James Bond Shoes fetch £2000
Two pairs of James Bond's Northampton-made shoes sold at auction for a combined total of more than £2,000.
One of the lots, a pair of brown leather brogues, fetched nearly double their £600 estimate when they were snapped up for £1,125.
The second lot, a similar pair of brogues in black with an estimated price of between £800 and £1,200, fetched slightly less and were sold for £1,000.
Goldeneye was released in 1995 and was the first of Brosnan's four outings as the famous secret agent.
Costume designer Lindy Hemming settled on Church's shoes to complement the tailoring of Bond's Brioni three piece suit, which was also sold at the auction.
A three-piece wool suit in Prince of Wales check, the single-breasted jacket with Brioni signature silk lining, labelled inside Brioni, Roma, the trousers with turn-ups and the matching waistcoat similarly with Brioni signature silk back panel -- made for Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in the 1995 United Artists/Eon film GoldenEye; accompanied by a colour reproduction of a corresponding still and a letter from the vendor concerning the provenance.
It went for £16,000 plus (25%) premium so a cool £20k......….
Tony Blair’s lucky brogues..
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has revealed he has worn the same pair of shoes to his weekly question-and-answer session in Parliament since becoming the country's leader in 1997.
The shoes in question, an 18-year-old pair of hand-made leather brogues that have only been re-soled once, were made by Church's in Northampton, central England.
"I know it's ridiculous, but I've worn them for every PMQs (Prime Minister's Questions), I've actually had them for 18 years," Blair told The Times in an interview, adding that "cheap shoes are a false economy."
According to a spokeswoman for Church's, a 134-year-old company, the shoes Blair bought would have cost 150 pounds ($353) when he bought them, and cost about 290 pounds ($682) now...….