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
A perfect, spotless pair of brown leather lace-ups are what Bond slips on his his '90s debut; Goldeneye. Find your affordable pair and you will find excuses to sport them.
THOMPSON Brown Laced shoes $ 109.00 yoox.com
Mercanti Fiorentini 6352 Leather Oxford $119.95 dsw.com
Barker Alfred £135.00 shoenet.co.uk
Herring Kensington II £139.95 herringshoes.co.uk
Tim Little Black Sole 1 £245.00 timlittle.com
Allen-Edmonds Monk Strap Leather Loafers (For Men) $159.95 sierratradingpost.com
Herring Paddington £139.95 herringshoes.co.uk
Bruno Magli Men's Remmos Monk Strap $346.16 endless.com
Yanko Monk $209.40 skyvalet1.com
Tim Little Sundown Monk Shoe £183.91 timlittle.com
One of the most iconic pieces of headgear from the Connery-Era (minus Oddjobs Bowler) is the trilby 007 wears in both during the films as well as in his Gun-Barrel scenes (even if it wasn't Connery in them). It sees most of its screen-time in Dr. No when 007 arrives in Jamaica and is driven around in a convertible, how he keeps this thing on is anyone's guess. Get yourself a piece of this '60s style and you might forget about hos JFK killed the trend.
Ede and Ravenscroft brown fold-away trilby £85.00 shop.edeandravenscroft.co.uk
New Viscose Stingy Fedora Trilby Satin Hat Brown Medium Large $21.95 amazon.com
Bailey of Hollywood Bragg Fur Blend Pinch Trilby Fedora Mens Hat $59.95 thefedorastore.com
Fagin BLACK Wool melton trilby £45 reiss.co.uk
The traveling tie. Show up in Hamburg and what do you have around your neck? Why a distinctive copper tie, with a little bit of blue. It may be very '90s, but its a Bond classic, minus the talking BMW.
Ralph Lauren Silk Foulards Orange Tie $49.99 ralphlauren.com
Jos. A. Bank Joseph Rust Micro Circle Long Tie $84.50 josbank.com
Thomas Pink Brown Kennedy Neat Woven Silk Men's Tie $59.00 us.thomaspink.com
Duncan Quinn Pin Dot bronze tie $165.00 duncanquinn.com
Reiss Abberton RUST tie £39 reiss.co.uk
One of Brosnan's more defining aspects of Bond fashion was not only the inclusion of larger knots in his ties but also the spread collar to match them. Connery's early Bond wore point collars with a four in hand knot (like the novels) while Brosnan tended towards the spread with a Windsor or half Windsor knot which complements the overall fashion and cut of his Brioni suits. Get yourself one of these spread collars and tie up a good sized knot. And don't forget to straighten it, even underwater.
Kenneth Cole No-Iron Spread-Collar Dress Shirt $29.99 dillards.com
Charles Tyrwhitt Sky Poplin Spread Collar Slim Fit Dress Shirt $53.10 ctshirts.com
Roderick Charles Blue End on End Shirt £29.00 roderickcharles.com
Saturday, July 24, 2010
A pair to kick off and slip on when you're out at a beach resort, Bahamas or otherwise. These light blue slippers add a dash of nautical theme to 007 in Thunderball, who has a naval background anyway. Here are some pairs you can slip on this summer.
Fred Perry Kingston Stamp Down Slip-On Plimsolls $59.49 asos.com
Toms Canvas & Madras Slip-Ons $78.00 neimanmarcus.com
GIORGIO ARMANI Moccassins $230.00 yoox.com
Stubbs and Wootton Gatsby Marine Line $200 stubbsandwootton.com
Friday, July 23, 2010
One of the more extravagant dressers, George Lazeby's James Bond sported a creamy yellow ascot when he was reunited with Tracy and her father at a Bull Fight. I found these alternative to allow you to sport your style:
Forzieri Mini Polkadot Yellow Silk Ascot for $59.00. http://www.forzieri.com
Ascot Chang linen ascot yellow $145 shop.ascotchang.com
Beige Wedding Cravat £11.99 swaggerandswoon.com