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  • Matt Spaiser 19 August 2017 at 04:22 on The Untraditional Ivory Dinner Jacket in SpectreThe whole dinner jacket in The Man with the Golden Gun is silk, but you actually can't blame Jany entirely for the silk-faced lapels. The dinner jacket was a Tom Ford design before the film, and she just picked the dinner jacket from something already available. But you could blame her for picking it.
  • Andrew (Dirty Punker/Bond and Beyond) 19 August 2017 at 00:03 on The Untraditional Ivory Dinner Jacket in SpectreThe only way that Jany could justify the silk facing in the lapels could be due to the ivory dinner jacket in Golden Gun. When I first saw the film I thought that they were silk faced due to the luxuriousness of the fabric. It could've been the same case for her.
  • Jovan Gauthier 18 August 2017 at 16:07 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigRenard, while I do wish Craig's O'Connor suits fit more like the ones on Ford's models or famous customers (like Jimmy Fallon), I can take the good with the bad. You didn't address any of my other points. Have you seen her work in the Harry Potter films? The evidence is there in the interview and other tidbits of info we've gathered over the years since Skyfall. You just don't want to see it. Frankly, I'm getting tired of this witch hunt against her.
  • Jovan Gauthier 18 August 2017 at 15:53 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigNo need to eat your words if that happens. Costume designers and directors alike let their actors have varying amounts of input depending on their vision. Another costume designer that let their actors have a lot of input on was Jacqueline Durran with Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast. It too was for the worse.
  • Renard 18 August 2017 at 06:03 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel Craig@Jovan " It doesn’t have to be everything or nothing" -When it comes to the quality of Bond's suits it surely has to - as a regular commentator on this blog you should know that! 😉 @FS "The evidence that Craig is primarily to blame is overwhelming. " -Where is that evidence? I cannot find any.
  • FS 17 August 2017 at 22:38 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigI agree with this. All of the other men in both films wear proper fitting suits. The poor fit of Bond's suits is down to Craig's creative input, not Temime. She is, at worst, a willing participant. The evidence that Craig is primarily to blame is overwhelming. Granted, if Temime doesn't return for the next film and Craig is wearing suits that fit, I'll eat my words!
  • Jovan 17 August 2017 at 20:45 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigFunny how many of you say that Jany Temime should be fired on the basis of Daniel Craig's suit fit alone, even when she does a bang up job everywhere else including choosing the fabrics and colours of the Tom Ford clothing. She brought British brands like Barbour to the forefront and styled the other actors pretty well. Everyone seems to forget that the impeccable, classic-fitting Timothy Everest bespoke suits worn by Ralph Fiennes were also designed by Temime. Come on, gentlemen. If Matt can see the good in her tenure as costume designer surely you can too. It doesn't have to be everything or nothing: http://www.bondsuits.com/praising-costume-designer-jany-temime/
  • Renard 16 August 2017 at 06:32 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigIndeed the outfit is only shown for a few seconds but there are photos of it, for instance: http://jamesbond007.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/largo7.jpg I think his shoes must be the same he is wearing with his white shirt / grey trousers outfit later in the film. @Le Chiffre: "...every outfit of Largo deserves an article - he certainly is the best dressed Bond villain of all time,..." -That's right - his panache is still to be topped! Kamal Khan came close, but his wardrobe has some shortcomings which Largo's has not.
  • Le Chiffre 15 August 2017 at 17:53 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigIndeed you didn't cover it yet, Matt. We don't see the outfit very long, but I figured every outfit of Largo deserve an article- he certainly is the best dressed Bond villain of all time, if you ask me. His wardrobe is both flamboyant -and thus making a nice contrast with Connery's Bond style- and yet sober and timeless ! I wish there were more summer shirts available with camp collars , 'shark collars' and other nice sporty details nowadays. I wish there was more summer shirts ac
  • Renard 15 August 2017 at 16:27 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigI think so - should be quite easy to pull some stills from the shark basin scene (in which Largo's incompetent henchman gets thrown into).
  • Matt Spaiser 15 August 2017 at 16:20 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigI can't remember if I looked into this one before. Is enough of the outfit seen on screen?
  • Renard 15 August 2017 at 16:14 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel Craig"Largo’s striped casual shirt in Palmyra" -Yes, that's a good idea - I too would enjoy it ! 🙂
  • Matt Spaiser 15 August 2017 at 16:06 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigCraig has had Tom Ford suits made for Bond press events, but most of the tailored clothing he gets on his own in the past few years has been very shrunken suits from Brunello Cucinelli. When you see Craig in Tom Ford outside of Bond, they don't look as tight because he wasn't keeping up the muscle tone he needed for the movies.
  • Le Chiffre 15 August 2017 at 15:41 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigGood point Matt. Between CR and QOS, I saw a lot of pictures of Craig dressed in suits for public/ press events /etc. He looked great during this period, wearing suits rather close to the body, but nothing common with the last two movies. Often 3 piece suits by the way. On another note, since it's still hot summer now, would you consider doing a post on Largo's striped casual shirt in Palmyra ? 😉
  • Renard 15 August 2017 at 15:38 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigOne of the crucial statements she made is the following: "When I had that shape, I went to Tom Ford, and I said ‘this is what I like’. And then I thought, well he might throw it in my face and say ‘I’m doing my own things and forget it’." So she is well aware that her conception must appear being rather crude on a man of good taste (as she considers Tom Ford to be) and that such a person would be sceptical (to say the least!) about it. Tom Ford also tailors Craig's personal wardrobe (Am I right?) and as far as I can see those suits are a bit on the tighter side but not to the extreme as Craig's Bond suits are. To me that shows that those tasteless shrunken suits are clearly a result of Temime's designing - I don't think that Ford would go that far. So it's quite possible that Craig is a victim of her questionable taste in clothes.
  • Le Chiffre 15 August 2017 at 15:31 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigI couldn't agree more with you, Renard ! The idea of a suit showing off the muscles and the body is just plain nonsense. She obviously doesn't know that a suit isn't supposed to fit like leggins and a sports t-shirt. These are two different items for two completley different purposes. Connery in Dr No looked elegant in both his suits and his polo shirt. The latter showed off clearly his athletic body, the suits were just gently showing it. And that's why he looked great. Connery and Lazenby were the most muscular Bonds before Craig. Yet their suits didn't emphazise their bodys and muscles. That ´s why they looked elegant, masculine and understated. That is real Bond style. Moore and Lazenby before Craig were the Bond actors that had their suits fitted the closest to the body. Yet no comparison with Craig's suits. I think the idea of a suit showing off the muscles is just simple, pure poor taste. Renard is probably right in saying that she falled in love with Craig's body. But every viewer knows that Craig is in a great shape. That's a good point and a good thing for Bond. But it is not a reason to show it everytime Craig appears onscreen either. My opinion on Mrs. Temime stays the same, or is even worse. I miss the sense of taste and style Lindy Hemming and Louise Frogley had. The remark on the white dinner jacket is indeed priceless... not to mention it is not a basic item every man has in his wardrobe/ can afford to pay. Craig looked his best in QOS, and the Brioni CR dinner suit was as fantastic as the QOS TF one. I hope we will have another costume designer for the next Bond. Craig just looks childish dressed in such tight suits. That's just my very humble point of view.
  • Matt Spaiser 15 August 2017 at 15:18 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigThe quote I pulled is placing it on Craig: "I had a meeting with Daniel to ask him what he wanted, and he showed me some pictures of clothes for which direction to go." It started with Craig's idea, but sure, Temime is still responsible for how the suits turned out in the end. Craig has shown in his personal life that this is what he likes to wear. If Craig still liked to wear classic bespoke tailoring, I think we would have seen more of a classic style. The Tom Ford suits in Bond actually fit better than what Craig likes to wear. I never heard about Craig having input in the Bond clothes before, but his tastes in her personal life were also much different 10 years ago. I agree that she is off when she says you can wear it with jeans.
  • Renard 15 August 2017 at 14:48 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel Craig@Matt -I did watch the entire video but she's just saying what you summarized in your article. It becomes clear that she's in love with Craig's body shape and wants his clothes to show off that. But there's no evidence that this is identical with what Craig wanted his Bond clothes to look like. During the video she's just talking about her ideas. There's not really much information about Craig's influence. It would be interesting to know how the costume designing process went in the past - I mean CR and QoS. Was Craig also asked about his opinion beforehand and what did he think about the results? And BTW: A lot of what she's saying is utter nonsense - `'Every man's wardrobe should contain a white tuxedo jacket and it can be worn with jeans (!!)' - What are you supposed to make of that?!
  • Matt Spaiser 15 August 2017 at 13:08 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigThe idea started with Craig. You should watch the entire video.
  • Renard 15 August 2017 at 06:40 on The Golden Compass: Atomic Fleck Suit@Nick -No, we just need a new costume designer who understands the concept of Bond-like elegance and style. Craig's muscular appearance is no obstacle for looking sublime in a suit - as QoS proves.
  • Renard 15 August 2017 at 06:35 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigMy opinion of Mrs Temime remains unchanged - IMO she is definitely not the right person for dressing James Bond.
  • Renard 15 August 2017 at 06:34 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigI fully agree - it is obviously her own concept she's now trying to sell as being supported by Craig. She thinks that skin-tight suits are "hot" which proves that she has absolutely no idea of the James Bond style which can never be "hot" but gains its attractiveness from a cool and sober way of dresssing.
  • Ryan Hall 15 August 2017 at 06:31 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigBond without a suit and tie is not Bond. Essentially Bond is a man for all seasons and even with the changes in moods, fashion and the decades he is effectively unchanged.
  • Renard 15 August 2017 at 06:09 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel Craig"If anyone is to take responsibility for the style of the suits in the last two Bond films, Craig is the one behind it. " -I can't find that - it is Temime stating "I wanted a suit that would just follow his shape, so that you could see his muscles moving when he was running, so that you could see his shoulders moving." "Whatever your opinion of those suits may be, Tom Ford cannot take credit." - Neither can Craig. We don't know what pictures Daniel Craig showed her, and we still don't know if he was pleased with the result: "Whether or not Craig’s suits fit exactly the way they were intended to fit, [...]" - exactly so to me that is the question which still remains unanswered.
  • Nick 15 August 2017 at 02:03 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigI didn't think it was possible, but this article has totally changed my opinion of Ms Temime. Thanks again for another brilliant post!
  • Walter Sickinger 14 August 2017 at 13:14 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigI think she just wanted to see Craig in skin tight suits.
  • nick 14 August 2017 at 12:06 on The Golden Compass: Atomic Fleck SuitRegrettably. Daniel Craig has bought into the myth that "manly" characters must have outsized muscles. James Bond, if he had existed, would not have had outsized muscles. "Ah," you say, "but the ideal James Bond would be an expert street fighter." Just look at Bruce Lee. He's about as "rippled" as a tough guy ever should look, but he would not have looked oddly proportioned in a three piece suit. Daniel Craig, unfortunately, DOES look musclebound—probably because he *is* musclebound. That is now the accepted Hollywood "leading man" look—like they have personal trainers and bulk up with some serious steroids. Sean Connery, in his youth, was some kind of a bodybuilder, but most certainly didn't overdo it like Craig did. We need a new James Bond.
  • Shin-hau 14 August 2017 at 08:10 on Jany Temime On Dressing Daniel CraigThis is great. Kudos to you, Matt for sharing this here. It now kind of gives me an impression that Daniel Craig himself is to blame for the mess with the fit of the suits we have seen in Skyfall and Spectre - even with tailored clothing he still manages to make himself look too tight and overweight in the wrong places, in the end looking like a stuffed sausage: http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/5-tips-muscular-man/ http://www.muscleandfitness.com/features/gear/muscular-man-s-guide-style Even Arnold in his peak is able to look better in a suit than Daniel Craig's Bond: http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/bodybuilder-mens-suits/ If Daniel Craig wanted the stretched suit look, it is unfortunate that only blended fabrics with stretchable synthetic fillings will work for his Bond. Pure wool as used by Tom Ford or any premium clothing brand or bespoke tailors just would not do that. Pure wool should instead be rightfully appreciated for its handle and armour like silhouette. Having recently seen the Kingsman 2 trailer at a shopping mall, it reminds me of the immaculate fit of the suits even while being used in action scenes which we grew up to Sean Connery's Bond with in FRWL, Goldfinger and Thunderball. We might unfortunately eventually lose that signature look which we have associated with James Bond for such a long time. By the way this article does not seem to show up on your home page. I actually stumbled upon here from random browsing.
  • Matt Spaiser 13 August 2017 at 13:37 on Dark Navy Grenadine: The Most Versatile Tie Ever?Grenadine is a type of a silk gauze made on a Jacquard loom. The name for the silk, like the name for the syrup, may come from the French word for 'pomegranate'. See this article for background on the grenadine tie: http://www.bondsuits.com/the-grenadine-tie/
  • Kelly R 13 August 2017 at 06:11 on Dark Navy Grenadine: The Most Versatile Tie Ever?Hi Matt, I was just wondering. Isn't grenadine a syrup? I've been trying to figure out some of the fabrics you mentioned by looking them up. Perhaps you mean gabardine instead of grenadine? Or do you mean grenadine as a colour and not as a fabric/textile?