Sunspel launches Ian Fleming-inspired collection for Winter 2020

Ian Fleming and Sunspel have a natural and longstanding affinity. Sunspel have dressed his iconic creation James Bond, while Fleming himself was famously an advocate of the Sea Island cotton used in Sunspel’s most luxurious garments – an appreciation he passed on to the Bond character.

This season, Sunspel have worked in collaboration with the Ian Fleming estate to revisit the author’s work with a winter wardrobe in mind. Taking inspiration from details in Bond’s novels, and using the luxury fabrics favoured by the author, they created a contemporary vision of the menswear style Fleming would envisage for Bond in colder climates.

Sea Island Cotton Shirt

Grown and handpicked in the Caribbean, Sea Island cotton makes up only 0.0004% of the world’s cotton supplies and is coveted as one of the most luxurious materials. Prized for its extra-long staple length, its smooth fibre and extraordinary softness, this remarkable fabric has been part of Sunspel’s range since the beginning of the 20th century.


Bond can be found wearing Sea Island cotton shirts in Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. This formal shirt in Sea Island Cotton poplin is a luxurious work staple.

Wool Cashmere Suit

A wool cashmere suit combines a sharp contemporary cut with an exceptionally soft hand feel. It is cut in an Italian Wool and Cashmere blend flannel which has a touch of stretch for comfort.

Scottish Cashmere Cotton Knit

A luxury transeasonal knit which combines Sunspel’s expertise in cotton with the finest cashmere. The cotton gives an airy lightness while the cashmere provides exceptional softness. 55% Cashmere, 45% cotton.

Scottish Merino Wool Cardigan

The shawl cardigan is crafted in Italian spun merino wool, knitted in one of Scotland’s oldest knitwear factories. The rib knit and neat collar gives a contemporary edge.

Harris Tweed Crombie Coat

A timeless overcoat, made in Harris tweed from the Outer Hebrides. The tweed is woven by hand by islanders in their own homes and finished in Carloway Mill, one of only three working Harris tweed textile mills in the world.

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Sunspel’s Winter 2020 Ian Fleming Collection

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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