James Bond day isn’t something celebrated every year. But this year is doubly special for Bond fans globally: it’s the anniversary of 50 years of James Bond, and there’s a new film soon to be released. With Skyfall hitting cinema screens later this month, it’s time to stop and indulge in a few Bond-themed activities. Here are 5.
Have a read of this article over at the WSJ which looks at James Bond’s sartorial history, from Ian Fleming himself through to the dressing habits of the different Bonds.
Pick yourself up a pair of Orlebar Brown (orlebarbrown.co.uk) swimming trunks for your best Daniel Craig impersonation. You’ll spot him wearing a pale blue pair in the upcoming Skyfall. Now you just need an exotic locale to wear yours to.
Watch this video to get a history of the Conduit suit cut worn by Sean Connery.
Get a preview of some of Daniel Craig’s Skyfall outfits, as designed by Tom Ford, by perusing the pictures in this article. Ford designed the suits for Craig in the film, including the navy blue tuxedo with black collar featured on the Skyfall poster.
Last but not least, if you haven’t already, listen to Adele’s newly released theme for Skyfall – which has already rocketed to the top of the iTunes charts. And then mentally (or in the comments below) compare it to every Bond song that’s gone before and decide where it fits on the scale of Bond openers.
Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.