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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Black Leather Sandals

In the novels when Bond isn't sporting a suit and dress shoes, he goes casual with a pair of black leather sandals. Sure they aren't as versatile as boat shoes, but then again you aren't always going to be on a boat.

Aldo MAPALO $100.00 aldoshoes.com


John Varvatos black leather 'Kenmare' thong sandals $94.00 bluefly.com


To Boot New York Men's Desoto Sandal $83.22 endless.com

For Your Eyes Only Black & White Hound's-tooth Suit

James Bond wore a Black and White Hound's-tooth Suit in the novels, particualrly in the short story For Your Eyes only. One of the most classic of patterns, Hound's-tooth will stand out from the pinstripe and checked suits of your peers while putting that modern spin on your own wardrobe.

Theory black 'Walten NP.Micro Houndstooth' 2-button blazer $237.00 bluefly.com


Perry Ellis Mini Houndstooth Suit Jacket $195.00 perryellis.com

Monday, March 29, 2010

Casino Royale Bathroom Fight Navy Cotton Suit



Image seem slightly familiar? Well you can complete your look with a beautifully practical cotton suit, in navy, paired with your desert chukka boots, you will be ready for any environment, country club bathroom included.

What Comes Around Goes Around Kofu Indigo Stripe Blazer $132.00 contextclothing.com


Aubin and Wills Dalderby Blazer £298 aubinandwills.com


Rogues Gallery Navy Twill Chino Blazer $270.00 roguesgallery.com

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Casino Royale Ocean Club Plaid Trousers



The illusive plaid trousers Bond wears in the Ocean Club are casual enough for a day at the beach yet sophisticated enough to strut the casino. Get your pair and practice the art of leisure.

Bonobos Dufftown Plaid Brown glen plaid bootcut wool pants $175 bonobos.com


Original Penguin brown cotton blend plaid 'Night Out' slim pants $75 bluefly.com


The actual pair can be found on ebay if you are lucky to find your size at the right price:

Ted Baker Mink Plaid Pants

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

jamesbondlifestyle: The Frugal Bond

Check out this video podcast about wearing the clothes of bond without the expense account.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Quantum of Solace White Jeans



So we all know what jeans Daniel Craig wore in Quantum of Solace, the sought after ultra rare Levi's 306 STA-PREST slacks. But since you can't buy them new and if you find them at all its on ebay and not in your size, you can get an alternative. Levis has been making white jeans for years now, and many other labels have made their own variations on this spring/summer classic. I do warn you it takes some guts and confidence to pull these off, but if you want to look the part, check out these jeans:

Skinny 511™ Trousers - Silver Birch $49.50 http://us.levi.com


Gap Selvage straight fit (white denim wash) jeans $39.99 www.gap.com


J. Crew 484 slim-fit jean in wheat garment dye $98.00 jcrew.com

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Casino Royale Venice Cardigan



It's been revealed James Bond wore three separate cardigans in Casino Royale, one, which I covered, was worn in the pre-title sequence, one with Mathis on the balcony in Montenegro, and one in Venice. It's far lighter than the cardigan featured in Quantum of Solace and very minimal in weave. Perfect for a day of sailing or just hitting the mall.

ASOS Merino Shawl Collar Cardigan £25.00 asos.com


Fred Perry Shawl Collar Cardigan $129.60 zappos.com


Obey The Lead Cardigan in Black Men's Sweatshirts karmaloop.com


BDG Shawl Collar Cardigan $38.00 urbanoutfitters.com

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tabacco scented cologne

Rumor has it in Quantum of Solace James Bond wore a tobacco and vanilla scented cologne by Tom Ford which retails for over $200. If you want the scent without emptying your pockets, here are some alternatives:

Boss in Motion Black cologne by Hugo Boss EDT SPRAY 3 OZ $52.19 fragrancenet.com


Ralph Lauren Polo 4 oz Eau de Toilette Cologne Spray $70 sephora.com


Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme 3 oz Eau de Toilette Spray $73 sephora.com


Tabac by Maurer Wirtz for Men Cologne Spray 3.4 oz $13.95 fragranceshop.com


Voluspa Vintage Tobacco Vanille Aromatic Room and Body Spray Room and Body Spray $19.00 your-cosmetics.com

Monday, March 15, 2010

OHMSS Silver Dial Chronograph



One of the only chronographs 007 ever wears had very little screen time in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It's understated elegance suits any need while it's functionality makes it the perfect gadget for any spy without the $10,000 price tag.

Swiss Army Men's Alliance Chronograph Silver Dial Watch #241296 $441.99 amazon.com


Tissot T-Sport PRC200 Chronograph Steel Mens Watch T17.1.586.32 $280.99 amazon.com


Zodiac Men's Streamline Racer Collection Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch #ZO4601 $297.50 amazon.com


Calvin Klein - CK Men's Watches Post Minimal K7627126 - WW $341.94 amazon.com

Casino Royale Navy and Red Swim Suit



Sometimes you have to add a little depth to your typically bright and garish swim shorts. Enter the navy and red pair James Bond wears on the beach while courting Vesper. Clean, simple, and suitable for any secret agent.

GrigioPerla Carlos Swim Shorts Navy $172.00 internationaljock.com


Hugo Boss Solid Swim Trunks $59.00 saksfifthavenue.com


BOSS Orange Bali Trunk $61.00 figleaves.com

Quantum Black Bladed Knife



Gerber Trendy Black Knife $20.27 amazon.com


Kershaw Knives Leek - Black Knife KER-1660CKTST $85.00 workinggear.com


Boker BO118 Tanto Blade Black Knife $25.95 mosquitocreek.com


Buck Sirus Black Knife 297BKS $55.99 sap024.channeladvisor.com

Friday, March 12, 2010

Casino Royale Bahamas Linen Trousers



POLO RALPH LAUREN Prospect Flat-Front Silk-Linen Pants $98.00 lordandtaylor.com


Boden Silk Linen Suit Trousers $138.00 bodenusa.com


BOSS Black Men's "Jackson" Relaxed Fit Linen Pants $72.50 bloomingdales.com


John W. Nordstrom® Flat Front Linen Trousers $125.00 shop.nordstrom.com

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ronson Lighter

In the novels Bond smokes Turkish cigarettes and he lights them not with an S.T. DuPont but with a vintage Ronson lighter. Here are some versions you can find today:

Ronson Euro Lite Blue Flame Butane Lighters (2) $16.99 overstock.com


Ronson Jetlite Blue Flame Torch Lighter Satin Chrome Finish $7.95 lighthound.com

OHMSS expanding metal watch bracelet

Though the NATO-style nylon strap will always be synonymous with James Bonds watch, in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service Bond's watch is fitted with an expanding metal bracelet that was used as a knuckleduster. Here are some expanding bands to check out when you are upgrading your timepiece, Bond style.

Speidel Twist-O-Flex Expansion, Executive Collection $19.95 thewatchprince.com


WBHQ Classic Stainless Steel Replacement Expansion Band milnejewelry.com $14.95


Mens Expansion Watchband, Fast-Fit, 16-20mm, Silver-Tone Watch Band $9.95 voguestrap.com