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Topic: Bond’s cold weather wear

I’ve always thought the outfit Bond wears when he arrives at Madeleines’s clinic was a little much just to go from a car into a warm building. He should have had that outfit on when he went to see Mr. White, and worn the grey turtleneck and zip up jacket at the clinic. Anyone agree?

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I think it was pretty practical. He has a jacket that doesn't look too warm or big. The trousers too look like too warm. Teh boots are heavy, but that's what's best while walking outside and they're not too bad inside.  The only thing I question the crampons he wears on his boots. Those work on ice, but not really on the snow he's walking on. I also hope Bond took thiose off when he wnr inside, because if not he probably destroyed the floor. Now if you want to talk about imprectical, imagine wearing this:

https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/5937506383_26e664997a_b.jpg

….. and then having to take a dump. You remove Your white camouflage jacket, load-bearing gear and green camouflage jacket, unhook the suspenders, lower the white camouflage trousers, the green trousers, the thermal underwear trousers and finallly the underpants. Then, and only then, are you ready to do what you need to do.  ajb007/lol

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Number24 wrote:

I think it was pretty practical. He has a jacket that doesn't look too warm or big. The trousers too look like too warm. Teh boots are heavy, but that's what's best while walking outside and they're not too bad inside.  The only thing I question the crampons he wears on his boots. Those work on ice, but not really on the snow he's walking on. I also hope Bond took thiose off when he wnr inside, because if not he probably destroyed the floor.

I agree, except that if I remember correctly, those weren't really "crampons" in the mountaineering sense of the word, but more like those stretchy rubber bands with spikes you see grannies wearing in the winter. Even so, had Bond really worn those spikes to indoors, you really should have heard it when walks. 

Number24 wrote:

Now if you want to talk about imprectical, imagine wearing this:

https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/5937506383_26e664997a_b.jpg

….. and then having to take a dump. You remove Your white camouflage jacket, load-bearing gear and green camouflage jacket, unhook the suspenders, lower the white camouflage trousers, the green trousers, the thermal underwear trousers and finallly the underpants. Then, and only then, are you ready to do what you need to do.  ajb007/lol

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy  ajb007/rolleyes  who in a situation like that managed to take a dump in his snow jackets hood... Fortunately it was something like -28c so "your waste" freezes solid in no time and doesn't stink too much, you can scrape it of with your knife, and if you remember not to let it thaw, you'll be "solid"...  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol Eventually though "that guy" had to perform a battlefield amputation of the hood, which incidentally didn't make the quartermaster too happy....

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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https://www.skittfiske.no/Media/Cache/Images/2/2/WEB_Image%20Wiggler%20Isbrodder%20CE%20godkjente%20isbrodder-7339986.Jpeg

Yes, these. And they're not just for grandmothers. I have a pair myself and they can be lifesavers if you have to work on ice.


I remember a sergant who was short and bow-legged. On a winter exercise he was sitting outside taking a dump and all four trousers around his ankles when the wind got hold of the toilet roll! He ran after it with his trousers hanging on his knees  ajb007/lol

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Number24 wrote:

I remember a sergant who was short and bow-legged. On a winter exercise he was sitting outside taking a dump and all four trousers around his ankles when the wind got hold of the toilet roll! He ran after it with his trousers hanging on his knees  ajb007/lol

You must have been devastated over his poor fortune!  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech