I’m excited to announce that the dream you’ve all been asking for is now the reality. This spring, I will be releasing a book about the style of James Bond that I co-authored with my From Tailors with Love co-host Peter Brooker! The book is called From Tailors with Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films, and it will be published by BearManor Media.
Before writing this book, I knew it could be not a re-hash of this blog. Though we discuss some of Bond’s most iconic looks in the book, it does not have a detailed breakdown of all of Bond’s looks like this blog. The book is almost exclusively new stories that have not been told on this blog or on the From Tailors with Love podcast. Peter and I combined our voices to tell this story in a way that would have been impossible for either one of us to do alone.
We’ve focused the book on the history of Bond’s clothing, through the fashions of the eras, the meaning of the clothes within the films, and the people who made the clothes. As with any good story, it’s the people who make it special.
The book provides fresh insights through exclusive interviews with Bond-series costume designers Lindy Hemming, Jany Temime, Jodie Tillen and Emma Porteous, the late celebrity shirtmaker to the Bond series Frank Foster, Bond film director John Glen, menswear mogul Umberto Angeloni, keeper of the Bond brands David Mason and many others in the tailoring, fashion and film industries.
Peter and I discuss the book in the video below.
You can hear more about the project on the latest episode of From Tailors with Love.