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  • Jovan Gauthier 26 January 2020 at 22:55 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsIndeed it is, and it would have been a pleasant surprise to see Daniel Craig in one.
  • Jovan Gauthier 26 January 2020 at 22:54 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsIt's less of a sin to leave a double breasted overcoat open than it is a double breasted lounge coat, in my humble opinion. Brosnan did that blazer dirty in Goldeneye, I agree.
  • Jovan Gauthier 26 January 2020 at 22:53 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsThis is compounded by the fact that most places don't have a coat check or coat hooks for their guests as was once common. The last two places I went to which had them were throwback 1950s-style diners. (And thus have probably had them as long as the building has existed.) For me, losing one of my nicest raincoats was the learning experience that made sure I never lost another coat...
  • Matt Spaiser 25 January 2020 at 21:54 on The Sunspel Polo Shirt in Casino RoyaleThe maker of these trousers has long been a mystery. The good news is that it's easy to get the look with five-pocket khakis, and I assume you'd want an updated silhouette that isn't so wide.
  • Peter Brooker 25 January 2020 at 21:23 on The Sunspel Polo Shirt in Casino RoyaleI'm going to the Bahamas in a month's time. Any clue on where to get these trousers as I have the polo? I'm guessing from the post and the comment thread these were tailored. By Brioni? Any alternatives? Also should I fake my orgasm. Sorry ignore that last one, I was just on a roll.
  • Bill Tanner 25 January 2020 at 09:13 on SuggestionsI was wondering if you could please cover a few of Felix's suits on DAF or Live and Let Die?
  • HM F 23 January 2020 at 15:00 on Daniel Craig’s Dinner Suit in a Heineken PromotionThere is a full 7 minutes unreleased version on Instagram. See it here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B7d-kMKDK6j/
  • Bill Tanner 23 January 2020 at 00:42 on Blofeld: The Mao SuitI would agree with Anoymous' comment that would make a great comparison.
  • John 22 January 2020 at 23:11 on A 1980s Double-Breasted Navy Suit in OctopussyRyan, I agree. It's a beautiful-looking suit, from what little we see of it in the film.
  • Matt Spaiser 22 January 2020 at 14:39 on A Simple Navy Single-Breasted OvercoatIt’s a nondescript grey cashmere scarf. There’s unfortunately no way to find out who made it 18 years later. The good news is that you can find scarves identical to this.
  • Piero Cirino 22 January 2020 at 10:09 on A Simple Navy Single-Breasted OvercoatHi Matt, is it possible to have some news about the scarf?
  • Timothy 22 January 2020 at 06:28 on Daniel Craig’s Dinner Suit in a Heineken PromotionLove the glen check shirt. I've had one for years and it's always been a favourite of mine, definitely an underrated option in shirting.
  • tredstone 22 January 2020 at 02:31 on Daniel Craig’s Dinner Suit in a Heineken PromotionI liked Craig's look on the new Entertainment Weekly cover. I daresay the T&A classic collar is the most flattering of all the collars I've seen him in, even if it's not an official Bond outfit.
  • Jovan Gauthier 21 January 2020 at 20:03 on Daniel Craig’s Dinner Suit in a Heineken PromotionIt looks less awkward in motion. XD
  • jdreyfuss 21 January 2020 at 15:37 on Daniel Craig’s Dinner Suit in a Heineken PromotionYeah, I probably would have gone with a Dainite or even a soft rubber sole. It's not like a waiter is going to be dancing or anything that he'd need leather soles.
  • david marlborough 21 January 2020 at 08:46 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsThanks, John. Pierce had some beautiful overcoats which always looked a little "highly remunerated cultural attache" rather than British bespoke but, for me, he ruined their impact with the unfortunate habit of wearing them open. Same as the Goldeneye blazer.
  • david marlborough 21 January 2020 at 08:42 on Daniel Craig’s Dinner Suit in a Heineken PromotionThe photo with him slugging back the beer is extremely Bondian; or at least Daniel Craig Bondian!
  • Jovan Gauthier 21 January 2020 at 05:28 on Daniel Craig’s Dinner Suit in a Heineken PromotionThey should be wearing slip-resistant shoes since any decent restaurant requires them to avoid accidents. I've seen some that approach looking like decent dress shoes, but nothing as nice as Bally!
  • jdreyfuss 20 January 2020 at 15:38 on Daniel Craig’s Dinner Suit in a Heineken PromotionI suppose in the narrative of the commercial he didn't have much of a choice for shoes, since he stole them. Outside of the broguing, they're probably still a little too clunky for black tie, but, again, within the narrative of the commercial, waitstaff are usually going to be more concerned with what will hold up to nightly punishment than what best fits the standard of the dress code.
  • Ryan Hall 20 January 2020 at 03:51 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsI agree with David, I don't think you can beat the navy chesterfield overcoat from Live and Let Die that Roger Moore wore, it would have to be one of the most timeless overcoats of the series.
  • Matthew 19 January 2020 at 23:56 on The Skydiving Jumpsuit for Gibraltar in The Living DaylightsI have been obsessed with his boots from this scene since I saw it as a child; there’s an awesome shot of them from overhead as he descends toward the yacht. I have some reason to believe they may have used two different pairs of boots: the ones shown on Dalton himself on this page when he is on the roof the (Land Rover?) and the other being the ones I mentioned first when the stuntman is descending onto the yacht. My reason for saying this is that I believe I have identified the ones Dalton is wearing, which I believe are Paraboot Para Saut ‘Delta’ models. I have been researching endlessly and these boots are the closest I could find and I actually found some on my size. They are very similar to the ones shown over the yacht, yet different enough to make me think they are a different model and perhaps manufacturer as well. They seem decidedly stouter in construction with a wide protective toe cap compared to the Paraboot Delta’s. I am pretty confident that Dalton wears Paraboot deltas because of the sole, the strip of leather going from sole to eyelets mid boot, and the five eyelet, five speed hook design. I would be so happy to know which boots are featured in the scene above the yacht, any info would be extremely appreciated!
  • John 18 January 2020 at 22:48 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsI agree with Christian. Spot on as always, David. Pierce Brosnan's two overcoats in DAD come in second, albeit a distant second.
  • Saul 18 January 2020 at 05:17 on Navy in New York: A Chesterfield Coat and Navy Suit in Live and Let DieAnyone know the brand of suitcase and briefcase he is carrying?
  • Christian 17 January 2020 at 22:18 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsDavis, as usual, is 100% on target here. Also, I am not sure what "modern outdoor jackets" means. Different jackets and coats for different purposes, contexts. I must agree with Matt and jdreyfuss on the coats. While I don't have much occasion to wear it in LA, I have a vintage and custom cashmere overcoat from the 1960s that I inherited long ago. When I have worn it in the past (in San Francisco, Chicago, D.C., and New York), it has been a wonderful coat for the cold weather and looks great over a suit. I do have a long trench coat that, with the lining taken out for LA, is perfect to stay dry from the sometimes heavy rain we get and far better than the alternatives.
  • David Marlborough 17 January 2020 at 08:52 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsI have seen no other coat worn by Bond which looks even close to the impressiveness of the Live and Let Die chesterfield. It was Roger's first appearance (outside of nightwear in the initial M scenes) and it really helped make him stand out and gave an imposing and confident air which was completely different to Connery. It helped him put his stamp on Bond right from the off; classic, sophisticated, top-drawer!
  • Indy Magnoli 16 January 2020 at 23:58 on James Bond’s Bow Tie Shapes and SizesThink of tying your shoelace. Really... it's the same process, just with more finesse.
  • Saul 15 January 2020 at 12:24 on Ruffles: This Never Happened to the Other FellaGreat to here sir I got the idea for the ruffles from Warren Beatty in Shampoo..
  • Ryan Hall 15 January 2020 at 05:55 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsSince I live in Australia a top coat is really all I need, I have a navy peak lapel top coat in a mid weight wool. I wear it over suit jackets and sports coats in the winter. It is perfect for this climate and are mild winters. I also have a black car coat as well that I can wear casually or with a suit.
  • Travers Alvirez 15 January 2020 at 03:07 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsI'd love a bespoke Chesterfield, but it's a dilemma. On one hand, it's a lot warmer, a lot more water resistant (if you go heavyweight), and, well, we all need a coat. On the other hand, I, too, am aware of the etiquette. But I'm also a forgetful person. Imagine a coat, $2.5k - $3k, forgotten somewhere, because I have to be indoors most of the time. Well, until I have less to remember, or I can learn to remember better.
  • jdreyfuss 14 January 2020 at 16:55 on How Bond Wears Overcoats and TopcoatsHaving to occasionally walk about half a mile each way between my office and the courthouse here in Cleveland, I'm gonna have to agree with Matt on this. I can make the trip in my big, heavy bridge coat over a suit while keeping safe from the snow and biting wind off the lake and not overheating. The length also means I'm often the only one without road grime on my pants. I will mention that it has an Ulster collar, which is also useful against the wind, much more than the traditional collar and lapels on my Crombie coat or the Prussian or standing collars you see on most synthetic jackets.