A Well-Cut Suit from a Cut Scene

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Quantum-Cut-Scene-Grey-SuitA scene deleted from the end of Quantum of Solace has James Bond in a grey suit that isn’t used in the final cut of the film. The suit is made of a medium weight serge wool, with light grey in the warp and charcoal in the weft. The resulting medium-dark grey is more flattering to Daniel Craig’s light, warm spring complexion than the dark suits he wears throughout the final cut of the film are. This suit, however, does not give Bond the meaner look that the dark suits give him.

The grey suit is made by Tom Ford in the same Regency model that the other suits in the film are made in. The suit jacket has three buttons with the lapels rolled to the middle button, which gives the suit a button two silhouette. This is known as a button two, show one or a three-roll-two. It has slightly-pagoda-shaped shoulders with pronounced roping at the sleeve heads. The cut is clean through the chest and suppressed in the waist. The jacket also has straight flapped pockets with a ticket pocket, double vents and five buttons on the cuffs. The suit trousers have a flat front and side adjusters. Under the suit, Bond wears a white Tom Ford shirt with a spread collar and double cuffs. The Tom Ford tie is navy with a pattern of small white dots, tied in a Windsor knot.

Below I’ve illustrated how this suit is more flattering on Daniel Craig than a darker suit is. The image in the middle is of the grey suit from the cut scene, unaltered by myself. On the left I darkened the suit to be a deep charcoal grey like the suit he wears in London in Quantum of Solace. The dark suit, especially with contrast of the white shirt, overpowers his complexion and washes him out a little. It’s not really that bad, but it could be a lot better. On the right I’ve kept the suit medium dark grey but turned the white shirt into sky blue to show how the outfit could further be improved. A sky blue shirt, like the shirts Daniel Craig wears in Skyfall, is the best on Daniel Craig. Not only does the sky blue flatter his skin tone, it also brings out his most important feature: his blue eyes.

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77 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks Matt – a fine article (as always).

    I agree to your suggestions on how to improve the combination with regard to Craig’s complexion (picture on the right). A medium blue shirt works far better. I would also consider to change the tie’s colour – navy is a little bit to dark and the look on the whole is a bit boring. Since the colour of his hair tends to be reddish, a tie in rust-red would be not bad. Of course, this wouldn’t be very “British”, an alternative could be a medium blue tie.

    All in all, I am not very enthusiastic about a grey suit for Craig. I think for a “classic” look a medium blue suit would be best (perhaps combined with a light blue shirt and a medium blue or a silver tie). IMO the “QoS Blue Suit” as you call it comes very close to what I have in mind. Apart from the suit’s navy colour that is a bit too dark and the shirt’s white which is too harsh this is one of the best outfits created for Craig.

    All the best,
    Renard

  2. Fascinating difference, especially with the blue shirt. I’m a ‘Spring’ too, but even before I knew anything about colour matching, I’ve always preferred to wear light blue shirts to white, and gold to silver (sunglass frames, etc.)

    • Yes, it really looks great on him. (I’m a big fan of 3 buttons rolling to 2, although here the roll is off – maybe just the way it was sitting at that moment.)

  3. Great article, thank you, Matt.

    Really good insight on the effect of contrast and colour, particularly for those with a fairer complexion.

  4. Very nice, “light grey in the warp and charcoal in the weft” suit. I do not care much for the roped shoulders.

  5. Beautiful suit and informative article. I am also a “spring,” and gravitate towards lighter colored suits and blue shirt as a result. The shirt especially makes a huge difference and I find that I too look washed out in a white shirt.

    I keep hoping that this style of suit returns for the next Bond film, but I’ve already resigned myself to a repeat of Skyfall’s dismal cuts.

  6. Anyone else curious as to what happened in the cut scene?

    I really like QoS, short, taut, great heroine (they should find a way to bring her back as she may be the only true Bond girl he never got to shag!) and the coda at the end put things to rest re Vesper, although I find it unlikely that M would go all the way to Eastern Europe (was it Kazakhstan?) along with her no doubt considerable security detail, just for a quick chat with 007.

  7. Matt, I seem to remember that in a post about “Winter Bonds”, you stated that light tones of blue are good for Connery’s complexion. As Bond, he indeed wears a blue shirt most of the time. Yet, his complexion is different that Craig’s. Does that mean that light or sky blue shirt is perfect for everyone?

    With olive skin, black hair and brown eyes, I think I’m a “Winter”, and people tell me that I look good when I wear sky blue.

    • Blue shirts look great on winters, springs and summers. Winters look great in blues and white, whilst the whites don’t look so good on springs. Blue shirts don’t work well for the autumn complexion. They need to stick mostly with earth tones (cream and ecru shirts), though for business wear warm they can wear warm blue suits.

  8. A wonderful suit and cut. However, while you are very much right that the blue shirt is best for Craig’s complexion (I mostly wear blue shirts myself, having a similar complexion) it just doesn’t look as Bondian to me. I can’t put my finger on why, however…

      • I don’t like the way Daniel Craig matches his pocket square to his shirt. Matching a non-white shirt with a pocket square is rather affected for my tastes, but it isn’t the biggest crime. For the most “Bondian” clothes I use Sean Connery as my example, and in Dr. No and From Russia With Love he wears blue shirts with a white pocket square. That’s why I left the pocket square white. See this suit: Somerset’s Grey Suit

    • I have either a blue or white pocket square, and will alternate depending on if the shirt is mostly white or mostly blue but that’s it. The extend to which Pierce Brosnan changed up his pocket squares is too much for me, but there’s something that I do like about the matching blue square/blue shirt look that I think Craig pulls off. On Connery, it may not be as necessary but the complexion is of course quite different.

    • It’s the contrasts. A blue shirt and a gray suit look stellar together, but Bond always benefits from a touch of contrast – it’s why he always looks best in a dinner jacket. This is a bit of a false premise, of course – all Bonds wear lots of colors and not just navy. But Connery, for instance, the blue shirt he wears with his charcoal/mid-grey suit in Doctor No, keeps the contrast by wearing a darker grey and a blue so pale that I thought it was white for most of my years of viewing it (due to poor television/VHS quality).

      Craig looks better in a proper mid-grey and saturated light blue because of his fair, low-contrast complexion.

  9. I didn’t think the mohair suitings were particularly flashy like some do, but understand why Bond fans think that. I think had Frogley used more fabrics like this one, there would have been less complaints.

    • +1. Bond in the novels loved silk shirts, so I think mohair is keeping with his tastes for luxurious fabrics with simple patterns.

    • The style most people picture when they think of James Bond is Sean Connery’s interpretation, though some forget he wore a dupioni silk suit in FRWL. I think both it and the mohair suitings from this film are tasteful enough in their sheen level and texture so as not to be considered flashy. It could also be the colours and styles they wear which downplay any perceived flashiness.

  10. Excellent find Matt! This is a wonderful looking suit. And the picture really shows how the fit in QoS is much superior than SF. It’s a really nice shot of him standing up straight with his hands relaxed at his side, kind of like a “How a suit should fit” picture.
    I agree with all the comments saying that it’s a good idea to show how different colors complement Craig’s complexion. It’s I’ve always been a bit confused on what people mean by being “washed out”.
    I think I have a “winter” complexion myself (black hair, light skin). So if you ever find the time (and the inclination) to make a similar post on one of the winter Bonds (Connery or Brosnan), it would be very much appreciated.

  11. I am curious as to how to work out my complexion as a bald man. I am white (Scottish White!) with grey blue eyes, when I had hair it was fair – dark blonde to light brown. Any idea what ‘season’ I would be?

    I have always thought I look better in shades of blue and prefer gold tones over silver.

  12. Is it common to wear a navy tie with a medium-dark gray jacket? To me, the colors almost seem too similar to wear together.

    • A solid navy tie would provide more contrast with the grey suit. But since this tie has a small pattern in white, it ends up looking like a medium-dark blue-grey. Bond has long favoured matching the suit and tie closely. It’s not particularly creative, but it’s a conservative way to dress.

    • A solid navy tie would provide more contrast with the grey suit. But since this tie has a small pattern in white, it ends up looking like a medium-dark blue-grey. James Bond has long favoured matching the suit and tie closely. It’s not particularly creative, but it’s a conservative way to dress.

  13. In general, a medium grey suit does not go very well with Craig’s complexion. The brown suit he is wearing in Bolivia is much better. But if it has to be grey then it should be a light grey suit (like the pick-and-pick suit worn by him in the “Skyfall” opening scene). Medium grey already drains him too much. With medium blue it’s different because that accentuates his blue eyes and makes the overall look a livelier one.

    • I think the brown suit in Bolivia is too dark and too muted for his complexion. And because it’s so dark and dull, it drains his complexion more than this suit does. You’re right that blues are good for him. That’s why he wears so much blue in Casino Royale.

  14. “Brown suit in Bolivia is too dark and too muted for his complexion”: Yes, it is – but a richer brown would be inappropriate for what is considered being a classic “business suit”. As you already remarked in many of your articles about Roger Moore’s Bond suits – they were criticised for being too light-coloured (although they went quite well with his complexion) and therefore a bit “cheap-looking”. It’s always the same: Spring types can’t wear the classic colours for business suits like dark nay and charcoal grey – but those are essential for the British style (“A business suit has to be dark, dark, dark”). Within this context Connery, Lazenby, Dalton and Brosnan were on the lucky side…

    • Those dark, cool suits may be essential to British style, but they should not be worn in Bolivia. The classic charcoal and navy business suit colours only apply in London. Bond is not conducting business in Bolivia, and even if he were, a tan suit would be completely appropriate. For places like Bolivia, the quintessential British item to wear would be a safari suit! The richer colours that look good on Daniel Craig–like light brown or tan–would be completely appropriate in both the surroundings and in the British manner of dressing.

  15. Looking at the suits that Daniel Craig wears in QoS, I notice a consistent dimple in the upper arm right below his shoulder pads. It seems that his suits (at least his Tom Ford ones) for this particular movie are cut with extended shoulders to enhance the Pagoda expression. Has anyone else noticed this as well?

    • This is one of the most difficult problems for me when buying a suit. The shoulder muscle (specifically, the lateral deltoid) does not extend out from the top of the shoulder, but curves down so that the most prominent point is well below the shoulder pad. For someone like Craig, the shoulder pads have to “overhang” the muscle, creating an empty space. Any movement of the arm often creates dimples or folds in the fabric that accentuate being able to see the non-supported space.

      I had a tailor suggest to me having some padding at the top of the sleeve to fill out that area but, having never heard or seen that previously I took him for someone just making up stuff off the top of his head to sound like he knew what he was talking about.

    • He wasn’t making stuff up, Mike. Most of not all jackets with extended shoulders have that. Right now it’s popular to have a very narrow shoulder — narrowest it’s been since the ’60s, in fact — so you won’t see it too much.

    • I assume that I didn’t describe it well enough because in the 25+ years that I’ve been wearing suits I’ve never seen what this tailor suggested.

      Note that I said padding in the *sleeve*. So, from the outer edge of the shoulder pad the tailor suggested some padding extending 2 or 3 inches down the inside of the sleeve to fill in the cavity between the shoulder pad in the suit and the point where the shoulder muscle extends out the most. This would eliminate the dimples and creases you could see in the otherwise empty space.

      As I said, I took a pass on using that tailor…

      • Adding padding will not fix the problem. The sleeve should hang neatly on its own. The problem is the sleeve pitch. Rotating the sleeve will help. The sleeve can hang neatly no matter how wide the shoulders are.

    • Matt is spot on. It is the pitch of the sleeve that is the crucial factor. Have had exactly the same problem on many ready to wear suits. But if you go to the right tailor it should be perfect.

  16. @Matt: All right – I give in! 🙂
    Just some last remarks: Cream / tan suits: Of course, perfectly all right. But I am in doubt if the safari suit really would be the right garment. LaPaz is not in the jungle and quite frankly I think that Daniel Craig would look rather ridiculous in a safari suit. To me the safari suits Roger Moore wore from time to time always were something of a 1970s fashion gag. The only appropriate occasion they are to be worn at is – well, a safari.
    In general I do not think that colours are the crucial point when it comes to coping with hot climate. It is rather the material a suit is made of – i.e. open weave (e.g. fresco or linen) or at least a lightweight cloth. Given this condition you can wear charcoal grey or navy suits in warm weather without big problems. Just think of Sean Connery wearing his charcoal grey duipioni silk suit in Istanbul (FRWL).

    • The dark colours aren’t so great if you’re out in the sun (which is why they’re still okay in London’s summer), but otherwise you’re right that colour doesn’t matter much for the climate. Dark colours also don’t look so good in bright sunlight, which is again why they still look good in London year-round. Istanbul can’t really be compared to Bolivia. When Roger Moore wears his safari suits, they’re always in an appropriate setting where the British traditionally wore them. They have a history that goes back long before the 70s.

  17. I agree with Matt 100% regarding safari jackets; let’s not forget that many items of clothing we wear today started out either as sporting or otherwise utilitarian clothes (button-downs to play polo, hacking jackets to go horseback riding, jeans to wrangle cattle, etc.). I suspect the hatred for Roger Moore’s clothing has less to do with the clothes themselves and more with his on-screen persona, which was uncomplicated, self-confident, and basically traditional – a far cry from today’s disheveled, “darkandgritty” anti-heroes.

    • Interesting point. Perhaps it is a slight exaggeration to speak of “hatred” for Roger Moore’s clothes. It is rather a kind of amusement from today’s perspective because some of the clothes he wore in the 1970s are now completely out of fashion and it shows (flared leg trousers, wide lapels etc.). But it’s not restricted to Moore – also Connery wore some things which look ridiculous today (terrycloth playsuit etc.), not to speak of Timothy Dalton’s 80s fashion orientated wardrobe. So it’s no “Roger-Moore-bashing”. But nevertheless it’s obvious that the clothes Connery wore as James Bond are much closer to what is considered being “timeless”. I mean this plain and simple look without any fuss. Even more than that – this so-called “pared-down” look has had its revival recently – just look at today’s suits. Are all those people who appreciate it “disheveled, ‘darkandgritty’ anti-heroes”?. I don’t think so – it is simply an appreciation for good clothes. And in the end: What else is the reason that we all follow this blog and enjoy Matt’s articles? And significantly, it all started with an article about Connery’s tuxedo worn in “Dr. No”…

    • I don’t think that I’ve ever read anyone on here posting that they hated Moore’s clothes…however, I could be wrong so feel free to link to posts showing that.

      I’m confused as to the idea of people hating Moore’s clothes because he had a self-confident, traditional screen persona. Those traits could be applied to so many different actors and, if nothing else, certainly to Connery who dressed completely differently from Moore. So if your conjecture were true than people who “hate” Moore’s clothes would also hate Connery’s clothes.

      I personally find Moore to be my least favourite of the Bonds. This is in no way related to him not being “dark and gritty” – I never liked him all the way back in the early 80s. This was due to him not being as manly, as tough, as much of a lady-killer, and as credible as Bond as Connery was. To 12 year old me Moore was a punning clown pretending to be the man that I had wanted to be when I grew up. In fact, I referred to him as the anti-Bond. Henchmen fell down when he hit them because the script said they had to. Women swooned over him to far greater degree than with Connery, but because the script said so. Yet with all of that, I understand why some people like him. To each their own. And I also realize that if I was the age I am now back in the 70s I would wear a lot of what Moore wore. But that doesn’t mean that I would wear all of it – a wifebeater with matching powder blue jean jacket and bellbottoms? Yeesh…and to think that some people complained when Craig wore a tee shirt 30 years later!

  18. Flasheart,

    Connery was indeed confident and fairly traditional, but I suspect that his rougher, almost “working class” affect made those traits more palatable to that portion of the public that resented Moore’s more patrician approach to the character. I don’t want to belabor a point that ultimately boils down to personal preference, but I will say this: the 70’s were a grim, unhappy decade (not unlike the present one), and Moore’s cheerfully sophisticated, ultra-knowledgeable and yet self-deprecating persona felt like a breath of fresh air. His clothes, while sometimes making too many concessions to fashion, added color, contrast and imagination to what was still, especially by 1970’s standards, a fairly traditional British gentleman look. having said all that, I will concede that Connery’s masculine, pared-down look has grown on me over the years. My favorite Connery outfits, however, are the Goldfinger three-piece suit (no surprise there) and the hacking jacket he wears in both Goldfinger and Thunderball. Both of those outfits are somewhat of a break with his usual gray suit-navy tie look.

    • To be fair to Craig, after 20 tongue-in-cheek spy fantasies (with a few exceptions like Licence to Kill and GoldenEye), his back to basics, darkandgritty approach has also been a breath of fresh air. At least the producers are trying something different for the series!

  19. Those “20 tongue-in-cheek spy fantasies” constituted one of the most successful movie franchises in history – there had to be a reason why people liked them. I think the Bond producers, in a misguided attempt to be relevant and hip, became infatuated with the Bourne movies (now already passe’), which averaged less than half the box office of the much-maligned Die Another Day. Now there seems to be some belated recognition that the next Craig movie needs a little more humor, but it is the Bond character itself that needs to return to its previous sophistication.

    • “[…] but it is the Bond character itself that needs to return to its previous sophistication.”

      May I ask which Bond actor(s) come(s) to your mind when you think of “previous sophistication”?

    • There was such a variation in tone amongst the 20 that I don’t think that that it’s fair to lump all of them together.

      “I think the Bond producers, in a misguided attempt to be relevant and hip, became infatuated with the Bourne movies (now already passe’), which averaged less than half the box office of the much-maligned Die Another Day.”

      I’m not sure why you think that they were “infatuated” with the Bourne films. It’s interesting that you cite the box office of the Bourne films against DAD. By that logic, the producers should keep the (alleged) dark’n’gritty tone of the current films. SF in particular blew away all of the tongue-in-cheek previous films with the exception of TB (and that’s open for debate depending on what metrics you use).

    • The influence of the Bourne films isn’t the producers’ first attempt to make the series relevant and hip – look at Live and Let Die (Blaxploitation), Moonraker (Star Wars), and Licence to Kill (Miami Vice) for just three previous examples. Also, considering that the three Daniel Craig films have all grossed more than Die Another Day (which was Brosnan’s highest grossing film), and that Skyfall is the highest-grossing film in the series even after adjusting for inflation, as well as the 9th highest grossing movie of all time without adjusting, can you really say that the producers’ decision was misguided?

      I understand your fondness for the Roger Moore movies (The Spy Who Loved Me is one of my favourites, and Moore is one of my acting heroes), but isn’t it a good thing that Craig has brought his own interpretation to the role just like the other five actors to play the character? Moore himself has stated his approval for Daniel Craig, and called Skyfall the greatest Bond movie ever.

      And to make sure this post stays on topic for the blog, this is an excellent look for Craig (probably the best of all his suits so far), and because of the lower contrast of the mid-grey wool, the white shirt looks crisp without washing him out. Sublime.

    • By “sophistication” I mean a combination of elegance and culture. By that standard, the first three Bonds were the most sophisticated. They were all elegant (each in his own way) and seemed to know EVERYTHING, from the right temperature at which to serve sake (YOLT) to the scientific names of obscure butterflies (OHMSS) and orchids (MR). Yes, I realize it’s a bit of a fantasy, but that’s what made it fun. Brosnan was elegant but not particularly cultured, and Dalton was just “meh”. Craig shows occasional flashes of the old Bond (I especially liked his line about being a teacher on sabbatical in QOS), but most of the time he comes across as a working class bloke with a nice wardrobe.

  20. Just watched Skyfall again. There are actually more glimpses of the old Bond than I realized at first (toasting the hit men in Macau, “the circle of life” comment, etc) – it’s just that Craig is so understated in those quintessentially Bondian moments. Nice midnight blue tux, though.

    • ” Craig shows occasional flashes of the old Bond (I especially liked his line about being a teacher on sabbatical in QOS), but most of the time he comes across as a working class bloke with a nice wardrobe.”

      -Perhaps you should give him a little time. Please consider that in CR he just earned his 00-status. So in comparision with the first three Bonds he’s merely a beginner and therefore has the right to make some beginner’s mistakes. Please be patient – after some time he’ ll be just as sophistacated and cultured as “the other fellows”. All in good time! 😉

  21. I see that the periodic back and forth between the usual parties has broken out again! I’ve tended to opt out of this of late as it really doesn’t go anywhere. However, Dan, while my thoughts on the character generally chime with yours, did you really find the midnight blue tuxedo attractive? For me, while the color may have been attractive, that was about the extent of it. In terms of fit, both it and Dalton’s “Licence to Kill” tux were abominations…

    • Dalton’s tux in LTK was indeed horrific, but I honestly didn’t think Craig’s tux in Skyfall was as bad. It was snug but not as snug as the other suits he wears in Skyfall, and the trousers have a reasonable rise, judging by the scene on the yacht. The button also doesn’t seem to pull as much as it does in the other suits. Is it possible that David and I have a (slight) disagreement?

  22. Another great example of why the “Regency” suit was perfect for Bond. Matt, do you know which Savile Row house style is the closet to the “Regency” silhouette/cut?

    • Tom Ford’s wide-lapelled suits are copies of what tailors like Nutters and its disciple Chittleborough & Morgan make. The overall sihouette of the Regency is still similar, but I’m not sure if those firms will make a jacket with medium-width lapels, flat front trousers or a button three roll two.

    • Many thanks Matt for the info on the tailors… To achieve the closest silhouette/cut to the TF Regency (minus the five button cuff and the three roll two button ensemble) Edward Sexton would be the closest?

      Does the TF Regency have a little shape through the lapel, similar to Sexton’s work?

  23. Wouldn’t a white shirt work well for a gray suit? I have medium brown skin, and I like the look of the white shirt better with the gray suit. I like the blue shirt best on navy suits, as Bond does with the navy stripe suit. Do you agree or not?

    • A white shirt certainly works well with a grey suit, but a white shirt does not look great on Daniel Craig, as I’ve demonstrated. Blue and cream are better colours on him. Light blue shirts work with practically everything. But since you have medium brown skin, white shirts are far more flattering on you. You could wear a white shirt with anything and it would look good.

  24. Two questions, Matt. Do you think that the fit of this suit is good? It’s pretty clear that you dislike the O’connor fits on Craig in Skyfall and Spectre. Would you recommend buying the Regency or O’connor Tom Ford models? The distinctive feature that I like about both of them is the 3-roll-2 button configuration; it is my favorite button configuration.

    • This suit fits well. The standard O’Connor model has two buttons. Only for Spectre was the O’Connor made in the button three roll two. Buy the suit that fits you best. The 48R O’Connor fits me very well, and it fits nothing like it fits Daniel Craig.

    • This past week I went to the Tom Ford store in Las Vegas and tried on a suit, but I didn’t buy it(because I don’t have the money for it). It is in a 3-roll-2 style.
      I think this is in the same Regency style as in Quantum of Solace, please correct me if I am wrong. Also, do you think this suit fits me and looks flattering and good on me?

    • *note: I know the pants and the sleeves on the jacket are too long, but the same question goes but if I were to get this tailored to have a perfect fit

  25. sorry about that. here are the images. Would you be able to tell if this suit is mostly a good fit except for the jacket sleeve length and the pant length? Would this suit have a perfect fit if I were to get those two parts tailored, and does it look good on me overall? This suit is a 3-roll-2, and I think it is in the same Regency model of Tom Ford as in Quantum of Solace, please correct me if I am wrong.
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z4ohoRvY_j8/Vs3TI68A-5I/AAAAAAAACOA/2Y3Fu9ocPSg/w404-h538-no/IMG_3210.JPG
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yBnTVnzSpPU/Vs3V5kXE1AI/AAAAAAAACOU/gkY6ugVrxWo/w404-h538-no/IMG_3212.JPG

  26. Two questions, Matt. How were you able to change the colors of the suit and the shirt in the comparison above? What website did you use? Also you said that the tie is navy with white dots. The tie looks to be gray overall. In your articles, you have said that a lot of gray looking ties are navy with white dots, for example, on the Midnight blue suit. How do you know that the tie has no gray in it? You also said that the combination of the dark charcoal suit with the white shirt washes him out a little, so what do you mean? Does it mean that he looks too overpowered by it? I have medium brown skin and black hair, so would the deep charcoal suit with a white shirt look almost perfect on me? I think it would.

    • I changed the colours using Adobe Photoshop. I’m a graphic artist. The tie is indeed what I say it is. I didn’t upload the highest resolution photo that I have. I have swatches of some of the ties from Quantum of Solace, so I know what colour they are.

      The high contrast of a dark suit and a white shirt overpowers Craig’s low-contrast complexion. White also is too stark for Craig’s complexion, whilst light blue looks much better because it’s softer. You, on the other hand, would look best with a lot of contrast. Read more here about what works best on your winter complexion: https://www.bondsuits.com/dressing-for-your-season-winter/

  27. Hullo Matt,

    I have a, general question for you.
    In the three pictures of Mr. Craig in the end of this article, the one on the extreme left shows him wearing a dark navy suit. You said the dark color of the suit overpowers Mr. Craig’s fair complexion.

    So does that as a rule mean that fair complexioned men should avoid wearing dark colored suits such as navy, midnight blue or black? Or does the rule apply to the various shades of one’s complexion such as ‘spring’ or ‘autumn’, because i have yet not seen any post of yours saying that dark navy suits overpowered the complexions of Mr. Connery, Mr. Moore, Mr. Brosnan or Mr. Dalton.

    Besides, how do you determine whether one’s complexion falls under ‘spring’ or ‘autumn’? Please pardon my ignorance here.

    Regards,
    Anuj

    • Fair complexions do not look good in dark clothes or clothes with a lot of contrast. Moore did not wear a large number of dark suits as Bond, and he looks better in lighter colours because of his fairer complexion. But when Moore has a deep tan and darker hair dye, he can better wear the dark colours.

      Someone with an autumn complexion has darker skin, eyes and hair than someone with a spring complexion.

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