Tailoring

Grosgrain Lapels

The most common facings for lapels and other trim on a dinner suit is satin silk, but an elegant alternative to satin is grosgrain silk. James Bond has worn dinn...

Tailoring for the Times: Pierce Brosnan

PIERCE BROSNAN (1995-1999)  1. Low button stance:  Except for on a button 2 suit in GoldenEye, the button stance is rather low. The button stance on a button 3 ja...

Tailoring for the Times: Timothy Dalton

TIMOTHY DALTON (1987) 1. Large shoulders: Timothy Dalton's suits in The Living Daylights come from a variety of sources, some fitting better than others. A few of...

Tailoring for the Times: Roger Moore

ROGER MOORE (1973-1974, Cyril Castle) 1. Flared trousers: Flared trousers became popular with a certain crowd in the 1960s and made it to mainstream fashion by th...

Tailoring for the Times: Sean Connery and George Lazenby

Every Bond has made some fashion concessions to the times they lived in, and some have more than others. In this series of articles we're going to take a look at eac...

Trouser Adjusters

Though the go-to method of supporting trousers these days is the belt, English suits weren't traditionally worn with belts. The Duke of Windsor famously went to ...

Pagoda: The Other Natural Shoulder

When most people think of natural shoulder suits, it's the soft shoulder that curves down at the ends to follow the shoulder into the arm. But we often forget th...

The Roman/Military/Equestrian Shoulder

Though not all the same, the Roman shoulder, military shoulder and equestrian shoulder are all strongly structured shoulders with a straight line and generous pa...