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Eye Spy: The Bespectacled Secret Agent

Within the vast realm of spy fiction, a unique allure surrounds the archetype of The Bespectacled Secret Agent.

In this exploration, we delve into the world of British fictional spies who don the distinguished accessory of spectacles, paying homage to the iconic figures who have left an indelible mark on popular culture.

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British Motor Yacht Show 2024

Registration is now open for the annual British Motor Yacht Show, set to grace Premier Marina's Swanwick Marina in Hampshire from Thursday 16th May to Sunday 19th May 2024.

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Bond’s battle with the Beatles

October 5th, 1962 is arguably the most important date in the history of British popular culture. It marks the birth of two extraordinary phenomena... Beatles...

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Shaken and stirred: How to mix a Martini

A recent article published in the New Scientist suggests that the perfect martini should be “stirred, not shaken” with a thin piece of wood rather...

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The past guides the road ahead

  We are passionate about the heritage and histories of our brands and products, but are not the only British company to value such legacy....

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The birth of the Conduit Cut

During the 1950s, Anthony Sinclair established a bespoke tailoring business in London’s Mayfair district, an area renowned for exclusive shops, hotels, clubs and restaurants. Although...

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Recreating a masterpiece part 007: The Show

The journey that followed twelve weeks of tailoring, several months of planning, fifty years of business development and two centuries of Savile Row history, drew...

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Recreating a Masterpiece part 006: The Make

Savile Row and its Mayfair environs have been synonymous with style, quality and taste for over two centuries, led primarily by the bespoke tailors of...

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Recreating a masterpiece part 005: The Cut

  Former Sinclair apprentice Richard W Paine was the man charged with the job of cutting the patterns for the recreation of Connery’s original suits....

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Recreating a masterpiece part 004: The Measure

Following the release of “You Only Live Twice” in 1967, Sean Connery insisted that he had no intention of renewing his license to kill, and...

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Recreating a masterpiece part 003: Goldfinger

In addition to the reproduction of the midnight-blue evening suit worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No, Anthony Sinclair was commissioned to remake another piece...

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Recreating a masterpiece part 002: The Design

  James Bond’s opening scene in Dr. No (1962) was arguably the most important of any in the 50 year history of the film series....

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Recreating a masterpiece part 001: The Cloth

To help celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the Bond films in 2012, London’s Barbican Museum planned to host a new exhibition entitled, “Designing 007: Fifty...

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Radford Returns

If, in the mid-1960s, James Bond had decided to settle down with a wife, two children and a dog, he may have felt obliged to...

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