(00)7 Clothes from Bond’s Past That He Should Be Wearing Today


Daniel Craig’s Bond has brought back many staples from the Sean Connery era, and he will be wearing more homages to Connery in the upcoming Bond film No Time to Die. But there are other relevant items from Connery’s Bond and other past Bonds that he’s neglecting. Here are seven items that Bond should still be wearing today.

001. Grenadine Ties

Bond still wears ties, and it is nice to see that he has returned to the solid tie, a Bond staple. But he’s ignoring one of the most classic Bond ties: the grenadine tie. This classic lacy silk tie has become ubiquitous amongst well-dressed iGents, but with good reason. It’s elegant, it’s sophisticated and it’s easy to wear. Though the grenadine tie can now be found on the High Street at shops like Charles Tyrwhitt, it is still exclusive because very few mills have the antique looms that can weave the silk. All true grenadine silk is top drawer, and it should not be confused with the knitted silk tie, another classic Bond accessory.

The grenadine tie is also a Connery Bond staple that has been absent from the Bond series since Roger Moore last worn one in For Your Eyes Only. It’s much more interesting than the solid ribbed ties that Daniel Craig wears in Spectre and No Time to Die. Daniel Craig finally wore the classically Bondian knitted tie in Spectre, but he still has yet to wear a grenadine tie, the original film-Bond tie. With the revival of the cocktail cuff shirt in the recent Bond films, the grenadine tie belong knotted up in its collar.

002. Frogmouth-Pocket Trousers

Considering the ubiquity of jeans today—even Bond wears them in No Time to Die—it’s a wonder that trousers with frogmouth pockets are not more popular today. Jeans have shaped the idea of trousers today for the younger generations, who often expect their trousers to fit the same way that their modern tight, low-rise jeans fit. The top-access design of the frogmouth pocket, also called a ‘cross pocket or western pocket’, has similarities to the five-pocket style found on jeans, so it would be a natural match for modern trouser.

James Bond first wore frogmouth-pocket trousers in Goldfinger with his hacking jacket, which is a natural pairing since both the hacking jacket and frogmouth pockets come from an equestrian tradition. Connery wore them on occasion as Bond, and they were popular in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s time for them to return.

Edit: Steve in the comments below pointed out that these pockets did appear in Spectre.

003. Shirt-Jackets

Roger Moore’s safari suit in Octopussy

The shirt-jacket, also known as a ‘shirt-jac’ or ‘shacket’ is a classic look that is well-suited for today’s casual environments. Bond’s last shirt-jacket was a Teba jacket in Licence to Kill, which is more jacket than it is shirt. Before that, Roger Moore wears a safari shirt-jacket in Octopussy, and he wears it like a shirt. The safari-jacket variant is trendy again today, often without the shoulder straps, and given the appropriate location it would be nice to see Bond wearing it again. The blue Connolly Giubbino jacket in No Time to Die comes close, but a proper shirt-jacket would have been a welcome return for the Matera setting.

004. Tweed

Every Bond actor but Daniel Craig has worn a tweed jacket or tweed suit in character. Tweed may seem a bit old-fashioned, but if done in a modern cut and lighter weight it can work, just like the baby corduroy suit in No Time to Die. Bond has become a more rugged suit-wearing character in the Daniel Craig era, and tweed is arguably the most rugged suiting. It’s still a staple for well-dressed men of all ages, and like corduroy it doesn’t have to have a geography teacher look. And maybe geography teachers deserve more credit for their fashion sense.

005. Flannel Suits

Though the grey flannel suit was once an identifier of the middle-class office worker, today a flannel suit is anything but ordinary. Because few men have use for seasonal suits today, the flannel suit is only something a man who wants a fine suit will wear. They’re not commonly available in ready to wear today, so a man usually needs to go out of his way to get one. Today it is a mark of good taste and is fashionable amongst men of all ages who appreciate fine tailoring.

All of the James Bonds apart from Craig have worn flannel suits, mostly in shades of grey. Craig already wears less common suitings, like glen checks and damier checks, and silk and mohair blends. A flannel suit would add more variety to his wardrobe.

006. Double-Breasted Dinner Jackets

Roger Moore’s famous double-breasted dinner suit in The Spy Who Loved Me

A double-breasted jacket isn’t all that practical for Bond, who needs to be able to quickly draw his Walther PPK from a shoulder holster, but the double-breasted dinner jacket is a classic Bond look from the 1970s and 1980s. Craig’s Bond wears double-breasted pea coats and overcoats, so why not a double-breasted dinner jacket?

The fashion industry tries to bring back double-breasted suits every few years, and yet they haven’t been popular since the early 1990s. Bond has the power to make them popular again. Bond’s current suitmaker Tom Ford has created some of the best double-breasted dinner suits worn by actors on the red carpet over the last decade, and many would look perfect on James Bond. It’s time to pay homage to Roger Moore’s classic look in The Spy Who Loved Me.

007. Naval Commander’s Uniform

It may seem a bit campy for Bond today, but the Royal Navy Commander’s Dress Uniform has been an important character-defining outfit for Bond ever since its first appearance in You Only Live Twice. With the modern Bond’s focus on character, this outfit can show us yet another facet of Craig’s Bond.

We’ve already seen a lot of clothes from No Time to Die, but maybe we haven’t seen everything. Could one or more of these items show up in the film?


  1. Excellent post! I’ve written this in the past and will write again — You should be hired as the next James Bond wordrobe designer. Where is MGM looking?!

    • With all due respect to my good friend, they’re probably looking for people with experience designing for films — and more than one character or gender. It’s a hell of a job, having talked to a few costume designers. I don’t know that I’d want to be much more than a consultant, myself.

      • I hardly think that is the case, Jovan. Once they’ve taken on the task, they should have known better. It just so happens that these people wanted to, for the lack of a better word, “fashionized” Bond and the world of Bond. The fact that they tried so hard to catch Bond up with some lame trends in the so-called “high street fashion” is, in itself, the key failure.

      • What don’t you think is the case? That being a costume designer is a demanding job or that they were looking for someone with experience in it? I’m confused.

        Also, what “lame trends” are we talking about besides tight fitting suits here? There was really nothing wrong with the fabric and colour choices in Skyfall or Spectre.

    • MGM is looking to the so-called “high street fashion” for relevance like a lame, clueless high schooler.

      • I see your point, and I don’t think Bond should succumb entirely to the “so-called high street fashion” that you seem to display severe contempt to, but shouldn’t he be somewhat relevant to his times? He’s dressed fashionably for the times since as early as OHMSS, and has continued to do so onwards. In fact I think the only time the costume designer focused on “timelessness” entirely was TWINE, otherwise they all take “so-called high street fashion” into account. Does Roger Moore look like a lame, clueless high schooler to you?

    • I’ll have to generally agree with Jovan here. Doing the wardrobe for Bond movies is MUCH more than just dressing Bond. It includes all the other outfits for the cast (men & women), and even the background characters. That being said, I think at some point in the future, some costume designer hired to do the next Bond movie will utilize this site as part of his/her research. It’s too invaluable not to be.

      • Tredstone, this is why Bond’s outfits were deliberately simple. Think of it as the KISS rule being properly applied. Bond was supposed to be dressed elegantly and simply, not like a clueless high schooler looking to impress a clique.

      • No, there is a special designer, working with the Bond actor only. They might also design some other costumes, but most probably they are not involved with the ladies’ wardrobe. Matt Spaiser is, perhaps, the number 1 expert in the world on the style of James Bond; the man is responsible for creating the largest archive of materials on James Bond’s costumes on the Internet, and I am absolutely positive that this resource is regularly researched by James Bond costume designers, so, technically, they are already using him as a consultant. Judging by how poorly D. Craig’s clothes fit, the “designers”, responsible for his wardrobe have no idea what they’re doing.

      • I would add: camp collar shirts, espadrillas, loafers and slip-ons, navy blazers, felt trilby hats, striped shirts. All staples from 60s that I personally love, and can be worn today to stand out of the crowd, being both elegant and relaxed, original and old-fashioned.

      • The Navy Blazer is the one I would have expected. Not only is it a classic look that hasn’t shown up in a while, but as a mild tribute to Roger Moore, blazer king.

    • E.O, the fact that they had to make Bond relevant to his time is about as self-defeating as they would come. Outside of the more classical outfits that Bond wore in OHMSS, all the attempts to be relevant had made Bond a stereotypical joke, if not something worse that I would call. Roger Moore’s outfits only looked good during the earlier and later phase, when, for the former, he was still sensibly dressed by Cyril Castle, and for the latter, he was dressed by Douglas Hayward. The phase where it was all “leisure suit” and flared – almost bell bottom – trousers had made him more of a clown than this clown disguise ever could have been.

      No, Bond had never had to look up to so-called high street fashion for clues, until people decided that clout-chasing was better than character development. Fashion easily gets dated, and I think the bell bottom trousers and ruffled front shirts spoke more than loudly enough for myself and Bond. Both of those items are, by today’s standards, lame high schoolers’ fathers’ closet inherited tuxedo items.

      The whole point of Bond was that he was an individual of timeless elegance and exquisite tastes, even if things remained at their simplest states. Bond was supposed to be a contradiction – someone who blends in to the crowd but is effortlessly distinguished. One should never dress for the time period; one dresses for oneself, and oneself alone. This is why many people endorsed Connery’s Bond, because he was a true embodiment of said individuality, but at the same time, he never called for anyone’s attention, and as I paraphrase Matt’s own words for one of his article, Connery Bond’s outfits doesn’t speak, it lets him speak.

      Failure to understand these most basic principles and the clout-chasing attitude had brought Bond to the lows that we have seen throughout the decades after Connery’s bests, and more so after Fleming had passed.

      • “The phase where it was all “leisure suit” and flared – almost bell bottom – trousers had made him more of a clown than this clown disguise ever could have been. ” This is a bit of an overstatement; Moore occasionally wore safari shirt jackets, but never leisure suits. And his innate elegance and excellent posture always ensured that he looked smart even in some of his more extreme 70’s fashions.

      • Dan, the way he carried himself saved him, but it didn’t do as much as did Douglas Hayward’s tailoring, which helped returned Moore to his proper Bond elegance. There were once or twice when he did wore leisure suits; Matt covered those in an article some distant times ago. Also, while he carried himself elegantly, the extreme fashion made it extremely difficult to see him so. Don’t get me wrong, in the moments where he was in a tailored outfit, you can see some of the elegance, but it’s too far and few in between.

      • Travers, I suppose the powder blue outfit in LALD could be considered a leisure suit. As for Hayward, he did indeed return Moore to a more classic look in FYEO after the excesses of the late 70’s, but I would still contend that the suits and blazers by Angelo in TSWLM and MR fit beautifully, especially in the shoulders and upper back, which are the hardest areas to fit on most men.

      • Dan, you only focused on the coat, and you completely forgot the trousers, which, I will give you proper credit that the coats were all well done, but the trousers went from mildly boot cut to full blown bell bottom before Moore was outfitted by Hayward. If the outfit cannot be taken in as a whole, the purpose is defeated. Besides, that was when they caved in to trends, and it didn’t age well at all, didn’t it? No one can comfortably say that they look anywhere acceptable with flared or bell bottoms, unless their fathers gave them a hand me down tux for prom that was from the 70s.

      • Travers, I fully concede that bell bottoms were unattractive and hope they never come back in fashion; I DON”T concede that Moore ever looked like a clown (except when wearing the clown costume), even wearing bell bottoms.

  2. “And maybe geography teachers deserve more credit for their fashion sense.” Yes! Yes thank you Matt for pointing this out. I really think these perceptions such as corduroy like geography teachers, white calf shoes like a Bollywood dancer, chalk stripes like a banker, blazer and flannels like a security guard, etc. eradicate the potential of certain fabrics/styles that might have otherwise looked stunning on you. Of course, they’re all tall, muscular, good-looking Bond actors wearing these styles, but even they play around with fit, style, combinations, and “make it work.” (also mentioning I don’t think many people in my generation have ever seen a geography teacher in corduroy anyways) Avoiding that effort process and blatantly labeling styles/fabrics with negative connotations is definitely narrowing your sense of style.

    • Anyone can make any fabric work, regardless of gender and body type. It’s all about how it’s used on their body.

      I don’t even think most of the people making these associations have ever actually experienced them.

    • E.O., I couldn’t agree more! In the first place, what’s wrong with being a geography teacher? I suppose it’s shorthand for “middle-aged fuddy-duddy”, but isn’t that just a narrow-minded prejudice? Besides, Connery didn’t look like a fuddy-duddy in his tweed hacking jacket, and Moore didn’t look like a security guard in his navy blazer, grey trousers and striped tie in Moonraker. Moore’s signature DB navy blazer with brass buttons is a classically masculine look that only hipper-than-thou unsophisticated fashionistas claim to despise. Even Lazenby, in spite of the pipe and glasses, looked elegant, masculine and athletic in his tweed three-piece suit when he first arrives at Piz Gloria. I couldn’t have put it better: “blatantly labeling styles/fabrics with negative connotations is definitely narrowing your sense of style.”

    • For people who were kids in the 1970s like me, the corduroy-wearing geography/history/astronomy TV documentary host was a staple. But the suits all had to be too big in order to get the full effect. The opposite of Daniel Craig’s suit cuts!

      • Yeah and don’t forget the Bond series perpetuated this a bit themselves dressing Bond / Lazenby as Sir Hillary in a rustic tweed three piece with a Sherlock Holmes-esque Inverness overcoat. Even more recently the accounting nerd in QoS who presents M with his research on the marked bills is conspicuously dressed in rustic earth tones while everyone else is in navy and grey against the stark futuristic lab background.

  3. Perhaps Daniel Craig saves the tweed for his new style icon, Benoit Blanc from Knives Out and potentially it’s sequel.

  4. And most importantly, the fitting of clothes somewhere closer to the elegance conveyed in the past that was the reason why Bond was so distinguished.

  5. Great article, Matt.

    In Spectre, Craig wore Neil Barrett trousers with frogmouth pockets in the Solden scenes and the London climax.

  6. Matt, thanks for yet another great post – have been following your site for more than a few years and it’s one of my top go-to sources for Bond inspiration, clothes details and enjoyment. Keep up the good work – not many great forums like this one for men who appreciate stylish clothes, a bit of attention to detail and the finer things in life :)

    Re the frogmouth-pocket trousers, it seems the riviera blue trousers Connery wears when he runs into Ursula Andress in Crab Key also have frogmouth pockets…? OB did a great job bringing these trousers back to life in their latest 007 capsule.

    Also, I would be delighted to have your view on single vent vs double vents in today’s world. I’m a huge fan of Tom Ford’s clothes, suits and casual clothes, and am about to place an order for another MTM suit (Shelton model) on Saturday. Traditionally, the double vent is seen as more sophisticated, but today both Craig as Bond and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter (another well-dressed gent, usually dressed in TF Shelton suits) wear single vent suits instead of double vents. I’m trying to decide which one to go for on Saturday. Btw, the fabric for the suit will be the pinpoint melange medium grey used for one of the NTD suits (terrible model and cut of the NTD suit but the fabric is incredible; just the right medium grey with an almost invisible hint of cobalt blue in the weave and great texture – lots of grit).

    Many thanks again for taking the time to bring us these excellent posts and insightful commentary. Best, Daniel

    • Connery’s trousers on Crab Key sometimes have frogmouth pockets, and sometimes they have slanted side pockets. They weren’t so concerned with continuity then.

      I prefer double vents on every kind of jacket. I think they are more flattering as they extend the leg line and more practical because they drape better. They allow a man to reach into his trouser pockets without exposing his bum. I see little reason to have single vents unless one plans on riding a horse in the jacket.

      • Understandable that the single vent is most befitting on horseback, but you have to admit, Matt, a long center vent can be just as elegant as a pair of side vents. It’s just that the center vent should be preserved primarily for country and country-esque garments.

      • I personally never find a single vent to be as elegant as double vents, but that’s a matter of taste. But I think they have a certain charm on country garments.

      • Matt, many thanks for your thoughts – and the interesting fact re lack of continuity with the Crab Key trousers :) I agree with you that side vents are more elegant. However, I can also appreciate a single vent on a suit as it gives it a clean and fitted line around the hips, similar to a traditional dinner jacket without vents – just have to keep my hands out of my pockets! ;) Anyway, my new suit will indeed have side vents and I also ordered a vest as I quite like the three-piece look.

        By the way, separately, just rewatched To Catch a Thief the other day (Grace Kelly is almost too beautiful, if that’s possible) and noticed that Cary Grant’s dinner jacket outfit is strikingly similar to the quintessential first Connery dinner jacket style in Dr. No (although have not done a side-by-side comparison so may not be identical!).

  7. “And maybe geography teachers deserve more credit for their fashion sense.”

    That reminds me of my geography teacher from Year 9. He had an interesting sense of dress.
    In the winter, when I began having lessons with him, he always wore a blue sports jacket (I think I once saw him in a grey jacket), a navy V-neck sweater and a light blue dress shirt (always buttoned up fully, even though he didn’t wear a tie).

    When spring came, he took off the sweater.

    Then in May, when summer was getting closer, he started wearing a white safari vest with tons of pockets. I suppose he liked carrying things in pockets, which is one of the great advantages of a sports jacket.

    • Gieves and Hawkes do off-the-peg flannel suits in the autumn/winter collection, and MTM all year round.

      • Thanks – I haven’t seen one that isn’t vintage maybe ever that I’m aware of

  8. As you’ve pointed out countless times, Matt, Grenadine silk ties are an absolute Bond essential. No idea why today’s costume designers seem to ignore them. I own at least five, if I’m not mistaken, in dark navy (the Connery staple), black, dark brown (which pairs very well with the Barleycorn Tweed hacking jacket from Goldfinger), burgundy, and rust-brown (which is similar in colour to the knitted silk tie in Daniel Craig’s Morocco scenes in Spectre). A Grenadine silk tie always looks somehow special but in an understated way. It’s an extremely tasteful, timelessly elegant, and very versatile addition to any gentleman’s wardrobe.

    I’m also a big fan of frogmouth-pocket trousers, not just for casual or country-wear (i.e. cavalry twill) but also for suit trousers. Here’s why. Slanted side pockets, while admittedly much more comfortable if you want somewhere to put your hands or to keep things, tend to significantly widen the look of the trousers on the hips. I decided a few years back to make frogmouth-pockets, which make for a slimmer, sleeker look, part of my signature style on all my suits. It’s just a personal thing but they do look great. I’d like to see this in a future Bond movie but I’m not sure if Tom Ford is up for it.

    • Here’s the thing about grenadine. It’s inexplicably simple, it often comes in plain colors – but owing to the properties of silk, those colors have a depth that can rarely be compared – and it’s indubitably a staple classic. 85% of my ties are grenadines in plain colors.

      But here are some downfalls. It’s plagued by iGents, and not the good kind either. It makes for a bad image for the tie. It’s also prone to stretching and having loosened weaves. The fact that it’s also a classic staple and being inexplicably simple is also the very downfall of it.

      With the clout-chasing attitude that the Bond franchise had become, classics are but in name. Unfortunately, the grenadine tie went like that of a good, or even acceptable, fit of the suit, double vents on dinner suits, and the elegance that was expected of Bond. You also mentioned of the name yourself. You have to remember, Tom Ford is anything but true elegance.

      • “You have to remember, Tom Ford is anything but true elegance.” The tailored clothing in the last two Bond films is hardly representative of what Tom Ford can achieve at its best. See, for example, the much better fitting suits in Quantum of Solace which were also made by Tom Ford. Shrunken fits are not the house style, this was a thing between Temime and Craig.

    • I’m not Travers but I can hazard a guess as to what’s wrong with iGents:


      Every group has its bad apples and iGents are no exceptions. People who find “classic” items and who lourd them over others who obviously aren’t as stylish as they are, their taste isn’t anywhere near as refined. If you’re not wearing grenadine ties then why are you even bothering?

      It’s these unfortunate few who sometimes spoil it for others, not being encouraging but judgemental. And as I said, they exist in every group, and I’ve certainly met some annoying menswear enthusiasts.

      Not gonna stop me wearing them, though!

      • You’re quite there, Tim, but as Billy Mays would say, “But wait! There’s more!”

        It’s not just the gatekeeping attitude. It’s also this disgusting cult mentality and the clownish behaviors. That and, there are some of them who simply cannot keep the shillings and unethical behaviors a thing no one needs to know. The shameless use of the phrase “sartorial” and “lifestyle”, not to mention the rhetorics of dictating how others, essentially, should “live”, is why they’re more than just bad. Not to mention the absolutely incessant promotion of themselves and their images on Instagram, trying too hard to be “nonchalant”, or the phrase they often use, “sprezzatura”, and having clownish looking “combo” or poses. Unfortunately, some products that they promote go down with their names and notoriety.

        Take, for example, the spalla a camicia shoulder. It’s a great look, a shoulder that will work well with some people, and if the tailor is especially skillful, it can work on just about anybody. Just about 12 months ago, I was still thinking about having a suit tailored by a local Italian tailor in Seattle having a spalla a camicia, just for fun. But then the image strikes, and I lost my appetite. I may go back to commission one someday soon, but gosh, does it feel hard to.

        Sometimes, between the fits of anger and disappointments, I’m extremely thankful for Matt’s blog. He is extremely knowledgeable, he did his research above and beyond, and he opens discussions and are willing to engage. The best part, although this blog is on James Bond’s wardrobe, he doesn’t push anything on anyone, dictating what kind of lifestyle anyone should live, and he is fair and just on all of his reviews. This is the kind of learning and promotion of the state of well dressed that, I think, we all need.

        P.S: doesn’t stop me from wearing a certain items, either. My tie collection is 85% grenadine, as stated somewhere above, and all of my pocket squares are white linen. The only major difference is that I’m wearing strictly bespoke silk shirts since I was able to acquire the material.

      • Thank you for not lumping me in with other iGents, but I could understand if anyone did. Over the years I’ve done my best to develop my own ideas about clothes and not follow trends or other iGents. The iGent has changed with the advent of Instagram. It used to be more about following a 1930s menswear ideal, while now it’s often just about wearing brogues without socks. I used to fall more into the former, and I still appreciate the former. But most of all I see a well-designed outfit in a similar manner to other types of design. Balance is very important, and good designer can explain the reasons behind all of their choices.

      • It seems to me that the term ‘igent’ has two sub divisions. On one hand there are those who may be generally described as something like ‘classic menswear enthusiasts’. More recently I’ve noticed the term pejoratively applied to a subset of the above who wear a suit jacket with jeggings, half mast strides and no socks, plastering their selfies all over Instagram and showing up at Pitti Uomo in the hope that someone will take their picture and put it online. Bonus points if they make it into a pic with an ‘influencer’!

      • Oh right. I guess it’s all about the tone. I haven’t noticed the majority of iGent blogs being condescending per se, but yes, no one wants to talked down to. I certainly have nothing against gatekeepers per se. It’s always useful to learn stuff from people who know more about a subject than I do. I’ve learned so much about things I was unformed about from the “friendly gatekeepers” on this very site. Including, to take this full circle, grenadine ties.

      • Matt, Rod, thank you both. You get me.

        Matt, I’d be very surprised, if not borderline pissed, if something lumps you in with the iGentry folks. I know, you have an Instagram, but even though you have a bespoke suit made by Anthony Sinclair, you never shilled for them. You have countless other garments, and they were taken in account much the same. You’re doing very well, you should have some pride of the good work you’re doing.

        Rod, you took the words out of my mind, much less my mouth. The circus clowns and their idiocy never ceased to make me cringe, and worse yet, the young ones actually fall for those clownish dressing manners and behaviors. God, especially that Pitti Uomo. There’s no individualism there; it’s just a conglomerate of circus clowns competing for clout.

        Agent00Soul, it’s more than just tones. It’s also about the disseminations of idiocy and the poor taste afterwards. There are things that one should highly recommend to others, such as keeping it simple, organized, and well balanced, but the way they’re “influencing” young ones to dress is down right criminal. Not only so, if one only dressed for the sake of just being dressed or seen by others, it’s like how Beau Brummell dressed only to be seen, and ended up living such a meaningless, clownish, tragic life. While it is agreeable that meaning is insofar what we injected into our actions, it’s also as important to know the importance of the things that we do, including the garments we drape across ourselves.

        My apologies for taking such an intense stance on this, but it must be spoken.

      • “I’ve learned so much about things I was unformed about from the “friendly gatekeepers” on this very site. Including, to take this full circle, grenadine ties.”

        These helpful people are not what I would call gatekeepers. Gatekeepers tend to not really be friendly or constructive whatsoever to people who don’t “fit” into their community by a set of arbitrary, snobbish, or at worst bigoted standards. They’re the type of people who think that the hiring of women, minorities, or members of the queer community are ruining comic books, just as one example.

      • Jovan, what’s ruining comic books is the writers’ vainglorious obsession with “adult storytelling” and “raising the stakes”, along with the deconstruction of beloved characters we’ve all grown up with. Oh, and let’s not forget the impenetreable conundrums created by time travel and multiverses! At least Bond hasn’t time travelled yet!

      • Oh come on, Tim, they might as well be with all the current social justice clout-chasing ideas. It’s not even giving them ideas anymore at this point, it’s just waiting to happen.

      • There must be some Doctor Who-style fan fiction in which Daniel Craig must travel back in time to assist Moore, Connery, and all the other previous Bonds.

      • Jovan, in case you haven’t caught yourself up lately, they wanted a Jamie Bond to be a thing.

      • EON have never wanted that to be a thing. That’s the media putting pressure on them to do something that the audience by and large does not want.

      • I don’t think we’ll ever see a “Jane Bond”, at least not under the current regime. A JB of another ethnicity seems far more possible.

        There’s an interview with Pierce around the time of TWINE (I can’t find it on the internet anymore, but I swear I saw it back in the day), where they ask him about the rumors that Rupert Everett might be up for the role of Bond (possibly to replace Pierce). Pierce replied (with literal tongue in cheek) “Oh well Rupert’s a nasty boy… he can take a crack at James Bond or Jane Bond…”

      • As fun as a Jamie/Jane Bond could be, it’s far more likely that they’d cast a non-white male Bond. Male privilege, and all that goes with it, is a pretty essential part of the character. I’d rather see an original spy character who is a woman and has elements similar to James Bond but isn’t actually supposed to be him. (Played by someone like Rebecca Ferguson, who already knows how to fight convincingly on film.) An alternate universe, gender-swapped Bond concept would have a to be a fan film of sorts… not too unlike Never Say Never Again!

    • I nconcur. Let me ask you this where do you draw the line when it comes style and improvement and cos playing and imitating?

      • It is a little odd. Various types of ‘shacket’ and chore jackets which are effectively safari jackets in all but name are everywhere at the moment, but the associations from the 70s still tarnish them for some. Personally, I have thought for quite a while that safari jackets and suits are one of the pieces of 70s style most worth reviving.


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