The Bond Experience

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  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,167MI6 Agent
    This Tuesday our Connolly vlog will go live....filmed it about a week or so ago.
    David, with the Connolly jacket scheduled to ship starting next week, when can we expect the vlog?

    Great. -{

    Man, I am hoping it fits true to size.
  • bosoxfanbosoxfan Posts: 611MI6 Agent
    The Orlebar Brown 007 tab say delayed until future notice, is there a link to the shirt David was wearing in the omega review?
  • Mattia De VartiMattia De Varti ItalyPosts: 325MI6 Agent
    Hi David, when will you post the unboxing of that TF package you received last week? :D
    I'm really looking forward to it.
    Best regards,
    Mattia
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,477Quartermasters
    Probably not for another few weeks yet.....quite a queue ahead of it....
    Hi David, when will you post the unboxing of that TF package you received last week? :D
    I'm really looking forward to it.
    Best regards,
    Mattia
  • Mattia De VartiMattia De Varti ItalyPosts: 325MI6 Agent
    Probably not for another few weeks yet.....quite a queue ahead of it....
    Hi David, when will you post the unboxing of that TF package you received last week? :D
    I'm really looking forward to it.
    Best regards,
    Mattia

    Oh, so good to know you have some new videos to come! ;) Your notifications are always much appreciated, especially during these long days of quarantine... Many thanks for your answer.
  • drum007drum007 New York, NYPosts: 661MI6 Agent
    David and Joe!

    Just wanted to say great job on the live stream today! It's exactly what we all needed during these challenging times. The videos at the end, with everyone contributing from around the world, showed how connected we all really are. Thank you for the escape this afternoon!

    Russ Nyberg
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,477Quartermasters
    With pleasure!
    drum007 wrote:
    David and Joe!

    Just wanted to say great job on the live stream today! It's exactly what we all needed during these challenging times. The videos at the end, with everyone contributing from around the world, showed how connected we all really are. Thank you for the escape this afternoon!

    Russ Nyberg
  • ichaiceichaice LondonPosts: 399MI6 Agent
    It was a good show with wonderful prizes, just a shame I didn’t win any :))
    Yes. Considerably!

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  • chriscollins007chriscollins007 North Somerset , England Posts: 1,091MI6 Agent
    Superb job David and Joe great Saturday afternoon escapism and wow what fantastic prizes.
    Some lucky winners there, fingers just not quick enough although smith wesson was suspect :))
    Well done to all the vlogers and the first time my 9 year old son sat with me and watched and thought your were great :007)
    thanks guys

    Fitting my 1000 post goes to you :007)
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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,771MI6 Agent
    Don’t get me started on that S&W answer. I said Colt .45 and was right. It’s not my fault Bond can’t ID a gun right in front of him correctly
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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,529MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    Don’t get me started on that S&W answer. I said Colt .45 and was right. It’s not my fault Bond can’t ID a gun right in front of him correctly

    There's a lot of that in the early Bond films. Does Bond use a PPK or a PP in Dr. No? Nobody can seem to identify the guns in the film. Where was Bond's tailor in Dr. No: Savile Row or Conduit Street? Even in NTTD, is Bond driving a vintage 1964 Aston Martin DB5 or a 2019 DB5?

    I'll say that Smith & Wesson is a better answer than the other popular answer, 'Smith & Weston'.
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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,771MI6 Agent
    All the guns in Dr No are identified. He used a PP and Browning, which was supposed to be the PPK of course. Oh and a Colt 1911, which his PP morphed into when he shot at the dragon. Same 1911 Dent used in fact. Continuity was great back then :)) Although the same thing happens in 1999 too with Brozza.

    I bet the oxfords not brogues explanation in the Kingsman armoury scene drives you equally as nuts :#
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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,529MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    All the guns in Dr No are identified. He used a PP and Browning, which was supposed to be the PPK of course. Oh and a Colt 1911, which his PP morphed into when he shot at the dragon. Same 1911 Dent used in fact. Continuity was great back then :)) Although the same thing happens in 1999 too with Brozza.

    I bet the oxfords not brogues explanation in the Kingsman armoury scene drives you equally as nuts :#

    The guns may be identified, but does the prop or the script hold more weight?

    Yeah, it makes no sense. Brosnan's Bond was a fan of oxford brogues. But these days so many terms in menswear have lost their meanings. It used to be that the British had their terms and the Americans had their terms. Now iGents and marketers have changed those terms so that specific words no longer have specific meanings. It's natural that our language gets dumbed down over time, but it also makes it more difficult to communicate.
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  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,477Quartermasters
    An enlightening interview with Simon Waterson who trained Daniel Craig in FIVE Bond films and who has experience working with a host of celebrities. Hear about Simon's process, his philosophy on health and fitness, and his advice for ALL of us!
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    https://youtu.be/8EhUkRqTOB4


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  • Arbogast777Arbogast777 Minneapolis Posts: 252MI6 Agent
    Hi David,

    Watching your newest video on masks - you were talking about how the guy who recreated the Norway mask did so by piecing together what it might have looked like from that behind the window shot. The full mask is actually seen in one of the trailers, in case you want a good shot of it...

    https://youtu.be/GsVNfPFboqA
  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,167MI6 Agent
    I guess I am convinced that the Barbour Graham is the jacket Bond wears when he arrives in Cuba. Which version? That remains to be seen.

    One thing I couldn't tell from your video, David, was how the blue works against the black of the Tommy Bahama shirt. In everything I've seen so far, including your review, I find an issue with the color:

    On the one hand, there doesn't seem enough contrast between the blue and the black for these colors to work together.

    On the other hand, the colors don't seem close enough to pair well for a near-monochrome effect. Navy and black can work, despite what many say. But here? I am unpersuaded.

    What's your thought from seeing the fabrics IRL?

    I'd also be curious what others think about how these pieces work or don't work together.. It just seems like a very strange jacket to pair with the TB catalina IMO.
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,477Quartermasters
    I am not a fan of pairing black and blue, unless its a very unique situation....in this case, it looks like Bond maybe just grabbed something and went...or perhaps even escaped and stole? Who knows, but I agree with you, it wouldn't be a conscious choice on my point.
    Cheverian wrote:
    I guess I am convinced that the Barbour Graham is the jacket Bond wears when he arrives in Cuba. Which version? That remains to be seen.

    One thing I couldn't tell from your video, David, was how the blue works against the black of the Tommy Bahama shirt. In everything I've seen so far, including your review, I find an issue with the color:

    On the one hand, there doesn't seem enough contrast between the blue and the black for these colors to work together.

    On the other hand, the colors don't seem close enough to pair well for a near-monochrome effect. Navy and black can work, despite what many say. But here? I am unpersuaded.

    What's your thought from seeing the fabrics IRL?

    I'd also be curious what others think about how these pieces work or don't work together.. It just seems like a very strange jacket to pair with the TB catalina IMO.
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,038MI6 Agent
    Great video David, I’m going to pull the trigger on this but will maybe wait for confirmation as to which version he wears - no doubt the price will rocket then!

    Got to say the black and blue colours didn’t jar with me, though I usually try to avoid them together.
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • JTullock23JTullock23 ArizonaPosts: 335MI6 Agent
    David, you bring up a good point about the possible "grab and go" type of thing. Also, it seems from the trailer/videos that most of the shots are either at night or something like that. In that instance, maybe Bond pulled the same thing that we do when we accidentally put on one black and one navy dress sock. :)) JK. We will see how it comes out on film, but it is perhaps worth noting that the jacket in the video has somewhat of a more blue/charcoal hue on camera. In both your video and in the screen grab you posted it doesn't appear to be to be a stark navy though in person it could be more blue. Anyhow, love the content. Cannot wait for what is next. Thank you.
    I am not a fan of pairing black and blue, unless its a very unique situation....in this case, it looks like Bond maybe just grabbed something and went...or perhaps even escaped and stole? Who knows, but I agree with you, it wouldn't be a conscious choice on my point.
    Cheverian wrote:
    I guess I am convinced that the Barbour Graham is the jacket Bond wears when he arrives in Cuba. Which version? That remains to be seen.

    One thing I couldn't tell from your video, David, was how the blue works against the black of the Tommy Bahama shirt. In everything I've seen so far, including your review, I find an issue with the color:

    On the one hand, there doesn't seem enough contrast between the blue and the black for these colors to work together.

    On the other hand, the colors don't seem close enough to pair well for a near-monochrome effect. Navy and black can work, despite what many say. But here? I am unpersuaded.

    What's your thought from seeing the fabrics IRL?

    I'd also be curious what others think about how these pieces work or don't work together.. It just seems like a very strange jacket to pair with the TB catalina IMO.
    "History isn't kind to men who play God." - DC "I gave him the limp." - PB "Better make that two." - TD

    "Keeping British end up, sir." - RM "This never happened to the other fellow." - JL "I must be dreaming." SC
  • kaddkadd Posts: 888MI6 Agent
    David- just watched the latest video on the Cuba jacket and enjoyed it like all your videos.

    I laughed at the cinema stand you have in your room and use as the backdrop. It’s huge! Like having a TV studio set in your house. Love it.

    Keep up the good work.
  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,573MI6 Agent
    kadd wrote:
    David- just watched the latest video on the Cuba jacket and enjoyed it like all your videos.

    I laughed at the cinema stand you have in your room and use as the backdrop. It’s huge! Like having a TV studio set in your house. Love it.

    Keep up the good work.

    Kadd, I could have gone bigger when my local theater wanted to get rid of this:

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    :o :o :o

    :)) :)) :))
  • cmdr_bongcmdr_bong AustraliaPosts: 195MI6 Agent
    edited June 2020
    I am not a fan of pairing black and blue, unless its a very unique situation....in this case, it looks like Bond maybe just grabbed something and went...or perhaps even escaped and stole? Who knows, but I agree with you, it wouldn't be a conscious choice on my point.

    Wouldn't be the first time that happened. At Haiti he also pull a black Y3 jacket to match his navy TF polo shirt.
  • kaddkadd Posts: 888MI6 Agent
    kadd wrote:
    David- just watched the latest video on the Cuba jacket and enjoyed it like all your videos.

    I laughed at the cinema stand you have in your room and use as the backdrop. It’s huge! Like having a TV studio set in your house. Love it.

    Keep up the good work.

    Kadd, I could have gone bigger when my local theater wanted to get rid of this:

    Spectre-lobby-display.jpg

    :o :o :o

    :)) :)) :))

    Bloody hell Westward!

    You’d need to remodel your house to fit that thing in. Would be awesome though :))
  • hcantrellhcantrell CharlottePosts: 158MI6 Agent
    I know I'm super late to the party but I'm going to buy a Sunspel Riviera Polo and am curious about sizing. I have the same measurements as David (40 chest, 31 Waist) and am 6ft 0in. I believe he recommends the Small, but in reading the sizing guide on Mason and Sons I'm worried that the small will be too tight. Will the polo shrink at all? If so I'd be really worried about a small, but I also don't want an unfitted polo either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    - Holden
    "I don't think the dead care about vengeance."
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,907MI6 Agent
    Maybe buy from somewhere with free returns like Mr Porter

    I find the Polos can be inconsistent but they have improved over recent years.
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  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,167MI6 Agent
    I am not a fan of pairing black and blue, unless its a very unique situation....in this case, it looks like Bond maybe just grabbed something and went...or perhaps even escaped and stole? Who knows, but I agree with you, it wouldn't be a conscious choice on my point.
    Cheverian wrote:
    I guess I am convinced that the Barbour Graham is the jacket Bond wears when he arrives in Cuba. Which version? That remains to be seen.

    One thing I couldn't tell from your video, David, was how the blue works against the black of the Tommy Bahama shirt. In everything I've seen so far, including your review, I find an issue with the color:

    On the one hand, there doesn't seem enough contrast between the blue and the black for these colors to work together.

    On the other hand, the colors don't seem close enough to pair well for a near-monochrome effect. Navy and black can work, despite what many say. But here? I am unpersuaded.

    What's your thought from seeing the fabrics IRL?

    I'd also be curious what others think about how these pieces work or don't work together.. It just seems like a very strange jacket to pair with the TB catalina IMO.


    David, I know you take mediums and smalls in different tops. I'm wondering why you went with the medium here especially when it was so big.
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,477Quartermasters
    Are you talking about the Cuba Barbour? I had no choice of small or medium...because of the rarity of the unwashed one I had to grab what I could get....
    Cheverian wrote:
    I am not a fan of pairing black and blue, unless its a very unique situation....in this case, it looks like Bond maybe just grabbed something and went...or perhaps even escaped and stole? Who knows, but I agree with you, it wouldn't be a conscious choice on my point.
    Cheverian wrote:
    I guess I am convinced that the Barbour Graham is the jacket Bond wears when he arrives in Cuba. Which version? That remains to be seen.

    One thing I couldn't tell from your video, David, was how the blue works against the black of the Tommy Bahama shirt. In everything I've seen so far, including your review, I find an issue with the color:

    On the one hand, there doesn't seem enough contrast between the blue and the black for these colors to work together.

    On the other hand, the colors don't seem close enough to pair well for a near-monochrome effect. Navy and black can work, despite what many say. But here? I am unpersuaded.

    What's your thought from seeing the fabrics IRL?

    I'd also be curious what others think about how these pieces work or don't work together.. It just seems like a very strange jacket to pair with the TB catalina IMO.


    David, I know you take mediums and smalls in different tops. I'm wondering why you went with the medium here especially when it was so big.
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,011MI6 Agent
    hcantrell wrote:
    I know I'm super late to the party but I'm going to buy a Sunspel Riviera Polo and am curious about sizing. I have the same measurements as David (40 chest, 31 Waist) and am 6ft 0in. I believe he recommends the Small, but in reading the sizing guide on Mason and Sons I'm worried that the small will be too tight. Will the polo shrink at all? If so I'd be really worried about a small, but I also don't want an unfitted polo either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    - Holden

    I'm a 37" chest, 31" waist and I go for Small in the Sunspel Riviera. They do shrink over time. I think a Medium would be better for you personally.
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  • sunny01sunny01 Posts: 462MI6 Agent
    hcantrell wrote:
    I know I'm super late to the party but I'm going to buy a Sunspel Riviera Polo and am curious about sizing. I have the same measurements as David (40 chest, 31 Waist) and am 6ft 0in. I believe he recommends the Small, but in reading the sizing guide on Mason and Sons I'm worried that the small will be too tight. Will the polo shrink at all? If so I'd be really worried about a small, but I also don't want an unfitted polo either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    - Holden
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    I am same size as you and i find sizing of Sunspel is inconsistent for their riviera polos. I originally bought the navy in M and i am pretty big on the chest and arms from exercise and the arms flare out on the medium and the fit is not great at all. It looks nothing like the fit in CR, and without wanting to boast DC is not way bigger or more muscular than me. I have since bought the size S in black, cream and a lighter shade of blue. The black and cream ones fit perfectly and more in keeping with the DVC fit in CR. The one i just purchased in the sale at Mr Porter in size S is quite fitted and tighter more so than the others, hence the inconsistency in sizing with Su nspel. I do think the material stretches over time so I've kept it. For reference i like clothes to be fitted but not the point where it looks as if you are trying to show off that you work out which can look naff IMO.
  • Highlander338Highlander338 Posts: 3MI6 Agent

    I hate to say that I'm a bit late in the game in following "The Bond Experience" but I am making up for lost time and binging. Inspired by Daniel Craig and The Bond Experience I just purchased a Sunspel Riviera Polo and I love it. Addressing size and fit, I am 5'9, weigh 160, have a 40" chest and a 29 inch waist. The fit of the small is perfect. I'm heading for a week in Punta Cana and it will be coming with me.


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