I was brought up in a family where the Bond films were predominant on the television form Dr. No (1962) to Spectre (2015). Cinema trips would be organised when a new Bond film is released and the broadcasting of the films in the franchise would be enjoyed throughout the year.
Whether your favourite Bond is Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan or even George Lazenby… the Bond movies continually offer the audience action, adventure, Bond girls and gadgets along with a sharp and sophisticated wardrobe.
Even if you’re not particularly a die another day fan yourself one aspect of the films to admire are the clothes. 007’s style is timeless and can be worn just as well today as it was on the sixties.
From Russia with Love (1963) sees Sean Connery in various Conduit Cut suits tailored for Bond by Anthony Sinclair of Savile Row. Connery’s Bond arrives in Istanbul wearing a charcoal grey dupioni silk suit with a two-button fastening. The lightweight material is ideal for travelling as it retains its shape leaving the wearer looking crisp and smart on landing. Bond’s suit has a single rear vent and 4 button cuffs the ensemble is topped off with a white square folded into the breast pocket.
Goldeneye (1995) Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is in a navy three-piece Brioni suit. Brosnan’s wardrobe merges Italian and English tailoring, Bond accompanies the suit with a shirt and tie from Sulka or Turnbull & Asser. The exceptional suits contrasts with the later military inspired wardrobe in Cuba consisting of solid olive hues as Bond delves into the Cuban jungle.
Casino Royal (2006) Bond as depicted by Daniel Craig opts for Brioni suits as was the case with Brosnan. Craig sports a straight cut jacket with padded shoulder and suppressed waist to accentuate his figure.
Accesories include Persol 2720 Sunglasses , S.T Dupont 5174 cufflinks and shoes by John Lobb Luffield.
Everybody has a day look, evening look, formal and casual wardrobe, however Bond has the best of the best whatever the occasion from Brioni Suits, Tom Ford Sunglasses and Levi’s jeans it is evidently on the pricier side to emulate the wardrobe of the fictitious British spy.
The (official) 25th Bond movie is due for release on the 25th October 2019; to be directed by Danny Boyle of Trainspotting (1996), 28 Days Later (2002) I can’t wait to see who will be dressing Bond.