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54 CUTTING A SWATH JAMES BOND'S TAILORS WHIP OUT THEIR PINS AND CHALK FOR A SPIRITED NIGHT AT LONGORIA COLLECTION. Shelby Hodge has martinis with the Brits. Photography by Lizette B. Soto. P er James Bond's immortal decree, the martinis were shaken, not stirred. And the big fashion statement at Longoria Collection was pure Anthony Sinclair. Sean Connery's favorite tailor for 007 took over a corner of the luxury home goods emporium for several days of fittings and introductions. David Mason — whose London firm, Mason & Sons, revived the British label Anthony Sinclair in 2012 — regaled guests with tales of Connery's affection for Sinclair's bespoke Conduit cut. "The shoulders are very natural," he said. "There isn't much padding but they have a very nice shape. It's what Anthony Sinclair called 'drape and shape.' There is suppression in the waist, a little bit of flare in the seat, and you get this hour-glass shape. In Connery's case, he had quite an impressive physique." The Houston introduction came via criminal defense attorney (and Bond aficionado) Zack Fertitta, who owns several of the carefully tailored suits. Fertitta is married to Elizabeth Dorsey Fertitta, whose mother, Sylvia Dorsey, owns Longoria Collection. So, as Mason himself might say, this was a perfect fit. SEEN: Elliott Mason, Tommy Dorsey, Kelli Kickerillo and Todd Forester, Adriana Banks and Mark Monroe, Diane and John Connally III, John Connally IV, Nellie Connally and Doug Dawson, Betty and Manuel Urquidi, Cherry Damianoff, Stephanie and Julian Fertitta, Meredith and John Stilwell, and Katherine and Jonathan Hassell. See more Shelby Hodge at John Connally III John Connally IV Pilar Colvin Courtney Paddock Cherry Damianoff Catherine Brooks Giuffre Meredith Stilwell Katie Wynn Jorge & Micki Luna, Dean Giuffre Stephanie & Julian Fertitta Adriana Banks Elizabeth Dorsey Fertitta, Mark Monroe Todd Forester Kelli Kickerillo Elliot Mason, David Mason Matt Ballesteros, Jason Needleman Zack Fertitta Shaken, not stirred Ianni Palandjoglou, Tommy Dorsey

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