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  • Matt Spaiser 15 November 2018 at 14:14 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserAs long as it isn’t a wide cutaway, the same collar can work for both.
  • saul 15 November 2018 at 13:43 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserThe same collar that you use for a lounge suit, could you tell a cutter to use that exact same collar when making a dress shirt for an evening suit? Or is it like the guy trying to make a suit into an evening suit by simply wearing a bowtie?
  • Matt Spaiser 14 November 2018 at 17:06 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserSure, you could wear it under a sweater.
  • saul 14 November 2018 at 16:54 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserSay the cutter screwed up and the collar does not reach that far, could the shirt be used for anything else? Say a v neck sweater, or should they just be a donation ?
  • Matt Spaiser 14 November 2018 at 14:52 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserIt should either just meet the jacket or sit slightly under it.
  • RogerMost 14 November 2018 at 14:06 on A Tan Gabardine Suit in San Francisco in A View to a KillI guess it sounds better than James Share!
  • saul 14 November 2018 at 07:54 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserI'm assuming that the spread collar preferably should sit under the jacket?
  • saul 13 November 2018 at 13:23 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserI wish turnbull and asser would make the off the peg process for the bond fan easy. We are always having to scavenger hunt for the authentic item. Where the premium price exists so should the service, afterall I don't expect ross or tj Maxx to help me follow the steps of 007.
  • Matt Spaiser 12 November 2018 at 17:06 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserI do not have exact numbers on the heights of these collars, but I have replicated some and they look very close. Let me know if you'd like my guess on any of the specific collars. You can see my Connery spread collar here: https://www.bondsuits.com/connery-shirt-deo-veritas/
  • John Broughton 12 November 2018 at 16:58 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserDo you have any INFO regarding the 'HEIGHT' of the collars?
  • Matt Spaiser 12 November 2018 at 16:02 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserThat's right. I'll be getting to the Brioni shirts eventually.
  • Tredstone 12 November 2018 at 15:59 on Collars Royale: Turnbull & AsserI felt the Brioni collars for Brosnan in DAD had a bit of a wider spread than the T&A ones he wore in prior movies. Also the tie space was narrower.
  • Renard 12 November 2018 at 15:53 on James Bond’s Occasions for Black Tie"Craig and his lousy wardrobe" I find that a bit strange since you always praised Brosnan's Bond for his Brioni wardrobe - just in case that you did not notice: Craig is also wearing Brioni suits in CR. And although I am certainly not an fan of Brioni for Bond I must say that some of those CR Brioni outifts are put together quite tastefully. And the black dinner suit is also not bad. So what are you complaining about? And please don't restart arguing about the Madagascar outfit etc. - because that would for sure would produce a true "big yawn".
  • saul 12 November 2018 at 04:55 on 53 Years of James Bond in Black Tie InfographicUse bond as the foundation and this blog as the guide....chances you will be okay. Although it's okay to stray, but not too far
  • Matt Spaiser 12 November 2018 at 03:37 on 53 Years of James Bond in Black Tie InfographicThat would be Dalton in Licence to Kill and Daniel Craig in Spectre.
  • Garrett 12 November 2018 at 03:13 on 53 Years of James Bond in Black Tie InfographicHi. Thank you for this. Who wore the two button tuxedos?
  • saul 11 November 2018 at 09:01 on Why Does James Bond Wear Suits So Often?Icon or not, there is no excuse to be wearing Alfani! I would sell it during my retail days.
  • saul 11 November 2018 at 01:01 on Why Does James Bond Wear Suits So Often?So in the upper class would you say that the people around you are assimilating to the individual? Your title? Or your money? Here in the united states people are assimilating to your money. No need to pretend otherwise. It's a reason why so many of the great men in the world had few friends.
  • saul 10 November 2018 at 17:30 on James Bond’s Occasions for Black TieRed kind of seems a bit too dean martin, wouldn't you say?
  • saul 9 November 2018 at 17:58 on James Bond’s Occasions for Black TieStretched? Let's not forget the nato strap!
  • Comsol 9 November 2018 at 17:34 on From Tailors with Love: Episode 10 — Interview with the Man Behind “Thunderballs”Matt, Thanks for the heads-up on the Thunderballs site, it's a lot of fun.
  • Dan Ippolito 9 November 2018 at 14:41 on James Bond’s Occasions for Black TieSaul, Brosnan may not be my favorite Bond, but that has to be one of my favorite Bond lines!
  • Brendan 9 November 2018 at 12:19 on Mason & Sons Barleycorn Hacking Jacket and Cavalry Twill TrousersI've sourced this fawn cavalry twill fabric that I've asked Elliot to make a pair of trousers with. I think it closely replicates the original Goldfinger look - http://apparel.hollandandsherry.com/en/fabric/browse-by-use/suits/9518011-dakota-fawn-cavalry-twill
  • alex 9 November 2018 at 11:48 on Why Does James Bond Wear Suits So Often?Thank God men like you still exist!
  • Rod 9 November 2018 at 07:12 on James Bond’s Occasions for Black TieYeah but the most recent one, white dinner jacket on a train through North Africa, has to be one of the most ‘stretched’ reasons. As locations and occasions to wear black tie are ever-shrinking, I hope in the next outing they come up with a slightly more realistic scenario for Bond to don the tux.
  • saul 9 November 2018 at 01:40 on James Bond’s Occasions for Black Tie"The world changed while you were away." "NOT FOR ME" this is why brosnan is bond ....
  • Christian 8 November 2018 at 19:20 on Sean Connery’s Suits in Woman of Straw vs GoldfingerViewing the progression from From Russia With Love to Woman of Straw to Marnie to Goldfinger, it's obvious that Connery used scalp paint and hair thickeners, and possibly a partial hairpiece in some sequences until Marnie. There, he had a full toupee which looks quite good on screen, maybe Connery's best until The Hunt For Red October. The Goldfinger light-brown one is a decided step down in comparison, and inferior to the Bond ones that followed.
  • Nick 8 November 2018 at 17:43 on From Tailors with Love: Episode 9 — Dunhill vs Paul Smith, and more!I think Dunhill would be a great choice as well. But to be honest if Tom Ford can make their cut of the O'Connor suit or the suits in Quantum of Solace, it would be a marked improvement over the suits in the last two films. I think Timothy Everest would be great as well. Look at Mallory and Napoleon Solo in Man From Uncle.
  • Matt Spaiser 8 November 2018 at 17:05 on The Shawl Collar Dinner Suit—Introducing Bond in Dr. NoPhoto enhancements!
  • Jo 8 November 2018 at 17:03 on The Shawl Collar Dinner Suit—Introducing Bond in Dr. NoHi Mr Spaiser: How can you recognize the shoes are cap-toe Oxfords? Cos to me they look like plain toe Derby.