The James Bond Collection.
To mark the much-anticipated release of the newest 007 film, No Time to Die (2021), Selfridges teamed up with some of the high-end department store’s most iconic brands and designers on a collection of clothing, accessories, memorabilia and gifts impressive enough to rival Q’s line-up of spy gadgets.
Selfridges Head of Menswear Buying (and self-confessed James Bond fan), Jack Cassidy, talks us through some of his favourites – from Bond-inspired ready-to-wear courtesy of nostalgic streetwear label Throwback, through to the collectible 1,295-piece Lego Aston Martin set – perfect for every die-hard 007 obsessive.
007 JAMES BOND – 12 Days of Bond paper-wrapped advent calendar
Whether you’re buying for a Bond super-fan, or treating yourself, the luxury 12 Days of Bond calendar is packed full of excellent 007 gifts and collectibles inspired by the film series. “The Bond advent calendar is the best way to countdown to Christmas,” says Jack, “and it’s filled with great gifts, too – the cocktail jigger, pocket square and martini truffles are my favourites.”
Globe-Trotter x James Bond No Time To Die large check-in travel suitcase
“This Globe-Trotter No Time to Die suitcase was inspired by the brand’s cases used in the film,” says Jack. “It’s super-durable, and the green-and-black colour combination is really nice, too.” Designed in the brand’s durable vulcanised fibreboard with a black leather trim, it has a black leather luggage tag embossed with the No Time To Die logo. So, wherever you’re going (jet-setting like Bond from Italy, to Jamaica, the Faroe Islands and beyond, perhaps?), you’ll definitely get there in style.
The London Sock Exchange x James Bond Shaken cotton-blend socks
“Wear these with your work suit for a subtle nod to 007,” says Jack, on these No Time to Die-inspired socks by The London Sock Exchange. For your feet only, The Shaken socks have been woven with Bond’s favoured tipple motifs and made from a super-soft cotton blend. Just add your most dapper suit, freshly polished loafers and your best Bond smoulder.
“This is definitely a welcome addition to any Bond fan’s home,” says Jack, of the 007-inspired brushed coir doormat. “The line – from 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me – is a classic.” Place the hardwearing doormat at your front door and get into the Bond spirit every time you get home from work, before enjoying a delicious martini – shaken, not stirred, of course…
Throwback x 007 Tolerate Failure T-shirt
Throwback – the go-to Italian streetwear label for nostalgic hoodies and tees featuring snapshots of our favourite film and TV moments – has added Bond to their pop culture roster, just in time for No Time to Die’s release. The six-piece capsule collection pays tribute to iconic moments from James Bond, with Italian digital artist Gianpiero reimagining classic images from the 007 archive. “The 007 Tolerate Failure tee features a behind-the-scenes image of Blofeld’s Siberian cat from 1964’s Dr No,” says Jack. “This one’s a great everyday T-shirt for true classic Bond fans.”
LEGO Creator 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 play set
The 1,295-piece James Bond Aston Martin playset is a perfect replica of the souped-up, gadget-filled Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, regarded by many as the most beautiful Aston Martin ever produced. “This will make a really fun gift,” says Jack. “The finished set is filled with surprises – a revolving number plate, an ejector seat and super-detailed interiors.”