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Great review Mr. Mantis.
I changed my mind several times after watching one of your vlog...

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To me, those trousers are a perfect example of how I can appreciate the stying and attention to detail that went into the creation of a piece that I never want to wear  ajb007/biggrin

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canoe2 wrote:

To me, those trousers are a perfect example of how I can appreciate the stying and attention to detail that went into the creation of a piece that I never want to wear  ajb007/biggrin

Great video as always, David, but I second canoe2.

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Oh believe me, I hear ya!   ajb007/smile

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The last two Craig films have used UK based Globe-Trotter to outfit baddies and good guys alike...The good people at Globe-Trotter and The Bond Experience teamed up to ascertain the best piece for my lifestyle. This one has all the elements of the luggage we see in Spectre with the addition of wheels and re-sized to make it carry-on friendly. These changes fit my fast paced travel schedule much better than the 26” non-roller-ball one you see in the film. And since I intend to have this forever we wanted to get it right...we look at every detail of this gorgeous item AND field test it....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQAxHr2Mivg&t=1s
https://i.postimg.cc/bGK2xYsp/Globe_Trotter_vlog.png

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They supplied Bonds luggage for SKYFALL too, but sadly never really saw it on screen as it was cut. Bond had a Centenary attaché and 21 inch suitcase, both in black.  The latter you can see in the Everything or Nothing documentary.   Globetrotter released limited editions of both pieces for the 50th anniversary as well as a load of other things.  These seemingly went under the radar, and you could get them at mad low prices about five years ago.  Both of Bonds pieces of luggage (non ltd) can still be bought. The Patrice Ltd edition with scope for a handle was very different as David said, in fact, it’s nothing at all like the piece Patrice uses. 

Bonds attaché was the 18 inch Centenary in black

Bonds suitcase was the 21 inch Centenary in black with straps.

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WOW!   Fantastic information....now I am going to have to go back and watch EoN....It's interesting about the 21 inch Cent with black straps since isn't that what Craig uses in his own personal life from time to time?

Asp9mm wrote:

They supplied Bonds luggage for SKYFALL too, but sadly never really saw it on screen as it was cut. Bond had a Centenary attaché and 21 inch suitcase, both in black.  The latter you can see in the Everything or Nothing documentary.   Globetrotter released limited editions of both pieces for the 50th anniversary as well as a load of other things.  These seemingly went under the radar, and you could get them at mad low prices about five years ago.  Both of Bonds pieces of luggage (non ltd) can still be bought. The Patrice Ltd edition with scope for a handle was very different as David said, in fact, it’s nothing at all like the piece Patrice uses. 

Bonds attaché was the 18 inch Centenary in black

Bonds suitcase was the 21 inch Centenary in black with straps.

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I believe so.  Here is the limited edition SKYFALL case.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/87EF1BFC-9E4B-4D92-8814-DD27F2E67C73_zpss5cdtipz.jpeg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/C66DD180-9B86-444B-B9FD-22ECAA81F81D_zpslq1th4jg.jpeg


It also seems that Globetrotter have decreased the size by an inch now.  Have they done away with the 21 inch trolley size?

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The Mantis wrote:

The last two Craig films have used UK based Globe-Trotter to outfit baddies and good guys alike...The good people at Globe-Trotter and The Bond Experience teamed up to ascertain the best piece for my lifestyle. This one has all the elements of the luggage we see in Spectre with the addition of wheels and re-sized to make it carry-on friendly. These changes fit my fast paced travel schedule much better than the 26” non-roller-ball one you see in the film. And since I intend to have this forever we wanted to get it right...we look at every detail of this gorgeous item AND field test it....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQAxHr2Mivg&t=1s
https://i.postimg.cc/bGK2xYsp/Globe_Trotter_vlog.png


Hi David, I watched your great video “field testing “ the luggage!
For what it’s worth, I have been using the same carry on size that you bought, the 26 inch no wheels version and the 33 inch version for many years and here are my observations:
The handles on the bags with wheels are too short - I end up walking weirdly when pulling them.
The no-wheels suitcase is only useful for trips where you have porters everywhere, use a portable luggage trolley that you put inside the bag then take out when transporting the bag or for car trips.
Otherwise it’s way too heavy and baggage handlers at the airport broke the top leather strap last time I checked it in.
The bags get scratched up fairly quickly but it adds to the patina.
Every time I pack I do feel great and the luggage gets complimented by some.
The bags in themself are pretty light which is great.

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Thanks for the additional info....I am happily surprised how many people have invested in these! 

Matt B wrote:
The Mantis wrote:

The last two Craig films have used UK based Globe-Trotter to outfit baddies and good guys alike...The good people at Globe-Trotter and The Bond Experience teamed up to ascertain the best piece for my lifestyle. This one has all the elements of the luggage we see in Spectre with the addition of wheels and re-sized to make it carry-on friendly. These changes fit my fast paced travel schedule much better than the 26” non-roller-ball one you see in the film. And since I intend to have this forever we wanted to get it right...we look at every detail of this gorgeous item AND field test it....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQAxHr2Mivg&t=1s
https://i.postimg.cc/bGK2xYsp/Globe_Trotter_vlog.png


Hi David, I watched your great video “field testing “ the luggage!
For what it’s worth, I have been using the same carry on size that you bought, the 26 inch no wheels version and the 33 inch version for many years and here are my observations:
The handles on the bags with wheels are too short - I end up walking weirdly when pulling them.
The no-wheels suitcase is only useful for trips where you have porters everywhere, use a portable luggage trolley that you put inside the bag then take out when transporting the bag or for car trips.
Otherwise it’s way too heavy and baggage handlers at the airport broke the top leather strap last time I checked it in.
The bags get scratched up fairly quickly but it adds to the patina.
Every time I pack I do feel great and the luggage gets complimented by some.
The bags in themself are pretty light which is great.

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Never had a problem with my handles being too short and I’m 6ft 2.  Maybe that extra one inch makes all the difference.

Yeah, the corners are a bit banged up on all of mine now, especially the wheel end.  I use this one the most and as you can see after five years, there’s still not much damage though. My attaches don’t show any sign of wear at all. GT make tough stuff.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/120251A3-0718-4048-AF2A-75446136F511_zpsor8hnwqg.jpeg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/A69B99A7-ACE1-4E8D-B7A0-156B3A440291_zpsxs6aucz0.jpeg

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Asp9mm wrote:

Never had a problem with my handles being too short and I’m 6ft 2.  Maybe that extra one inch makes all the difference.

Yeah, the corners are a bit banged up on all of mine now, especially the wheel end.  I use this one the most and as you can see after five years, there’s still not much damage though. My attaches don’t show any sign of wear at all. GT make tough stuff.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/120251A3-0718-4048-AF2A-75446136F511_zpsor8hnwqg.jpeg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/PRIVATE/A69B99A7-ACE1-4E8D-B7A0-156B3A440291_zpsxs6aucz0.jpeg



Definitely do not let the handle discourage from buying one. These bags are heirloom pieces and so beautiful that one does not need to put them in a closet when not using - they are decorative.
Just for point of reference- Look at how short the handle is compared to the Tom Ford bag.

https://i.postimg.cc/SjP5bTVX/852_C660_F-_AE02-4_B13-_A876-_CDD38_B7_E1536.jpg

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Matt, my handle is different from yours.  Emma has your type of handle and it is definitely shorter.  They changed them about four or five years ago.

..................http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/darkcrown_1969/Asp9mmSIG-1-2.jpg...............

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Asp9mm wrote:

Matt, my handle is different from yours.  Emma has your type of handle and it is definitely shorter.  They changed them about four or five years ago.


Ahh, makes sense!

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Great vlog david on B25 as always.
Did you have to do it in your Aston Martin , getting into my Audi A5 seemed a bit flat and quiet  ajb007/lol
Just love that car you lucky guy

007 reporting for duty

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LOL.....it was an experiment that seems to have induced nausea in those who watched...

chriscollins007 wrote:

Great vlog david on B25 as always.
Did you have to do it in your Aston Martin , getting into my Audi A5 seemed a bit flat and quiet  ajb007/lol
Just love that car you lucky guy

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A new vlog is up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK1_Yi8U-C4

No detail is too small when it comes to James Bond...come explore the innovation and experience around pocket squares with John Broughton of www.bespokejb.com
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George Lazenby spends an evening with us at the Spy Museum's A Very Bond Farewell Event and regales us all with colorful stories of his days as Bond.  I promise there are a few stories that you have NEVER heard of before!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UXqm64bswg&t=57s


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The Mantis wrote:

George Lazenby spends an evening with us at the Spy Museum's A Very Bond Farewell Event and regales us all with colorful stories of his days as Bond.  I promise there are a few stories that you have NEVER heard of before!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UXqm64bswg&t=57s


https://i.postimg.cc/QBG7ZdgC/laz3vlog.jpg

bloody hell I thought David was an average sized guy ,George is a bloody big fella

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THAT WAS BLOODY BRILLIANT! Thank you David  ajb007/martini

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My pleasure! 

ppw3o6r wrote:

THAT WAS BLOODY BRILLIANT! Thank you David  ajb007/martini

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Great stuff  ajb007/martini

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Awesome as usual!

Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
Bond: “I must be dreaming.”

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A new vlog is up! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJlOSTXk8hM&t=7s

Intrepid reporter Blair Ballard takes on his next exciting assignment- investigating Lock & Co. and getting to the bottom of Bond's connection to this brand....established in 1676, Lock & Co is the oldest hat shop in the world & one of the oldest family-owned businesses still in existence.


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Just watched the new Goldfinger outfit video, David, and to say that I am stoked is an understatement.  ajb007/martini

This has been my grail quest forever. I have purchased multiple barleycorn and herringbone tweed hacking jackets, trying to put together this look but never achieved the result I wanted. When David Mason announced it was coming out with this sport coat and the twill trousers I placed my order within minutes. I had to go the ready-to-wear route so am waiting on mine to arrive stateside, but your vlog makes me even more excited.

A couple of questions. What's your assessment of the color match of the trousers to those Connery wore? The Goldfinger pants seem darker, more of a true fawn color, but I don't know if that was a function of camera filters and the film they used. Did David Mason have access to the originals, do you know?

Second, Matt Spaiser has written that Connery wore brown suede derby shoes for this scene. Matt being Matt, I have to assume he was right. But I'll probably wear mine much of the time with my Church's too.