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  • Le Chiffre on James Bond Brings Back the Turtleneck: “Wasn’t Red Grant wearing a black or navy turtleneck as well in From Russia with love ? A great look for a great scene. It’s difficult to have more contrast between a dinner jacket and a turtleneck !13 June 2024
  • Matt Spaiser on The Grey Mohair Suit in Thunderball: “Crockett & Jones had one a few years ago. I don’t know where now.13 June 2024
  • Le Chiffre on The Grey Mohair Suit in Thunderball: “Any idea where to find similar demi boots nowadays, or were they specific to the 1960s ?13 June 2024
  • Mark W on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Nice update, Matt. The new images look terrific. This is one of my five favorite suites in the series. It’s the perfect blend of sporty and formal. And cool! I agree with others that the Now Pay Attention section is a worthy addition.12 June 2024
  • Travers Alvirez on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “I have to say, for how briefly this suit appeared, it had served as the very undefeatable staple for how I develop my suit wardrobe. Dark blue/navy/midnight blue with herringbone is undefeated, and when coupled with draped chest and trousers with pleats and cuffs, will be the winning combo, any day.12 June 2024
  • tredstone on Which of Bond’s most fashionable suits do you find least attractive?: “Yes, I second that – would be great to see the return of polls for future topics and articles!11 June 2024
  • Le Chiffre on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Thanks. A beautiful cloth, but it doesn’t look very appropriate for today’s often overheated indoors I am afraid. That’s quite a weight.11 June 2024
  • Le Chiffre on Crab Key Island Wear: A Light Blue Polo in Dr. No: “A small but interesting detail : the waistband and side adjusters metal buttons have a square and quite thick shape. I think it’s worth noting. My guess would be snap buttons.11 June 2024
  • Giselle Gauthier on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “One of my favourite suits, mostly due to the fabric and covered buttons. I wish the latter detail would come back into fashion.11 June 2024
  • André de Lima on Bond Wardrobe Review 19: The World Is Not Enough (1999): “Very interesting and precise article. I agree with almost everything written, the topics where I diverge are listed bellow: – the grey stripe suit. I don’t see any problem in wearing it with a belt. In fact, this Brosnan’s look is one of the best of the entire series. – the last suit is amazing, the combination with the blue shirt is outstanding. Comparing to the suit worn in GoldenEye with the white shirt, this one really stands out. I didn’t understand the belt issue in this one though. The belt in this sequence is black whereas Bond is using a brown pair of shoes. He definitely should be wearing a brown belt to match with the shoes specially because the suit is brighty and the shirt is unique and a complete “show off”. I remember when I watched in the movies for the first time and my old grandpa (rest in peace) and myself looked at each other and the subject was one and instinctively: he is wearing a wrong belt. In Die Another Day the mistake persists in the Cuba clinic scene, however, that suit and shirt were darker and the pair of shoes was brighter and in that particular case the belt matching with the shoes would be very weird, awkward or whatever you may call it. – I agree with the politician look in the caviar factory scene. He really looks like a politician but the tie is beautiful! As a matter of fact, Brosnan’s ties in this movie are quite boring, except for this one and the geometrical one he used with the grey stripe suit when visiting the MI6 with the best ever Bond scene in London with the Thames River as the set. This film is the one with great looks, but in my opinion, Tomorrow Never Dies still holds the victory.11 June 2024
  • Ed on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Matt, I agree with others, revisiting these older articles and providing more detail and observations with higher quality images from sources which may not have been available to you when first published is great. I continue to learn so much from your articles.11 June 2024
  • Matt Spaiser on James Bond’s Bow Tie Shapes and Sizes: “Traditional bow ties may be adjustable or sized. Sized bow ties are now mostly limited to bespoke. The adjuster isn’t supposed to be seen, but even with a wing collar shirt the bow tie’s band should be hidden under the jacket or tailcoat’s collar.10 June 2024
  • Thomas on James Bond’s Bow Tie Shapes and Sizes: “Should a traditional (i.e. self-tie) bowtie have an adjustor on it? All of the self-tie bowties that I’m coming across seem to have an adjustor, though I am not sure if this is a recent addition.10 June 2024
  • Anonymous on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Like the earlier commenter, I’m thrilled to see you revisiting your earlier work to enrich it with more detail/context/insight/commentary. While the original content was never lacking, this refresh is something all your readers, myself especially, will undoubtedly enjoy and benefit from. In these times of an extended “pause” between Bond movies, your decision to update your earlier work is the first silver lining I’m seeing. The extra time you are afforded for these updates is the only positive to the wait we’re all suffering. Thanks for your dedication and effort!10 June 2024
  • Matt Spaiser on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “I love the flapped breast pocket, an underrated detail.10 June 2024
  • M on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Thank you. I think it’s the fact that the waistcoat buttons are covered that associates it so strongly with Steed. And the flap on the breast pocket is very characterful too10 June 2024
  • Matt Spaiser on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “I wrote this blog on his suit with covered buttons over a decade ago: https://www.bondsuits.com/john-steed-the-man-two-girls-left-for-bond/10 June 2024
  • M on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Great post on a beautiful suit. Covered buttons always put me in mind of Steed in the Avengers. Is he worth a list, given McNee appears in View to a Kill?10 June 2024
  • Matt Spaiser on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Thanks! I started adding “Now Pay Attention” to some Dr. No outfits a few years ago, but I haven’t been able to focus on adding more of it. I’ll be trying to add it to more articles.10 June 2024
  • TheSubster on (00)7 Sean Connery Bond Outfits That Daniel Craig Repurposed: “To be fair, I want to be him. Quite a bit, actually; more than the other Bonds. Maybe it’s an older fans vs younger fans debate. It’s only the Craig films that came out in my lifetime.10 June 2024
  • Brandon on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Matt, am very happy to see you revisiting the earliest articles with greater detail. I especially like the new “Now Pay Attention” summaries at the end. They are an extremely useful crib sheet.10 June 2024
  • Matt Spaiser on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Yes, it’s just the breast pocket. Fox Brothers CL2-43 is the closest I have seen on the market now. https://foxflannel.com/products/classic-flannel-herringbone-blue10 June 2024
  • Le Chiffre on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “How are swelled edges possible on straight jetted pockets ? I am confused. Or maybe its only the breast pocket which has swelled edges ? Beautiful pics indeed. The knitted tie ends up at a perfect length and doesn’t move that much on Connery’s torso without the help of any tie bar. Perfection. Matt, what kind of cloth references would you give to someone wanting to recreate this suit ? I have rarely seen flannel cloths with a herringbone pattern.10 June 2024
  • Matt Spaiser on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “The screenshots are from the Blu-ray, but I enhanced them so you can see the suit better. The scene is so dim that it doesn’t do justice to the suit.10 June 2024
  • tredstone on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “The new screenshots look great. Are they from the 4k streaming version? This suit initially never made much of an impression on me in earlier releases (DVD, blu-ray) because of how muddied the scene looked.10 June 2024
  • Matt Spaiser on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “Blue, grey and black are all excellent colours on Connery, while brown is the weakest of the colours he wears. There’s something about blue that makes him look his liveliest. Jewel tones are superb on a winter complexion, which is why rich and deep blues look so good on him. Jewel tones, however, aren’t the character’s colours, but when we see him in deep blues and the burgundy jumper they particularly enhance his complexion.10 June 2024
  • Eddy on The Blue Herringbone Flannel Suit in Goldfinger: “If you had to pick just the one colour in which to suit Connery for the entirety of his James Bond run (i.e., his professional ‘town’ look, leaving brown as Bond’s country / casual and sometimes office in-a-pinch), would that be blue (all shades), or grey (all shades)? Goldfinger glen plaid aside I think that this suit, as well as the blue one-button in Japan – really refreshes Connery and compliments his tan. Thoughts?10 June 2024
  • André de Lima on Bond Wardrobe Review 17: GoldenEye (1995): “Brosnan is definitely the most elegant Bond of them all. He not only brought more vulnerability to the character but his posture and behavior were embodied in such a way that it “redefined” the character somehow. As for his wardrobes in GoldenEye, they served to the purpose they were aimed at: seriousness, mix of tailoring not chained to traditions but rooted to them instead. Brosnan’s era suits were the best! Craig’s era are way to tight and slim fit cut that could be easily misunderstood as diving suits! Brosnan brought interesting options and more simplicity mixed with style and elegance all combined in a way that it just works! His pocket squares, when worked, are puffed in instead of arranged with formal arrangements. Ties bringing more vivid style and at the same time sober and conservative perfectly balanced.9 June 2024
  • Matt Spaiser on (00)7 Reasons Why the Goldfinger Glen Check Suit Is So Iconic: “When he walks around outside with Pussy.8 June 2024
  • Le Chiffre on (00)7 Reasons Why the Goldfinger Glen Check Suit Is So Iconic: “At what time in the movie did Connery wears the demi boots with this suit ?8 June 2024