You stud !! - Which film/scene had the 'trendiest' 007 ?

edited March 2011 in Bond Movies Posts: 19,339
People for some reason single out a bad hair problem and fashion sense for Timothy Dalton in LTK and Sir Roger's flares (now back in fashion ) in TSWLM and MR so which film or scene,in your wise opinion,does our man look dapper and trendy in most ?

When did he look his best either for the time the film was made or compared to now ?
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  • I'm no fashion expert, but I find Bond's wardrobe in GF to be the best. From the white smoking in the teaser to the slick black turtleneck on Pussy's plane to the three-piece he wears in captivity at Auric Stud, I gotta say Bond is one handsome beast in GF. Of course, that largely has to do with Connery being at his all-time smoothest (perhaps even to a fault).
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    blockquote>Quoting GeneralGogol: From the white smoking in the teaser

    This. So yeah, Goldfinger.
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    Brozzer wore some pretty nice suits too, especially in TND I thought.
    Sean's classic timeless tailoring always looked good of course. You could wear his suits today.
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    Quoting timmer: Brozzer wore some pretty nice suits too, especially in TND I thought.
    When I think of Brosnan's wardrobe in Tomorrow Never Dies, I think of that terrible three-piece tux—definitely the ugliest one Bond ever wore. Frankly, you have to put in quite a bit of effort to screw up a black tux, but a vest that makes the wearer look like he's trying to compensate for being four feet tall when he's actually over six feet anyway is absurd enough to do the trick.

    As others have suggested, Connery in Goldfinger wins by a comfortable margin.
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    brosnan and connery.they were trendy IMO especially Connery he looked like a man you wouldnt introduce to your wife
  • 007007
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    I always thought that Moore dressed up as a clown in Octopussy was the trendiest moment of all the Bond films... maybe that's just me though :P
  • HASEROTHASEROT has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
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    i liked Daniel's tux in Casino Royale, and also his 3 piece suit at the end of the film as well...

    But Connery set the standard without question - a lot of you say Goldfinger, but I gotta go with the very first time you see Bond on screen in Dr. No - lighting up the cigarette, in a slick black tux - and looking as confident as ever.... iconic..
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    Quoting 007: I always thought that Moore dressed up as a clown in Octopussy was the trendiest moment of all the Bond films... maybe that's just me though :P
    i don't know, for me it would be toss up between either him dressing up like a Clown, or hiding inside a gorilla suit..
    :bz
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    I've always thought that Brosnan always looked the most classy in a suit and/or a tuxedo, it always seems to fit him just right. Now I'm not a fashion guy, but I'd say mainly TWINE, it features some of Bond's most swaggtastic clothing for sure.
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    Connery's suits from Dr No through to Thunderball were classic and timeless. They're still trendy to this day.
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    I would say Connery and Craig have the trendiest outfits and Sir Roger just looked great in anything.
  • barryt007 wrote:
    Roger's flares (now back in fashion ) in TSWLM and MR...

    Really? =))

    For me the best suit has been the one DC wears when he's on the plane with Mathis in QoS and arriving to meet Fields, really slick, especially with the Tom Ford Shades, and basically anything Sean wore except for the towelling romper suit......
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    Oh, not the terry romper! You are right about that.
    For me, Craig in CR and QOS
    Sean in Dr. No and GF
    Moore in TSWLM and FYEO
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    Volante wrote:
    Connery's suits from Dr No through to Thunderball were classic and timeless. They're still trendy to this day.

    Actually, I would disagree with that. Nothing can be trendy for that long (trendy means following the latest trends which, by the very nature of the word, changes all the time). In fact, when I was quite young one of the reasons all the guys my age hated the Connery films was that it was embarrassing and funny to watch a character who wore such "stupid clothes" (their words, not mine). How could this character be stylish if he wore such ridiculous, out-of-style outfits? Yet that shape of suit has been back in style for five years now (and has finally broken through to more mainstream, older, and conservative people). And in ten years it will looked dated again. Clothes constantly change.

    No matter how cool something looks now it will look cringe-worthy when a very different outfit is what is cool. And no matter how silly something looks now it was at one time the height of fashion and will be again. When I was a teenager clothes from the 70's such as Moore's flared pants were so ridiculous that we couldn't believe that people used to wear them. Yet a few years later we were wearing 70's style clothes again including flares and even bellbottoms! And now with the slim-fit pants that are in style flares look laughable again. The wheel continues to turn...

    All to say that whatever Bond film that I've seen when it first came out had a "trendy" Bond who looked cool in the clothes that he wore. Dalton's casual outfit in LTK and over-sized suit actually looked very cool and masculine at the time. Brosnan's over-sized blue linen shirt in TND looks like a muumuu now but looked so cool at the time. Even going back to Moore's outfits they were very cool at the time. So every Bond was trendy and I can't think of any who weren't.

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    I have a question: in NSNA, Connery wears a regular button down shirt but with some TIGHT pants (most noticeably in the scene when he sneaks the woman into his room-- 'I won't let them find you')
    Tell me-- was that EVER in style? I wonder how he managed to have a seat without ripping them!!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    I think Tim looked most comfortable in casual wear, and I am happy to see the majority of his films with him casually dressed instead of in a suit every single moment. Dan does the casual wear well, and shines in both CR and QoS. Sean is at his casual best in TB, with a lot of great polos and loose Hawaiin style shirts that I always enjoy seeing him lounge in. I have never liked it when Brosnan goes casual. The tropical shirt in the Cuba scenes in DAD is so utterly stereotypical, and just doesn't work for him. Pierce is best dressed in a suit, and the only really success in his casual wear is TND during the bike chase and thereafter, and even that wasn't too good to start.
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    I'm not sure about Tim in casual wear. In TLD he looked fine but in LTK...I dunno. He always wore baggy clothes and had a scruffy manner about him. As people have said though, this looked "cool" for the time so who am I to complain.

    I'd go for Connery and (perhaps) Brosnan. Their clothes seemed to mould around their bodies :p
  • Connery in his first four films as Bond. Thank you Terrence Young for teaching him how to dress like Bond.
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    lalala2004 wrote:
    blockquote><a href="/index.php?p=/discussion/comment/1203#Comment_1203">Quoting GeneralGogol</a>: From the white smoking in the teaser</blockquote>

    This. So yeah, Goldfinger.

    GF was ruined by that outrageous terry clothe outfit he put on in Miami. Bad move Sean!

    I have to say the trendiest for me is Craig. He really looks good and cool in whatever he is wearing. Brosnan always looked good too.
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    Craig in his 3-piece suit at the end of CR will take some beating,he looked excellent in that....so Bondian.
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    barryt007 wrote:
    Craig in his 3-piece suit at the end of CR will take some beating,he looked excellent in that....so Bondian.

    And reminiscent of Connery. Excellent end scene.
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    The leather jacket Bond is wearing while entering Kara's appartement is the best for me.
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    Dalton's dress sense was a lot better in TLD than in LTK,even though i prefer that latter as a film !
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    barryt007 wrote:
    Dalton's dress sense was a lot better in TLD than in LTK,even though i prefer that latter as a film !

    Baggy wind jacket two sizes too big? Hmmm, you are showing your age.
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    hahaha it would appear so !! :O
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    Video: Designing James Bond’s Suits: Connery to Craig



    A new web documentary analysing the look of James Bond has been released to coincide with the Designing 007 exhibition in London.
    It is well worth watching as costume designer Lindy Hemming, a veteran of five Bond films, discusses her approach for both Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig; essentially that Brosnan’s suits were deliberately ‘European’ and Craig’s were intended to ‘pull him in’.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rF8drqFEvBQ


    There are further notes from David Mason (Anthony Sinclair tailors) and Ritchie Charlton (Douglas Hayward tailors) as to why they believe Bond is still such a sartorial icon.

    Anthony Sinclair have recently undertaken remaking Sean Connery’s midnight tuxedo with turnback cuffs from Dr. No (1962) to display at the exhibition.
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    Dalton is very trendy in LTK. His dress is toned down, in keeping with the current styles and not so formal as we are accostomed to seeing in Bond pictures.
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    yes i know what you mean,also when he has his shirt sleeves rolled up at Sanchez's villa.That's a nice change of direction for Bond.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    Trendy is Moore and Lee in TMWTGG.
  • edited January 2017 Posts: 19,339
    Actually one thing I will say about Dalton in TLD is the outfit he is wearing in Tangiers when he is spying on Pushkin,and then the interrogation...it goes well with the dusty desert atmosphere.

    It doesn't seem dated even today,although my dress-sense is pretty bad (according to my girlfriend anyway !)
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