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  • saul 25 September 2018 at 14:47 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnI was under the impression that you would not want to wear a solid white formal shirt when the contrast might be a bit too much. For example Mr.Jordans navy suit in octopussy is very easy on the eyes and has stream like effect, and im thinking its because of the cream shirt and the contrast not being that strong as compared to white. Am i right ? or am i off?
  • Matt Spaiser 24 September 2018 at 17:26 on How Sean Connery Set the Fashion Template for Future James BondsAnthony Sinclair did not put braces buttons in Connery's trousers in the example I have seen. It's great to have the option to wear braces, though.
  • Matt Spaiser 24 September 2018 at 17:10 on Daniel Craig’s Tom Ford Dinner Suit in an Omega PromotionThis feature is useful here at keeping the skirt of the jacket together, though vent-less would be ideal for looks in this ad.
  • Old School 24 September 2018 at 17:10 on How Sean Connery Set the Fashion Template for Future James BondsMatt , l got my hands on a new ready to wear Anthony Sinclair Flannel suit recently. It comes with Slide Buckle side adjusters and Brace Buttons . It got me thinking. Do you know if any of Connery's original Sinclair suits had brace buttons in the waist band ? One of your previous articles mentioned that in " You only live twice " Connery wore braces under his naval blazer .
  • Jovan Gauthier 24 September 2018 at 15:56 on Daniel Craig’s Tom Ford Dinner Suit in an Omega PromotionWorthy of note is the lining strap under the double vent. This supposedly keeps the sides of the jacket looking clean and from flaring out too much, but in my experience it's not really worth it and can get in the way. I'm about to have the ones on two of my MTM suits taken out. Tom Ford seems to have this feature on some of their double vented jackets but not others.
  • Matt Spaiser 24 September 2018 at 14:35 on Bratislava Grey Flannel Suit and Navy Coat in The Living DaylightsI do not know. Because Dalton mostly wears an overcoat over the suit, we do not see the back of the suit. I have not been able to find any still that show the back of the suit either.
  • Matt Spaiser 24 September 2018 at 13:55 on The Suits of Ian Fleming’s James Bond IllustratedIt’s a traditional style, but the least formal of the classic dinner jacket styles. It looks the most old-fashioned, and it’s what M wears in Goldfinger.
  • Simon 24 September 2018 at 12:47 on Daniel Craig’s Tom Ford Dinner Suit in an Omega Promotion"it is unlikely Omega would pay thousands of dollars to ruin Tom Ford suits when they could ruin less costly suits. " Not necessarily. On a shoot of this size and complexity several tens of thousands of dollars on suits is a small piece of the budget.
  • saul 24 September 2018 at 05:41 on Bratislava Grey Flannel Suit and Navy Coat in The Living DaylightsIs the suit center vent or douvle vented?
  • saul 24 September 2018 at 05:37 on The Suits of Ian Fleming’s James Bond IllustratedI saw a photo of Mr. Fleming, wearing a double breasted shawl dinner suit? what's your take on that? great choice or should I stick to the films ?
  • Matt Spaiser 22 September 2018 at 22:29 on The Suits of Ian Fleming’s James Bond IllustratedThat's a cotton shirt. I have seen him mostly in cotton shirts. I've seen him in black tie, with what is possibly a silk shirt, but the picture quality is too poor to tell what the shirt is made of.
  • Old School 22 September 2018 at 21:08 on The Suits of Ian Fleming’s James Bond IllustratedThank you , Matt. Last question. Is Flemming's shirt in the photo a cotton one or a silk one ? Are there are photos of Flemming in Silk shirts ?
  • Matt Spaiser 22 September 2018 at 20:49 on The Suits of Ian Fleming’s James Bond IllustratedFleming wore both belted and self-supporting trousers.
  • Old School 22 September 2018 at 20:36 on The Suits of Ian Fleming’s James Bond Illustratedhttps://jakemcmillan.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ian-fleming-sean-connery-on-set-from-russia-with-love-2.jpg Matt , l found this picture of Ian Flemming wearing Self Supporting trousers on the set of " From Russia with love ". Now, since conventional wisdom dictates that Flemming modelled Bond after himself in terms of dress , is it safe to say that the Literary Bond also wore self supporting trousers instead of belted trousers ?
  • Matt Spaiser 20 September 2018 at 22:15 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnFrank Foster shirts are the best value for the money. All of their shirts are bespoke. The quality is the same as Turnbull & Asser for less money than T&A's ready-to-wear shirts. I do not have experience with Mason & Sons bespoke shirts, but their ready-to-wear and special order shirts are excellent value as well, but not the same as bespoke quality.
  • Isaac 20 September 2018 at 21:30 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnMr Spaiser, in your personal experience, which company/shirtmaker has provided you with the best quality shirts at the best value for money? Turnbull and Asser, Mason and Sons or Frank Foster himself?
  • Jovan Gauthier 20 September 2018 at 16:51 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnBengal stripe is nice, though I think many would not consider it very "Bondian" despite Roger Moore's affection for them throughout his movies.
  • Eric from France 19 September 2018 at 21:41 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnHow about completing the set with a bengal stripe ? In my set, the white poplin with double cuffs is ivory in twill with hidden placket which suits my complexion better and can be useful as a very formal shirt. All others with cocktail cuffs except a French blue (of course) with 2-button mitred cuffs for the summer. A nice blue herringbone can come in handy even if not canonical. Amicalement vôtre !
  • Jovan Gauthier 19 September 2018 at 18:42 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnIn their defense, it may not work as well on some high-contrast complexions. I think a pale shade is more versatile. But I agree it is nonetheless a classic shade that should be considered.
  • Mateus 19 September 2018 at 16:52 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnI must say I agree with Mr. Malborough, cream shirts are not so commonly available these days, but are a wonderful choice. Much more interesting than white.
  • David Marlborough 19 September 2018 at 07:41 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnWhat is the dislike for cream shirts? Really, the only rationale for them being described as "old fashioned" can be that they're not seen that much any more. So, we're back to; why? Cream, in particular a pale cream, is as versatile as a white shirt without being so stark for many complexions. Another modern trend i just don't "get"!
  • Mike C 18 September 2018 at 20:11 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnFair comment, but in blue and white, the important colours!
  • Jovan 18 September 2018 at 19:12 on Correcting the Fit of Daniel Craig’s Suit in SpectreHe did more than that.
  • Eddy Anderson 18 September 2018 at 15:02 on Matching Your Trousers to Your Jacket, James Bond StyleThanks, as always! 🙂
  • Remy 18 September 2018 at 13:49 on Correcting the Fit of Daniel Craig’s Suit in SpectreYou airbrushed out the wrinkles B R A V O
  • Matt Spaiser 18 September 2018 at 13:24 on Matching Your Trousers to Your Jacket, James Bond StyleI think they are excellent. They are much easier to wear casually than with a jacket.
  • Eddy Anderson 18 September 2018 at 06:07 on Matching Your Trousers to Your Jacket, James Bond StyleHello again, Matt. What are your thoughts on non-neutral trousers when worn casually? I'm thinking colours like navy, wine, olive. Thanks!
  • Matt Spaiser 18 September 2018 at 04:12 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnMy modern Turnbull & Asser turnback cuffs have a much larger turnback portion as well. There needs to be at least a little bit of overlap. Just different styles.
  • saul 18 September 2018 at 01:34 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnI have a question but it might seem complicated, here it goes anyway. I noticed borrelli also made a turnback cuff shirt as well but the second half of the cuff is significantly stronger than the first. Meaning the part that you fold over, overlaps the part that you don't by far. I noticed turnbull and asser s turn back cuff does not do that so much. Is the Italian attempt at the British property? Is that style , a mistake , or just a fashion trend? Your thoughts ...
  • Jovan Gauthier 17 September 2018 at 21:52 on (00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to OwnTo be fair, T&A now have cocktail cuffs available for "Made to Measure" (misleading really, it's special order in standard sizes) in many fabrics. The price is still going to be unattainable for most people compared to Mason & Sons Made to Order.