In the world of real life style icons there is Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, and Paul Newman. In the fictional realm, James Bond stands alone. Whether he is being played by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig, 007 always manages to look sharp and composed no matter what dastardly plot the evil villain has hatched. In Goldfinger, Connery even made a one-piece velour short suit look (almost) cool.
One of the things that is most impressive James Bond’s style is that it is always appropriate for the occasion. From the suits he wears to meetings at MI6 to the tuxedos he wears to formal occasions (which are occasionally concealed under a wetsuit) to the casual attire he wears to hunt or ski, Bond consistently wears the perfect outfit and manages to be the best dressed man in the room without looking like it took an ounce of effort. That elegant nonchalance is what the Italians call sprezzatura.
With Craig set to reprise his role as Bond (likely for the last time) in SPECTRE this Friday, we found all the garments and gear you’ll need to pull off 007’s style.
THE SUITCASE: GLOBE TROTTER TROLLEY CASE
Traveling in style is a Bond trademark, and he needs a sharp way to carry his wardrobe, not to mention all the gadgets from Q. Made from Globe Trotter’s resilient Vulcan fiber with black leather accents and gold hardware, this will certainly stand out from a sea of other generic black wheelie bags.
THE WHITE DINNER JACKET: TOM FORD
Pulling off a white tuxedo jacket is definitely a bold move, and one that Bond does so well. Just think of the way heads turn whenever he into an evening scene wearing one. For SPECTRE, Tom Ford created this white silk and viscose jacket that is the definition of debonnair.
THE CASUAL JACKET: TOM FORD
With SPECTRE Daniel Craig’s James Bond is committed to bringing back the turtleneck. From the sweater version that Craig wears on the SPECTRE poster to this zip-up version, it’s clear that Craig likes his neck warm. This Tom Ford jacket has knit sleeves and a down-filled body making it ideal for layering under a suit jacket or topcoat.
THE TURTLENECK: N. PEAL
Speaking of turtlenecks, that sweater that got the internet all aflutter when Bond wore it on the SPECTRE poster is made by London’s N. Peal. It is 70% cashmere and 30% silk and the collar is a mock turtleneck so you don’t have to decide between folding it over or scrunching it down.
THE WATCH: OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 SPECTRE LIMITED EDITION
The Omega Seamaster has been 007’s watch of choice for 20 years. For SPECTRE Bond will wear this limited edition Seamaster 300. The watch has unique details like a lollipop-style second hand, a 12-hour bezel, and a larger logo, which all differ from the standard Seamaster 300. The sleek grey-and-black nato strap gives the watch a rugged yet refined feel.
THE SHOES: CROCKETT & JONES
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Crockett & Jones has been making shoes in England since 1879 and began making shoes for James Bond in 2012’s Skyfall. For SPECTRE Bond will be stepping out in a variety of shoes, most notably the simple yet elegant Alex style, which is crafted from a single piece of black calf leather.
THE SUNGLASSES: VUARNET GLACIER
Before the advent of wraparound shades, leather flaps were the best way to block harsh rays from seeping in from the periphary of sunglasses. Bond is bringing that retro look back with SPECTRE. You may not be able to see out of the corner of your eye, but you’ll look good doing it.
THE CAR: ASTON MARTIN DB10
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Dressing with style is important. Arriving in style is equally so. Aston Martin had a dedicated team tasked with creating the DB10 for SPECTRE, which marks the 12th film that James Bond has driven a car from the automaker. Only 10 versions of the DB10 were created, but hopefully the design cues will make their way into Aston Martin’s other models.
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