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We've all been waiting for it. Been teased and tempted by various clips, reports and photographs. and FINALLY we have the official premiere of the newest James Bond film Skyfall back where it belongs in London.
The last year of anticipation has only served to increased every man's desire to be James Bond and every woman to be wooed by James Bond. If you can't get the Licence to Kill or afford the insurance for the Aston Martins - dressing the part is absolutely the next best thing.
So with all eyes undoubtedly on the man of the moment, James Bond himself in the form of Daniel Craig - he certainly didn't disappoint. A classic black dinner suit worn with a crisp white dress shirt , dress studs, matching pocket square and bow tie - simple, fabulous. Though in a reversal of the traditional black jacket with satin lapels , Craig has gone for a matt shawl collar with textured satin jacket . If you're looking for something similar our blue collection-D5 would be the best selection.
Pictured here with Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe who looks absolutely divine in this sumptuous Vivienne Westwood creation (I have an obsession with her incredible bodices) you can see the Bond suit in more detail with his straight flapless pockets and straight tapered trousers - even a satin cummerbund . He's stuck to a thoroughly classic tailored suit which I think is quite appropriate for the occasion celebrating one of Britain's finest.
Shedding the black cape of 'You Know Who', villain Ralph Fiennes gave us another excellent example of a classic dinner suit , complete with satin shawl collar , flapless pockets and satin piping down the trouser seam. You'd normally see a slightly wider satin stripe but this finer piping looks rather edgy!
Amongst the glamourous cast of Skyfall there was also a glittering array of celebrities including Ms Naomi Campbell. I mentioned this new trend of the female interpretation of the dinner suit and I was delighted to find another superb example!The extra-wide peaked lapels enhance the jacket 's feature shoulder pads which give a really dramatic shape to the jacket , and the sweeping cross-over of the striking white lapels bring your eyes into her already tiny waist - very elegant. You'll also notice the back-to-front double vent - most probably intended as more of a stylish slit than a vent but I certainly appreciated the irony!
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?
One thing the Brits know how to do well is wear a good suit - and we have certainly not been short of sartorial inspiration during the celebrations. The chap that has stood out to me the most as looking especially suave at every occasion of the Olympics is David Beckham.
Beckham has played a role in the journey of the Olympic torch since May when it was brought from Athens to the UK at the start of the Torch Relay. As shown above Beckham went for a , the texture of which gives a little more depth to the without the need for a or .
A beautifully tailored suit, David wears a single breasted, two button jacket with notched lapels, double vents and straight flapped pockets paired with straight leg trousers. The pale pink shirt with black contrast tie works perfectly. You'll struggle to find Beckham without a Tie-pin when wearing a day suit- love it!. When the torch arrived in Britain David Beckham accompanied Princess Anne and Lord Coe, the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. They had the honour of lighting the cauldron to celebrate the flame's official arrival. For this special occasion he returned to a notched collar and selected a darker suit colour, going with a navy.
Every man at some stage of his life aspires to be like James Bond - licence to kill, access to an equally sexy selection of cars and women, and of course the ultimate tuxedo. When putting on a flawless suit that fits like a glove it makes any man swagger along oozing with confidence - which as all men know is the key to attracting a woman.
In the build up to the release of the eagerly anticipated 23rd James Bond film 'Skyfall' there have been several photos of the current Bond, Daniel Craig, doing the media rounds; filming on set and with his wife Rachel Weisz.
I particularly like the above photograph as it shows James Bond in an everyday light that most men can actually relate to - just holding hands with the wife in your lunch break. And yet, even in this more casual pose, how is he still projecting such an air of effortless, debonair sophistication? With a pale grey, mohair, two piece suit, white shirt and metallic, spot-print tie, that's how. This specific suit shows a double vented, two button jacket with straight flapped pockets and a medium width notched lapel and three cuff buttons. The last button has been left un-done for what I can only assume to be some magnificent cufflinks.
The trousers, slightly unusually, have a 1 inch turn up, straight cut and tapered down the leg. If you fancy trying this style for yourself, I have the design ready and waiting so just follow the link: grey two piece . A very appropriate quote that has always stuck in my mind from his first Bond film, Casino Royale:James Bond: I have a dinner jacket. Vesper Lynd: There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets; this is the latter. And I need you looking like a man who belongs at that table. James Bond: How?... It's tailored. Vesper Lynd: I sized you up the moment we met.
It is evidently the jacket that maketh the man. And I say maketh the jacket work for the man! (or woman) For example, when I tried to take my partner's attention away from the PlayStation to show him these photos his first comment was, Now that's a Classic Bond Suit, which got me thinking.
All actors honoured with the role of 007 have also been fitted with their own unique take on this classic grey number. The number of buttons, width of trouser, point of the lapel and colour of tie may change but the impact is equal on each man.
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.
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