Live and Let Die

The Effect of Small Changes in a Silhouette

Most tailors have a house style that defines both the silhouette of their suits and how they execute the small details. Tailors have a house style for numerous reas...

From Tailors with Love: Episode 16 — The Mr Big Picture

This week Peter Brooker and I discuss Yaphet Kotto's villainous but fun wardrobe in Live and Let Die, both as Dr. Kananga and as Mr. Big. You can read more abou...

Dr. Kananga’s Tan Suit in Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die's villain Dr. Kananga may not be into flashy 1970s trends as much as his alter ego Mr. Big, but even as himself he liked wearing creative cloth...

James Bond Brings Back the Turtleneck

If Daniel Craig's fashion sense is anything to go on, the turtleneck has boldly returned. Craig had the power to return shawl collar cardigans to the forefront of ...

James Bond’s Coat Closet

Only in Dr. No and Live and Let Die so far do we get to see where James Bond lives, but in Live and Let Die we also get a glimpse inside his coat closet. We can ...

Kananga in Black Lounge

When representing his island nation of San Monique at the United Nations, Dr. Kananga (Yaphet Kotto) wears black lounge in Live and Let Die. Black lounge is made u...

The San Monique Dressing Gown

Most men don't travel with dressing gowns and instead wear the ones provided by the hotels they stay at. More often than not, the dressing gowns Bond wears are n...

Dr. Kananga: The Purple Suit

The flashier a man dresses the less he should be trusted. Roger Moore's James Bond may have been dandier than Sean Connery's Bond, but Moore's style is quite res...