The standout suit from No Time to Die is the pinwale corduroy Massimo Alba ‘Sloop’ suit. My From Tailors with Love co-host Peter Brooker and I spoke with Massimo Alba about his involvement with No Time to Die, and he returned these answers to us.
What lead you to start a clothing line?
The passion for clothes, it just happened. After 20 years as a creative director for different brands I decided to take the risk to express my creative vision through clothes, to be exactly who I wanted to be, not necessarily following the rules and feeling totally free and comfortable about what I desired, without any marketing conditioning.
Were you involved with any costuming decisions for No Time to Die, or did the film production only purchase the clothes from you without any collaboration?
The film production simply asked for our lookbook and selected the suit, the duster-coat and the trousers in baby corduroy and a belt.
Was Daniel Craig a client before you got the call for No Time to Die?
I can’t tell you, I saw some pictures in Instagram…of Daniel Craig wearing the SCOOP cashmere cardigan which is one of our iconic sweaters, but also one of our watercolour shirt.
Are you a James Bond fan?
I’ve seen all the James Bond movies and I can’t wait to see this one.
Why do you think your brand is a good choice for James Bond?
I like to think that the person who chose this new suit for James Bond picked up on my vision about clothes. In some respects it feels like a recognition of what I’ve been trying to achieve from the very beginning, with the first collection. I think and realized that men were embracing a fresh mind-set and looking for a new approach to clothing.
How do you feel about James Bond wearing braces with the cord suit? This has been a controversial subject.
If they used them, it means it’s fine. I trust the production, personally I don’t have anything against braces.
The green duster coat is a fantastic item. How did you originally envision the coat to be worn?
Exactly the way Bond is wearing it. Personally I like it with a very simple cashmere round neck sweater.
Do you have any other items that you think would be a good choice for James Bond to wear in future films?
Sure, we have a big collection, personally I really would like to see Bond with our cashmere crew neck SPORT sweater, or with the SCOOP cardigan that Daniel Craig use to wear in the private life, I saw a very nice picture of him in Instagram.
@whatsdanielwearing on Instagram shared some great photos of Daniel Craig in the Massimo Alba cardigan. See below: