Thursday, 28 July 2011

James Bond vs. Lord Brett Sinclair

   So, two Roger Moore-portrayed adventurers of the 1970s walk into a haberdashery and -

   Oh, that ridiculous scenario is not worth the contriving I'm trying to produce, but suffice to say that whilst my outfit is very much akin to 007's stylings-circa The Man With The Golden Gun - without even observing my higher heeled Alan McAfee snaffle bit slip-ons, a girl actually and facetiously told me that evening, "You scare me, Baron Samedi" (and never mind that I did in fact dress as that particular character for Halloween in Hong Kong last year to the total bafflement of the entire metropolis) - the shirt is certainly more at home in Sir Roger's Tony Curtis-co-starring, Peacock Revolution-set series, The Persuaders!, a reference that is particularly apposite, given that it was created by now-esoteric shirtmakers Deborah&Clare of Beauchamp Place, London some time between 1965 and 1975. They made the shirt Mick Jagger wore for his wedding to Bianca Pérez Morena de Macias, don't you know

   D&C will return in a future Mode Parade entry

Special thanks to The Suits of James Bond


David Toms said...

Love the outfit, and yes very Roger Moore in TMWTHGG. And I can also see you as the Baron. Pity it was lost on your fellow party goers!

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

I always liked that sand-colored suit (with lavender necktie) Moore had in The Spy Who Loved Me.

IIRC, the actor who played Baron Samedi appeared in several TV commercials for the "7-UP" soft drink in the 1970s and (possibly) early '80s.

WinstonC said...

Love the shirt B. Beautifully matched with the tie and jacket.

Mxolisi Ngonelo said...

I'm loving the shoes. For me, they are a throwback to the early 90s, when even Christian Dior came out with their own version.

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Barima said...

Many thanks, fellows

CK, I actually scoured The Suits of James Bond to see if that suit had been covered; there was a very similar ensemble from Sir Roger, but the tie didn't match your description. It's a blog I trust you're following, either way



C.K. Dexter Haven said...

TSWLM outfit has been "misremembered" by me, but I still love that ensemble:

P.S. I'm following the blog as of Thanks.