Are you a fan of Bond, James Bond? Most people think Tuxedo when they hear his name. I always think Polo…Sean Connery in his fitted Polo on the beach gazing at Honey Rider emerging from the surf in Dr.No.
British heritage brand Sunspel has finally landed its own brick n mortar store in the states. Known for their Riveria Polo (rocked by Daniel Craig in his debut as Bond in Casino Royale) they produce perfectly cut Tee shirts, Sweaters, Sweats, Henley’s, Polo’s, Chino’s, Underwear, etc in high end Pima cotton, Merino wool and Sea Island cotton for men and women.
I picked up a Merino wool long sleeve Polo in Navy and two of their short sleeve Pique Polo’s in Blue Slate and Botiglia Green (a dark Hunter green). While the Riveria Polo did fit me well, the Pique fit my physique better.
I was pleasantly surprised not just how well made my new shirts are and fit, but that I found they fit true to size (XL) vs too small like many foreign made brands are. If you’re looking for some great new gear for your Bond like adventures…
Sunspel is located at 85 Mercer Street