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Topic: Bond for Christmas

I'm at the mall shopping with my mom and a thought crossed my mind. What would Bond wear to a family Christmas gathering/party? Not thinking much about a suit or formal dress but like a family gathering wardrobe. I believe the only instance of Christmas in the movies was in TWINE and he was clearly in more formal wear at a nice venue. Just curious to see if we can maybe share some ideas and invent our own Christmas Bond looks.  ajb007/martini  ajb007/smile

"Unfortunately I misjudged you. You're just a stupid policeman, who's luck has run out." -Dr. Julius No

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Which Bond?

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Interesting thought. My family wants to do "ugly sweaters" this Christmas, and the first thing that came to my mind was, "how do I make this Bond-like". ajb007/lol I'm interested in hearing people's thoughts, because I'm still stumped on the idea of Christmas casual Bond clothes... Too bad I don't know any Christmas jokes... Wait, yes I do, what's the male version of this outfit:


https://s14.postimg.cc/r9sd5ltn1/IMG_9045.jpg


ajb007/wink

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James Brosnan wrote:

Interesting thought. My family wants to do "ugly sweaters" this Christmas, and the first thing that came to my mind was, "how do I make this Bond-like". ajb007/lol I'm interested in hearing people's thoughts, because I'm still stumped on the idea of Christmas casual Bond clothes... Too bad I don't know any Christmas jokes... Wait, yes I do, what's the male version of this outfit:


https://s14.postimg.cc/r9sd5ltn1/IMG_9045.jpg


ajb007/wink

Ugly sweater: Here you go:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/bf/76/58/bf765870bd309fca4e07f4a7610581b0.jpg


Male version of Dr. Jones' outfit:

http://seanconneryday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/zardoz-sean-connery.jpg

Last edited by canoe2 (28th Nov 2016 18:47)

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I don't know which specific Bond it needs to be. I'd assume Craig would wear a Christmas color N Peal but I just wanted to see everyone's ideas of a casual but good looking Bond Christmas outfit. We know the style of Bond and now is the chance to craft our own Bond look for family Christmas using our obsessive Bond clothing knowledge  ajb007/biggrin

"Unfortunately I misjudged you. You're just a stupid policeman, who's luck has run out." -Dr. Julius No

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canoe2 wrote:
James Brosnan wrote:

Interesting thought. My family wants to do "ugly sweaters" this Christmas, and the first thing that came to my mind was, "how do I make this Bond-like". ajb007/lol I'm interested in hearing people's thoughts, because I'm still stumped on the idea of Christmas casual Bond clothes... Too bad I don't know any Christmas jokes... Wait, yes I do, what's the male version of this outfit:


https://s14.postimg.cc/r9sd5ltn1/IMG_9045.jpg


ajb007/wink



Male version of Dr. Jones' outfit:

http://seanconneryday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/zardoz-sean-connery.jpg

I vote for the male version of Dr. Jones' outfit.
Maybe Indy Magnoli can help.

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My guess?

Sean Connery: Either something similar to what he wore golfing in GF. Or he'd skip Christmas and head to the Caribbean (more likely). In that case, something like his look in Thunderball.

George Lazenby: orange mock neck sweater, rust trousers with a bit of flare, short pull on boots and a brown plaid wool jacket.

Moore: blue blazer, grey flannels, pale blue shirt, no tie and loafers. Because Sir Roger doesn't care how cold it is.

Dalton: Bratislava outfit. Or all black. Or all navy blue. With pleats

Brosnan: the DAD ice hotel look is an easy guess. But lets be honest: he'd wear a suit. He always wears a suit.

Craig: Like you suggested: N.Peal roll neck, dark jeans or brown cords, chukkas, and Barbour jacket. Then the whole family would tell him how he "just doesn't look right for the occasion".

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Of course twine does have Christmas but don't forget ohmss h Cantrell, that film has Christmas and the whole shebang!

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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ajb007/lol Oh Snap! That was a low blow on Lasenby canoe. However, I must agree, I really hate that outfit. I like all of your ideas. Very interesting gauge on each character. I'm glad this was brought up because I think I've found my Christmas outfit for the rest of my life:


https://s11.postimg.cc/o1qke2j73/IMG_9046.jpg

I know it was on Christmas Eve and it was a disguise, but it's a damn fine outfit that is Bond Christmas appropriate if updated a little.

An outfit that was actually worn on Christmas was:


https://s17.postimg.cc/ji9t7yvnv/IMG_9047.jpg

Plaid can be rocked if done right. Maybe a plaid sweater for the "ugly sweater" gatherings.
Seriously could have done without the imagery canoe.  ajb007/lol here I was trying to make the thread look better. I really just used the joke as an excuse to look up pics of Dr. Jones at work  ajb007/heart  ajb007/heart  ajb007/heart

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^ Those outfits Lazenby is wearing aren't Bond's. I like the tattersall shirt, cardigan and tweed trousers, but that's Sir Hilary Bray, not James Bond. The ski outfit and plaid jacket aren't Bond's clothing either. However, I have no excuse for the brown and orange outfit. The shoes he wears with that outfit are really nice.

These days I'd imagine Bond would wear a white formal shirt, dark shawl-collar cardigan, brown or tan cords and brown suede chukka boots.

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I've worn the white collar shirt with black shawl cardigan a few times now and does anyone else's cardigans shed some black fibers all over the white shirt. It's like I almost can't take off the cardigan unless I have a lint roller or something to brush the black fibers off the white shirt. Just my observation, now I mostly wear my QoS cardigan as a CR cardigan with darker undershirts.

"Unfortunately I misjudged you. You're just a stupid policeman, who's luck has run out." -Dr. Julius No

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/inluxury/55399/1418396583988/craigjpg/ALTERNATES/h585-var/craig.jpg

I keep imagining Craig (IRL) at a Christmas gathering and I'd put him in this outfit but with a deep red sweater. Or perhaps an emerald green (some christmas color N Peal.)

"Unfortunately I misjudged you. You're just a stupid policeman, who's luck has run out." -Dr. Julius No

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^ I thought of that outfit too, but maybe more

https://s18.postimg.cc/fx3jqru5x/20161128_220038.jpg

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

I'm with Matt S - IMO Bond would wear a winterised version of the Tallamone outfit from QoS.

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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How about Brosnan's Monte Carlo outfit in GoldenEye?

- Cable-knitted jumper (in red or green instead of navy)
- Blue shirt
- Fawn moleskin trousers (they're warm enough for winter)
- Brown brogues
- Day cravat optional

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I'd be interested to see what The Mantis would recommend as family Christmas Bond inspired looks. (Bond Experience Vlog idea ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed maybe??)

"Unfortunately I misjudged you. You're just a stupid policeman, who's luck has run out." -Dr. Julius No

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Matt S wrote:

How about Brosnan's Monte Carlo outfit in GoldenEye?

- Cable-knitted jumper (in red or green instead of navy)
- Blue shirt
- Fawn moleskin trousers (they're warm enough for winter)
- Brown brogues
- Day cravat optional

I really like that outfit. One of my favorites.

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Well bond spending Christmas at home I can see the CR hotel slendide balcony outfit. The ge outfit Matt says would work less the cravat ,  essentially any jumper/cardigan/knitwear bond outfit. Intact both cr the pts peacoat cardigan outfit or even the black knitted long sleeve polo with tweed or herringbone trousers would work for me.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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The one thing Bond would never do - that I've seen mentioned in a few posts - is to wear Christmas colors like red or green. He would dress well for the occasion but not go so far as to pick colors that would fit in like that...

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Matt S wrote:

^ Those outfits Lazenby is wearing aren't Bond's. I like the tattersall shirt, cardigan and tweed trousers, but that's Sir Hilary Bray, not James Bond. The ski outfit and plaid jacket aren't Bond's clothing either. However, I have no excuse for the brown and orange outfit. The shoes he wears with that outfit are really nice.

These days I'd imagine Bond would wear a white formal shirt, dark shawl-collar cardigan, brown or tan cords and brown suede chukka boots.

I know it was a disguise, but it's a really nice outfit with a Bond Christmas connection. Also, I like to think that Bond puts a little bit of his own style choices in "some" of his disguises. I say some because there are a number of examples where he is wearing something I would never expect Bond to wear. But, I actually think the tattersall shirt, cadi, tweed trousers and wing tip derbys outfit suits Bond's style.

I like your idea about the white shirt, cardigan with cords and chukkas. That's a warm, cozy, festive mix of Bond cold weather clothes.

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Where would bond spend Christmas?  We all know he's had Christmas in Turkey  ajb007/amazed but would he be off skiing?  Enjoying London at home?  Or visiting any relatives or friends?  I'm talking modern day bond here.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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canoe2 wrote:
Matt S wrote:

How about Brosnan's Monte Carlo outfit in GoldenEye?

- Cable-knitted jumper (in red or green instead of navy)
- Blue shirt
- Fawn moleskin trousers (they're warm enough for winter)
- Brown brogues
- Day cravat optional

I really like that outfit. One of my favorites.

+1 one of my all time favorites too. And, perfect for the occasion

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James Brosnan wrote:
Matt S wrote:

^ Those outfits Lazenby is wearing aren't Bond's. I like the tattersall shirt, cardigan and tweed trousers, but that's Sir Hilary Bray, not James Bond. The ski outfit and plaid jacket aren't Bond's clothing either. However, I have no excuse for the brown and orange outfit. The shoes he wears with that outfit are really nice.

These days I'd imagine Bond would wear a white formal shirt, dark shawl-collar cardigan, brown or tan cords and brown suede chukka boots.

I know it was a disguise, but it's a really nice outfit with a Bond Christmas connection. Also, I like to think that Bond puts a little bit of his own style choices in "some" of his disguises. I say some because there are a number of examples where he is wearing something I would never expect Bond to wear. But, I actually think the tattersall shirt, cadi, tweed trousers and wing tip derbys outfit suits Bond's style.

I like your idea about the white shirt, cardigan with cords and chukkas. That's a warm, cozy, festive mix of Bond cold weather clothes.

Hmm his own style choices??  How do explain him dressing as a mafia pimp for sciarras funeral then JB?  Maybe just the double monks were his idea!

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:

We all know he's had Christmas in Turkey

ajb007/lol nailed it! Pun intended. I like the CR balcony outfit idea Chris. I could really see opening up some presents in that outfit... I'll let you guys interpret that sentence anyway you see fit.

Last edited by James Brosnan (28th Nov 2016 23:09)

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Chriscoop wrote:
James Brosnan wrote:
Matt S wrote:

^ Those outfits Lazenby is wearing aren't Bond's. I like the tattersall shirt, cardigan and tweed trousers, but that's Sir Hilary Bray, not James Bond. The ski outfit and plaid jacket aren't Bond's clothing either. However, I have no excuse for the brown and orange outfit. The shoes he wears with that outfit are really nice.

These days I'd imagine Bond would wear a white formal shirt, dark shawl-collar cardigan, brown or tan cords and brown suede chukka boots.

I know it was a disguise, but it's a really nice outfit with a Bond Christmas connection. Also, I like to think that Bond puts a little bit of his own style choices in "some" of his disguises. I say some because there are a number of examples where he is wearing something I would never expect Bond to wear. But, I actually think the tattersall shirt, cadi, tweed trousers and wing tip derbys outfit suits Bond's style.


I like your idea about the white shirt, cardigan with cords and chukkas. That's a warm, cozy, festive mix of Bond cold weather clothes.

Hmm his own style choices??  How do explain him dressing as a mafia pimp for sciarras funeral then JB?  Maybe just the double monks were his idea!

I could see him wearing the watch and sunnies. The watch was his right (I don't remember off hand which watch he wore in that scene)? And, Bond has worn Monk straps before. Even the coat could be his own. That's a lot potential personal tastes mixed into the outfit.

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