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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...
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...

Studs, Buttons or Fly Front? How a Black Tie Shirt Should Fasten

The dress shirt—also called an evening shirt, a Tuxedo shirt or a formal shirt—is a shirt worn for the black tie dress code with a dinner jacket (Tuxedo) and can...