FRIDAY CHALLENGE 14 October 2016 - Bond, James Bond.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sebastian mcfox, Oct 12, 2016.

Who did the best Bond?

Poll closed Oct 18, 2016.
  1. EFV

    9 vote(s)
    14.1%
  2. JohnAAG

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. chocsosa

    5 vote(s)
    7.8%
  4. smittycl

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. Rais

    39 vote(s)
    60.9%
  6. Hal Freeman

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. Cleav

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    The challenge this week: reproduce your favourite ensemble from the James Bond 007 movie series.

    This doesn't mean you must don a dinner suit, nor does it mean you must dress like the titular character himself. You are free to mirror any outfit, from any character, in any Bond film.

    Outfits must have been worn in October. Tailoring preferred, but go nuts.

    Entries will close midnight GMT.

    Please include a picture of the character you are replicating.

    Godspeed... Entries:
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  2. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    Cool challenge--though you would do it the week my grey three-piece is at the cleaner's.
     


  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Looks like fun.
     


  4. chocsosa

    chocsosa Senior member

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    I wore the outfit from QOS (fourth from the top) this past weekend.. its a picture with my little one.. but the same non the less down to the suede chukkas/boots..
     


  5. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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  6. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    Obviously not entries, but dug these up.

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    Four years ago.

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    Three years ago.
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You guys can draw from the movies.

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    I'm going to the source material.

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    I appear to have lost some along the way. Went on a Cold War spy fiction kick for a while. Lots of Fleming, Le Carre, and Greene.
     
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  8. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    Are the books actually any good?
     


  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fleming's are. Not read any of the others.

    Fleming's Bond is much more interesting than any of the movies' versions. Timothy Dalton and Craig in Casino Royale do a decent job capturing it. The literary Bond is somewhat cruel, fairly depressive, a chronic alcoholic, gambler and womanizer to the point that M and other characters worry about his mental state in several books; I think he gets ordered to see a psychologist or psychiatrist in two of the books, but it's been a while. Self-destructive tendencies, fatalistic, and prone to maudlin bouts of misanthropy.

    Opened up a random page in Moonraker:

    "It was one of those Shell advertisements. "SUMMER SHELL IS HERE"

    Bond smiled to himself and walked back to his car and drove on. When he had first seen the sign, half-hidden by the building, great crimson letters across the evening sky had flashed a different message.

    They had said: HELL IS HERE...HELL IS HERE...HELL IS HERE."

    But the novels are still very light-hearted and fun. It's just that character is neither of those things.
     
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  10. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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  11. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Feel free to draw from the books, but please include the relevant text [​IMG]
     


  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Deaver's is pretty good (though I like his normal material, so might be biased)
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  14. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Anyone willing to beat the crap out of their Minnis 0656 just for Friday Challenge glory?
     


  15. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My favourite Bond by far:
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    My humble entry, from this past weekend:
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