Literary Bond

Ian Fleming: The Wardrobe Model For James Bond

In his stories, Ian Fleming provided James Bond, as well as other characters, with many of his own personal tastes. Fleming himself shared his character's prefer...

The Suits of Ian Fleming’s James Bond Illustrated

Do you have a hard time picturing what the literary James Bond's clothes may have looked like? I've taken the descriptions of Bond's clothes and filled in the missin...

What Kind of Underwear Would Bond Wear?

We see James Bond in swimming trunks, pyjamas and dressing gowns, but we never see James Bond in his underwear in the films. There's a slight peak of it in Casin...

Count Lippe’s Casual Brown Tweed Suit

Count Lippe (Guy Doleman) is a SPECTRE agent Bond encounters at the Shrublands health farm in the English countryside in Thunderball. The basis for Lippe's clothes...

Not Mad About Benz’s tailor

"Not mad about his tailor, are you?" says Bond to Kerim Bey about Benz's suit. Benz is a Russian security agent played by English actor Peter Bayliss in From Russi...

Drax: The Three-Piece Double-Breasted Suit

Though the most memorable pieces of Hugo Drax's wardrobe in Moonraker are his Mao jackets, his double-breasted, three-piece black flannel chalk stripe suit is perh...

Sea Island Cotton

James Bond has a long history of wearing Sea Island cotton. Ian Fleming wrote in his novels that Bond wears a "dark blue Sea Island cotton shirt" in Moonraker, "da...

Ian Fleming’s Pea Coat

Though Ian Fleming never included the pea coat as part of James Bond's wardrobe in his novels, Fleming himself wore a pea coat as a Royal Navy officer during the S...