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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.

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What a Suit’s Fit Says About Character

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

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Bond Wardrobe Review 14: A View to a Kill (1985)

A View to a Kill is not only Roger Moore's final Bond film, it also completes a trilogy. It's the third and final of Moore's 1980s Bond films, the third and final of Moore's Bond films directed by John Glen and the third and final of Moore's Bond films tailored by Doug Hayward.

Remington Steele: Pierce Brosnan’s Bold Black Jacket

Black is a dramatic and serious colour, so it's an uncommon colour for an odd jacket. This doesn't doesn't mean that black is...

The Polo: The Essential James Bond Casual Shirt

If there’s one item that defines casual James Bond style it’s the polo, particularly the blue polo. The polo is a staple of t...

Bond Wardrobe Review 13: Octopussy (1983)

A Dressing in Disguise: Octopussy maintained Bond’s conservative and classic style from For Your Eyes Only with tailor Doug Hayward and shirtmaker Frank Foster, but the film introduced a new costume designer to Bond series with Emma Porteous. While Porteous’ most notable contributions are in the Indian-inspired women’s costumes ...

James Bond’s Alternatives to Wearing Black

James Bond has worn many black outfits on screen, from black dinner suits to black suits for mourning to black casual looks f...

Bond Wardrobe Review 12: For Your Eyes Only (1981)

After the extravagance of the 1970s, James Bond was refreshed in a 'down-to-earth' and 'back-to-basics' approach for the 1980s. The absurd original stories were put on hold in favour of a return to Ian Fleming's short story collection For Your Eyes Only. The tone was once again that of a Cold War thriller, and James Bond's style had to revert to tradition to follow.

Mr Solo’s Navy Mohair Suit in Goldfinger

In a film as iconic as Goldfinger, the smallest characters make tremendous impressions. Mr Solo, played by Martin Benson, is ...

James Bond’s Rare Button-Down Shirts

James Bond has dabbled with button-down shirts on only a handful of occasions, so the shirt is not a particularly Bondian sty...

Bond Wardrobe Review 11: Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker continues the overly trendy 1970s styles from The Spy Who Loved Me but frames them in more classic ways. Angelo Roma continued making the suits with the same wide lapels and wide flared trousers yet superb fit, and Frank Foster again made the shirts with long point collars and Lapidus tab cuffs.

Bond Wardrobe Review 10: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The 1970s takes on new meaning with Roger Moore's wardrobe in The Spy Who Loved Me. The film's style is defined by wide lapels, gargantuan flared trousers, large shirt collars and Ted Lapidus-inspired tabbed shirt cuffs. Moore left his former tailor Cyril Castle behind ...