Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Plain-Weave Glen Check Suit for Hot Weather in Dr. No

Light-weight suitings are more often woven in a plain weave than a twill weave because a plain weave breathes better. With an equal number of ends and picks per ...

The Checked Jacket on Scaramanga’s Island in The Man with t...

The lightweight large-checked sports coat that Roger Moore wore in The Man with the Golden Gun is a popular one. It is made from either worsted wool or a silk an...

A Riverside Picnic: Gingham in From Russia with Love

Bond's only outfit in From Russia With Love that isn't a suit is a pair of swimming trunks and a checked shirt. The pale blue swimming trunks have a short inseam, ...

The Tan Basketweave Sports Coat in Live and Let Die

Moore's famous sports coats started with this one, a button two in a fancy tan basketweave or hopsack weave. I'm not sure what the fabric content is, but I would...

Don’t Forget the Double Vents: A Basted Brown Suit Jacket i...

Roger Moore's appreciation for fine tailoring can be seen in Live and Let Die with a tailor's visit to Bond's hotel suite for a fitting. The tailor is played by ...

Canvas Espadrilles in Thunderball

In Thunderball, Bond wears light blue canvas slip-on espadrilles with his outfit of a rose shirt and light blue swimming trunks after a swim. The shoes have doub...

James Bond’s Morning Suit at Royal Ascot

In A View to a Kill James Bond visits the Ascot Racecourse, where the Royal Ascot is currently happening this week. Morning dress is required for attending t...

Ian Fleming: Thunderball (1961) – Count Lippe

"He was an athletic-looking six foot, dressed in the sort of casually well-cut beige herring-bone tweed that suggests Anderson and Sheppard. He wore a white silk sh...