Nyheter — October 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm

007’s golf sweater now available

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Anthony Sinclair and Slazenger Heritage re-issue 007’s golf sweater seen in «Goldfinger». 

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Photo: Anthony Sinclair Ltd

The most famous suit created by Sinclair, during Connery’s tenure as 007, was undoubtedly the three-piece Prince of Wales ensemble in which Bond rolls in the hay with Pussy Galore during a scene from the 1964 classic, «Goldfinger».

In another memorable moment from the film, Connery again finds himself in the long grass, but on this occasion he is battling with a somewhat less attractive opponent, in the form of German actor Gert Fröbe, who plays the role of Bond villain Auric Goldfinger.

The scene is the legendary golf round between the rivals, where the hero outsmarts his nemesis, not only with gamesmanship and guile, but also in the sartorial stakes.

Connery cuts a slim figure in frog-mouthed pocket trousers by Anthony Sinclair. They are paired with a grey marl polo shirt and topped with a burgundy V-neck sweater, both produced by historic British sportswear manufacturer Slazenger and embroider with the company’s distinctive Panther logo.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of «Goldfinger»’s release (17th September 1964) Slazenger have collaborated with Anthony Sinclair to re-issue the iconic golf sweater that was shot to fame in what is arguably the quintessential Bond movie.

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Photo: Anthony Sinclair Ltd

– We felt quite honoured when Slazenger approached us to collaborate on this project. The golf sweater used in «Goldfinger» is one of the rare branded garments worn by Sean Connery during his time as James Bond, and getting the correct 1960’s logo was a challenge as it couldn’t be found in Slazenger’s archive. Luckily, we managed to find some original vintage pieces from which we were able to create artwork for the embroidery, and I am delighted with the result, says David Mason, creative director of Anthony Sinclair, to The Norwegian James Bond Magazine.

Slazenger Heritage is the division of Slazenger responsible for creating peerless quality garments inspired by original vintage pieces. The Limited Edition sweater has been beautifully styled in the finest Merino wool and carries the authentic period logo worn by Sean Connery in his most stylish portrayal of the World’s favourite secret agent.

Quality

The Legend Jumper, by Slazenger, is a genuine heritage product made from superfine two-fold (2/44) Merino wool yarn to create a unique knitted garment. The clean construction of the sweater provides a look of distinction and a quality akin to handcrafted tailoring.

The soft, luxurious hand of the sweater is further enhanced by unparalleled characteristics of performance and practicality, having excellent resistance to pilling and abrasion, whilst being machine washable and total easy care (TEC) treated for tumble drying. With peerless colour brightness and fastness, together with timeless styling, the finished product has a longevity that is second to none.

This is an insight into the process and techniques of hand-craftsmanship employed in the production of the iconic golf sweater:

The iconic golf sweater is now available on AnthonySinclair.com.

(The photo on the front page: GOLDFINGER © 1964 Danjaq S.A.)

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