Saturday, September 25, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Now I know you aren't going to go out and buy a Rolex Submariner on a whim because James Bond wore many of them in his movies from the 1960s through 1980s. For many a $5000 watch isn't practical, especially since hardly anyone seems to wear them anymore, unless it's digital.
We all aspire to own one of these beauties, a sign of good fortune and that you've finally made it. James Bond didn't see a Rolex has the status symbol we see it as today, he used his Rolex as an instrument, an necessity for his missions.
Since the dive watch boom of the 2000s, it's become more popular to sport one in any setting, including the office, which makes it even more practical to pick yourself up a beautiful but affordable watch for the 007 in all of us. Here are my picks:
Debaufre Ocean-1 Classic $465.00 store.debaufre.com
Orient Men's Automatic Diver Stainless Steel Watch #2ER00001B $135.00 amazon.com
Alpha Submariner $64.99 ebay.com
Ollech and Wajs Cobra $440 gnomonwatches.com
Wenger Alpine Dive Men's Watch $125.99 overstock.com
Christopher Ward C60 Trident Automatic (Pre-Order for Early November) £340.00 christopherward.co.uk
And don't forget your REAL James Bond NATO strap. The actual one used in Goldfinger was multi-colored, not grey and black as many believe. You can buy this one exclusively at corvus. http://corvuswatch.com
Saturday, September 11, 2010
So it's a little strange to me if Roger Moore's James Bond wears one double-breasted tuxedo in Rio then the next scene he is wearing another double-breasted black suit during the day. Do we assume he is just wearing his tuxedo casual-style with popped collar and no tie? Maybe the producers didn't think Moore wore the tux long enough in the last scene to warrant him changing clothes. I kinda assume he would return to his hotel with Manuela after their encounter with Jaws and change wardrobe the next day. Either way I'm going to post some black double-breasted suits that ooze elegance, while also not being a tuxedo. After all most civilized gentlemen know it's a crime to wear a tuxedo when the sun is out.
Mantoni Black or Navy Double Breasted Suit Super 150's, $238.99 ahfashion.com
Daniele DB Peak Lapel Suit $299.95 ebay.com
Perry Ellis Solid Black City Fit Double Breasted Suit Jacket $175.00 perryellis.com
Arrow Fitted Satin-Checked Point Collar Dress Shirt $38.00 kohls.com
Van Heusen Oxford Mens Long Sleeve Dress Twill Dress Shirt 13V521 $29.95 buy.com
Isaia Spread Collar Dress Shirt - Cotton, Long Sleeve (For Men) $199.95 sierratradingpost.com
Sunday, September 5, 2010
There is nothing so luxurious in trousers as moleskin. It's like wearing a pair of jeans that were form fitted for you and softer than any leather jacket you own. For his outing in his Aston Martin DB5 to Monte Carlo Bond wears a pair of these khaki moleskin pants, a perfect paring with his deep navy sweater. Find yours and you might feel like a nice Sunday drive, be it in Monaco or Ohio.
GANT JEANS Moleskin pants $89.00 yoox.com
Lambourne Stretch Moleskin Pants - Flat Front $99.95 sierratradingpost.com
Orvis Original "Ratcatcher" Moleskin Pants $98 orvis.com
P26 SLIM FIT PANT COTTON MOLESKIN $139.00 dunderdon.com