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This year, the Barbican plays host to a fantastic celebration. Yes, it has been 50 years since the first Bond movie, 'Dr No.' This year, 'Skyfall' is due to hit the big screens and what better way to celebrate than to open up the archives to the public.
On display, you can see all the great gizmos and gadgets including all the notably cars and watches as well as outfits made famous by all the different Bonds and their Bond Girls.
You can see designs from fashion heavyweights such as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Freda Giannini, Prada, Versace, Anthony Sinclair and many more. Of course, here at A Suit That Fits, we love to see the tailored items. We can take or leave the cars and watches, it's the suits that we're keeping our eyes pealed for.
There's the Sean Connery look (above) classic styling with notched collar and straight flapped pockets. I would even go as far to say an ever so slightly boxy relaxed shape.
Or Pierce Brosnan, bring a tighter sharper look to Bond, with a closer fitting waist and trousers.
But may favourite has to be the current Bond, Daniel Craig. With the cool calm and charism of Connery but with a slimmer fitting silohette like Brosnan Daniel Craig is the perfect Bond. A one button dinner suit works perfectly on him, worn with a slim fit trouser he looks the bomb!
I suppose the real question is, when your strolling around this amazing exhibition, who is your favourite Bond? And was it the Tux or the overall style of the famous British spy that drew such a following?
James Bond returns with the launch of the 23rd bond in the famous film franchise.
Daniel Craig will again star as the super spy for a third time, while Dame Judi Dench returns once more as M. French actress, and model, Brnice Marlohe is the new Bond Girl.
Tom Ford is currently dressing James Bond. The designer kitted out Daniel Craig for his role as Agent 007 in Quantum of Solace at Craig's request, and will resume the role for the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall.
The new bond film is set to hit British cinemas on Oct 26, 2012.
Here at A Suit That Fits, we do keep a close eye on the movie industry, with Tom Ford dressing Daniel Craig what style will he use? Will the famous 007 dinner suit be a double breasted style or a slender single breasted one button style, with a very fashionable shawl collar - as seen in the middle picture below. Or will it be a peaked collar as the picture on the bottom left shows. One thing for certain he will look very stylish.
After 5 years of non-stop production, James Bond took a bit of time out before making On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It is the the second film where we actually see arch-villain Blofeld himself rather than just the famous white Persian.
While Lazenby's Bond took a bit of a panning by the critics, as expected, he still wore some awesome suits.
Typical Bond, this Dinner Suit flaunts the rules with a wide peaked lapel usually associated with a Double Breasted suit. However this Bond suit is a single breasted suit, making the lapels rather avante-garde for its time. The latest trends see the single-breasted jacket often combined with the skinny peaked lapel, but try Bond's wider lapel for a retro look. I've put together his final suit here, choosing the classic options of a single button and no vents for the quintessential Bond DJ. I've eschewed pockets and kept the styling to a minimum while using a pure black silk and wool blend to achieve a shimmer under the bright lights of the ballroom.
Grosgrain or Silk?
As we are on the subject of the DJ, the choice of lapel facing is a popular debate. Broadly, Grosgrain is a more subtle option to silk or satin. Grosgrain and satin are preferred over silk for the durability. The ultimate in Dinner Suiting Style however is to have your lapel facings, Bow-tie and Cummerbund all made from the same material.
Finally, the shirt, and what a shirt. I suspect the ruff on display below his bow-tie is actually an accessory that Bond ties around his neck, but we cannot discount the possibility that it is indeed part of the shirt. Very showy, very dressed up, I love it. We don't offer this option at A Suit That Fits, but if there is someone willing to wear it, we are up for the challenge! Just get in touch.
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