StyleQ Icons: 007

“The name is Bond, James Bond”. As exquisite is this dialogue, so has been the character’s fashion legacy. From Dr. No to Spectre, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, each actor that portrayed 007 has maintained that evergreen aura of the character’s styling. High octane action sequences in a tuxedo have proven the functionality as well as the sophistication of a garment alike. 

In the early 90s, the book ‘Dressed to Kill’ was dedicated to the styles and trends adopted by Bond. The character, James Bond is truly a master of men’s fashion. The best attires seen on this evergreen classic character can be-

  • Pierce Brosnan’s cream coloured Brioni Herringbone linen suit which he wore with a French Blue shirt in ‘The World Is Not Enough’.
Screenshot from the movie – The World is Not Enough
  • Black Dinner Suit with flared trousers and exaggerated point collars designed by Angelo Roma and worn by Roger Moore in ‘Moonraker’.
Screenshot from the movie – Moonraker
  • Double-breasted navy blazer worn by Roger Moore, designed by his own tailor, Douglas Hayward, which he wore with Gabardine trousers in the movie ‘For Your Eyes Only’.
Screenshot from the movie – For Your Eyes Only
  • Brunello Cucinelli brown favourite lighter Khaki trousers, worn by Daniel Craig in ‘Spectre’.
Screenshot from the movie – Spectre
  • The Midnight Blue Tuxedo with black shawl collars, stylized by Jany Temime, worn by Daniel Craig in ‘Skyfall’. This attire was originally inspired by Sean Connery’s ‘Dr. No’, the first Bond film. This attire broke the rules in the most subtle manner. The rule of ‘Bond wears classics’ was broken by creating another classic.
Screenshot from the movie – Skyfall
Screenshot from the movie – Dr.No

To maintain the legacy of this great character’s style sense, it took a lot from the actors portraying it and the designers styling it. Some great designers like Anthony Sinclair and Tom Ford have worked for the franchise series. And the baton has always been passed to the rightful retaining Bond as the most evergreen and stylish character in the past.

Bond has ruled our hearts and wardrobes for decades now. A Bond suit is in every guy’s wish list, but when added, it makes a man’s wardrobe.

Enjoy the new Trailer 2 of Bond Movie – No Time To Die


Author:
Daksh Vohra
3rd Year, B. Des. Fashion Design

Editors:
Dona Ajay
3rd Year, B. Des. Fashion Design
Shalini Mohanty
Assistant Professor, ASFDT

Graphic Designer:
Lavanya Murali
4th Year, B. Des. Fashion Design

One thought on “StyleQ Icons: 007”

  1. Well articulated write-up, and as James Bond is one of my all time favourite character, you have said it all… Those blue eyes, well tailored suits and Irish looks says it all…. Well done Daksh Vohra.

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