This blog exists because people want to dress like James Bond. Why do men want to dress like James Bond? James Bond is the man that many people want to be like for a number of reasons: he is the best at his job (until Craig’s films), he is usually in excellent physical shape, he is successful with beautiful women because of how suave he is, he travels to the world’s most beautiful spots, and it would seem that everything he wants is just handed to him. There are many qualities about James Bond that we should not admire (he kills people, he’s sexist, he drinks too much, amongst other things), but because he’s a power figure who generally gets whatever he wants we still want to be like him in some way. Since we admire so much about him, we naturally also appreciate the way he dresses.
It’s not just because of the James Bond character that we want to dress like him, but it’s also the clothes themselves. With a few exceptions, Bond generally looks fantastic in his clothes, and we want to look as good in our clothes as he does. And why does Bond look good in his clothes? It’s part the quality of the clothes, part the fit of his clothes and part the body underneath the clothes. These three things give us reason to want to dress like James Bond.
Bond has the highest of standards for his clothes and gets his clothes only from exclusive brands, prestigious tailors and other luxury makers. His clothes are far from ordinary, and we’re naturally attracted to what is special. From Bond’s history of dressing in the most elite clothes, people will automatically be interested in anything that Bond wears in the future. Brands know this and want to be associated with James Bond to be part of this exclusive club of exclusive clothing.
Though the clothes Bond wears are exclusive, there’s also something about his clothes that seems accessible, which gives them a different kind of appeal. He’s always dressed in the current mode so the clothes are relatable, but the clothes rarely go too far into the world of fashion that people see Bond as an inaccessible runway model.
Bond’s clothes are generally simple, which also gives them a wide appeal. We see basic grey and blue suits, plain shirts, simple ties, navy polo shirts and simple jumpers, and we know that we can get on board with Bond’s style. Bond’s outfits are always well-coordinated, but because he never combines many colours and patterns, there’s an appeal in how simple it is to put together an outfit like Bond does. The average man can look at the way Bond dresses and relate to it.
Though Bond is not the everyman and does not dress like the everyman, the overall simplicity that we see in Bond’s clothes at first glance makes his style accessible. He never looks like he’s trying to hard with his clothes, and it helps us believe that we can dress like Bond without trying too hard. Taking that first step to dressing more like Bond really is very simple. This blog shows that there’s more to dressing like James Bond than meets the eye, but at the heart of it we see something modern and stylish that’s neither flashy nor dandy. That’s the appeal of Bond’s clothes themselves.
Why do you want to dress like James Bond?