James Bond is and always has been a style icon for many so here at Idle HQ we thought we'd give you some of the most stylish bonds of all time.
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Now, it’s common knowledge that Bond knows how to dress. You never see a Bond film where his shirt's got a stain down the front, or his trousers are too short or a blinding shade of lime green. Bond is stylish. It’s just a fact, but out of all of them, which of them comes out top when it comes to looking good?
One of the few Bonds able to pull off a pink tie with a cream blazer, Sean Connery is the Bond with the most love for suits. His style steers towards the classic and sophisticated, showing off the best of quality tailoring and proving that sometimes simplicity wins out.
In ‘From Russia with love’ Bond shows us how to wear a suit properly with his grey single-breasted suit jacket, light blue shirt and black tie. It’s slim fitting, smart, and doesn't mess around with heavy detailing. A classic example of a suit properly done.
His role in Goldfinger shows that it’s not just the formal wear he can get right, and his first meeting with Bond girl Pussy Galore has him wearing a more comfortable but stylish all black get up. Mixing a simple black sweater and polo shirt with more formal, straight cut trousers gives an effortlessly smart casual look, perfect for escaping from lasers in style.
Yes, he may have been in the cheesiest of the bond movies (everyone has different views on the invisible car) but Pierce Brosnan still managed to bring in some style along with the clunky dialogue. There’s less sleek simplicity with his wardrobe, and there’s always a dash of colour or pattern to break up the look. This is after all our most jokey Bond, so there’s nothing too pretentious in his style.
He was also the first to try out something other than a tuxedo. In ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ he wore an aviator style leather jacket that looked thick enough to stop a bullet and showed he wasn’t afraid to go big with his clothing.
In the same film he adds some colour and texture to a classic suit with the addition to a red pattered tie and belt. Done wrong this can look more low level accountant, but he never goes overboard, keeping the colours the same kind of tone so there isn’t a brash contrast, and making sure the suit fits him perfectly.
So you knew it was coming. It’s not really possible to do a list like this and not mention Daniel Craig. With this new take on Bond as a man rather than a walking suit, Craig injects some blokiness into his character, making him probably the most relatable of all the super talented secret agents with an endless supply of tailored suits.
Like Pierce he’s also not afraid to choose something other than a tux as a change of outfit, and adds some practicality to his job by picking slim fit jeans and a black polo shirt when he’s chasing after criminals.