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Film Inspiration - James Bond (1962 - Present)

Staring: Sean Connery (1962- 1967,1971), George Lazenby (1969), Roger Moore (1973 - 1985), Timothy Dalton (1987 - 1989), Pierce Brosnan (1985 - 2002), Daniel Craig (2006 - Present)


From several decades audiences have been enraptured by the actions of James Bond and the actions of James Bond. Whilst James Bond can be reduced to three things - fast cars, girls and the perfect martini - how much of his character is down to the clothing he wears?

The character was created by Ian Fleming who wrote 12 James Bond novels and a number of short stories, as well as the children's book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Frank Regent, Jason;s grandfather was the butler to the Fleming family and this piece of history greatly influences Jason in his designs.

Whilst all actors have played the character in a similar way to capture that James Bond personality, each has brought their own style and look to the films. With some of the outfits being very true to the time in which the films were created in, i.e. Roger Moore's flares in the 1970s, there is a fairly consistent timeless appeal across all the films that have made the as popular today as when they were initially released.

Dressed to Kill...
James Bond and black tie are synonymous with each other. For a more modern update on the DJ go for a one button peak lapel jacket. As recommended by Esquire magazine, the deep V will add length to the torso, and the peak lapels point to your shoulders giving the chest definition. Grab yourself a bit of James Bond's attire with a pair of Albert Thurston braces as worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

Smart Casual
Whilst his impecable tailoring is much to be admired, his perhaps less noticed casual sleek style is also worthy of discussion. It is particularly in the latest two films with Daniel Craig that Bond's casual look is emphasised. He typically opts for a slim-fitting white t-shirt or polo, well-fitted trousers, cardigan and a cotton blazer. These items can be easily interchanged with one another depending on the social occasion. Elegant, stylish and understated.