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Two Buttons vs Three Buttons on James Bond’s Suits

James Bond is most associated with having two buttons on his suit jackets because it is what Sean Connery almost always wears in his Bond films. Daniel Craig's Bond, on the other hand, almost always has three buttons on his suit jackets. For over a century people have d...

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Bond Wardrobe Review 19: The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Lindy Hemming returns with Brioni, Turnbull & Asser and Church's to dress Brosnan at his most elegant for The World Is Not Enough. The same look from Brosnan's first two Bond films returns, but it has been refined for The World Is Not Enough.

The Persuaders!: Roger Moore’s Double-Breasted Sports Coat

Roger Moore's wardrobe as Lord Brett Sinclair in The Persuaders! pushed the limits of classic menswear, creatively blending t...

Bond Wardrobe Review 18: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

For Pierce Brosnan’s second turn at James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies, costume designer Lindy Hemming and suitmaker Brioni returned to continue what they started in GoldenEye. Tomorrow Never Dies has a fairly small wardrobe, with almost every outfit having a significant moment in the film.

Bond Wardrobe Review 17: GoldenEye (1995)

James Bond was successfully reinvented for the 1990s. Pierce Brosnan played a new kind of Bond who focused on physical action stunts. The Bond films started to become modern action films in the Dalton era, but the action became a larger focus of the Bond films starting with GoldenEye. This would alter Bond’s costume needs.

Busting the Myths of James Bond Style

Many people have been surprised that what they learn on this website does not match up with their expectations of what James Bond...

(00)7 Roger Moore Outfits That Inspired Me

This past Saturday, Roger Moore would have celebrated his 96th birthday. I'm a tremendous fan of Roger Moore's style, and it has ...

Bond Wardrobe Review 16: Licence to Kill (1989)

American Jodie Tillen was hired as the costume designer, and her American sensibilities took the costumes in a new direction. Bond's wardrobe in the previous four films never delved deeply into the fashions of the 1980s, but in Licence to Kill James Bond dressed as much for the 1980s as Roger Moore had dressed for the 1970s.

Should a Shirt Collar Have Tie Space?

Tie space not only divides the left and right side of a shirt's collar, it also splits menswear devotees for those who notice it....

General Pushkin’s Gun Club Check Jacket in The Living Daylights

Gun club jackets were popular in the 1980s, and both Sean Connery and Roger Moore wore them in their personal life at the tim...

Bond Wardrobe Review 15: The Living Daylights (1987)

Compared to the Moore films, Bond's clothes in The Living Daylights are more pedestrian. Dalton’s clothes are almost all ready-to-wear, which brings a realism to Bond’s wardrobe that we had never seen before. However, this also reflects Dalton’s lack of glamour in Bond.

What a Suit’s Fit Says About Character

The ways James Bond's suits fit over the last six decades say more about fashion trends and personal style preferences—of Bon...

(00)7 of James Bond’s Secrets to Dressing the Face

To be well dressed means that one's clothes complement and never distract from the person wearing them. James Bond's clothes are ...