Turnbull & Asser Black Tie with square motifs
In the 1999 movie The World Is Not Enough, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) wears several Turnbull & Asser ties, including this black tie with grey, tan and burnt orange square motif.
The tie can be seen in the MI6 headquarters scene and the following Q-boat chase on the Thames. In the first part of the scene, Bond (Pierce Brosnan) arrives at MI6 and gives Moneypenny the Romeo Y Julieta cigar, which she dumps in the garbage bin. After the assassination of King, Pierce jumps out of the MI6 building with the special Q boat to chase the female assassin. During the chase on the river we can see Bond, in a classic move, straightening his Turnbull & Asser tie while being submerged with his boat. The gesture is reminiscent of the tank chase in GoldenEye, where Bond straightens his tie while steering a tank through the streets of St. Petersburg.
This Turnbull & Asser tie is made in their own manufactory in London. Made from 100% finest quality silk, produced in England. This silk has more warp and weft yarns per square inch than is customary, making the fabric denser and more substantial in both weight and feel. The Blade width (the widest point of the tie) is 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) and the length is approximately 57" (145 cm).
This tie, from the 'Exclusive' range is currently available again (since October 2010) on the Turnbull & Asser online shop or at one of the Turnbull & Asser store locations:
Turnbull & Asser - London
71 & 72 Jermyn Street
St. James, London SW1Y 6PF
+44 (0)20 7808 3000
Turnbull & Asser - New York
42 East. 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Turnbull & Asser - Beverly Hills
9633 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Price: £ 90