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No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive – The history of the Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5.

May 2, 2010


The Aston Martin DB5. Possibly the most recognised car in the world, thanks to one less-than-careful previous owner, namely James Bond, oo7. In the novel Goldfinger, Ian Fleming gave Bond the Aston Martin DB Mk III to temporarily replace his usual Bentley, which he takes from the Secret Intelligence Service’s car pool. Bond chooses between […]

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 […]

Shaken or Stirred – The art of ordering a Martini.

January 17, 2010


The Martini: Simple, elegant, classic. No other drink occupies such a prestigious place in our psyche, or has such iconic standing. From The Great Gatsby to Goldfinger, Cary Grant to Daniel Craig, it has stood the test of time and yet it seems so difficult to perfect. Shaken or stirred, twist or (olive on a) […]