Tailoring

Dr. No Dinner Suit

Dinner Jacket Facings: Satin, Grosgrain and Others

One detail primarily separates an ordinary black suit from a dinner suit: silk lapel facings. There are a number of other details that a dinner suit (also called...

(00)7 Special Details on a James Bond-Quality Suit

James Bond's suits have quality details that set them apart from the average suit. There are many stylistic details and construction methods found in Bond's suits th...

Variations on the Double-Breasted Jacket: Buttons, Wrap and Lapel...

The double-breasted suit goes in and out of fashion, and while it has not been a part of mainstream fashion since the early 1990s, it is currently popular with a...

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...

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...

Commander of the Cloth, Part 2: Roger Moore

Continuing from where Sean Connery left off, Roger Moore's suits are made of many of the same types of fabrics that Connery's are. Like Connery, Moore wears a lo...

Commander of the Cloth, Part 1: Sean Connery

While the colours of James Bond's suits are evident in the films, the more specific fabrics or cloths that the suits are made from—known as suitings—and the comp...

The Herringbone Suit: An Underappreciated James Bond Classic

Herringbone, named after the skeleton of the herring fish, is a popular pattern that can be seen in many sorts of applications, from road paving to wood and tile...