Few films or film series have had as much impact upon men’s fashion as James Bond. Luxury, quality goods are ingrained in the film franchise courtesy of author Ian Fleming’s penchant for the finer things in life. And while we’ve all come to accept the fact that modern Bond films are just as much about product placement as they are about action and adventure, there are those products that are designed to emulate Bond but exist solely outside his fictional universe. Yes, Tom Ford exists both in and out of Bond’s universe, and come October you’ll be able to buy Tom Ford designs that also feature in the new Bond film Skyfall, but there are those products that have been created to play to the adage that “men want to be him, women want to be with him” and then encourage men to part with their money.
They’ve been created for the James Bond effect. The trouble is that, were James Bond real, he wouldn’t be seen dead near them.
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by Daniel P Dykes via Fashionising.com