British Cashmere specialists N.Peal have announced they will be releasing a James Bond Cashmere Collection inspired by pieces worn by all the Bond’s throughout every decade.

How does the Goldfinger Ensemble fit and feel? In this article and in the video below I will demonstrate how this look works on a small frame like mine.

OPERATION: I PREFER CASHMERE

The N.Peal James Bond Goldfinger Collection

I was kindly gifted a Navy Milano Cashmere Jacket, Fumo-Grey waistcoat and Navy cashmere tie inspired by the look James Bond wears to the office in Goldfinger.

I’ve had the pleasure of wearing this Goldfinger inspired outfit for the past few days. I apologise for looking so miserable below. I’m channeling my inner Bond. My inner Bond is a man of action who has just received an Odd Job judo chop to the back of the neck. He has No Time to Smile.

N.Peal Goldfinger collection bond influencer (me) wearing it looking miserable

No Time to Smile

Can you buy these N.Peal items separately?

Yes you can. The collection will be launched in 10 days and you can subscribe to the N.Peal newsletter which will keep you updated on the launch.

The Milano Cashmere Jacket is available for 795 GBP, the waistcoat for 329 GBP and the Cashmere tie is 95 GBP.

Stay tuned to the Twitter feed for more little vignettes from the collection as I unbox them

What size should I order?

I ordered a size small in everything and it fits unbelievably well. I’m 5″7 with heels, a 37″ chest (working on that) and the jacket comes to the bottom of my trouser hip pocket.

Cashmere tie N.Peal James Bond

N.Peal Cashmere Tie – 95 GBP

Pay a visit

I truly recommend you pay a visit to an N.Peal store and check out the collection. When you try on the garments (released on the 17th October) you can request a bespoke fit where they are able to extend the length of the sleeves should it not be an exact fit. This service is only offered in store.

james bond and lois maxwell goldfinger

The original look. Sourced from the Thunderballs.Org James Bond picture archive

 

Colonel No Sun

I haven’t had much time to incorporate the jacket with other items of my wardrobe. The British rain has foiled all my schemes to get any photos.

However, stay tuned to my Instagram feed as I’ll be posting many more photos of this outfit as I start to play around with different styling ideas.

How would I normally wear the jacket?

If I’m going to wear the jacket without the waistcoat I’ll be more tempted to fold the lapels in and have it act as a Nehru jacket as seen below.

N.peal cashmere jacket james bond goldfinger me standing in a park

The N.Peal Cashmere Jacket with Tartan? Why not.

The Hot Button topic

One of the standout features on the Waistcoat are the beautiful mother of pearl buttons. The Jacket doesn’t have mother of pearl buttons, nor should it. It would be a completely different look and would compete unnecessarily with the waistcoat if you were to wear these as an ensemble.

N.Peal resin buttons

Lover of the Mother of Pearl

My co-host Matt Spaiser from The Suits of James Bond has a penchant for buttons and has described the original outfit that Bond wore to his debriefing with M over on his blog which you can read here.

mother of pearl button

Mother of pearl buttons on the waistcoat

Still to come

I’m hoping to get the Managing director of N.Peal Adam Holdsworth on the From Tailors With Love podcast in the next couple of days to discuss the collection. You can listen and subscribe on iTunes here.

A huge thanks to Adam, Jo and the team for the kind invitation and hospitality.

Adam holdsworth N.Peal and Pete Brooker from Tailors with love

Meeting Adam Holdsworth at the launch

Jo Mclaren Npeal and pete Brooker

Press Board with Jo McLaren head of commerce at N.Peal

More photos from the N.Peal launch?

You can find those over on our Facebook page.

 

Goldfinger N.Peal Cashmere suit

The finished look