Introducing Skyfall

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.

69 thoughts on “Introducing Skyfall

  1. I clicked on this post ready to defend Ford’s suiting sight unseen, but in the photo Craig looks like he’s going to rip open his sleeve the first time he flexes his bicep. I’ll wait for the film, but not a good sign.

  2. I like that you said not till the release but I’m even happier you posted it up. On jamesbondlifestyle.com it was identified that these suit model names are the Falconer suit and Wetherby suit (most presumably the glen plaid). I do agree this suit looks more trendy and the bottom flaps are too short. It’s like his jacket is his size but in a short instead of regular. The flaps resemble the suits that Asos makes (which i am not a fan of). I am digging the snap tab shirts and am going to be on the hunt for a couple of em… Just not Tom ford Bc he will wipe my account clean. Other than that I’m glad this is up. I have a Kenneth cole suit that strongly resembles this suit..good blog Matt!

  3. I agree with Matt – too short, too tight, too trendy! Also, not a lot of color – a bit uninspiring!

  4. Good post Matt, I wholly agree with you, too small. How can that even be comfortable?
    Most of the suits in Quantum, with the exception of the brown one which looks a little snug, seem to fit Craig very well. I think the dinner suit in particular is very nice. But as you say, it’s best to wait until the film is released before a final judgement is made.

  5. “the fastening button is still at the waist ” and that’s about it. Otherwie vastly overpriced and over rated bling with as much connection with Savile Row tailoring as Bin laden had with the Red Cross!

  6. Agreed. I can’t really speak for the quality of Tom Ford suits, having never owned one, and I’m sure they’re quite luxurious but they seem ludicrously over-priced. One thing for certain is if I were to spend that amount of money I’d want a better, more comfortable fit!

    Curious to see how fellow readers of this blog would have dressed Bond in Skyfall. Dunhill, Richard James, Kilgour, stick with Tom Ford, go back to Brioni?

  7. Well… Although I am a big fan of Craig, I must confess he looks more like a bodyguard or like an affected Mad Men character than Bond in this outfit. They should have kept Brioni’s style of s Royale, with a better fitting, like the one of QOS’s suits. It’s time they understand that a Savile Row tailor is better than a rtw brand, even if it’s Tom Ford ^^

    • I agree. Savile row needs to be back in the bond franchise. Especially Bc savile row put bond on the map regarding his dress. Tom ford is good, but let’s be real, ppl watch Bond for two reasons 1) Story 2) Suits..we want to do our best to mimic the bond lifestyle but now wipe our banks clean. Savile Row was the empitomy of James Bond and made him the man everyone wanted to be, Tom Ford makes me want to blow up a Tom ford store Bc even a tie is almos $100…anyway enough with my rambling, Bond should go back to Savile Row or Brioni. And the Movie producers need to stop changing their costume designers. Bond doesn’t wear slim fit look a like suits. He wears tailored to his size suits…

    • Savile Row never was in the franchise. Neither the books nor the films. All the classic Bond tailors were off-Row. And Mount Street is four streets away.
      The cut was also not pure Savile Row either. Sinclair made a suit for the ’60s, different from the more conservative offerings on the Row at the time.

      Craig’s suits might not be ideal to aficionados, but they represent the trend of suits of late. Whether people appreciate that trend is another matter.
      In the photo it looks more like the sleeve pitch is wrong for his arm more than anything else. Other than that the jacket does not look exceptionally tight at all!

    • Anthony Sinclair himself described his suits as a Savile Row cut, and in Dr. No Sean Connery mentioned his suit was from Savile Row. There is no “pure Savile Row” cut and it’s perfectly believable that any of the Bond’s English suits could have come from Savile Row. But the 2-button front was definitely not very conservative for English tailors at the time. But just a few years later there was far more adventurous clothing coming out of places like Nutters. I always took Savile Row to mean all the tailors in the area, even the ones off the Row. Anderson & Sheppard is now off the Row, and many cutters that may have once worked on the Row are now off.

      And do the large creases through the waist of Craig’s suit not indicate that it is too tight?

    • That Bond in Dr. No ‘says’ his suit is from the Row means nothing. It’s just a cultural identifier. If he’d said it was from Conduit Street – to Felix Leiter, and the international audience – it would have seemed odd and without any cultural meaning.

      We already know Fleming didn’t shop on Savile Row and he doesn’t mention his Bond as doing so either.
      I know there is no ‘Savile Row cut’, yet Sinclair’s is what is at issue and it wasn’t produced either physically or stylistically on Savile Row. Their suits were conservative by comparison. To me Nutter was a fashion designer with a great workman behind him. A & S were on the Row, they only moved premises and people regard them as essentially the same. Since they are a stone’s throw away in Burlington. Gardens.

      All of this dispute about history aside, I just find it tiresome that any suit not produced by Savile Row or ex-Row is given the fault-finding treatment. I don’t think the few body creases indicate anything other than that Craig is turning his body. If it was too tight the rear skirt would be flaring out more. And with lightweight cloth on a buttoned coat it just happens. The sleeve is another issue, it might be badly inserted, or maybe a photo-stylist came and foolishly lifted it to show some cuff for a photo? We’ll never know.
      One thing everyone needs to realise is that suits do not stay rigid and glued in place. In FRWL on the train, Connery’s suit is well-made but the collar lifts from his neck, the lapels lift away too. Even the ’60s Bond had suiting issues.

    • Thank you for your comments. You’re right that Sinclair is not a Savile Row tailor. Perhaps the commenters should have said off-Savile Row tailors instead. The idea is English tailoring. Mayfair tailoring. But I’ll say it again; Anthony Sinclair referred to his suit as a “Savile Row style”, so stylistically he believes he fits in. It’s still Savile Row type tailoring, just around the corner where the rent was probably cheaper.

      Even in some of the still of Craig standing straight, the jacket is pulling considerably at the button and the trousers do not hang cleanly. Some of Connery’s later suits had that problem after he gained weight, but not to the same extent.

  8. I have somewhat of a different take. Yes, the suit is quite trim, but that is the current fashion and it is not to an extreme. I see this is as consistent with Bond’s previous and successful bows to current trends as in 1971 (which I detested) and 1977-79. Really, Bond’s suits always reflect the fashions of the time, while not going to an extreme. That said, yes, this suit is probably as trendy as the ones in 1979.

    I also recently read an interview with Linda Hemming, stating that in Casino Royale she wanted to Craig to look like he was bursting out of his clothes, as opposed to the lithe Brosnan. While departed from the series, her goal appears to live on.

    I disagree with the Dalton/1989 comparison. There, his clothing just looked cheap and fairly out of step with the established Bond look. Here, and to Skyfall’s credit and as Matt points out, this suit is very traditional in look, appearing right out of 1963 in style if not fit. And it appears to be of good quality unlike 1989.

    And I agree wholeheartedly with David – Tom Ford is vastly overpriced. I would prefer some more traditional Saville Row tailoring, but at least the overall look (and the renewed use of the Walther PPK) is correct.

    • I think the Tab collar is a good edition Bc Bond has always stuck with the traditional British spread collar, but this collar is unique and Bc it will be seen on James bond, more and more shirt makers will start to mass produce this shirt. I can think of only one shirt brand that makes this type of collard shirt and that’s Paul Fedricks. But I think this shirt shows old school class and that’s really what this film was all about..when you think of CR and QoS, these movies were Bonds way of establishing his dress code. He was a new Double-O. Now that he’s been a seasoned agent he has gone back to the Connery-esque way of dress minus the fact that his suit looks a bit tight and the bottom flaps go above his butt, he still has the greys the navy’s and the pocket squares that Bond was in the 60’s. I just hope that Tom Ford isnt going in the direction that Asos is with all their suits, they look like frikken skirts on men!! Look at them…

      http://www.Asos.com

    • Tom Ford’s current suits (the Wetherby) have actually been going in more of a 1930’s direction, with large lapels and forward-pleat trousers (which they mistakenly call reverse pleats). It’s quite the opposite of what we’ve seen so far in Skyfall. I’m a big fan of those suits, which can be seen at TomFord.com

    • Yeah the Wetherby suit, but this Grey pin stripe suit is the falconer suit. Would you not agree this suit resembles more of the Connery era as far as the slim lapels and button at the stomach line go?

    • The Falconer suit hardly resembles Connery’s suits. Apart from narrow lapels and a regular button stance, nothing else resembles Connery’s suits. The shoulders of this suit are more built up and the cut is completely different. Connery’s suits had drape whilst this suit is skin tight.

  9. What I find most bothersome about this is that seems like an attempt to inject some unnecessary youth in Craig’s Bond. He’s wearing a suit as it would be worn by a young Hollywood actor, not as a government agent of means. He should dress well, showing taste and a capable checking account, but not like Joseph Gordon Levitt walking the red carpet.

    In other words: Bond is a middle-aged spy, not a hipster kid who shops at Urban Outfitters.

    • Yeah…I can see your point on that too…Craig is bulky and I think that’s why they use Tom ford’s Falconer suit line for this particular scene Bc it’s a slim fit style without being a slim fit. They want to show his bulky like stature through the suit. He should go back to how he was dressed in casino royale. His suits were tailored to his size withouth them actually being slim fit..

  10. Looking at some other photos, that jacket is mighty short. It isn’t quite as short and tight as the sales people I see at Barneys and Neiman in Beverly Hills, but it is definitely in the 1979/Moonraker range of bowing to current fashion.

    • The biggest difference in comparing this suit to what Roger Moore wore in Moonraker is that Roger Moore’s suits fit him perfectly. That sets Roger Moore ahead quite a bit. This suit has the opposite in terms of lapel and trouser width, but on top of that this suit also fits poorly. It’s not so bad now because that’s what we are used to. People probably thought the same about Roger Moore in the late 70s.

    • I agree with Matt’s last comment; even at the peak of the 70’s, Roger Moore’s suits fit him perfectly – I hope the current trend towards the “shrunken look” will be short-lived.

    • I agree the suit doesn’t fit well, but it doesn’t fit well because of current fashion. The tight look is as much a trend as Moore’s wide lapels (or other examples). It just so happens that the current fashion is not a particularly good one for well-fit suits. In that respect, it may be more like Dalton in 1989 than I originally thought.

  11. I agree 100% (unsurprisingly) with Matt’s last observation. That is the key point.

    While I do take Christian’s point about classic dressing but with nods to current trends like with the Angelo suits Moore wore in his last two 1970’s Bonds, I do feel that these current suits are very generic and on account of their fit and price are way out of sync with traditional British tailoring

    Roger Moore’s suits, on the other hand, in whatever movie he appeared in, were very much in keeping with British tailoring and therefore, with an iconic British character, despite concessions to the era. From what I can see of these suits they’re also far away from any aspect of Connery’s Sinclair tailored suits despite superficial resemblances to aspects of 1960’s styling.

    Whether it’s Dalton’s monstrosities or these current eyesore’s, for me they all jar and are not examples of the elegant dressing associated irrevocably with the “traditional” Bonds.

    PS: For what it’s worth I don’t care for fussy tab collars either. The spread collar is much more elegant and rich looking.

  12. Hear hear!
    Too tight, too short and overpriced! It’s so tight you can see Craig’s knuckles when he has his hand in his pocket… It bothers me that they changed costume designer (again!) and that Craig himself probably has a lot of his own say in this. He should not make any decisions! And it is beneath contempt that Ford does every piece of clothing in the film, including the shoes. It is more credible that Bond uses labels for the occasion, like in Royale and the early Brosnans.
    A tab collar, even though it is cool, is very unpractical for a secret agent, and I don’t think it belongs here.

    I fear that this film will look dated, if it doesn’t already, in a few years. One can only hope they bring Hemming and Arnold back to do a proper job.

    Regards

  13. I like it it…

    I can understand why a lot of Bond fans, especially those that enjoy his wardrobe, don’t care for it. It’s a much different look. At the same time, James Bond is a stylish gent, and like it or leave it, slim suits (albeit very, very slim) are the style of the times.

    As far as the movie looking dated, a lot of Bond films appear dated to me. I personally cringe at 70’s fashion. Bell bottom pants, extra wide lapels and extra wide ties just do not look good to me, regardless of fit. So while Roger Moore’s wardrobe appears to be deeply respected here, I don’t care for it.

    I defer to the experts though, as I am only a student of what I read and what I see on the screen. 20 years from now, when I’m a crusty 47 year old, I will probably be lambasting younger people for liking whatever style happens to be popular.

    I hope none of that comes off as sarcastic, as I do greatly respect this website, the author, and the other Bond enthusiasts who post here.

  14. Well said, David. Don’t get my defense of this suit wrong – I like the overall look (grey suit, plain tie, folded pocket square) because is keeps with the classic Bond of Fleming (and Terence Young and some of Roger Moore), but it is not what I would have done if I were the designer. But I don’t find it as egregious as some others on this blog do given the current state of men’s suits to which no film is immune (with the extreme now reached, will no doubt swing back the other way so that in a few years we will be faced with 1990-style oversizes again)

  15. I just saw some video of Bond’s stunt double racing over some Istanbul rooftops on a motorcycle, and it appears that he’s wearing something more in line with the Quantum of Solace TF suits. I definitely saw a more classic fit, with deep double vents. So perhaps all is not lost.

  16. Gabe, if you look closely at the styles 007 wore in the late 1970’s and which you refer to, you’ll see that he didn’t actually wear “extra wide ties, extra wide lapels or bell bottom trousers” (his trousers at the time were wide right the way down with a slight flare at the bottom as a concession to 1970’s trends). His tailoring for the time was still pretty conservative when set alongside current fashions. For example, see http://thesuitsofjamesbond.com/?p=87

    By the time the 1980’s rolled round – the Hayward years which seem to be admired slightly more by Moore’s fans – this tendency became even more pronounced.

    This is the crux of the discussion here and is why for me personally I feel that Moore’s suiting holds up better over time than certainly Dalton’s a decade later or Craig’s now, three decades on but I do respect opposing opinion (and it’s nice to get some female perspective in this predominantly male dominated blog).

    • You’re right, he certainly wasn’t wearing the trendiest of 70’s extra wide fashions, and must admit I have a bias in preferring a slimmer and more tapered look (so it just feels to wide and 70s to me, and I really don’t like a lot of extra material, so the flare in the pants is too much for me). I also admit I have a problem with run-on sentences (I just can’t stop myself).

      PS – It would be nice to have a female’s perspective, but alas, Gabe is a boy’s name, and I am a male.

    • Though the trouser legs are wide, Moore’s jackets were always close-fitting. They had a closer fit than Connery’s jackets. I take it you’re a fan of Lazenby’s style.

    • Well, the cut of his suits, certainly. I can’t say much for his particular wardrobe choices, or his ability as an actor.

      I’d always wondered if one of the aspects of close fitting suits that turns so many people off is that the person wearing them has to be in ridiculous shape, and in that regard, it tends to be a little showy?

    • Roger Moore was able to wear close-fitting suits and not be in good shape. That’s good tailoring. But look of the shruken suit in Skyfall would be even worse if Craig wasn’t in good shape. I don’t think there is anything showy about a poorly-fitting suit.

    • Roger Moore’s physical condition left a little to be desired starting with FYEO, but his clothes never did. Of all the Bonds, the one who had the best combination of good tailoring and slim, athletic build, however, was poor, forgotten George Lazenby. I look forward to Matt’s post on the gray glen check suit he wore in the scene in Gumboldt’s office!

  17. PS: Interestingly found this quote today online “Speaking about the future of the franchise, Craig said he would keep on playing 007 “for as long as the suit fits”.

    Shouldn’t be for much longer then!

  18. Well, different strokes for different folks I guess. All I can really say is that I like it, and will argue that good tailoring is subjective.

    • Good tailoring is subjective only up to a point; certain clothes flatter a man’s physique while respecting his proportions, while others do not. Cary Grant will ALWAYS be elegant; present day movie stars never will.

  19. I think we all will finally get to see how Craig moves in this suit. We will see whether it is constricting his movements in the film or it’s just fooling our eyes. I saw some behind the scenes footage on BBC and it showed Bond walking through the subway station and he seemed to have fluid mobility in this TF Falconer suit.

  20. Dan – agree with last comment 100%. Sum’s the problem up to a tee. Never mind their dress, some of the modern ones don’t even look like men any more! (at least one can’t level that accusation at Craig).

    Gabe – genuine apologies for my assumption.

    • That’s the same suit as pictured here. It looks a little better in that picture, though the collar is standing away from his neck.

    • Even in the smaller picture of Ron Burgundy next to Craig, you can see the neck isn’t standing away from his neck. Makes me wonder how much they check? Surely for someone whose job it is to dress someone, or be dressed well for that matter, some of this should be basics?

    • But the suit looks quite sloppy in that picture. The sleeves should never wrinkle like that, it pulls at the button and it’s too short. It’s no better than in the picture I used.

  21. For what it’s worth, I think Bond films are always immune to fashions and styles of the time. Having not lived in the ’70’s, for example, I think Roger Moore’s style sticks out like a sore thumb. While it may have fit him well, it was absolutely atrocious near the end, as it was so trendy for the time. However, I don’t think people will lambast Craig’s style as much–these suits may be slim-cut and extremely close-fitting, but at least for a while that style appears to be in. And fashion is cyclical–look back at the ’60’s for example: The Beatles always wore slim clothing and tapered pants, and those styles are “in” now! But I digress– from seeing footage of Daniel Craig moving around, the suits honestly don’t look that bad. They just look they were tailored right down to the last inch, which in all honesty, is how a suit should fit–perfectly for your body type. Craig happens to be a well-put together guy, so if anyone can pull off a suit that tight, it’s him! Being a fashion-forward guy, I would kill for a suit cut like that!

  22. ” I think Roger Moore’s style sticks out like a sore thumb. While it may have fit him well, it was absolutely atrocious near the end, as it was so trendy for the time. ” I beg to disagree – Roger Moore’s outfits became more traditional and timeless in his later outings as OO7; any of the outfits in AVTK would be perfectly acceptable today; if anything, the outfits in TSWLM and Moonraker appear a little dated today, even though the fit was excellent.

  23. I think saying a suit “does not fit” when it has everything in all of the places it is supposed to is erroneous. Would you say a pair of low-rise jeans don’t fit because they can’t be pulled up to the natural waist? No, of course not. And these suits, I have some confidence, are fitting as they are supposed to fit on Daniel Craig: tightly, accentuating his physicality.

    I’m not really sure what all of the hubbub is about, anyway. The Goldfinger suit, which is probably the most cherished Bond suit ever, has double pleats, tapered legs, and no turn-ups…which is something of a no-no.

    The tab-collar might be a fair complaint, given literary Bond’s penchant for minimalism (even down to short-sleeve shirts). That said, I think Craig looks pretty fierce as Bond in this gear. Maybe there’s some plot purpose behind his switch in style, too.

    I’m curious if Tom Ford himself would agree with you guys…he’s been publicly against the boying-up of men’s fashion (think: Thom Browne) and I wonder how he’d feel about some of the points you guys are bringing up, and if these suits are fitting as he had intended them to fit. Again, I wouldn’t say these suits don’t fit him, but obviously you aren’t wrong when you say it isn’t as long, and the pants aren’t as high.

    • “The Goldfinger suit, which is probably the most cherished Bond suit ever, has double pleats, tapered legs, and no turn-ups…which is something of a no-no.”

      I don’t get it, there’s nothing wrong with that.

    • I couldn’t agree more with you. Just because this suit is cut slim (and fits tight on Craig) is not terribly outrageous. In fact, a man with a body like that should show it off, as Jany Temime notes in the video blog. As far as the tab collar, I think to this point I’ve only seen that with one suit, the one he’s shown in when sprinting in the teaser trailer? In Turkey footage at least, it looks like there’s no tab collar. And looking at the Goldfinger suit, I agree with you as a general sort of rule–while not totally necessary, I believe turn-ups are encouraged/preferred on pants with pleats? (They certainly look better).

    • There is no rule about pleats and turn-ups. It’s all personal preference, but the only suggestion I would give would be to put turn-ups on lightweight trousers to weigh down the bottoms, but they operate independently of pleats. I think this idea that they are related was started in America in recent years because there’s no historical precedent for it. Pleats are also commonly found on dress (formal) trousers, which should never have turn-ups. Daniel Craig’s suit trousers all have flat fronts and turn-ups, and I know some people don’t like that either.

      As far as rules go, the Skyfall suits break the rules of proportion that have been long established in tailoring. Alan Flusser explains it very well in his book Dressing the Man. A suit that is cut too small to show off muscle is either poorly tailored or unrefined and ungentlemanly. It’s a new idea that, in my opinion, doesn’t mesh well with the Bond character.

      Craig wears a tab collar shirt with all three of the suits we’ve seen from Skyfall. It’s there in Turkey.

    • That’s a great book. He talks in it about how pleats and cuffs cooperate, I think somewhere not far after pg. 50.

    • You got me there. It’s on page 52, where he talks about how the cuff “knifes the front leg crease while better anchoring the pant’s bottom to the shoe.” But that idea can also just as easily apply to flat front trousers and explains the purpose of cuffs in general, to weigh down the trousers. But the context of that sentence is “the man with a prominent middle.”

      There is also a benefit to plain bottoms: they can be angled to cover the shoe better, and that’s especially helpful with a narrower trouser leg to avoid excessive break.

    • I just visited my tailor’s shop and posed the question to the proprietor, who has been in the business since 1960. He stressed that there is absolutely neither a functional nor a historical relation between pleats and cuffs and it’s no more than a personal preference. And this is coming from a man who prefers cuffs.

    • I agree with Matt when he says “A suit that is cut too small to show off muscle is either poorly tailored or unrefined and ungentlemanly” – Connery was also very muscular in his early Bond outings, and Anthony Sinclair intentionally cut his suits in such a way as to soften the look of his bodybuilder’s torso (46″ chest, 33″ waist), in order to make him look more refined.

  24. Just to say, this is a film & these are ‘costumes’. The costumes are there in service of the character, the plot and the intention of the director. I have seen interviews with the costume designer where she says that she wanted the character to appear constrained, hemmed in & tightly held so that he was almost bursting out of the suit as this fits with the physical and emotional position the character finds himself in in the film – the costume is reflective of the characters emotional conditio and serves this – fashionability is a secondary concern i’m sure. What is worn by bloggers in casual everyday wear in the street is different from a ‘costume’ which has a subtext behind it. I have no doubt that Tom Ford did exactly as he was asked to do re the suit and its fit & that this obviously fitted in with what the costume designer and director wanted or it wouldnt have ended up in the film!

  25. PS. on some of the candid photos i have seen taken between shots, especially on the tran roof sequence it can be clearly seen that Daniel Craig is wearing knee-pads, elbow-pads and body padding to avoid injury while doing the action scenes so its also not really any surprise that in some photos the fit of the suit may look questionable!

    The pads are clearly visible on shots shown on this site too

    http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/37445/skyfall-clothing-accessories-etc/page/22/

  26. One big problem is that ever since Goldeneye Bond have been dressed by women. Well, women are generally showy and snobby when it comes to clothes, they want expensive looking things with a lot of glitter and gloss, unlike the classically well dressed men who want timeless, discreet elegance (Terence Young’s styling of Connery is the best example of this). Lindy Hemming dressed Brosnan and Craig in clothes that looked very glossy and expensive. The fabrics, colours and not to mention large, frantic ties and glittering cufflinks are probably what most women want their men to wear, so that they look like rich playboys. Louise Frogley dressed Bond in mohair tonic because she thought that’s what the mods wore. Bond shouldn’t follow trends, he should set them. And Jany Temime dresses Craig to show off his muscles, and well, who can blame her. A lady her age is probably quite taken with someone with his body. Bring back the men to dress Bond! Let women dress other women, they have no knoledge about the man’s relation to his clothes. The woman always tries to look like the best dressed, richest, most luxury person in the room, a mature man does not do that (and certainly not a british (!) secret agent).

    Connery in Dr. No – That’s how THE REAL Bond dresses.

  27. This is by far the worst suit I have ever seen , I wouldnt let my Dog where it ,Look at the design, Its is Uninspiring and ugly ,Its a shame that They had such perfect suits in Qos, I hope Janie Temime will not be able to touch a suit again for as long as she lives !

  28. The movie is good, i liked it, i think its innovative and feels a lot more like bond than quantum and casino (i can barely stand those) its a shame the looks and outfits are not even close to good; the color combinations are awful, the jackets are ridiculously tight and short, so are the trousers.

  29. I may miss this entirely but does Daniel Craig have any personal knowledge of his own about men’s tailoring? When you have a female costume designer outfitting a gentleman, and to amalgamate that have a designer such as Tom Ford? They espoused glamour rather than masculine elegance, with dare I say, natural ease. They should have ask for a master tailor to cut all the clothes or an Italian factory.

  30. A question for Matt. Apart from the stripes of course, is this the same colour as the glen plaid suit from the same film? It looks to me this is darker, but I’m not sure. You describe the glen plaid one as charcoal here but in the article about that suit you say it’s dark grey – what’s the difference in this specific case?

    • The glen plaid is made up of lighter and darker colours than the base of this cloth, so it’s difficult to compare. Technically the glen plaid suit is neither dark grey nor charcoal because of the colours it is made up of.

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