Ever-dapper James Bond (i.e. Daniel Craig) informs Boston's gentlemen.
For him? Sexy, mysterious, and full of suspense: killer ingredients for a Bond movie and smashing for gifts for the man in your life. Joseph Gordon Cleveland, Boston celeb stylist—and, not coincidentally, a Bond aficionado— scoured the city for just the right mix of dashing and daring. Here are some of Cleveland’s handpicked, irresistible gifts ideas for the 007 in your life.
VINTAGE TIE BARS “Beacon Hill’s Twentieth Century Limited is an inexhaustible source of chic vintage men’s furnishings, including these pieces from the ’50s and ’60s. Their slim profiles make them best suited to skinnier ties.” Prices vary, Twentieth Century Limited, 73 Charles St., 617-742-1031
BREGUET CLASSIQUE 4583 “If time is of the essence, trust in the Swiss precision of Breguet, whose classic styles have graced the wrists of Sir Winston Churchill and Napoleon Bonaparte, to name a few.” $19,000, Royal Jewelers, 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330
GENTLEMEN’S HARDWARE COLLAR STIFFENERS “Add a touch of much-needed whimsy to your wardrobe while avoiding that cardinal style sin: the disappointingly limp collar. Not cool for a spy at all.” $14
1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE “It’s a well-known fact that much of Bond’s appeal is owed to his endless parade of impossibly sleek automobiles. This powder-blue 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet with contrasting wood and woven accents more than fits the stylish bill.” $370,000, Copley Motorcars, 37 Chestnut St., Needham, 781-444-4646
VILHELM PARFUMERIE MORNING CHESS EAU DE PARFUM “A bright, layered scent with notes of bergamot and black amber. Created in small batches, Morning Chess is a signature scent sure to keep them guessing long after you’ve left the party.” $245, Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300
BURNING MAN: ART ON FIRE BOOK “Harvard’s own Jennifer Raiser (Burning Man’s treasurer) worked with an array of artists to produce this arresting collection of images and illuminating interviews drawn from the boundary-pushing arts festival. An awesome location for the next Bond movie, no?” $35, Barnes & Noble, 800 Boylston St., 617-247-6959
S.T. DUPONT “IRON MAN” BALLPOINT PEN “A striking, gold-trimmed pen from the storied French house of luxury men’s furnishings, updated in a statement-making red lacquer.” Price upon request