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James Bond tailor to be revived

James Bond tailor Anthony Sinclair could be revived for this year’s 50th anniversary of the film franchise after entrepreneur David Mason pledged to seek funding for the brand.

Mason has appointed investment bank Tanza Partners to help raise £150,000 from investors to revive the tailor that dressed actor Sean Connery for his portrayal of James Bond.

According to the Telegraph, Mason plans to use government initiative the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, which gives tax-breaks to backers of start-ups.

The business - Anthony Sinclair - was founded in the 1950s specialising in suits but fell dormant 30 years later. Last year Mason set up a limited company with the rights to the name and is working with Richard Paine, a former apprentice of the Anthony Sinclair founder.

Mason is in talks with a manufacturer to license a ready-to-wear line and said any funding would be used to market the brand. “We don’t need a fortune, we’ve got licensees interested, which is our favoured method of growing the business,” Mason told the Telegraph.

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