926

Re: The Bond Experience

crt007 wrote:

Wanting to share (pun intended) in the fun of sneaking bond pieces into everyday life, I recently created an instagram profile called @bondspired to share some of the clothing items from Bond past and present styled in the wild. Hope to connect with everyone on instagram.



Here is my Instagram bond collection too !
https://www.instagram.com/bond_collection/

927

Re: The Bond Experience

crt007 wrote:

Wanting to share (pun intended) in the fun of sneaking bond pieces into everyday life, I recently created an instagram profile called @bondspired to share some of the clothing items from Bond past and present styled in the wild. Hope to connect with everyone on instagram.

Followed! I'm javitru.

@JaviTru on Twitter and Instagram. Occasional contributor to thejamesbonddossier.com

928

Re: The Bond Experience

Why The Bond Lifestyle and Bond Brands?

Why do I gravitate so heavily to the brands of Bond?  This video kicks off a series of videos about the marketing, promotion, advertising, and merchandising of James Bond....!

https://youtu.be/p0xr7P0SJIU


https://i.postimg.cc/Mn85vMgW/marketing-vlog.jpg

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

929

Re: The Bond Experience

The Bond Experience wrote:

Why The Bond Lifestyle and Bond Brands?

Why do I gravitate so heavily to the brands of Bond?  This video kicks off a series of videos about the marketing, promotion, advertising, and merchandising of James Bond....!

https://youtu.be/p0xr7P0SJIU


https://i.postimg.cc/Mn85vMgW/marketing-vlog.jpg

This should be a really fascinating series! Two things I would love to know:

1. How has being in a Bond film impacted some of the smaller brands? OB, N.Peal, Sunspel, Dents, even Connolly. Were they prepared for it? How did they decide how to react? Was the experience entirely positive?

2. Your analysis of brands that handled the Bond connection effectively and those that made mistakes. I'm thinking of things like the Matchless jkt launch compared to Billy Reid for example.

930

Re: The Bond Experience

Some GREAT ideas above....love them....BTW, just for AJB, a sneak peek of today's vlog hours early:

Marketing James Bond From the 60's to Today!

Bill Koenig of The Spy Command joins me as we time travel from the 1960's back to today and discuss the promotion, merchandising, adverting, and marketing of James Bond!  How has it changed, stayed the same, improved or worsened?  And what would WE want to see and experience?

https://youtu.be/KXGKX_m1Z6M




https://i.postimg.cc/tsDwQ4KD/mark-1.jpg

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

931

Re: The Bond Experience

How the Sunpel Polo Wound Up in Casino Royale....

How did the Sunspel Riviera shirt wind up on Daniel Craig in what many people call the best Bond film of them all?  Join me for an interview with Nicholas Brooke, CEO of Sunspel, where we discuss the evolution of Sunspel, it's part in Casino Royale, and of course his hopes for No Time To Die!

https://youtu.be/WihL70_yR80


https://i.postimg.cc/xc0GSSHd/nick-sunspel-vlog-3.jpg

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

932

Re: The Bond Experience

Cool interview!

I must admit I’m a big T-Shirt man as I work from home a lot and just sling on for comfort.

I have many Bond brand tees - Sunspel, Tom Ford, OB etc and in the end I always come back to Sunspel as I believe they represent the best bang for buck quality wise and can be picked up regularly in sales hence easy to avoid full RRP.

I have many OB but they are clearly not very durable at all, sure they are comfy and look nice but they deteriorate fast - amongst my circle of Bond pals we all kind of agree on this, which is a shame considering the price point.

Ive grabbed a few TF Tees in the Porter sales - nice but nothing special, clearly not value for money as one would expect so doubt would buy another but I find similar to Sunspel but not quite as nice.

Sunspel - well out the pack fresh they are amazing and do feel superb in both feel and fit.   I have so many now as I pick up one or two a year and wear the hell out of them.   They take a long time to fade and no signs of the odd hole appearing like OBs tend to.   My only negative is ive had a few hems come undone at the bottom after a year or so of wearing (also on one of their non-riviera Polo’s) so I feel thats their “weak spot” as its happened to maybe 4-5 different shirts after heavy long use.  I’m no expert / Seamstress but guess their stitching is a bit weak here!   

Their black Tees are my faves (believe the choice of Bruce Wayne / Christian Bale in Batman movies  ajb007/lol  )

I did have a brief problem specifically with their Rivieira Polos being a bit hit and miss with quality control many years back (believe transition from England to Turkey manufacture) however I have not had a problem in recent times so I guess they rectified things or they are made elsewhere.

I like the idea of the Casino Royale shirt bundle again (though they would have to revert back to the old style Riviera Tee neck band as they changed it to a thicker design a few years ago)

Never tried their underwear - always meant to pickup some boxer shorts!

Last edited by welshboy78 (29th Oct 2019 10:47)

Instagram - bondclothes007

933

Re: The Bond Experience

That Sunspel interview was the best one you’ve done so far. I really enjoyed it and the CEO came across really well, full of passion and knowledge of the brand.

I’ve got nine Riviera’s already but could be double figures soon ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

Yes. Considerably!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukey_sparrow/

934

Re: The Bond Experience

I agree with you there welshie , i have loads of OB t shirts and they are by far the most comfy but the necks do seem to go on them quicker than the sunspels and I had to send 2 back because of shrinkage but haven't said that OB customer service is 1st class.
Value for money the sunspels win hands down and last far longer wash after wash. IMO
really hoping some arriving in NTTD but not hopeful  ajb007/crap

007 reporting for duty

935

Re: The Bond Experience

The Daniel Craig Effect
John Williams joins me for a discussion about what makes Daniel Craig's interpretation of Bond so impactful....and why does Craig influence the style and purchase patterns of so many? John also shares some tips on how to share your hobby with others in your life!
  https://youtu.be/6ZEysg_DHRI 


https://i.postimg.cc/w7m0qj5G/effect-vlog-craig.jpg

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

936

Re: The Bond Experience

The Bond Community:  The Ian Fleming Foundation

We have a chat with Doug Redenius of The Ian Fleming Foundation and hear some amazing stories of collecting and preservation. The IFF is dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of Ian Fleming's literary works, the James Bond phenomenon, and their impact on popular culture. One of the IFF's goals is procuring, restoring, preserving, and archiving the original works of Ian Fleming and all of the subsequent products of that original body of work. These include the films, as well as the merchandise and memorabilia spawned by the films. Oh and did we mention the incredible vehicle archive they have amassed....?

https://youtu.be/sTVPKnQKLi0


https://i.postimg.cc/xN5xsL48/iff-2.jpg

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience