Links I Love

There are tons of incredible sites out there, some that I use as sources and some that I just like to read:

Primer is the “guy’s guide to growing up,” with insightful tips on style and development that every man should read. In addition to style guidance and suggestions, Primer offers authentic advice designed to ease men into a happy life of stylish comfort and practical responsibility. It’s one of the few sites that I visit daily, if not even more frequently!

I’m honored to be a contributing writer at Primer. My first article, (00)7 Secrets of James Bond’s Timeless Style, was published in May 2017.

Anatomy of a Suit is a wonderful resource founded in 2023 by stylist Caroline Reilly, which she describes as “a love letter to menswear and to the people who make it… a mini magazine, curated for menswear lovers and wonks.” You can subscribe for free to her newsletter, which includes her Q&A series “The Clothes Make the Man” with menswear experts and insiders, or select a paid subscription to receive her direct personal styling advice.

  • I was honored to be interviewed by Caroline for her fourth newsletter, published in August 2023. You can read the interview here!

Iconic Alternatives is an excellent site for finding affordable options for a lot of the clothes we talk about here. Their articles focus on the specific individual pieces worn by some of our favorite style icons, like Daniel Craig’s James Bond Harrington jacket and black cardigan or the blue shawl-collar cardigan and Harrington jacket made popular by Steve McQueen. Plus, they work hard to regularly update their posts with the best budget alternatives currently on the market so it’s easy to find exactly what your looking for.

I’ve been honored to appear as a guest several times on Pete Brooker’s phenomenal podcast From Tailors with Love, an entertaining celebration of cinematic style in the Bond universe and beyond. To hear yours truly joining the conversation, check out:

  • Episode 79: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) – The Steve McQueen Catalogue
  • Episode 113: One Night in Miami | In Conversation with Key Costumer Juliana Hoffpauir
  • Episode 117: The Austin Powers Series, Part 1
  • Episode 119: The Austin Powers Series, Part 2
  • Episode 138Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – A Style Study
  • Episode 147: Fight Club – All Style, All Substance, That Robe, That Red Jacket & Brands Revealed
  • Episode 153: Scott Fraser Simpson on the Making of the Iconic Series
  • Episode 157Goodfellas — Breaking Down the Gangster Style
  • Episode 159: Marlene Stewart talks Top Gun: Maverick
  • Episode 165: The Sting | Style Lessons from the 1930s we can STILL use Today
  • Episode 166: The Nice Guys | Seventies Patterned Shirts & Swelled Edged Suit Lapels

Matt Spaiser’s Bond Suits (formerly The Suits of James Bond) is an invaluable resource for Bond fans, especially sartorial Bond fans. His research is unmatched, his articles are fascinating, and he knows exactly what he’s talking about. Not only does he cover Bond’s suits, but all attire worn in every Bond film, as well as some 007-esque clothes in other works, such as North by NorthwestThe Saint, Remington Steele, and The Avengers (the TV show, not the Marvel movies).

Pete and Matt also collaborated on From Tailors With Love, an essential volume for fans of Bond and style. Order a copy!

Okay, so you read about the stuff, now you want to buy it? Bond Lifestyle is the perfect resource to find and buy the clothes and accessories worn by everyone’s favorite British agent. And his girlfriends. And his enemies. It’s a brilliant resource for your online shopping.

For more great Bond apparel available online, check out SIS Training Gear, which began by offering comfortable recreations of the blue workout clothes worn by Daniel Craig’s Bond while retraining himself in Skyfall and has since expanded to offer shoppers a great selection of fun and comfortable 007-themed clothing that pays tribute to the series’ entire history.

Use discount code “BAMF” at checkout for 10% off your total order!

My friend Caleb curates Commando Bond, exploring the intersection between firearms and fashion in the world of 007. Check out his blog and follow him on Instagram: @commandobond.

Bond fans should also check out The James Bond Dossier, established in 2002 and constantly a great source for all 007-related information and up-to-date news.

To know me is to know that I love Hawaiian shirts, specifically the authentic aloha shirts from a collection of Hawaiian retailers as sold by Aloha Funwear.

Magnum, P.I. fans would be particularly delighted to know that they offer a selection of prints from Paradise Found, the same company that outfitted Tom Selleck in the ’80s with many of those iconic prints—like the red “jungle bird” and purple “calla lily”—still available today!

Sven Raphael Schneider’s Gentleman’s Gazette has many excellent entries about how to dress like a true gentleman, defining the types of clothes a man should own and wear, and breaking down the attire of some characters featured on this blog.

Hosted and produced by Kelsy Norman, Speeding Bullitt: The Life and Films of Steve McQueen is an independent podcast series that explores the Hollywood icon known as the “King of Cool”.

I was honored to join Kelsy in spring 2022 for an episode discussing McQueen’s style both on- and off-screen:

If you’re looking for a fun blog with tons of info and insight regarding (but not limited to) beautiful watches, vintage typewriters, and classic movies—mixed in with excellent writing—read The Teeritz Agenda, a one-of-a-kind and incredible blog maintained by Teeritz, whose comments on BAMF Style have both helped and entertained. The writing will entertain you and the photos will transport you to a classier era.

My friend Gabe gained a quick following for his comprehensive and entertaining exploration of style on The Sopranos, specifically the boss himself, with his follow-worthy Instagram account @tonysopranostyle.

He’s also growing his own line of clothing that you can check out here!

And, finally, if you feel so inclined, please consider lending BAMF Style some financial support by way of Patreon. Patreon is a great resource for many artists and content creators, and I’m pleased to be a member of the Patreon community!

You can also buy my old clothes on Poshmark… don’t worry, they’re all laundered!


  1. Stephen

    Great blog. Thank you. As an addition to your other blog suggestions you could try Simon Compton`s “Permanent Style”. One of the best blogs on modern tailoring….Simon completes projects by getting suits, shoes etc. hand made and shares the journey through photographs and interviews as well as more general posts on subjects such as shirts, cloth, bespoke style etc. He is also generous with his time re advice. Thanks again. Best Wishes. Stephen.

  2. Jack Winston

    Here’s a challenge – What is the brand, model # of the sunglasses Leo DiCaprio wears in Blood Diamond? The Internet says Ray Ban Caravan Aviators, but they’re not. Caravan’s have more square lenses. The ones in the movie are aviators, but have rectangular lenses which are thinner in the middle and wider at the edges. Can’t find them anywhere and Internet blogs have it wrong…



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