A look at Orlebar Brown’s 007 Collection

July 9th, 2019 by

Thoughts on the new 007 range of “resort wear” by Orlebar Brown. Orlebar Brown’s association with 007 started a pair of swimming shorts seen on screen for a brief few seconds in Skyfall. While in Shanghai on the trail of a hit man, Bond swims lengths in his hotel pool. But while the company’s Setter […]

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: the cold shower

October 29th, 2014 by

It can be a bit of a shock at first but there are a variety of benefits to following James Bond’s example and regularly taking a cold shower. Let’s take a look at them below. A couple of weeks ago, in Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day, I […]

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A reader’s story: From bland to Bond

August 12th, 2014 by

If you’ve signed up to receive the monthly newsletter from The James Bond Dossier you may remember a short series of welcome emails in which I tell you a little about me and how I got interested in James Bond (and if you haven’t joined yet you can do so here). Many new subscribers often reply […]

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Bond moments: from the depths with love

October 16th, 2013 by

Ever since I was young the James Bond films have been important to me. I remember a journey with my family in which my cousins and I played at diving like in Thunderball, holding a ballpoint in our mouths like a respirator; although in a wheelchair I was able to relive some of my favourite […]

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Sunspel’s Thunderball swimming trunks

May 15th, 2013 by

January 2014 Note: The swimming shorts identified as being in Thunderball discussed in this article later turned out to be no such thing, despite appearing in the Designing 007 exhibition. In two of the three Daniel Craig Bond movies James Bond has appeared in brief scenes clad in nothing but swim shorts, but going back to […]

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Master of Malt Vesper

November 13th, 2012 by

Many years ago (even before Casino Royale was released in 2006), I was consulted on the possibility of making a pre-mixed Vesper. In the end, this came to nothing, so I was interested to see that Master of Malt’s Handmade Cocktail Company had released a bottled Vesper to coincide with the release of the latest […]

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Globe-Trotter and James Bond for SKYFALL

October 11th, 2012 by

Press release: Globe-Trotter are extremely proud to announce its very special involvement in the latest James Bond film, SKYFALL, starring Daniel Craig. This is the biggest partnership Globe-Trotter has ever undertaken in their 115 year history, and who better to partner with than 007 himself, a true British icon. For SKYFALL, the production team required […]

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Living the 007 dream [Sydney Morning Herald]

May 17th, 2012 by

Going back to Ian Fleming’s books, the world of James Bond has always been peppered with brand names. The Sydney Morning Herald takes a look at some of the brands mentioned by Ian Fleming and where you can buy them today, although the article says: Some of the lifestyle products that 007 favoured are now […]

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How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle now available on Kindle

February 14th, 2012 by

Paul Kyriazi’s “How To Live The James Bond Lifestyle” has been extensively updated and released today as a Kindle ebook. Paul has added 110 pages of new content based on the studies and experiences he has had since its last incarnation as an eight CD audio seminar, as well as feedback from other JBLS “agents”. […]

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Review: Being James Bond – Volume One

December 28th, 2010 by

One of the big appeals of James Bond is the way in which he can seemingly handle himself in whatever situation he finds himself and possesses the social skills to get by anywhere. Whether he’s playing the high stakes gambling tables of Montecarlo, Montenegro or Las Vegas, or at a gypsy camp near Istanbul he […]

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