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+ BOND ; James Bond ;

- Single Breasted Dinner-Jacket

- In Fleming's first James Bond novel Casino Royale (1953) page 47.9 (Pan edition) Fleming describes Bond using a 'light chamois leather holster and slipped it over his left shoulder so that it hung about three inches below his arm-pit':

With the thin vertical scar down his right cheek the general effect was faintly piratical. Not much of Hoagy Carmichael there, thought Bond, as he filled a flat, light gunmetal box with fifty of the Morland cigarettes with the triple gold band. Mathis had told him of the girl's comment.
He slipped the case into his hip pocket and snapped his oxidized Ronson Wikipedia - Ronson to see if it needed fuel. After pocketing the thin sheaf of ten-mille notes, he opened a drawer and took out a light chamois leather holster and slipped it over his left shoulder so that it hung about three inches below his arm-pit. He then took from under his shirts in another drawer a very flat .25 Beretta automatic with a skeleton grip, extracted the clip and the single round in the barrel and whipped the action to and fro several times, finally pulling the trigger on the empty chamber. He charged the weapon again, loaded it, put up the safety catch and dropped it into the shallow pouch of the shoulder-holster. He looked carefully round the room to see if anything had been forgotten and slipped his single-breasted dinner-jacket coat over his heavy silk evening shirt. He felt cool and comfortable. He verified in the mirror that there was absolutely no sign of the flat gun under his left arm, gave a final pull at his narrow tie and walked out of the door and locked it.

 

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From Enter the Saint by Leslie Charteris Wikipedia - Leslie Charteris published by Pan Books, London 1963

Page 10

The Saint, it should be understood, was a vision that gave plenty of excuse for the glances of pleased anticipation which was exchanged by the Snake and his favourite Boys as soon as they had summed him up. In what he called his "fighting kit" - which consisted of a disreputable grey flannel bags and a tweed shooting jacket of almost legendary age - the Saint had the unique gift of appearing so immaculate that the least absent-minded commisssionaire might have been pardoned for mistaking a millionaire duke. It may be imagined what a radiant spectacle he was in what he called his 'gentleman disguise'.
      His grey flannel suit fitted him with staggering perfection, the whiteness of his shirt was dazzling, his tie shamed the rainbow. His soft felt hat appeared to be having its first outing since it left Bond Street. His chamois gloves were clearly being shown to the world for the first time. On his left wrist was a gold watch, and he carried a gold-mounted ebony walking stick.
     Everything, you understand, quietly but unmistakably of the very best, and worn with that unique air of careless elegance which others might attempt to emulate, but which only the Saint could achieve in all its glory...

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     The important point was that the Saint had a gold cigarette-case and a wad of banknotes.


Note that the prose of Charteris is so flamboyant that he seems almost bored with painting the scenes.

 

 

Ede and Ravenscroft, tailors by Royal Appointment

 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

 

Terry-Thomas with cigarette holder and newspaper print waistcost vest

 

 

Clark Gable smoking a cigarette, sans moustache

 

Gary Cooper smoking a cigarette

 

Peter O'Toole smoking a cigarette

 

 

HATS

Locks

Borsalino

 

SUITS

Huntsman

Saville Row

 

SHOES

Lobbs

 

SHIRTS

Jermyn Street

TIES

Jermyn Street

 

UMBRELLA

James Smith and Son

 

CASE

 

Tanner Krolle

Barrow Hepburn

Zero Halliburton

 

WRISTWATCH

 

See

 

POCKETWATCH

 

 

 

+ BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

This is a really superb book and is so explanatory it makes enjoyable reading for someone who knows very little about weddings. http://www.verawang.com/veraunveiled/2010/12/gift-guide-vera-wang-on-weddings/ There are all the technical terms for the type of veil, type of train and how long they are: I managed to find something here: http://veilsbyroxanne.com/veils/lengths/

 

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- Conduit Cut Blogspot Link - Conduit Cut Blogspot - The tailoring of Anthony Sinclair

- The Suits of James Bond Link - Suits of James Bond

- Link - The Button Queen The Button Queen - Marylebone Lane, London, England

- Millinery: Kezia Argue Millinery Link - Kezia Argue Millinery Link - Kezia Argue

 

 

+ BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Saville Row - The Master Tailors of British Bespoke by James Sherwood published by Thames and Hudson, c2010, ISBN 9780500515242

 

 

 

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