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This. So yeah, Goldfinger.
Sean's classic timeless tailoring always looked good of course. You could wear his suits today.
As others have suggested, Connery in Goldfinger wins by a comfortable margin.
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..
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......
For me, Craig in CR and QOS
Sean in Dr. No and GF
Moore in TSWLM and FYEO
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.
Tell me-- was that EVER in style? I wonder how he managed to have a seat without ripping them!!
I'd go for Connery and (perhaps) Brosnan. Their clothes seemed to mould around their bodies :p
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.
And reminiscent of Connery. Excellent end scene.
Baggy wind jacket two sizes too big? Hmmm, you are showing your age.
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’.
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.
It doesn't seem dated even today,although my dress-sense is pretty bad (according to my girlfriend anyway !)