The James Bond Wardrobe/Style Thread

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  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
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    Dalton wore jeans too. They have a practical use: denim is far more durable and a more practical choice for rough and tumble work than chinos.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited January 2015 Posts: 23,883
    Villiers53 wrote: »
    It's an interesting shot that illustrates my point.
    The shirt is not a great fit at the shoulder and looks to be slightly too long in the sleeve and with Daniel's chiseled features, the collar should have a medium spread.
    On the jewellery front, frankly I think the watch and cuff links make for too much metal.
    Compare this to the elegant Connery look in Dr.No with those fabulous barrel cuffs and the Rolex and maybe you'll see what I mean.
    Also, I have to say, this shot shows how bad poor old Daniel's hair cut was. Hopefully it will be decently done this time around.


    I agree completely @Villiers53. That particular shot only serves to show off the Omega, which is too thick and large for Craig's wrist IMO. The look he had in London in SF was 'ok' apart from the suit appearing a little snug. Some of it has to do with Craig's build as well. I don't think they did a very good job of making him look good in a suit in SF (I always thought the collars in particular looked a size too tight, and his neck veins were poppiing out of his collar). I say get the guy/gal back who dressed him for that final shot in CR with White. Pure 100% perfection in that scene, right down to the hair. The haircut is a shambles in above photo (it looks to have been fixed for SP based on early location shots).

    While there's nothing wrong with wearing cuffs with a suit, or even without a tie (people do it all the time these days - it's a bit of a fashion statement), I believe Bond should showcase classic English style, and so personally would prefer cuffs with dinner jackets and barrel cuffs turnbacks with suits during the 2.5 hr or so movie. Just IMHO.

    I've always said, when in doubt, rent North by Northwest or To Catch A Thief and watch Cary Grant, or of course early Connery. The gold standards. Can't go wrong.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    jake24 wrote: »
    Daniel Craig was seen filming lake scenes in Austria, wearing a blue Canada Goose jacket.
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    Looks like it's the Canada Goose Lodge Down Jacket.

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    Wont make it to the film, this is from his personal wardrobe and he was wearing this in New Zeland back in October/November. There are only two casual outwhere jackets set aside for the film both are by Tom Ford - one of which is a suede type leather with a fluffy collar.





  • AVBAVB
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    Sark wrote: »
    Dalton wore jeans too. They have a practical use: denim is far more durable and a more practical choice for rough and tumble work than chinos.

    I don't recall that. He could have worn commando pants instead!

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    AVB wrote: »
    To Craigs credit he looks excellent in everything he wears. But Bond does not wear jeans, despite what I said about updating. In the QoS desert scene for example it just looked bizarre. He could have worn khaki's there.
    Really ? Have you seen Dr No, the beach scene ?

  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    I like Dan's 7 For All Mankind Jeans in QOS, The combo with Harrington and his trusted Churches Ryder boots was a cool look. As long as the denim is dress and is dark I think it looks ok. Light denims and Dan would end up looking like a dad at disco.
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    Villiers53 wrote: »
    doghouse wrote: »
    Villiers53 wrote: »
    doghouse wrote: »
    He can get some too. They make designs for all tastes. As a matter of fact D&F probably made every cufflink Bond has worn, they have just been re-labled.

    I think it appropriate for Bond to wear cuff links with black tie but not with business suits.
    That said, something subdued would be more appropriate.
    In reality the only acceptable accesories for a man are a 1953 Rolex Oyster Perpetual with a white face and steel band, a gunmetal cigarette case and an oxidised Ronson lighter.
    If we introduce the last two, the product placement guys will want to introduce a branded home use medical oxygen tank. I therefore suggest we stick with the watch!


    The Skyfall cylinder cufflinks were quite nice I'd say, and appropriate.

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    It's an interesting shot that illustrates my point.
    The shirt is not a great fit at the shoulder and looks to be slightly too long in the sleeve and with Daniel's chiseled features, the collar should have a medium spread.
    On the jewellery front, frankly I think the watch and cuff links make for too much metal.
    Compare this to the elegant Connery look in Dr.No with those fabulous barrel cuffs and the Rolex and maybe you'll see what I mean.
    Also, I have to say, this shot shows how bad poor old Daniel's hair cut was. Hopefully it will be decently done this time around.


    The shirt fit, while definitely off, doesn't really make any point one way or another on wearing cufflinks.

    Connery doesn't wear barrel cuffs in Dr. No, he has on turnbacks.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    doghouse wrote: »
    Connery doesn't wear barrel cuffs in Dr. No, he has on turnbacks.

    You are correct. That is a great look that I would like to return. Not sure if it would suit Craig though.
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I say get the guy/gal back who dressed him for that final shot in CR with White. Pure 100% perfection in that scene, right down to the hair. The haircut is a shambles in above photo (it looks to have been fixed for SP based on early location shots).


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  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited January 2015 Posts: 23,883
    @doghouse, I can't see the link for some reason. I did look at the site though and I see it's a Brioni suit rather than Tom Ford.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
    edited January 2015 Posts: 2,138
    bondjames wrote: »
    @doghouse, I can't see the link for some reason. I did look at the site though and I see it's a Brioni suit rather than Tom Ford.

    That is correct the Tom Ford relationship did not start until QOS. What actually happend was Tom Ford provided the casual wear in QOS i.e the polo shirt, the Harrington. When it came to Skyfall production needed so many of the same suite made in shorter space of time, they approached Bironi and they were struggling to commit. Jany Temime contacted Tom Ford with her dilema and he stood up to the plate. Tom himself got involved in the process, the rest is history as they say.

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    bondjames wrote: »
    @doghouse, I can't see the link for some reason. I did look at the site though and I see it's a Brioni suit rather than Tom Ford.

    It disappeared for me as well, but yes that is the one. It is Brioni, they did all the CR suits, as well as shirts I believe. Note that this suit is actually a little of in fit as well, though not terribly. Also note french cuffs ;)

    I quite like this look, it's one I use quite often, though I'd go for a button two and not three.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    bondjames wrote: »
    @doghouse, I can't see the link for some reason. I did look at the site though and I see it's a Brioni suit rather than Tom Ford.

    That is correct the Tom Ford relationship did not start until QOS.

    Thx. Then those Brioni suits are pretty impressive. He looked good on the Montenegro train ride as well.
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    Is it showing now?
  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
    edited January 2015 Posts: 1,138
    Someone of you obviously have a very extensive knowledge of men's style and presumably have a good sense of style yourself, we could sure use you in this thread: http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/10479/the-mi6-style-thread#latest
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited January 2015 Posts: 23,883
    I can't see it for some reason but it has nothing to do with the way you linked it. You did everything correct but for some reason I have to go to the specific site to see the image. May be a resolution setting on my machine.

    That is an absolutely brilliant site btw. I had not seen that before. I'm going to be spending some time on there as there's some great info.
  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
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    I initially included the wrong link, it should be fixed now.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    I doubt we will see Bironi back any time soon. But do agree his Casino suits were really nice, I love the Pinstripe Navy 3 piece at the end when he is standing over white to utter the immortal words "Bond, James Bond"
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I can't see it for some reason but it has nothing to do with the way you linked it. You did everything correct but for some reason I have to go to the specific site to see the image. May be a resolution setting on my machine.

    That is an absolutely brilliant site btw. I had not seen that before. I'm going to be spending some time on there as there's some great info.

    Something funny was happening, the first link I put up went blank on me too. Not sure what happened.

    Yes, Matt is very, very good. Always a fun site to mess around with and he brings an overall knowledgeable perspective, not just a James Bond fanboy take.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Where Brioni shined in CR was with Craig's dinner suit and the 3 piece at the end. The other suits Craig wore in the film, especially when he and Vesper meet Mathis were trash.
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    doubleoego wrote: »
    Where Brioni shined in CR was with Craig's dinner suit and the 3 piece at the end. The other suits Craig wore in the film, especially when he and Vesper meet Mathis were trash.

    The aesthetics of the brunch suit were pretty goodm though it had some of the fit issues the three piece did.

    I have heard that part of the reason of the shift to TF over Brioni was lack of engagement on Brioni's part (ie, attention to fits, amount of suits, etc..)
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    Villiers53 wrote: »
    In reality the only acceptable accesories for a man are a 1953 Rolex Oyster Perpetual with a white face and steel band, a gunmetal cigarette case and an oxidised Ronson lighter.

    The 1953 Rolex Oyster Perpetual might look good on a man older than 50, but it's a watch that would look ridiculous on anyone under the age of 40. As for the cigarette case and the lighter, smoking is simply not as cool anymore as it used to be.
  • Personally I think Craig looks best in more sporty clothing. I agree that suits looked best on previous Bonds, but with Craig I sometimes find it looks like it's restricting him. And I don't want to sound mean, but because he isn't that tall I don't think suits look as elegant on him as they did on Connery for example. Hope to see him in a dark turtleneck, which makes any man look great, and in a tuxedo, because we need some glamour again.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited January 2015 Posts: 23,883
    Personally I think Craig looks best in more sporty clothing. I agree that suits looked best on previous Bonds, but with Craig I sometimes find it looks like it's restricting him. And I don't want to sound mean, but because he isn't that tall I don't think suits look as elegant on him as they did on Connery for example. Hope to see him in a dark turtleneck, which makes any man look great, and in a tuxedo, because we need some glamour again.

    I agree with you re: Craig's physique looking better in casual gear.

    I think that the designers have to be a little more careful when working on the suit cut for him, or else he could come across looking more like a bouncer. Suits in general do tend to look better on the longer, leaner but still athetic body types without too much bulging muscle IMO. Ironically though, to me Craig looked best in CR, and that's where he had the most body bulk.

    If he's wearing a suit in any action scenes next to that Bautista, I'm sure Craig will look better, because that guy looks like Hulk and will make Craig look very lean in comparison.
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    bondjames wrote: »
    Personally I think Craig looks best in more sporty clothing. I agree that suits looked best on previous Bonds, but with Craig I sometimes find it looks like it's restricting him. And I don't want to sound mean, but because he isn't that tall I don't think suits look as elegant on him as they did on Connery for example. Hope to see him in a dark turtleneck, which makes any man look great, and in a tuxedo, because we need some glamour again.

    I agree with you re: Craig's physique looking better in casual gear.

    I think that the designers have to be a little more careful when working on the suit cut for him, or else he could come across looking more like a bouncer. Suits in general do tend to look better on the longer, leaner but still athetic body types without too much bulging muscle IMO. Ironically though, to me Craig looked best in CR, and that's where he had the most body bulk.

    If he's wearing a suit in any action scenes next to that Bautista, I'm sure Craig will look better, because that guy looks like Hulk and will make Craig look very lean in comparison.
    I don´t understand. Isn´t it the very idea of tailoring to make any piece of clothing look good on the respective physique?

  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited January 2015 Posts: 23,883
    boldfinger wrote: »
    bondjames wrote: »
    Personally I think Craig looks best in more sporty clothing. I agree that suits looked best on previous Bonds, but with Craig I sometimes find it looks like it's restricting him. And I don't want to sound mean, but because he isn't that tall I don't think suits look as elegant on him as they did on Connery for example. Hope to see him in a dark turtleneck, which makes any man look great, and in a tuxedo, because we need some glamour again.

    I agree with you re: Craig's physique looking better in casual gear.

    I think that the designers have to be a little more careful when working on the suit cut for him, or else he could come across looking more like a bouncer. Suits in general do tend to look better on the longer, leaner but still athetic body types without too much bulging muscle IMO. Ironically though, to me Craig looked best in CR, and that's where he had the most body bulk.

    If he's wearing a suit in any action scenes next to that Bautista, I'm sure Craig will look better, because that guy looks like Hulk and will make Craig look very lean in comparison.
    I don´t understand. Isn´t it the very idea of tailoring to make any piece of clothing look good on the respective physique?

    Precisely my point (as highlighted above). I don't think they've quite got it right with Craig yet. It's certainly easier if you have a certain height and build (not too built). However it's not impossible to correct for with another body type, it just requires some effort on the tailor's part.

    There's a reason imo why those who model suits have a certain build. It's easier to make the suit look good on them.
  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
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    The tightness of Bonds suits in SF didnt do any favors in that department.
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I think that the designers have to be a little more careful when working on the suit cut for him, or else he could come across looking more like a bouncer.


    Agree.


    And to the follow on reply after yours, the one thing people always seem to really forget about, is that when it come to making someone look good, the physique is always number one. A well proportioned in shape person will always have a better look for a given outfit. People spend inordinate amounts of money on clothes and then can't comprehend why the still don't look like a model even though they have a gut and no chest.

    This isn't about Craig per se, he's in shape, that's just a generality.
  • doghouse wrote: »
    Villiers53 wrote: »
    doghouse wrote: »
    Villiers53 wrote: »
    doghouse wrote: »
    He can get some too. They make designs for all tastes. As a matter of fact D&F probably made every cufflink Bond has worn, they have just been re-labled.

    I think it appropriate for Bond to wear cuff links with black tie but not with business suits.
    That said, something subdued would be more appropriate.
    In reality the only acceptable accesories for a man are a 1953 Rolex Oyster Perpetual with a white face and steel band, a gunmetal cigarette case and an oxidised Ronson lighter.
    If we introduce the last two, the product placement guys will want to introduce a branded home use medical oxygen tank. I therefore suggest we stick with the watch!


    The Skyfall cylinder cufflinks were quite nice I'd say, and appropriate.

    ac036-tom-ford-cufflinks-cylinder-skyfall-james-bond.jpg?itok=G48Ttt5o
    It's an interesting shot that illustrates my point.
    The shirt is not a great fit at the shoulder and looks to be slightly too long in the sleeve and with Daniel's chiseled features, the collar should have a medium spread.
    On the jewellery front, frankly I think the watch and cuff links make for too much metal.
    Compare this to the elegant Connery look in Dr.No with those fabulous barrel cuffs and the Rolex and maybe you'll see what I mean.
    Also, I have to say, this shot shows how bad poor old Daniel's hair cut was. Hopefully it will be decently done this time around.


    The shirt fit, while definitely off, doesn't really make any point one way or another on wearing cufflinks.

    Connery doesn't wear barrel cuffs in Dr. No, he has on turnbacks.

    Actually @doghouse, we are both wrong the Dr.No cuff is called "a cocktail cuff" and was specially created by T&A for the movie specifically because Young thought links too chintzy.
    He had a point!

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    Villiers53 wrote: »

    Actually @doghouse, we are both wrong the Dr.No cuff is called "a cocktail cuff" and was specially created by T&A for the movie specifically because Young thought links too chintzy.
    He had a point!

    Cocktail cuff is another name for turnback cuff.
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