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The White Dinner Jacket

By Jack Bettridge | From The Bond Legacy, July/August 2020
The White  Dinner Jacket
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The opening scenes in Goldfinger managed to elevate the white dinner jacket from something that Harry Highschool rents for the prom to the coolest piece of warm-weather apparel out there. Wearing a scuba suit, James Bond swims to a drug factory, blows it up and casually unzips to reveal a tuxedo with white jacket. His work done, he’s ready for a night on the town. Your evenings mightn’t be as thrill-packed as the man with a license to kill, but you can surely affect suave assurance in your game just by adding an ivory coat to your evening ensemble. It also doubles as a flexible garment for less formal occasions, according to custom clothing purveyor Jack Simpson. …
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