COS – Classic Slim Fit Shirt
You don’t get to see a lot of this slim fit shirt. Just the collar really as most of it is covered by the John Smedley Bobby worn over it. However, this shirt could be described as one of the most reasonable priced items in Daniel Craig Bond’s wardrobe!
The shirt is a slim fit shirt with a narrow point collar, and single button cuffs. When I bought mine from the COS store on Regent Street in London in 2012, I wanted to get the black tie that came with it.
Unfortunately that sold out, and never returned. However, I was able to get the Navy version as a consolation.
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I bought a size 40 at the time, but I would get a 41 now, as with most cotton shirts they shrink after the first few washes. Turnbull & Asser recommend to wash a shirt 3 times when having a bespoke shirt made.
This will give an accurate idea of what you’ll end up with, they make them slightly bigger knowing this fact! As the collar is slightly too tight and the arms are a little too short for my liking.
Despite these few niggles, I really like this shirt, it’s feels nice against the skin. It is breathable, and goes well with a number of different jumpers or jackets. This being a white shirt makes that quite easy.
The condition of the shirt is still good. I’ve not had to do anything with it, no buttons have come off, and I’ve not had to stitch up any holes.
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It is a mid-weight shirt, but I feel I can wear this shirt most of the year, normally I wear it as a casual shirt, with various ‘Bobby’ jumpers between autumn (fall) and spring, and on its own in the early summer months.
When I bought the shirt I was thinking this would be a shirt that I could afford to buy, as I thought I’d never be able to get a Tom Ford or a T&A shirt made for myself, but this was a “Frugal Bond” (ä The Bond Experience) moment but an actual Bond Item.
Even now the shirt is still available from COS on the above link, unlike my shirt which is 100% cotton, it is now a 75% Cotton, 22% Polyamide and 3% Elastane mix, which I don’t have a problem with as it makes it less likely to crease.
It is also available in 2 other colours, a light blue and black. While I bought mine for £35, 8 years later it is now £55, which I don’t think is too bad.
Overall, I think this is a fantastic buy for any Sartorial Bond fan, it is great value, and will last you for a long time, baring any bullet holes or knife attacks you put it through.
Daniel Gaster has reviewed various items for the blog. Including the Crockett & Jones Alex Shoe, the Barbour Jacket from Skyfall and the Tom Ford Sunglasses from Quantum of Solace. You can follow his sartorial journey on Instagram.
Where to Buy
The COS Classic Fit Slim Shirt is available to buy here.