James Bond’s Sea Island cotton shirts

July 29th, 2014 by

Sea Island cotton shirts

Sea Island cotton shirts are mentioned by Ian Fleming on several times in the books, but what exactly is Sea Island cotton and what makes it so special?

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James Bond’s Suits

July 22nd, 2014 by


As an essential part of James Bond’s wardrobe it is surprising so few details of his suits are found in the books, but here we take a closer look based on those scant details, Ian Fleming’s own preferences, and an educated guess or two along the way.

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Goldfinger at the Grosvenor Film Festival

July 15th, 2014 by


We are so used to seeing the James Bond films on TV that we can easily forget that the films were made for the big screen, but even the best TVs cannot do justice to the panoramic action, the locations, the plots and the inevitable explosions.

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Update your summer wardrobe with 3 style tips from James Bond

July 9th, 2014 by


The arrival of July finds many of us counting down the days to our summer holidays and so in this article we look at some simple ways to update your summer wardrobe with some 007-style panache.

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Casino Royale: 1953 television adaptation [YouTube]

July 1st, 2014 by

Casino Royale

Although many believe Sean Connery is the first actor to have played James Bond, Barry Nelson took on the role eight years earlier in a television adaptation of Casino Royale. Here we present the television version to watch on YouTube. Watch the TV version of Casino Royale above. Click the YouTube logo (bottom right) to watch […]

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What vodka does James Bond drink in the films?

June 24th, 2014 by

Smirnoff Red label

While vodka brands are barely mentioned in the books, the films are a different matter. While a bottle of vodka can be anonymous in print, on the big screen there always has to be a label to identify it.   While Ian Fleming named a vodka brand on just one occasion throughout all his novels and short […]

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What vodka does James Bond drink?

June 17th, 2014 by

James Bond's Vodka

Think you know what vodka James Bond drinks? While it is clear in the films, it is notable that only one vodka brand was ever mentioned throughout Fleming’s stories. Here we take a closer look. Since James Bond is so closely associated with vodka and given the frequency by which Ian Fleming namechecked brands it […]

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A visit to Bond in Motion at the London Film Museum

June 10th, 2014 by

Aston Martin DB5

After a successful two year run at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu March saw the “Bond In Motion” exhibition move to the London Film Museum at Covent Garden. Here we take a look at what to expect. The official launch party for “Bond In Motion” was attended by various luminaries of the Bond world including stunt director […]

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George Lazenby: The Other Fella

June 3rd, 2014 by


Is this the face that launched a thousand ships? Considering that George Lazenby only starred in one ‘James Bond’ film, the answer is unequivocally, no. Fresh, young, good looking, Lazenby had it all, attributes exemplified in the greatest role in showbiz. Then he did the unthinkable. Fresh from filming  the brilliant On Her Majesty’s Secret […]

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A Novel Return… But How?

May 27th, 2014 by

James Bond will return

We all know that James Bond will return. After all, we’ve been told as much by 23 movies. 007 originated in 1953’s novel Casino Royale and has been off and on the page ever since. For the most part, one adventure followed another and Bond slowly aged throughout the series. After 2002’s The Man With […]

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