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Why Does James Bond Still Always Wear a Tie?

Though once ubiquitous when dressing smartly, since the 1990s the neck tie has often been considered optional in many circles when wearing a suit. In business dr...

What is a Coat, Jacket, Suit, Blazer? A Glossary of These and Mor...

To clarify some terms and types of tailored coats, jackets and suits and the differences between all of them, I have written a glossary. The links within the definit...

Suited and Booted: James Bond Takes It Literally

The Oxford Dictionaries defines the phrase as "smartly dressed", but James Bond is literally "suited and booted" on many occasions when he pairs an elegant pair ...

A Guide to Shirt Design

Shirt design is much more than just a collar, two cuffs and a good fit. While knowing how a shirt should fit is most important, a balanced design should never be...

Variations of the Shawl Collar on a Dinner Jacket

Though shawl collar is not the style of dinner jacket that James Bond has worn the most often, it might be the style that he is most associated with. Sean Conner...

Dainite Studded Rubber Soles

The popular and versatile English-made Dainite studded rubber sole has been a feature of many of Daniel Craig's shoes in his James Bond films. Most English shoem...

53 Years of James Bond in Black Tie Infographic

Three years ago I created an infographic that breaks down all of James Bond’s black tie outfits by every part of the outfit. I have now revised the graphic with a fr...

How James Bond Matches His Shoes to His Suits

When choosing which shoes to pair with his suits, James Bond considers both the colour and style of his shoes. While he has a strict system for picking the colou...

Anthony Sinclair Pink Shirt and Grey Trousers from Mason & S...

In honour of this year's 50th anniversary of You Only Live Twice, I got an Anthony Sinclair shirt and Anthony Sinclair trousers from Mason & Sons to replicat...

James Bond Black Tie Illustrations by Pat Carbajal

Recently I had become acquainted with a brilliant artist and illustrator named Pat Carbajal from Argentina. We worked together on three illustrations of classic Jame...