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What Is Worsted Wool?

The Oxford Dictionaries have two definitions for "worsted". The first describes worsted yarn: "A fine smooth yarn spun from combed long-staple wool." The second...

Sprezzatura on James Bond

Sprezzatura is an overused and overrated Italian buzzword for men's style often read on the internet that means "studied carelessness". The original definition from ...

(00)7 Essentials in James Bond’s Coat Closet

James Bond's coat closet is filled with a coat or jacket for every occasion. I am speaking of Bond's coat closet metaphorically because his true coat closet in Live ...

James Bond’s Occasions for Black Tie

Are you looking for occasions to dress more like James Bond and wear his black tie uniform? Bond usually wears black tie for one of a few purposes: casinos, dinner, ...

(00)7 Essential James Bond Shirts to Own

What do most of James Bond's formal shirts have in common? They are light in colour and almost always solid. There are some basic guidelines to follow when getting a...
Dr. No Dinner Suit

How Sean Connery Set the Fashion Template for Future James Bonds

More so than the James Bond of Ian Fleming's pages, Sean Connery's James Bond set the template for how subsequent screen Bonds would dress. Terence Young, the di...

The Spy Who Loved Silk

Though silk is the standard material for a neck tie, James Bond shows plenty of love to silk beyond ties. Silk is often considered one of the world's most luxuri...

Variations on the Blue Shirt

I was recently at Frank Foster selecting two new blue shirts and had a difficult time choosing the blues that I had in mind. Blue is one of the most popular and usef...