or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Australian Members - Page 4406  

post #66076 of 67946
The biggest disappointment of the Daniel Craig era films is that they insist on using Tom Ford suits which aren't that nice and don't suit Craig.
post #66077 of 67946
while on the subject of Bond this is from WH Taylor

What kind of shirt does James Bond wear?

With the recent release of Spectre, all eyes have been on everything James Bond - from the cars to the cocktails, right down to what shirt Bond might wear. Suitable Bond attire is often Black Tie, be the suit black, blue, or as the ivory dinner suit worn by Daniel Craig in Spectre. Goldfinger was the film that Bond first started wearing an ivory dinner jacket in, an outfit often referred to as 'warm weather Black Tie'. So, what kind of shirt is worn with a James bond style Black Tie?

In 30 years of James Bond Black Tie attire, across 23 films, it has been reported that the shirts he has worn have consisted of the spread collar (worn 25 times), and the semi-spread collar (worn twice), and the point collar (worn twice). Alongside these collar types, the shirts have featured 24 double french cuffs, 4 cocktail cuffs, and 1 tab cuff. The fronts of the shirts over the Bond films have comprised of; 8 shirts with pleated fronts, 5 shirts with pleated fronts (with tonal stripes), 8 with swiss pleated fronts, 3 with marcella fronts, 2 with ruffled shirt fronts, and 5 plain. 25 of these shirts worn with dinner suits have been white shirts, 3 cream, and 1 pale blue.

For Black Tie, most men would insist it has to be a turn down collar, while a wing collar is used for White Tie. If you are looking for a shirt that James Bond would wear, it largely seems to depend on the style of the era in which he first appeared wearing it.
post #66078 of 67946
16th Century fashion blog



Schwarz only ever portrayed himself – here in two different outfits he commissioned for the return of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to Germany in 1530. This was power dressing in Renaissance style, as he sported the cheerful yellow made fashionable by Ferdinand of Habsburg. Schwarz closely collaborated with the same artist during these years and controlled his portrayal.

The rest of the article is here http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2015/nov/12/renaissance-selfies-the-first-book-of-fashion-in-pictures?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Bookmarks+base&utm_term=137009&subid=242803&CMP=EMCBKSEML3964
post #66079 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Lovers of spending stupid amounts of money on alcohol-based products that you can't even drink but are supposed to make you smell nice may be interested to know that Mens' Biz is now stocking Amouage and Nasomatto. Buying online with their BB15 code will get you a 10% discount, which would be about the best deal going here on these brands, short of eBay or offshore sellers.

Tell us a bit about these, CD. Any faves for you? Are they worth it?

I'm still looking for a summer pong. Will be getting some Eau Sauvage for sentimental reasons but need something else.
post #66080 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by fxh View Post

6932588-3x2-940x627.jpg

Nearly all the sleeves on my jackets are too long.
post #66081 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


In 30 years of James Bond Black Tie attire, across 23 films, it has been reported that the shirts he has worn have consisted of the spread collar (worn 25 times), and the semi-spread collar (worn twice), and the point collar (worn twice). 

 

The Point collar is ugly and he wears it in the opening scene. Ruined the entire scene for me.

post #66082 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimmyHoffa View Post

The Point collar is ugly and he wears it in the opening scene. Ruined the entire scene for me.

If the opening scene of a Bond movie is ruined by the style of the collar on the shirt he is wearing, I feel bad for you son
post #66083 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimmyHoffa View Post
 

Anyone else see Spectre tonight?

 

Tom Ford has done well. Minor collar gap at times, but good wide lapels and perfect tv pocket square folds. How do you manage to slide down the side of a building without tearing the fabric, with your button done up and still come out with a perfect fitting suit?

 

There was one scene that surprised me. Bond wore a very short red knitted tie. It didn't end anywhere near his belt. Still looked excellent.

 

As for the film - it was okay.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

The biggest disappointment of the Daniel Craig era films is that they insist on using Tom Ford suits which aren't that nice and don't suit Craig.

 

 

There's a great New Yorker article about the possibly-deliberate chaos in the fits. I don't know if it was intended, but it made for a great postulation, or an afternoon read (YMMV).

 

 

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/16/human-bondage


 

My favourite bit (Click to show)

 

Casting Craig, in “Casino Royale,” was a de-facto proclamation that the officer class need no longer apply for the job. Craig resembles a staff sergeant who’s left the army, nicked and scarred, and found himself frustrated, as veterans often are, by the soft edges and the moral dithering of civilian life. Bond has always boozed, but never has the drink seemed less of a pleasure and more of an urgent fix. As for that tux, Craig looks deeply uncomfortable in it, like someone who has been dragged to a wedding against his will, and the most noticeable feature of the Tom Ford suits, in “Spectre,” is the compulsive extent to which Bond keeps them buttoned up. That’s cool enough at the start, as he strolls along a lofty ledge in Mexico City, toting an assassin’s rifle, but by the time he attends a funeral, in Rome, boxed into a short, dark, and double-breasted coat, you wonder what he’s hiding, apart from a gun and an armored heart, and why the thought of hanging loose should fill him with such alarm.

post #66084 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fxh View Post

6932588-3x2-940x627.jpg

Nearly all the sleeves on my jackets are too long.
Don't worry. Maybe its just that your arms are too short.
post #66085 of 67946
Any DE shavers here? I have 75 Red Pack Persona blade all in 5 packs unopened to get rid of. And in keeping with today Bond theme I have gone to Russia with Love via Gillette Blue.

The Persona are great in a Edwin Jagger DE89 but not suitable for my Feather D2S. PM if interested.
post #66086 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Don't worry. Maybe its just that your arms are too short.

post #66087 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Any DE shavers here? I have 75 Red Pack Persona blade all in 5 packs unopened to get rid of. And in keeping with today Bond theme I have gone to Russia with Love via Gillette Blue.

The Persona are great in a Edwin Jagger DE89 but not suitable for my Feather D2S. PM if interested.
I used to, got the shits with it and eventually found out the cheap razors with only 1 or 2 blades work just as well as them and much better than the 4-5 blade ones that cost 3 times as much. The DE blades do come in handy for trimming threads and deer hair very close when tying flies though!
post #66088 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post
 

 

 

 

 

There's a great New Yorker article about the possibly-deliberate chaos in the fits. I don't know if it was intended, but it made for a great postulation, or an afternoon read (YMMV).

 

 

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/16/human-bondage


 

My favourite bit (Click to show)

 

Casting Craig, in “Casino Royale,” was a de-facto proclamation that the officer class need no longer apply for the job. Craig resembles a staff sergeant who’s left the army, nicked and scarred, and found himself frustrated, as veterans often are, by the soft edges and the moral dithering of civilian life. Bond has always boozed, but never has the drink seemed less of a pleasure and more of an urgent fix. As for that tux, Craig looks deeply uncomfortable in it, like someone who has been dragged to a wedding against his will, and the most noticeable feature of the Tom Ford suits, in “Spectre,” is the compulsive extent to which Bond keeps them buttoned up. That’s cool enough at the start, as he strolls along a lofty ledge in Mexico City, toting an assassin’s rifle, but by the time he attends a funeral, in Rome, boxed into a short, dark, and double-breasted coat, you wonder what he’s hiding, apart from a gun and an armored heart, and why the thought of hanging loose should fill him with such alarm.

 

He always has his jacket buttoned up, but is that to give the impression that he is a compact, well trained, fighting machine? Mind you, he did have it undone when he was in Morocco. However, if I  was in that heat, I would have everything undone.

post #66089 of 67946

Bond was like the best foreplay ever, followed by long, boring, repetitive, inconsistently paced sex without a climax.

 

 
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Fantastic opening, and probably the best outfit of the movie. Sad when the best fitting suit is one with a skeleton tie, as others have mentioned likely because Tom Ford doesn't make Dia de los muertos outfits so they could actually get something that fit him.
 
Plot was just plain insulting. Austin Powers type bad guy with no discernible motive and some half assed attempt to tie together all the previous Craig era films. It's all connected guys! The viewer is supposed to take at face value that the events of four films are all due to the comical super bad villainy guy because daddy like James more than him. This guy hates James almost as much as he hates the average cinemagoer, who is supposed to watch in awe as he fucking hits a 3 minute timer on a building demolition to kill James with certainty. Jesus. Surely in this world of political, religious and ideological instability we can come up with a baddy with a believable motive (within the realms of imagination rather than reality).
 
Hey look, let's introduce a strong, beautiful female character. She's different to previous Bond girls because she's independent, can fight, not susceptible to James' charms...except then she is! And she needs saving all the time. And she holds James' hand and says she's scared. And look they've fallen in love within a quarter of the film (admittedly still a fucking long time). Fortunately, it's 2015, and progress means 50 year old chicks can star in shitty cameos where they fall for James after he's killed their husband. About time!
 
Who fucking decided that viewers needed to understand the backstory of everything. What made Bond such a great movie character in the first place is that he is mysterious and that his motives aren't particularly clear. The second shittest movie of 2012 (after the Dark Knight Rises) completely ruined this for everyone and Spectre just continues it.
 
In many films Bond has his cover blown, or at least his reputation proceeds him, but now we are supposed to accept that someone started an entire Illuminati just to ruin his life. Fuck. Me.
 
What am I missing? Some people lap this shit up. Are people just able to forgive all the plot inconsistencies because of style? I can do this to an extent, but it gets to a stage where it's just draining to be treated like shit by the writers and producers as a viewer.
 
As a sidenote, the clothing was just a bit bizarre. Bond doesn't need to be in a suit all the time (indeed he wasn't for much of this movie) but then he's in a suit and tie in the fucking desert? Before he's inexplicably picked up by a 1949 rolls royce silver wraith. How do I know? BECAUSE BOND FUCKING TOLD ME, JESUS WRITERS HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR YOUR AUDIENCE. As JH pointed out, why was his knit tie so short? Like we are meaningless forum ants and this was the first thing I noticed in this scene. There are multiple people on that set responsible for styling, both from a fashion perspective and maintaining Bond's character and they serve us up with this shit? FFS Daniel Craig would spend half his life in suits and even he didn't think to redo the tie?
 
So all in all I thought it was ok.
post #66090 of 67946
All I thought was not enough Monica.

And the short tie thing. That was odd.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members