Tailoring

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...

James Bond’s Suit Linings

Of all the details of James Bond's suits, the one we likely pay the least attention to is the lining. Bond's suit linings generally do not draw attention; they ...
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...
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...

Variations on the Double-Breasted Jacket: Buttons, Wrap and Lapel...

The double-breasted suit goes in and out of fashion, and while it has not been a part of mainstream fashion since the early 1990s, it is currently popular with a...

What is a Coat, Jacket, Suit, Blazer? A Glossary of These and Mor...

To clarify some terms and types of tailored coats, jackets and suits and the differences between all of them, I have written a glossary. The links within the definit...

Variations of the Shawl Collar on a Dinner Jacket

Though shawl collar is not the style of dinner jacket that James Bond has worn the most often, it might be the style that he is most associated with. Sean Conner...