THE REVERSIBLE TWEED/MILITARY JACKET FROM OCTOPUSSY
This will be my 3rd visit to the Bond in Motion exhibition in the London Film Museum, Covent Garden, London.
You’ll forgive the pictures aren’t of the usual standard that I normally adhere to on this site. It was an after thought really to get imagery as I just wanted to enjoy the day without the weight of the Nikon around my neck. However, I deemed them of interest so these were taken on my iPhone 6. Apologies.
This will be more of a look at the costumes rather than the cars this time around. I dedicated another blog with better imagery on the James Bond Cars which you can read here.
If you’re interested in learning more about this reversible jacket or any other James Bond outfits then I’ll refer you to the authority on this subject, Matt Spaiser who runs the Suits of James Bond. I won’t be transposing his work here but I can add a little more detail now that I’ve seen the garment close up.
The brown tweed sports jacket is a herringbone pattern with double vents. On the reverse Matt says it’s a single vent for the military jacket, which I’m assuming is true. You can also note there are three resin buttons on the sleeve.
The Casino Royale Tuxedo
Again I’ll refer you to Matt Spaiser’s article on this one that goes into very fine detail.
However, there is some discussion on whether the buttons are covered or not. Had I known this was a topic of contingency I would have paid closer inspection.
I’ve added some close-up pictures which are far from conclusive but I believe they are covered. Notice we are now missing two on the left sleeve.
Where I differ from Matts review is that he mentions that the lapels are slightly on the narrow side, I would possibly say the opposite. Maybe a 3″ – 3.5″ lapel width isn’t narrow in my book.
Check out the podcast I host with Matt about the style of James Bond, called From Tailors With Love, here.
‘You changed your shirt Mr Bond.’ – Le Chiffre. Well he could hardly carry on with all this claret on his lovely Turnbull & Asser shirt. But did he get back into the same tux I wonder? Or did he have to settle for the dinner jacket that wasn’t the latter?
Tickets to the Bond in Motion exhibition cost £14.50 they also offer Student Discount and 65+ for £9.50.