As chaps of a similar age, we were very pleased to hear that Mr. Craig will be waving his Walther for one last time in 2020. No Time to Die is released in UK cinemas on April 3rd with a rip-roaring mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, dispatch a mysterious villain, and bonk a few lovelies whilst hooning about in a not-too-inconspicuous classic Aston Martin. So all good stuff then!

Commander James Bond CMG, RNVR has always been a fellow of impeccable taste. But you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to get your hands on your own piece of authentic Bond-mobilia. In the closing rooftop scenes of Skyfall, OO7 sports a smart pair of black Dents driving gloves; made from unlined hairsheep leather (the finest hides usually reserved for bookbinding) Mr Craig was also spotted on the set of Spectre wearing a very similar pair as he exited a rather lovely gunmetal Aston Martin DB10.

 

Dents the Glovemakers was established in Worcester in 1777 and remains Britain’s oldest existing fashion manufacturer. Its current owners are rightly proud of their numerous Royal warrants and other notable customers including Lord Nelson (who no doubt received a 50% discount). But it’s not all understated elegance; in 1989 while Michael Keaton’s Batman wore Dents’ plain black leather gloves, just like Bond’s, Jack Nicholson’s Joker pushed the sartorial envelope with a lurid pair of Dents in his trademark purple suede.

So if your budget doesn’t stretch to an DB5, Lotus Esprit or even a Sunbeam Alpine, you can still treat yourself to some swanky Dents Men’s Skyfall Gloves here.

About The Author

Darryl Sleath

Darryl can usually be found up to his elbows in some unloved piece of BL detritus when he isn’t snapping and scribbling for various print magazines or producing the occasional book on tally-ho adventurers, PE or road tripping. As an occasional presenter on XCAR’s YouTube channel, his other hobbies include vintage Scalextrics, ‘60s Bang & Olufsen and dabbling in grassroots motorsport.

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  1. Steve McD

    One for the Christmas list. It’s always pretty cool to find affordable British high class products like this.

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