Exclusive Vintage-Bond Resort Wear by Orlebar Brown
Classic cars chases and martinis (shaken, not stirred) aside, many of the most iconic visuals from the decades of 007 films are the wardrobes. From the Cuban collar shirts that reinvented beach style, to bespoke handmade suits and dinner jackets, Bond has been defining what ‘well-dressed’ means for generations.
The style of the quintessential secret agent has taken its influence one step further, forming the basis of Orlebar Brown’s latest collection. A British brand that specialises in resort wear for the style-conscious (think smart, tailored, summer pieces that look just as good at a long lunch in the sun as they do beachside), Orlebar Brown’s collaboration with Eon Productions is exactly what Bond would have hanging in his wardrobe. In short, it’s a match made in sartorial heaven.
The exclusive collection follows the limited-edition Bond swim shorts that Orlebar Brown launched in July 2018 and takes style cues from seven classic James Bond films. You might recognise the blue robe – modelled on the one Sean Connery wore in 1962’s Dr. No and coming complete with label inscribed ‘The Property of Dr. Julius No, Crab Key’ – or the khaki safari jacket, just like the one that Roger Moore wore so well in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).
Amongst the curated designs, you’ll also find espadrilles, long-sleeved polo shirts, relaxed short sleeved linen shirts and bold blue swimwear that reference some of the films’ most memorable pieces – all married with Orlebar Brown’s signature fabrics. And of course, it wouldn’t be James Bond without a bit of glamour. The campaign was shot on location at Villa TreVille in Positano, Italy, by famed British photographer Greg Williams – the perfect backdrop to the collection that will have you ditching your old t-shirts for something a little more refined on your next holiday.