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Suit you, sir! How to get a tailored look on a budget.

February 24, 2010


Above, Bond wonders how Vesper managed to tailor him a bespoke suit just by looking at him. Oddly, his character’s feelings mirror my own. Clothes maketh the man and most agree that a man looks his best in a suit, so it makes sense to put a little care and consideration into purchasing one. Now, […]

Rolex’s POW pledge – How Hans Wisldorf aided the morale of the British POWs.

February 20, 2010


Who wouldn’t like a free Rolex? Well, in 1943 you could get one, sent direct from Switzerland with a letter from the founder of Rolex himself, Hans Wilsdorf. The catch? You had to be a British POW. Not exactly where you’d most like to be at that time. Okay, so they weren’t exactly free. The […]

To Catch A Thief

February 16, 2010


In 1955 Paramount Pictures released Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, and based on the 1952 novel by David Dodge. Hitchcock was already known as the master of suspense, but, whilst this film contained many of his usual motifs, such as the innocent man wronged and the cool blonde […]

Robert McGinnis – Poster boy for the 1960s generation of film-makers.

February 11, 2010


Robert McGinnis might not be a name that readily springs to mind when thinking of 1960s cinema. You might easily be forgiven for never having heard of him. After all, he is not an actor, director, producer or writer, yet he still remains responsible for some of the most enduring images in cinema from that […]