Daniel Craig is back in Tom Ford for Skyfall, which will be released 26 October later this year. Jany Temime, known for the Harry Potter films, is reported to be the costume designer, and she is dressing Bond in a much more modern direction than we’ve seen in recent years. Though the narrow lapels and narrow tie may resemble 1960’s suits, the cut and fit of the suit follows the trends of the past few years, trends that were avoided in Quantum of Solace most likely for fear of dating the film. The cut and fit of Daniel Craig’s suits that we’ve seen so far in the released images from Skyfall shows a suit that is a size too small on Daniel Craig. The jacket is too tight through the body and sleeves and too short (it doesn’t completely cover his buttocks), whilst the flat-front trousers are also too tight and have a very low rise. It’s the complete opposite of Timothy Dalton’s suits in Licence to Kill. But Tom Ford gets one thing right that most other current short fashion suits get wrong: the fastening button is still at the waist and isn’t pushed up 3 inches too high.
The suit pictured above is charcoal serge with a closely-spaced light blue rope-stripe, and Craig wears a charcoal glen plaid suit in the film. The jacket has a padded shoulders and a button three front, with narrow lapels that roll gently over the top button. The cuffs also have three buttons, with the last button left open, flapped pockets and a single vent. Though it has a very fashionable fit, the actual style of the suit—and outfit overall—is very traditional. The pale blue poplin shirt is also from Tom Ford and features a tab collar. Tom Ford’s tab collars fasten with a stud rather than the more common button or snap fastening. Bond has never worn a tab collar before, and its affected look that frames the tie knot probably isn’t something that Ian Fleming would have liked. But it’s also a classic style and is always correct with a lounge suit. The tie is a grey neat pattern in something similar to a houndstooth check.
This will probably be the only material this blog will cover on Skyfall until its release in October.