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That's great, amigo!!
True, he is a tosser ;) but really, its a shame, that modern fashion robs us of this charming scene.
I think it still looks good today.
Lock & Co are a great outfit and have been my hatters for years.
That said, there are only two styles any self respecting 007 aficionado or any gentleman of style should consider.
For winter, the classic felt Fedora in grey with a 2.5 inch brim. It's called 'The Prague' in
For summer, their 'classic' Panama.
Unfortunately when I look at DC off duty sporting his 'Pork Pie' kiss me quick hats from Blackpool, I fear he's a lost clause in the formal hat department!
doghouse, stay safe and don't get one of those 'Kiss me Quick' Blackpool jobs!
Happens, when people, who are old enough to have a looot of past, got stuck there.
Shame, but maybe not their fault. Worse is, when somebody thinks, he knows all about fashion, when indeed his vision is very limited.
Samuel Jackson, as an example, knows how to pull off hats imho.
Mon Dieu, clearly an English sense of humour is lost on Irma. She always has a "loot" to say.
He doesn't wear them for their "Beauty" Its his way of trying to be less recognizable. I doubt the effect though.
I thought, they told you all about name calling. Another lesson lost on you, it seems. If you can't take critisism, you shouldn't be on a discussion forum and if name calling is all you can think about that's poor. Don't you think?
BTW - where is your body Bentley?
Stick to sharing your fashion knowledge.
"body" fraulien Irma? What "critisism"? Achtung fraulien Irma Bunt!
Well said. By the way, it's quite amusing to read the conversation between Villiers53 and doghouse. They really do deserve each other.
I couldn't agree with that more. Daniel should really lose those hats.
I am not sure that being old chains you to it, there are quite a few very stylish old guys, and it's generally accepted that there are a lot more old stylish men than young ones, which I agree with (and I'm not even old). It's the narrow reactionary philosophy that there is one (randomly selected I might add) period when everything was "correct", which is a hilarious assertion as it's a constant evolution. Don't think you will see too many people advocating wigs and breeches and time soon.
The mens lounge suit is certainly an anomaly though. It's practically unchanged for 150 years. The middling details like lapel width and trouser tightness are just quibbles in the big picture. You could wear an Edwardian lounge suit today on the streets of London and no one would notice. The trousers may actually be even tighter than the tight craze of the 2009-2012 period.
I think it's just the hats he is wearing. They are obviously not Bond hats, that is very clear, but I think for Craig personally, he needs more brim for his head shape. You can see where it would work on him with the proper hat, though I still can see a situation Bond could do it without looking like an anachronism, except the aforementioned Panama in warm situations.
And again, DC is not wearing his caps for fashion. ;)
True. I hope to never be the old type.
I have no doubt that Craig could pull off a hat even as James Bond, but I find his off-duty wardrobe mildly questionable, not just the hats. How he´s not to be recognized like that is also not very clear to me, do many English men run around like that?
I do like the builder look though the hat in the first foto gives him ;-).
Unfortunately, they do.
As this photo illustrates, we are not immune from bad taste and this is why sartorial comparisons between the late, great Steve McQueen and DC are laugh out loud funny.
McQueen always dressed in an age appropriate fashion. Sadly, he checked out when he was fifty so we never got to see how he would have handled his later years but I imagine it would have been with great aplomb.
Happily, us Brits have got some sartorial aces, Bill Nighy and Bryan Ferry always look great and Clive Owen can look good when he's not emptying the bins.
But hey, we have our duffers too but happily, lederhosen haven't hit Savile Row.
Sorry for awful pic, was trying to show the luminosity of the silk velvet, but here it is in fitting room.
Personally, I think all Bond actors should be suited in Sean's '60s hand-me-downs.
Be like Sean! Classic, timeless look!