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  • Old School 19 July 2018 at 15:59 on Sean Connery’s Unique Shirts in GoldfingerAccording to Frank Foster's Instagram page , they made the shirts for this film .Both Connery's and the ones worn by Auric Goldfinger
  • Old School 19 July 2018 at 15:57 on Shout at the Devil: A Cream Three Piece SuitMatt , you are right. It IS Frank Foster's shirt. I am currently following their Instagram Page. There is a picture there of Roger Moore from this film in it .
  • Peter Fick Sweden 19 July 2018 at 07:05 on Sheer Elegance: The Voile ShirtThe Who singer Roger Daltrey, from Hammersmith, shows elegance near Roger Moore in Octupussy I think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3apJAMySqrI
  • Matt Spaiser 18 July 2018 at 20:07 on A Wardrobe of Frank Foster ShirtsI believe mine is all-cotton.
  • Old School 18 July 2018 at 19:51 on A Wardrobe of Frank Foster ShirtsHey , the Blue Bengal Stripe Shirt is identical to the one l got today ! It's a silk-cotton shirting , isn't it ?
  • Matt Spaiser 18 July 2018 at 16:19 on A Wardrobe of Frank Foster ShirtsCongratulations on your graduation! Please contact me here: http://www.bondsuits.com/contact-matt/
  • saul 18 July 2018 at 16:11 on A Wardrobe of Frank Foster ShirtsMr. Spaiser, well my graduation ended and I officially earned my title. I wore the navy herringbone as you suggested. However, my bespoke shirts came back, utilizing the measurements you gave me I really think the cutters my tailor utilizes failed and replicating the collar. My tailor said without having the physical shirt it's hard to actually replicate it. May I have your email? P.s. the my best friend went the from Russia with love route, navy lounge P.s.s. your brutal thoughts on both of us and my bespoke shirt would be most appreciated
  • Matt Spaiser 18 July 2018 at 14:43 on Charcoal Herringbone Suit for Dinner in The Man with the Golden GunThat's a four-in-hand knot.
  • saul 18 July 2018 at 14:40 on Charcoal Herringbone Suit for Dinner in The Man with the Golden GunIs the knot a four in hand or a half windsor?
  • Matt Spaiser 18 July 2018 at 14:14 on Frank Foster: Measuring and FittingCongratulations on your Frank Foster purchase! All of those striped shirts will pair beautifully with a cream linen suit. I saw those bengal stripe shirtings when I was there last, and they are beautiful.
  • Old School 18 July 2018 at 13:55 on Frank Foster: Measuring and FittingAfter Reading about Frank Foster Shirts here for quite some time , l finally ordered them a month or so , back on a tour to London. I was looking for 50 % silk and 50 % cotton blend shirtings. The shop had 4 available silk-cotton shirtings , all Bengal stripes : A Royal Blue / white , a Sky Blue / White , A pink / White and a Lilac / White . I ordered those four , but l was told that l had to order two more for my first fitting. So l ordered two pure silk solids : A cream and a Light blue. All had Semi Spread collars , Double cuffs , gaunlet buttons and a left side Breast Pocket. I was initially doubtful that they would add breast pockets , but Sam Frank Foster was considerate enough to accommodate me. My silk cotton blend shirts each cost 200 pounds . The pure silk shirts cost 300 pounds. They are some of the finest dress shirts l have EVER seen. Almost as good as my Turnbull and Asser Shirts ( But then again , maybe l am biased towards Turnbull and Asser , since l had my first Bespoke shirts in England made from there when l was only 18 and have been a customer for 6 years ) . Anyway , Matt l have a question. Can a Bengal Stripe Shirt pair well with a cream linen suit ? Court is currently closed and l have taken to wearing a cream linen suit in the summer ( without a tie ) . Which of these 4 shirts would go well with a cream linen suit : a royal blue / white , a sky blue / white , a pink / white or a Lilac / white ? I have never actually worn a striped shirt with a suit before.
  • tredstone 18 July 2018 at 12:04 on Charcoal Suit in Bilbao in The World Is Not EnoughIn looking at the shirt from this scene that went up for auction, one additional detail I noticed was that there are gauntlet buttons.
  • Old School 17 July 2018 at 21:55 on Mr Hinx’s Brown Suit in SpectreI think l can help with the " Capri wool " part. In Thailand , Tailors offer a material called Capri Wool which is a fabric made from 98 % wool and 2 % Lycra . It was also the material used to make Agent 47's suits in the Hitman : Agent 47 film. Great for Action films , where they have to move a lot quickly , apparently.
  • Matt Spaiser 17 July 2018 at 21:32 on Bond in Brown Brunello Cucinelli in SpectreThis outfit was indeed inspired by Goldfinger. The shirt is not the same. The pin-collar shirt has eyelets in the collar for the pin.
  • Matt Spaiser 17 July 2018 at 21:30 on Felix Leiter: The Seersucker SuitI don't think it's likely because Bond is not American. Bond wears linen suits in such settings.
  • Old School 17 July 2018 at 21:28 on Bond in Brown Brunello Cucinelli in SpectreIntentional or not , l think that this outfit was at least PARTIALLY inspired by Sean Connery's Hacking Jacket outfit in " Gold finger " . An interesting contrast is that Goldfinger is the only Bond film where Connery chooses double cuff shirts over cocktail cuff shirts , while this outfit in " Spectre " is the only Daniel Craig outfit where he favours a cocktail cuff shirt over a double cuff shirt. Matt , could the white shirt he wears here , be the same one worn with the collar pin in the funeral ?
  • Old School 17 July 2018 at 21:14 on Felix Leiter: The Seersucker SuitMatt , do you think someday we will see Bond in a seersucker suit ? I know that it's dastardly unlikely , since a seersucker suit is so quintessentially American. But it could make a good suit in a summer or tropical setting. Maybe not blue and white , but a soft tan and white perhaps ?
  • Kir 17 July 2018 at 14:24 on Pierce Brosnan for Kia in a Navy Peaked Lapel SuitAs mentioned above, milanese lapel buttonhole and curved "barchetta" breast pocket clearly indicate that this is a Tom Ford suit. However, cuff buttons look very interesting, as it looks like each further buttonhole is a bit longer than the previous one.
  • Roy 17 July 2018 at 11:36 on The Brown Barleycorn Tweed Hacking Jacket in GoldfingerAlthough different in details (vents and pockets), I thought the Rock pulled off a fairly Bondian look in Skyscraper with his brown tweed jacket. Arnold also wore a very similar jacket in kindergarten cop, from memory. So this jacket has a good action hero pedigree in my opinion...
  • Roy 17 July 2018 at 11:26 on How James Bond Matches His Shoes to His SuitsI'm surprised we don't see Bond in black wholecuts more often. Their simplicity and elegance would seem to suit the character.
  • Jovan Gauthier 16 July 2018 at 17:00 on Dinner Jacket Facings: Satin, Grosgrain and OthersWell written. I learned even more than I knew before!
  • Matt 16 July 2018 at 07:10 on Blofeld: The Mao SuitI would love to see what that site said, now, because nearly two years on, it's gone and I can't read it. 🙁
  • Matt Spaiser 16 July 2018 at 00:47 on The Black V-Neck JumperMost likely cashmere.
  • saul 16 July 2018 at 00:38 on The Black V-Neck JumperAny idea what the jumper is made out of? cashmere? wool?
  • Old School 15 July 2018 at 20:54 on Shout at the Devil: A Cream Three Piece SuitMatt, l just binge watched 5 Roger Moore Films today and while watching this film , l noticed that this is the one film ever where Roger Moore wears Pleated trousers. If l am not mistaken , then l think that this is also probably the only film where Roger Moore wears Braces with his trousers . I find the shirt choice to be slightly historically inaccurate though. From the looks of the shirt collar , it looks as if it has collar stays . Van Heusen ( I believe ) made the first Attached collar shirt with Collar stays in 1921. I find that a more fitting choice would be a shirt with a detachable club collar , or a shirt with a soft attached collar , worn with a collar pin . In terms of the suiting composition , Matt , l doubt any respected English tailor would use synthetic blended with linen ( of course , l could be wrong ) . Linen Wool would be the most historically accurate , since it was an EXTREMELY popular suiting in the 1910s. Linen - silk and Dupioni Silk appeared first in the 1920s. But given that this is just a period film , it would also be linen - silk. Since you mentioned earlier that linen- cotton is a Very Poor and fragile material for suiting , l doubt linen cotton would be used here.
  • Matt Spaiser 15 July 2018 at 19:57 on A New Podcast About James Bond ClothingI use Adobe Illustrator to create the patterns.
  • Mattia 15 July 2018 at 18:50 on A New Podcast About James Bond ClothingVery interesting comment, it's a pleasure to listen to it. Maybe I've already asked you: which program do you use to create a visual effect of suit fabrics (e.g. the glen check one in Goldfinger's famous suit)?
  • saul 15 July 2018 at 15:53 on Somerset’s Grey Pick-and-Pick Suit in From Russia with LoveI stand corrected once again.
  • Matt Spaiser 15 July 2018 at 15:03 on Somerset’s Grey Pick-and-Pick Suit in From Russia with LoveIf I recall correctly, that is Nash's attache case, not Bond's.
  • Matt Spaiser 15 July 2018 at 14:56 on James St. John Smythe in the Country: A Grey Tweed JacketI haven't found there to be any specific traditions with patch pockets amongst English tailors. I've seen English tailors do various configurations. Swelled edges give a sportier look than pick stitching on a tweed jacket, but it's up to you if you want the look of swelled edges or not.