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Review: “Designing 007” Exhibit

December 29, 2012

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I recently visited a traveling museum exhibit of James Bond design and it was black tie heaven. The exhibit is called “Designing 007: Fifty Years of James Bond Style” and was produced in collaboration with the film franchise’s production company which provided unprecedented access to their archives.  One room is devoted solely to the evening […]

Daniel Craig at Skyfall Premiere

November 7, 2012

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A number of comments have been made in recent postings about the tuxedo worn by Daniel Craig to the British premiere of Skyfall so I thought I should post a picture for everyone to see what the chatter is about. Mr. Craig is wearing a midnight (navy?) blue evening jacket in place of the usual […]

Skyfall DJ Preview II

September 5, 2012

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A recently released set of posters for Skyfall provides a closer look at Bond’s next dinner suit.  According to GQ.com it is a Tom Ford “O’Connor” tuxedo, the same one Craig wore as Bond in the Olympics opening ceremony (and which Bradley Cooper wore to the most recent Oscars).  It will no doubt be a […]

Bond’s Skyfall Dinner Jacket: Sneak Peek

June 4, 2012

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The trailer for the next James Bond film has just been released and reveals that 007 will once again be donning his trademark formal attire.  Skyfall will be rolled out across the globe starting October 26.  A complete list of release dates can be found at the official web site.

Great Expectations for Great Gatsby

May 24, 2012

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The trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s remake of The Great Gatsby was released on Tuesday and it looks to be the sort of visual extravaganza one would expect from the director of  Moulin Rouge.  Considering the story’s focus on the lifestyles of the rich and decadent in the 1920s, formalwear fans should be in for a real treat.   That treat […]

Flashback: The Cutaway’s Curtain Call

April 29, 2012

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Following World War Two, menswear in the United States broke away from Old World stylings and began to fashion a distinctly American emphasis on athleticism, youthfulness and informality.  This marked the beginning of the end for Morning Dress which became increasingly relegated to the role of wedding attire.  By the 1960s even that role was […]

Of Bows And Wings

March 30, 2012

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It seems that just about every movie I see these days has at least one scene featuring formal wear.  The latest example is Hugo, Martin Scorsese’s beautifully shot (if ambiguously titled) homage to French film pioneer Georges Méliès.  (Although it’s available on video it is still in theatres  and if you don’t see it in […]

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