We celebrate the reigning James Bond’s 49th birthday by remembering some of his best fashion moments.
Grey suit (Skyfall)
Dark grey Tom Ford suits have become this Bond’s style signature — immaculately tailored, two buttons, wide peaked lapels, and strong shoulders, flattering Craig’s athletic frame. That’s epitomised by this number he wore in Skyfall, with an understated pale blue shirt and navy bird’s eye tie.
Blue swimming trunks (Casino Royale)
Craig’s most jaw dropping style moment came from wearing not terribly much at all, emerging from the water in Casino Royale wearing a barely-there pair of togs that showed off a rig that looks like it was carved out of granite. Reminiscent of Sean Connery’s shorts in 1964’s Goldfinger, the sky blue La Perla ‘Grigioperla’ swimmers fetched a whopping £45,000 ($70,000) at auction in 2012.
Snow outfit (Spectre)
Craig offers a modern, masculine, uncomplicated interpretation of Bond — and that’s summed up by one of his most memorable ‘action man’ outfits in Spectre. Craig donned Danner hiking boots, Rag & Bone selvedge jeans, black Mulberry leather gloves, and a sleek Tom Ford knitted sleeve bomber jacket during the snowy Austrian scenes.
Black tie (Casino Royale)
The dinner jacket is the quintessential image of Bond, and Craig fills the tux perfectly, wearing a classic Brioni dinner jacket in his 007 debut accessorised with Craig’s ever-present Omega Seamaster timepiece. The striking Tom Ford dinner suit in Skyfall also deserves a mention, featuring a midnight blue jacket with black satin shawl lapels.
Barbour jacket (Skyfall)
Craig’s sporty casual wear is another big facet of this modern twist on Bond, from navy denim and chukka boots in Casino Royale to that N.Peal knit turtleneck in Spectre and a Billy Reid pea coat in Skyfall. The highlight is the Barbour Beacon Heritage Sports Jacket 007 wore when he cruised up to the Scottish Highlands in a silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5, proving Craig still looks immaculate even when Tom Ford isn’t tailoring his formalwear.