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Mutt Motorcycles: A Mongrel with Pedigree

This British company, launched in 2013, has swiftly risen to prominence in the world of retro-styled motorcycles. Known for their vintage aesthetics, robust engineering, and...

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Linen: Perfect for Sticky Situations

  James Bond has worn linen throughout his cinematic career - from dinner jacket to drawstring pants - keeping cool when the heat is on....

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George Cleverley - Bespoke Shoemaker

  George Cleverley (pictured above) came into the world on August 10th, 1898, born into a lineage of shoemakers in London. He moved to Colchester,...

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Introducing Arterton: The Masters of Wardrobe Care

DESIDERATA (noun.): something to be desired, from mid-17th century Latin. Arterton define themselves as a London-based design atelier of sartorial and lifestyle "desiderata". They have...

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Going Underground

Following a spring clean of the car collections hosted by Mason & Sons, we have now reopened "The Garage" with, ahem… a garage. Whether you...

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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. From the suave sophistication of James...

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James Bond and Sunseeker

As a naval commander, you'd expect 007 to know a thing or two about seafaring vessels. When it comes to motor yachts, British brand Sunseeker...

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The Thomas Crown Timepieces

Steve McQueen's "Thomas Crown" style didn't stop with the clothes, it extended to all facets of the film including the unusual and distinctive watches. The...

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Global Domination

The style elements encompassed in “The Thomas Crown Affair” run through the character’s wardrobe, garage, and his study (which is dominated by a magnificent globe)....

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Meyers Manx & The Thomas Crown Affair

  By the time Steve McQueen had accepted the leading role in "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968), he had not only used his acting skills...

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Thomas Crown & The 007 Affair

Probably the most obvious connection between the fictional style icons James Bond and Thomas Crown is that Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has played both roles,...

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How the King of Cool was Crowned

The Thomas Crown Affair is often lauded as the most stylish film ever made. Screenwriter Alan Trustman had originally penned the story under the assumption...

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