50 years and 23 movies later, the Bond name is still strongly associated with that of danger, sex, sophistication and most importantly, style, From the very humble beginnings of what has turned out to be one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood, the Bond brand has created a lifestyle and flaw-free image of beautiful women, fast cars, big guns and money that every man dreams of and every boy aspires to grow up to be.
With the anticipation of next week’s release of the latest Bond film, Skyfall, we take a look at how the Bond wardrobe has evolved over the last five decades from classic British style to mod-chic slim fitting suits.
DR. NO – 1962
As the very first James Bond, Sean Connery has set the standard for those to follow. Wearing mainly suits from Savile Row and shirts and bowties from Turnbull & Asser, he created the romantic allure that we have of spies today. Get the look with this vintage Prada suit from Mister Hewitt.
GOLDFINGER – 1964
Sean Connery in Goldfinger introduced the infamous “day suit”. This three-piece grey and white plaid suit made by Connery’s very own tailor, Anthony Sinclair is one of Bond’s most memorable suits of the Connery era. Get the look with this Vivienne Westwood three-piece suit from her Spring 2013 collection available at Harrold’s.
MOONRAKER – 1979
This iconic cream suit worn by Roger Moore in Moonraker as he arrives in Rio de Janeiro is another one not too quickly forgotten. This suit was constructed by costumier Bermans who encorporated the clean and strong silhouette of Angelo Roma, Moore’s usualy tailor. Get the look with this white Alexander McQueen suit from their Spring 2013 collection available at Harrold’s.
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS – 1987
Timothy Dalton’s reign over the Bond brand saw him bringing back the classic Bond signature style of the black suit and bow tie. A timeless look for men of every generation. Get the look with this Vivienne Westwood suit from her Spring 2013 collection available at Harrold’s.
DIE ANOTHER DAY – 2002
Pierce Brosnan brought a whole new silhouette to the Bond image, with this Brioni suit featuring wide shoulders and a narrow waist, pairing it with a Turnbull & Asser tie. Get the look with this black fitted suit from Pierucci Men’s Outfitters.
QUANTUM OF SOLACE – 2008
Quantum of Solace saw the Bond silhouette redefined once again with Daniel Craig bringing back the classic black suit in a much slimmer fit, adding that modern touch to a classic trend. Get the look with this suit from Lanvin’s Spring 2013 collection available at Marais.
SKYFALL – 2012
Skyfall shows that grey is the new black as Daniel Craig sports this two-buttoned peak lapelled slim fit suit by Tom Ford. Get the look with this Prince of Wales check slim fit suit from Pierucci Men’s Outfitters.
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