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Topic: What would you dress James Bond in for a hike/hillwalk?

What would James Bond wear on a hot weather hike? The question's mostly ridiculous: hiking is about comfort and safety over style. But Bond would probably not gravitate towards a neon green rayon tee or a tank top, and hopefully wouldn't ruin a nice suit, so there's surely some rules here.

If you were a costume designer for the ever-stylish 007, what outfit would you put together? Which pieces do you think Bond has worn that would work on a strenuous trek up a mountain?

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Re: What would you dress James Bond in for a hike/hillwalk?

Light blue or linen shirt, mid to light brown linen trousers and Islays. Or his Casino Royale Madagascar outfit with a plain shirt.

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Asp9mm wrote:

Light blue or linen shirt, mid to light brown linen trousers and Islays. Or his Casino Royale Madagascar outfit with a plain shirt.

I wouldn’t be wearing linen trousers for hiking—far too easily ripped by bushes, tree branches etc on the trail.

As for what Bond would wear hiking, I don’t think he’d be wearing linen (pants or shirt) either. He’s ex-military, I’d say he’d be wearing pieces more functional and actually built for wearing hiking or doing other outdoor activities. Proper hiking or combat type boots, some durable pants with pockets and a lightweight, and again durable, shirt, probably with a couple of chest pockets. As for headwear, I’d say a wide brim hat, probably boonie style. Not the most stylish ensemble, but perfect for the occasion.

Last edited by JTM (31st Dec 2020 13:25)

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Re: What would you dress James Bond in for a hike/hillwalk?

Plus no matter the weather he needs a jacket of some sort to pop his gun under ajb007/smile

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This gets my vote:

https://i.postimg.cc/3dkpWNWt/IMG-3544.jpg

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Re: What would you dress James Bond in for a hike/hillwalk?

Hmm, Daniel Craig's bond would certainly wear a henley top, corduroy trousers, corduroy 4 pocket jacket, corduroy hat and probably corduroy shoes too.  ajb007/lol

I would expect literary bond to wear a short sleeve shirt, hard wearing technical trousers, combat boots and safari/waterproof jacket depending on the conditions and appropriate layers.

For cold weather I adore my military issues PCS fleece in navy or olive, I would think modern bond may have a couple of those handy too.

Hc.

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Doesn't Bond do a bit of hiking in the For Your Eyes Only short story? I found this on bondsuits.com:

“This is a list of what I reckon you’ll need and the address of a big second-hand clothing store here in the city. Nothing fancy, nothing conspicuous – khaki shirt, dark brown jeans, good climbing boots or shoes. See they’re comfortable.”

I'm not sure if I should credit Ian Fleming or Matt Spaiser (or both?). I copied and pasted the above from here:
https://www.bondsuits.com/ian-fleming-f … only-1960/

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Depending on climate...  the Solden outfit pretty much covers it for colder temps..  Its actually one of my go to's for winter hiking..  Ive got some pics buried on my laptop of my wife and I hiking Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga last February in my Royale Solden pants, jacket, and Danners.. 

  The sweater / quilted gillet combo from FYEO is another one...   I picked up a very similar Gillet by Barbour this past year and wore it hiking in Montana back in September..  along with some Boulder Gear winter hiking pants that are somewhat reminiscent of the NTTD commando outfit pants... 

  I do also agree that the Goldeneye assault vest, cargo pants, combo is a good theme for spring  /fall hikes... 

  As for the linen suggestion above - not completely out of the question for a gentle outdoor greenway type environment walk..  in the warmer months..  As long as it wasn't anything really outdoorsy in terms of difficulty..  and if so - at least more rugged pants but a linen shirt isn't out of the question..

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I think for summer hiking I would imagine Bond in a variation on Roger Moore’s safari suits. Cotton drill trousers with a lighter weight 2-pocket cotton bush shirt that is tucked into the trousers. Basically an old-fashioned military look.

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Re: What would you dress James Bond in for a hike/hillwalk?

We've seen DC bond hiked the Bolivian desert in his navy Tom Ford suits and black cap-toed oxford. So I'd say he would be fine in a tailored suit and dress shoes....just minus the tie for that "rugged outdoorsy look"  ajb007/tongue

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MFisher wrote:

Depending on climate...  the Solden outfit pretty much covers it for colder temps..  Its actually one of my go to's for winter hiking..  Ive got some pics buried on my laptop of my wife and I hiking Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga last February in my Royale Solden pants, jacket, and Danners..

I think this would be a great cold weather hiking outfit!

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