Monthly Archives: August 2012

Moonraker Cream Suit

Arrival in Rio in a Cream Suit

In Moonraker, Bond wears a cream suit appropriate for his arrival in sunny Rio de Janeiro. The composition of the cloth is a mystery to me, but I suspect it could be...
Goldfinger Felix Leiter

Felix Leiter: Ivy League Style

The Americans' traditional "Ivy League" style saw it's peak in the 1950s and early 1960s and was popular amongst people from college students to older gentlemen ...
Goldfinger Playsuit

The Infamous Terrycloth Playsuit in Goldfinger

If a man wears something made of terrycloth it's typically a robe. In honour of Sean Connery's birthday, we'll look at a more unusual piece of towel-wear, a ligh...

The Original Gun Barrel

Stuntman Bob Simmons was the first man to appear as Bond in the Bond films. Simmons appears in the famous gun barrel sequence opening in Dr. No, and the footage is...
Connery Linen Shirt

Brown Linen Camp Shirt and Trousers in You Only Live Twice

In You Only Live Twice, Sean Connery wears an outfit of a linen sports shirt and linen trousers to be comfortable in Japan's heat. His (darker) ecru shirt has a ...
Lock & Co Hatters

St James’s Street: Lock and Lobb

Around the corner from Pall Mall on St James's Street in the London district of St James's are two stores associated with the first Bond films. The first is Lock...
Douglas Hayward Shop

A Visit to Douglas Hayward’s Mayfair Shop

Since 1968, Douglas Hayward has been at 95 Mount Street in Mayfair. The shop is at ground level and Hayward lived upstairs. Though Hayward himself passed away in...

Double-Breasted Off-White Dinner Jacket

Roger Moore wears his first of three off-white dinner jackets in The Man with the Golden Gun. This dinner jacket is very close to being white, though it's still no...