In this episode of From Tailors With Love,  Matt Spaiser and I talk with David Evans, perhaps better known as Grey Fox Blog.

Importantly David gives us his insight on whether James Bond can be accused of dressing too colonial. Here’s a quote from that interview.

First of I think it’s interesting that people think there is a colonial element to Bond’s clothing. I think you could say yes there is an element to his attitude, yes he’s a British Spy and that’s a symptom of the 50’s.

About the Safari suit/jacket. It had its origins in the 19th century, but didn’t really appear it its current form until the mid-30’s.

Intriguingly its largely an American development what was previously an item of military wear. Hemingway was seen wearing it on many of his safari expeditions.‘ – David Evans, Grey Fox Blog.

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Also in the show I discuss the new Orlebar Brown pleated dress shirt. You can find that clip on our James Bond Suits YouTube channel.

What’s Next?

I will be getting the A View to a Kill jacket from the Orlebar Brown X 007 Collaboration, they have recently reissued some sizes.

Next week From Tailors With Love will return with a guest host, David Zaritsky from The Bond Experience. David will be giving us the skinny on the upcoming James Bond Experience trip to London at the end of the month.

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