Updated April 22nd, 2019 – While waiting for his ride in the Moroccan desert in SPECTRE, James Bond wears a rust brown colored Tom Ford knit tie with a pointed blade with his Brunello Cucinelli linen jacket, chinos and belt and the J.Crew Kenton boots. Check out The Suits of James Bond for more information on the complete outfit (including some sartorial suggestions on the length of the tie). Or you can check out AJB007 member Skippy‘s tie purchase on this thread.
AJB007 member Skippy has (very nicely!) set me straight on some details concerning the original. The front of the 3″ screen used version was actually the rust brown color and the back was the dark brown. For filming it appears they removed the Tom Ford branded keeper loop/tag. It retailed for $220.00. You can see the tie at Neiman Marcus (sold out, unfortunately). Skippy also shared some photos:
Thanks again for the help!
Features wanted for the Tom Ford SPECTRE Morocco Knit Tie
- 100% silk knit tie with pointed end
- Rust color (reddish-orange brown)
- 3″ at the widest point
Before we start, I just want to say that we’re going to cheat a little to keep options under the target price. Silk knit ties with the pointed end are not exactly common, so I’ve included options in grenadine silk. While not exactly knit, at least grenadine offers more texture than a regular silk tie. As for the color, I’ve played a little “fast and loose” with “rust” to provide more alternatives.
Best Option for the Tom Ford SPECTRE Morocco Knit Tie
At 7.5cm, it’s just shy of 3″ at the widest point. Some may feel that’s a little too skinny. But a lot depends on the width of the lapels on the blazer you’re using for your Morocco look. And it was the width of the Tom Ford. The wine color is also slightly darker/redder than the rust of the Tom Ford in real life. But the color and the that 100% silk grenadine garza grossa texture comes close to what we saw on-screen.
Options Under $50
100% silk for $19.00 ain’t too bad. Even if the color and texture aren’t exactly a perfect match. I’ll let The Tie Bar explain exactly what “grenafaux” means: “At our price, selling a true grenadine silk tie is not possible. But we created this knitty textured, silk solid tie, which we’ll call our ‘faux’ grenadine. It’s well-made, uniquely woven and a necessary addition to your wardrobe.”
Well, let’s get this out of the way: the tie is 100% polyester. But the color and texture get the job done. May be the right choice if you’re a messy eater? The tie is available on ASOS U.S., but it’s sold out on the UK site.
Options under $100
No, it’s not a silk knit. But Grenadine is a classic Bond tie material (see Connery) and the color is extremely close to Tom Ford. The tie is handmade in New York City from Italian silk. Thanks to AJB007 forum member Obi Sean Kenobi for suggesting this one!
It may not be the exact Rust color we’re looking for. But $59 for a 100% silk knit tie is still a good deal. According the product page, the tie blade is 2 6/8″. Just thought I’d mention that for you math fans ….
House of Ties Grenadine Silk “The Nines” Tie in Light Brown: £44.00/$75.00
Again, it’s not a true knit. However, “The Nines” Grenadine has that great garza grossa texture and it’s handmade in Italy. It also comes in a Dark Brown Color if you feel this one is a little too light.
Chasing Turnier shared this excellent recommendation in the comments. As many of you know, Aklasu was the company I worked with to produce the excellent limited edition navy gren Orbis Tie last year (now sold out, unfortunately). I also have this one in my collection and I love it. You can read my review here. It would have been the “Best Option”. But, honestly, I just feel like the darker color and more pronounced texture of the garza grossa Moss Bros. tie is a little more screen accurate.
As always, we’ll be adding more options as they appear on the market. You can share your alternatives in the comments below. And remember to check out our Facebook page, Instagram account and Pinterest Boards for more James Bond style advice, inspiration and info on where to find the latest deals!