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Bond Up Your Life
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How To Bond Up Your Life

Living the life of Bond is the aspiration of many and the reality of very, very few. For those pretenders out there, having the looks, the physique and enough suave sophistication to melt the poles is not enough - you also need to know what to wear, what food to order and what accessories to employ.

Our guide to the products that make Bond unequivocally Bond will have you draped in danger, intrigue and women in no time, and looking a cut above while you do it. This is, of course, assuming you can work out some sort of payment plan with your bank manager first.


How To Bond Up Your Life There we were thinking that Bond was Saville Row tailored think again! Bond didn't wear Saville Row in any of the books either, and Ian Fleming favoured off-Saville Row tailoring for his personal wardrobe - so we've no idea how that myth started. Here are the real suppliers...

Anthony Sinclair, off-Saville Row tailor (Dr. No - Thunderball) - Created the 'Conduit Cut' suit.

Dimi Major, Fulham, London W1 tailor (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) - Three-Piece variation of the Conduit Cut.

Cyril Castle, Mayfair tailor (Live and Let Die to Moonraker) - Moore's established tailor helped create a contemporary 70s feel for Bond

Douglas Hayward, Tailor to the Stars (For Your Eyes Only to A View to a Kill) - His style was so influential, the cut of his three-piece bond suits remained throughout the Brosnan years

Brioni, Italian tailor (GoldenEye to Casino Royale) - Brioni, who had a relationship with Hollywood from tailoring Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, provided 50 copies of each suit Bond wore, keeping true to the look created by Hayward.

Tom Ford, American Designer (Quantum of Solace) - Remains to be seen what Ford will bring to the Bond brand, but his reputation precedes him, and expectations are high.

Turnbull & Asser, London Shirt-maker (Connery, Brosnan and Daniel Craig) - Famously created the turn-back cuff for Sean Connery in Dr. No.


Bond doesn't eat much on film, but in the books he dines regularly and well. A typical day's Bond diet might look something like this:

Breakfast: Yoghurt with peeled green figs (From Russia with Love)

Lunch: Little Neck Crab and Fried Chicken Maryland (Live and Let Die)

Dinner: Asparagus in hollandaise sauce to start, followed by Scottish lamb cutlets with buttered peas and new potatoes, and a slice of pineapple for desert (Moonraker)


How To Bond Up Your Life Dom Perignon '53 (Goldfinger), '55 (Dr. No, Thunderball), '57 (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), '59 (You Only Live Twice), '64 (The Man With The Golden Gun)

Bollinger Champagne (Live and Let Die, Moonraker, A View to a Kill, Licence to Kill, The Living Daylights, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day & Casino Royale)

Chateau Angelus, Premier Grand Cru Classe Saint-Emilion '82 (Casino Royale)

Vesper Martini - Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice and add a thin curl of lemon peel. (Casino Royale)

Smirnoff Vodka (Official Bond vodka since Dr. No)

Finlandia Vodka (Die Another Day)

Coca-Cola Zero - Zero Zero Seven promotion. We'll be surprised if it doesn't feature somewhere in the background in Quantum of Solace.


Floris No. 89 Eau De Toilette (Fleming's favourite, Bond wore it in the books)

Swaine Adenay Brigg Attache Case (From Russia with Love)

Samsonite Xylem Business case (Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day)

Gucci Suitcase (The Man With The Golden Gun)

S.T. Dupont Cufflinks (Casino Royale)

Rolex Submariner Watch (Dr. No to The Man With The Golden Gun, The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill)

Seiko Watches (The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill)

Omega Seamaster Watch (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace)

Sony Ericsson K800i (Casino Royale)

Sony Ericsson C902 Cybershot (Quantum of Solace)

Parker Jotter Pen (GoldenEye)


Walther PPK Handgun (Dr. No to Tomorrow Never Dies)

Walther P99 Handgun (Tomorrow Never Dies to Quantum of Solace)

Heckler and Koch UMP-9 Sub-machine gun (Casino Royale)

Walther WA2000 Sniper Rifle (The Living Daylights)

Ski-Doo MX Z-REV Snowmobile (Die Another Day)

Leica M3 Camera (Goldfinger)

Vega IB3 Holster (Casino Royale)

Valco Executive Shoulder Holster (GoldenEye to The World Is Not Enough)

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