We last looked at the winter complexion, the dark colouring we most associate with Bond. But the traditional dark blue and grey suits that look so good on those men aren’t as easy for the spring man to pull off. Roger Moore and Daniel Craig are both springs, with Craig on the lighter side and Moore on the darker. Springs have a warm complexion and lighter hair, with gold or red tones. Their eyes are also light, typically blue or green. Roger Moore has peach skin that tans to golden beige. His hair is always dyed in the Bond films, typically around golden brown though sometimes blonder, sometimes browner and occasionally with a hint of red. But it always fit spring. Daniel Craig always has golden blonde hair with a golden beige skin tone. Moore and Craig both have blue eyes. Warm colours and bright colours associated with the spring season look best on these men, though traditional standards of dress and the Bond history give good reason for these men to wear other colours as well.
Roger Moore’s wardrobe is often criticised for having too much brown and tan, opposed to the grey and blue like Sean Connery and George Lazenby typically wore. Most people attribute the colour change to the trends in the 1970s, though Moore’s complexion might also have something to do with it. Spring men look best in warm colours like cream, camel, tan and richer browns. Roger Moore wore a lot of cream and ercu shirts because they fit his complexion, though he also wore a good number of sky blue shirts that also work well for springs. When he wore a grey suit, it was usually a lighter, warmer grey like the one in For Your Eyes Only. Brighter blues also look great on the spring complexion, like the marine blue suit from The Man with the Golden Gun. Bright, warm red ties were worn by Roger Moore in a number of films, and those do wonders for the spring complexion. When Roger Moore’s hair is dyed darker and he has a tan, he can wear charcoal suits well. Though hair dye doesn’t change the skin tone and eyes, it does change the colours one looks best in.
Daniel Craig, however, is often dressed in the more traditional Bond colours that better suit someone with winter colouring. The very dark blues and greys that Craig most often wears in the Bond films make him look colder and more distant, which is the goal for his Bond character. He is supposed to look meaner and more like a killer, so dressing him the opposite of Roger Moore achieves this. In Quantum of Solace Craig wore a lot of very dark blue, which helps his complexion a bit more than flat black does. Still, black looks okay on him. The most flattering suit that Craig has worn in the series so far is the light warm grey suit in Casino Royale.