Although we should be currently relishing in the delights of the latest 007 adventure, No Time to Die, it has been pushed back again to April 2021, so no Bond fix for us this year. However, in celebration of their 58-year strong relationship with Britain’s most famous secret agent, Turnbull & Asser proudly launch a refined and expanded James Bond collection. Presenting five new products, each piece a homage to those created for and worn by Bond on screen; a process involving the consultation of archival products and paperwork, as well as film stills and many hours of footage. These exclusive pieces join the shirtmaker’s existing James Bond Collection, much of which has also been refined, bringing them ever closer to the on-screen originals.
Turnbull & Asser’s long-standing connection with the James Bond franchise originates from Dr. No (1962). Terence Young, Dr. No’s director and a loyal Turnbull customer himself, dispatched, the late and great, Sean Connery to Jermyn Street ahead of his role as the very first Bond of the silver screen. It was this relationship that saw the creation of the now-iconic Dr. No shirt.
Leading the new additions is an exceptional voile dress shirt inspired by the shirt made for Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in Die Another Day (2002) featuring a pleated front, double cuffs and our classic T&A collar. Here, the exact number and spacing of the intricately detailed pleats have been immaculately recreated in homage to its on-screen original.
Inspired by Bond’s love of a classic pocket square and created using knowledge gleaned from archived receipts, a hand-rolled voile pocket square has also been introduced. A pure white pocket square is a regular feature of Bond’s tailored ensembles and gives devoted fans a chance to accessorise authentically.
“From the outset, Turnbull & Asser was the perfect fit for James Bond; built to withstand any situation with stylish sophistication. Our relationship with the James Bond film franchise over many decades has inspired this new and exciting capsule which embodies those original features and qualities of the ‘Bond’ wardrobe.” – Steven Quin, Royal Warrant holder and Retail Director at Turnbull & Asser.
Beautifully handcrafted in their English workrooms, its James Bond Collection, like all Turnbull & Asser products, are characterised by their longevity as well as their personality. It is this strength of character in Bond, as with Turnbull, that keeps our two distinctly British institutions so intimately linked.