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I didn't suggest you were mate just stating what the ones worn were.
Are you sure? My Levi Sta Press chino are much nicer than those. I have a pair and they are a slimfit, straight leg pant; NO flare!
There's no question about that, from Everest's bespoke work, to Fiennes frame.
Totally agree. I think a mid or darker tone grey would also have been perfectly sensible. As someone else said , perhaps he should have been dressed a little more casually. Probably would have looked less conspicuous and worked better in the action sequences.
The colour certainly accentuates the problem but IVNSHO the real issue is that they committed that unimaginable fopaux and followed street fashion.
It always looks ridiculous, particularly two years later.
I don't think Craig is the natural clothes horse. If you see him IRL then he's very sloppy, from the 'if I have a bunch of pricey, nice clothes and throw them together I should look good' school of thought, which is mistake numero uno in style. In his Bond tenure the wardobe can come across as contrived. He stands out in the wrong way, as opposed to seemlessley blending in with the film. I do get what Villiers means by 'dandified'. It's also inconsistent - why is he wearing that suit in the Istanbul mission? Given the extremity of Bonds action sequences, I'm of the opinion that these suits should not be part of the action sequences, unless they follow on from a scene(s) where he would ordinarily be wearing a suit. I want to see the man move in a suit, not only see it ripped to shreds. That said I can see why they wanted to introduce Bond in a suit with Skyfall.
Her Majesty's Loyal Terrier More of a Rottweiler in a suit so to speak.
That is a huge part of it, but not an insurmountable problem. And I think he does well to play the part but is not getting the support from his costume department. Lindy Hemming did a better job, though I wasn't really in her agreement on using Brioni (I understand why though).
Supply. They were the only one to commit to the volume. They didn't pay for the privilege.
Yes, the reason the factory producers got the gig instead of bespoke was really the lack of forward planning.
If you suddenly decide that you need six suits of the same style, bespoke would need two or three months to turn that around. Every suit is hand made and the process isn't scalable, it is directly dependant on the number of artisans schooled in that tailor's house style and who can work to that house's quality standards.
Brioni and the other designer brands - Boss, Armani, Zegna, Tom Ford etc.. offer a 'made to measure' service that adjusts an existing model to better suit a client. Consequently, if you have influence and eon clearly have, you can literally get them to stop the factory and prioritise yours.
Don't get me wrong, the quality from some of these designers is pretty damn good and many of them started out as cloth houses so their cloths can be great. I've had A&S cut me a couple of suits with Zegna fabric over the years.
But, at the end of the day, you can't beat bespoke from a good tailor. The minute you find the right house for you, it's addictive because the suit or jacket is built around you and takes account of every idiosyncrasy.
Somewhat incredibly, I've been at cocktail parties where people have said to me; ' A&S isn't it?'. The same used to be said of the late, great Dougie Hayward.
For 007 they should plan ahead and go bespoke!
There were 85 versions of James Bond's Tom Ford suit tailor-made for the opening chase sequence. Thirty were made for actor Daniel Craig and thirty for his double and stunt-double. Each version of the suit was made specifically for a particular scene of the opening sequence. For example, when Craig was riding the motor-bike, a suit with longer sleeves was worn so that it wouldn't raise up over his forearms. Costume Designer Jany Temime has said: "Each suit had three fittings, like a real traditional Saville Row suit. It was very high class tailoring. The first suit was mohair, very lightweight, woolen silk. The tuxedo is woolen silk. They were all [made of] beautiful fabric. He [would be] jumping and fighting, and then he would stand up, and the suit would be perfect." Moreover, Craig's tie had to be weighted for the motorbike section of the chase. The weight kept the tie from flying around when he rode at high speeds.
We had three fittings for each suit. Tom Ford sent his tailor, and the suits were made for Daniel, in a very traditional, old-fashioned way. They were the same sort of quality that you can find on Savile Row: hand-made, hand-finished. And the quantity was gigantic. For the opening sequence, with the light gray suit, we had sixty of them.
We had thirty for Daniel and thirty for the stunts. Some suits were new, but some had blood on them, or were dirty. And we had extra length in the arms for the motorcycle sequence. We also had extra length in the trousers, because you see the ankle if not. We had some reinforced trousers for the train sequence. Each suit has a little history — that's why we need so many of them.
Most Row houses could do six in a couple weeks fairly easily. It's doing 60 that are a problem.
That's why I posted above.
Yes, I saw. Personally I think that 60+ suits is ridiculous overkill and makes no sense. Connery did his movies with just a few and looked way better.
Right. People shouldn't be saying "why in the world his he wearing a suit?"
Re: the 60 suits for one sequence thing. Just goes to show that big budgets don't equal quality film-making.
Beg your forgiveness he wears Sta Press in QOS when in Haiti. Casino flare Chinos were by Tee Baker who also did the linen trousers for Ocean club/Miami airport scene.
Sorry @Germanlady. We were talking about Brioni but frankly this is just PR. The fact of the matter is that Tom Ford's suits are made at the Zegna factories in Switzerland and Italy. This is mass production and is not at all the bespoke process.
Nothing wrong with it but this is certainly not 'a very traditional old fashioned way'.
I am sure, he would be the first to admit, that his action scenes were a walk in the park compared to todays. Its 30 for DC and 30 for the stunt man. You may dislike, what you see, but the effort they discussed in the two quotes I posted, surely makes sense, if you try to achieve the best result. Sure, those who are still here, find, that the result is not satisfying, but fact is, they give it their all to produce quality. In their eyes it was, in others not. The fact remains and I am grateful they put so much thought in it. Like others, I have said many posts ago, that Lindy Hemmings for QOS did it best and they should have kept her, but a new game is on and I liked, what I saw so far. What is Dandyish for some, is chic for others. I am looking forward to whats next. He wears a Tux in the Comic Relief, so that could be it.