BOND LIFESTYLE – HOW TO LIVE AND DRESS LIKE JAMES BOND, 007
HOW TO LIVE AND DRESS LIKE JAMES BOND
Growing up, I watched a lot of James Bond movies, they were my favorites. I remember wanting to be Bond…James Bond right from when I was a kid. I was lucky enough to have a dad who loved Mr. Bond movies [especially those ones played by Sean Connery and Roger Moore] and a mum who is often referred to as Jamie Bond [a female James Bond as my lovely cousin Kamdi would often call her because of her love for fast, sleek and classy cars]. Any weekend we visit the barber’s shop for a hair cut is also an opportunity for us to buy at least one James Bond movie from the Barber [who also sells and rents video cassette in the same shop back then].
When little kids were busy watching Jackie Chan movies and practicing Karate, I wasn’t bothered, just play any of these movies : Dr. No, Live and Let Die, From Russia With Love, The Man with the Golden Gun or On Her Majesty’s Secret Service …and I’m fine! I was about 10 years old then, I would try to dress like Mr. Bond especially on Sundays (suits and bow ties), stand, walk, sit and even drink like him etc. I would sneak into my dad’s room, open the wardrobe and grab a bottle of his favorite Ardbeg Scotch Whisky pour some into a wine glass and pretend as if it was Martini shaken not stirred as I gulp down the liquor. though I can’t count the number of times I broke those wine glasses.
As I grew up, I found myself loving other good things he loves like luxury cars, good wine & cocktail, beautiful intelligent women, looking good, living well, being strong, bold, confident and fearless and all things beautiful.
I guess that’s how my Fashion and Lifestyle Brand – the KOBI KOACHMAN brand was born, a brand that is all about true style, classic men’s elegance and high-quality living.
Here we are in this modern age, 2017, I think I’m finally living like Mr. Bond except that my car isn’t yet an Aston Martin D10, but guess what? I have a feeling that the producers will be switching to Mercedes Benz [specifically F015 Luxury in Motion] as the official car for James Bond in the next 007 movies, and if they do, I guess I’ll completely be living like him, however still as Mr. Koachman.
HOW TO LIVE AND DRESS LIKE JAMES BOND
James Bond is the epitome elegance and deadly ingenuity. Well hard and well suave. He’s stylish, handsome, intelligent, strong, confident and fearless. He knows his liquor [Martini], gets to drive the latest Aston Martin, dates beautiful women, save the world and look great doing all these. What’s not to love about this spy? Here are some details that will inspire you to be the next James Bond in your own way.
Aston Martin and Eon Productions unveiled the new ASTON MARTIN DB10 as the official car for the latest Bond film – SPECTRE. The DB10 was designed in collaboration between Aston Martin and the filmmakers, with only ten produced specially for the SPECTRE movie as a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the company’s association with the franchise. Jaguar C-X75 also featured in SPECTRE as a villain’s car, driven by Mr. Hinx (played by Dave Bautista). Also, a Range Rover Sports SVR and Land Rover Defender will be seen in the film, driven by a villain or henchman.
James Bond 007 ‘Signature’ Fragrance. Launched to mark the 50th anniversary of 007, the official James Bond 007 Fragrance for men has been described by GQ Magazine as, “The most dangerously sophisticated fragrance in the world”. To create the fragrance, a handpicked selection of traditional, authentic and unmistakably British ingredients have been fused together to create this sophisticated namesake scent.
In addition, 007 Fragrances launches SEVEN, a premium instalment in its collection of male scents inspired by the powerful elements within the James Bond world.
SEVEN draws inspiration from powerful elements within the world of 007 that continually captivate Bond fans. A fragrance with carefully selected ingredients and a bold, sleek appearance. Fresh citric notes blend with exotic spices and fuse with powerful Mahogany wood and rich Leather to deliver a fragrance that captivates. Presented in black, the bottle’s sharp-edged profile creates the shape of the number seven, giving the bottle a multifaceted dimension akin to the fragrance inside. Oriental Fougère fragrance Top Notes: Tangerine, Bergamot, Crisp Apple Heart Notes: Cinnamon, Saffron, Nutmeg Base Notes: Musk, Leather, Mahogany. Shop From 007Fragrances
Tom Ford announced that Bond would wear a Tom Ford Snowdon FT0237 sunglasses in SPECTRE and he sure did. The color of the glasses is shiny Black (05B). You can find these sunglasses online on eBay.com however, you should look out for fakes, only buy from trusted sellers.
James Bond loves Spirits, Wines and Other Drinks like Cocktail.
For spirits, he has a fondness for Vodka and has in the some of his movies drank Absolut vodka, Stolichnaya, and Finlandia. He also loves Cognac, Bourbon, Whiskey (Jack Daniel), Rum (Mount Gay rum with soda). It is also believed that Macallan Single Malt is one of Bond’s favourites.
For Wines, he is known to prefer Bollinger and Dom Perignon champagne. He is not much of a red wine drinker but he favours Chateau Mouton Rothschild. He also expresses a knowledge and appreciation of South African Wine.
For the cocktail, he likes his Martini Cocktail when it’s served at the correct temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37° Celsius, normal body temperature) and usually uses the catch phrase “Shaken, not stirred” to describe his preference for the preparation. He also likes Mojito (a cocktail that consists of white rum, sugar cane juice, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint). Outside of alcoholic beverages, Bond is a coffee drinker and hates tea with a passion.
ACCESSORIES & SHOE:
Daniel Craig wore Crockett & Jones Camberley shoes one of which is a double monk boot. And for all his secret text messages, he was sending it from a Sony Xperia Z4, while wearing his Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial on grey and black striped NATO Strap.
Bond’s latest movie SPECTRE had the most varied selection of tailored clothing of the Bond series. The clothes James Bond wore in the latest movie were designed by both the film’s costume designer Jany Temime and by Tom Ford. For those of you who would want to replicate Bond’s latest look in the movie, here are the suit details below. Contact Us if you are interested in the suit details, let us fix an appointment and make it happen for you.
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• Single-breasted Front with Two-button closure
• Wide Peaked Lapel
• Single Welt Pocket
• Two Flapped Pockets on Waist
• One Ticket Pocket
• Three Functional Pockets Inside
• Working Cuffs with Five Functional Buttons
• Rounded Bottom
• Single Rear VentTROUSERS:
• Flat Front
• Extended fastening tab with hook and button closure
• French fly tab closure for perfect fitting
• Plain waistband with side tab adjusters
• Two Side Pockets
• Two Back Pockets
• Open Hem Cuffs
• Lined to KneeWAISTCOAT:
• Six buttons traditional fastening
• Pointed bottom
• Two waist pockets
• Chest pocket on left side
• Stylish enough to be worn without coat as well
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Until next time gentlemen … Continue to Do Well. Live Well and Dress Really Well. Be Classy.
Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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