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Craig's also wearing a white OCBD, a great mix of casual and formal that pairs with the black I suppose. I don't know why the black shoes in this particular context tho because this suit could've taken dk brown + lite blue shirt.  Maybe it's that even when Bond is informal he's still 'working'-  killing Spectre assassins, bedding the bad guys' girl-friends  and what-not.

 

He's wearing a poplin tab collar shirt, and it's just wrong for him to wear bluchers with a suit. James Bond is supposed to know how to dress, and a Brit that's well dressed would never wear black bluchers with a smooth worsted suit. The way he's dressed in that movie is awful, but we don't need to have that discussion again

 

 

lulz-  and I thought I was the pedantic one.  :)  You know Manton does it all the time rite?  I really think they're fine-  above, and in general.

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lulz-  and I thought I was the pedantic one.  :)  You know Manton does it all the time rite?  I really think they're fine-  above, and in general.

 

I don't care about Manton. I'm talking about James Bond. The character is British to the bone, and someone like that would never wear bluchers with a smooth worsted business suit. It's fine for you or me to do it, but James Bond should not be dressed in that way.

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I don't care about Manton. I'm talking about James Bond. The character is British to the bone, and someone like that would never wear bluchers with a smooth worsted business suit. It's fine for you or me to do it, but James Bond should not be dressed in that way.

Are you annoyed he's not in morning dress, too? 

 

Moore, Brosnan, and Craig all wore Italian suits (Brioni, TF/Zegna). Not very British.

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Are you annoyed he's not in morning dress, too? 

 

Moore, Brosnan, and Craig all wore Italian suits (Brioni, TF/Zegna). Not very British.

 

Moore should be erased from history. The Brioni suits looked good, the TF ones suck, as they were at least two sizes too small for him. It's too bad a British brand doesn't sponsor/advertise in Bond movies. G&H would perfect, with their military history.

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Moore should be erased from history. The Brioni suits looked good, the TF ones suck, as they were at least two sizes too small for him. It's too bad a British brand doesn't sponsor/advertise in Bond movies. G&H would perfect, with their military history.

Not gonna happen. Too much $$$ to be made by TF off of that product placement
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Not gonna happen. Too much $$$ to be made by TF off of that product placement

 

G&H is owned by Chinese investors now. I believe they wish to grow their RTW line. Being in Bond would be the perfect ad for them.

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@Monkeyface I'm inclined to agree with you. On the other hand, the original Fleming Bond wore knit ties with worsted suits. Also a sartorial no no. Add to that formal(?) cocktail cuffs and you have a secret agent who doesn't know how to dress properly. wink.gif
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G&H is owned by Chinese investors now. I believe they wish to grow their RTW line. Being in Bond would be the perfect ad for them.

It would be, but will TF so easily give up its sponsorship? TF has a lot of money and it is the perfect ad for them too.

I think Brioni originally got involved with Bond because the wardrobe people wanted a dozen of each suit for the stunts. There were a lot of them in the movie and the usual bespoke suits couldn't be churned out at that rate. The Bond producers approached Brioni

TF was different though. That was a pure product placement from the TF side. Doubt they'll give that up.
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Exciting! I am now in Auckland so I can visit the tailor tomorrow to get some bespoke clothing made up! I'll let you all know how it goes. My plan is to get:

1. Light grey cool weight trousers
2. Autumn weight light grey flannel trousers
3. Jacket with patch pockets so the trousers and jacket can be used as a template for a blazer suit.
4. Business shirt as a model for Luxire (whom I have paid in advance for 15 shirts - just waiting on the perfect fit to send them to get the process going).

Finally - what do you think of this fabric for a blazer or suit? It's fairly expensive but very beautiful I think. Thoughts? NOTE: This isn't for my tailor tomorrow - this is a future fabric purchase.


Why on earth would you pay Luxire in advance? It'll take a couple of weeks before your shirt is ready and on its way to India to copy. You're basically giving them a ~$1,500 interest free loan, while you're taking on all the risk.

@elio, you're right about the knit ties. The grenadines he sometimes wore were a better choice.

@jrd, it's all about the money now. Movie budgets are so big that they need the ad money. It's all about who pays the most.
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Why on earth would you pay Luxire in advance? It'll take a couple of weeks before your shirt is ready and on its way to India to copy. You're basically giving them a ~$1,500 interest free loan, while you're taking on all the risk.

@elio, you're right about the knit ties. The grenadines he sometimes wore were a better choice.

@jrd, it's all about the money now. Movie budgets are so big that they need the ad money. It's all about who pays the most.

I have two test shirts from Luxire on the way and a previous one I am mostly happy with - the advance payment is so they will get the fabrics in stock. There is roughly a two week delay for G&R fabrics before the making even begins. I know what fabrics I want so I have essentially paid for that so making can begin immediately when I finalize the fit.
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I asked a similar question over at the ask a question thread, but I guess I want more views on the matter. I am looking for a shirt which I will be wearing with a navy suit, burgundy grenadine tie, white linen PS, and mahogany shoes. I was previously told that a white shirt would be the best choice, does anyone disagree?

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I asked a similar question over at the ask a question thread, but I guess I want more views on the matter. I am looking for a shirt which I will be wearing with a navy suit, burgundy grenadine tie, white linen PS, and mahogany shoes. I was previously told that a white shirt would be the best choice, does anyone disagree?

Light blue, but why are you looking for a shirt for one specific outfit? Just get light blue shirts if you're not sure, it'll look good with nearly any kind of outfit.
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Light blue, but why are you looking for a shirt for one specific outfit? Just get light blue shirts if you're not sure, it'll look good with nearly any kind of outfit.

Well, I don't wear suits on a regular basis, maybe only once or twice or year. Therefore, I only have one suit, and accessories for one suit. Does this light blue shirt from Suitsupply look alright? http://eu.suitsupply.com/en/shirts/light-blue-shirt/H3493.html?start=7&cgid=Shirts&prefv3=Slim%20Fit&prefn1=color&prefn2=design&prefn3=fit&prefv2=Plain&prefv1=Blue

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4. Business shirt as a model for Luxire (whom I have paid in advance for 15 shirts - just waiting on the perfect fit to send them to get the process going).

 

 

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Why on earth would you pay Luxire in advance? It'll take a couple of weeks before your shirt is ready and on its way to India to copy. You're basically giving them a ~$1,500 interest free loan, while you're taking on all the risk.

 

I agree. This is appallingly cavalier of you jfrater. That $1500, invested at say 3%pa over the six-week period it will take before they deliver the shirts, would have paid out at least five bucks in interest.

 

You should listen more carefully to MF. He's a money man, you know. Has the figures right there in his head, just like that.

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I agree. This is appallingly cavalier of you jfrater. That $1500, invested at say 3%pa over the six-week period it will take before they deliver the shirts, would have paid out at least five bucks in interest.

You should listen more carefully to MF. He's a money man, you know. Has the figures right there in his head, just like that.

I had a good laugh, reading this. smile.gif
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