is an important and luxurious accessory of any 1950s/'60s double-o agent. You can use it as a card case, to hold your cash or just indeed carry your cigarettes. Imagine taking out a shiny little metal case, opening it to reveal your expertly designed business card to hand over to your next client, you'll blow them away.
Dunhill Sidecar Cigarette Case (Holds 20 cigarettes)$225.00 elighters.com
Cyril Brizard Lizard Skin Patterned Italian Black Leather Cigarette Case (Lifetime Warranty) $80.00 elighters.com
Visol "Shade" Leather Double Sided Cigarette Case $14.95 elighters.com
Monday, February 22, 2010
Appearing often in the Ian Fleming Novels, Bond prefers a Pajama coat to a set of Pajamas. First in Casino Royale, then they are also mentioned again in From Russia With Love when Bond first meets Tanya. You too can separate yourself from the typical Sponge Bob printed fleece monstrosities reserved for two year olds and Sorority Girls.
State-O-Maine LSLL Coat Style Pajamas $32.50 muldoons.com
Sebago Cooper £130.00 herringshoes.co.uk
Johnston & Murphy Men's Aragon II $135.00 theshoemart.com
Florsheim Men's Lextington Kiltie $100.00 theshoemart.com
House of Bruar Fringed Veldtian Shoe £195.00 houseofbruar.com
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Though not the most practical shirt to wearing while hiding in the bush of Jamaica and taking out Dr. Kananga's guards, this blue striped dress shirt is at home in any dress environment.
Thomas Pink Brown and White Tago Stripe Men's Shirt - Double Cuff $150.00
The simple, understated dark grey topcoat worn by James Bond at M's Apartment in Casino Royale is one of the more practical pieces of fashion a man can acquire. It tops off any suit, contrasts with a beautiful pair of shoes and will be the go to overcoat for going out when it's a bit chilly.
banana republic Wool three-button topcoat $196.00 bananarepublic.gap.com
ASOS Tailored Tweed Herringbone Coat £95.00 asos.com
Peter Werth Herringbone Topcoat £150.00 asos.com
Topman Grey Textured Crombie Overcoat $160.00 us.topman.com
Roderick Charles Grey Covert Coat £199.00 roderickcharles.com
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The essential Craig-Era Bond item is the dark navy polo. It has a left breast pocket and clings ever so tightly to the frame of Britains' best double-O. There are so many choices when it comes to finding your perfect version, but rest assured once you acquire one, it will be you go to casual shirt.
Lands' End Canvas Men's Knit Polo True Navy $24.50 canvas.landsend.com
Vineyard Vines Pigment-Dyed Pocket Polo Shirt $73.50 zappos.com
Splendid Always Short Sleeve Polo Shirt $57.00 zappos.com
Monday, February 15, 2010
An overcoat which hardly sees any screen time; When do we ever seen Bond in rain anyways? This trench in Thunderball is still an essential for any mans wardrobe, what else do you grab in go in a downpour? It's something to pack in your trunk or carry over your briefcase around the office as a sign that you're outta there at 5. Bond knows to prepare for immaculate weather, shouldn't you?
BOSS Black Zone "Paeched Tencho" Button Front Jacket $495.00 bloomingdales.com
Roderick Charles Fawn Ascot Raincoat £199.00 roderickcharles.com
Friday, February 12, 2010
Jos. A. Bank Brown Tan Rust Traveler 2-Button Tailored Fit Sportcoat $495.00 josbank.com
BEN SHERMAN Herringbone Blazer $115.00 yoox.com
J. Crew Linen herringbone Ludlow sportcoat $325.00 jcrew.com
So maybe you need to keep the wind out or just cover up that hidden Tuxedo jacket, either way this is the light jacket for you. It zips to the neck, conceals your body from the chill of winter or the breeze of spring. Plus what else can you pull off that is as shiny and jet black without looking like a GI Joe villain? Hey Connery wore it in one of his best films, so can you.
Fred Perry Wet Look Metallic Zip Jacket $159.76 asos.com
RAF BY RAF SIMONS Techno fabric Jacket $230.00 yoox.com
American Apparel RSALT400 Lightweight Taffeta Emergency Jacket $52.00 store.americanapparel.net
Heritage 1981 Track Zip-Up Jacket $30.90 forever21.com/heritage1981
Monday, February 8, 2010
The gray zip-up 007 wears in the scenes of the San Francisco docks adds a dash of ruggedness to your style when popping in and out of your house, or giant blimps.
Elie Tahari taupe suede 'Earl' snap front jacket $390.99 bluefly.com
Spiewak 'Gifford' Leather Trim Cotton Jacket $125.90 shop.nordstrom.com
BREMA Jacket $315.00 yoox.com
Quicksilver Legendary Jacket $32.70 quiksilver.com