Want To Dress Like James Bond?

Zina Tasreen , 06 Oct 2012
"Skyfall" poster
20 days to go!!!

Y’day the 5th of October, 2012, was Global James Bond Day, so I thought why not give a couple of pointers on how to dress exactly like 007? So, guys, come this way − if you want swag like Bond ;-)

Daniel Craig in midnight blue tuxedo in "Skyfall"
Daniel Craig in the midnight tux in”Skyfall”…

What’s more of an abiding image of Bond than roulette games and dinner jackets? And now, you can get the exact same dinner jacket worn by the current 007, Daniel Craig, in Skyfall! The shawl collar midnight blue number with contrasting black satin lapels is possibly the most gorgeous I’ve seen. Unsurprising, considering it is by Tom ‘God’ Ford (<3), who, btw, dresses Craig in the film :-D

Jay-Z in a Tom Ford midnight blue shawl collar dinner jacket, as worn by Daniel Craig in "Skyfall", at the opening of his club 40/40
Jay-Z was spotted in that number very recently…
Daniel Craig in a Tom Ford midnight blue dinner jacket in "Skyfall"
*swoon*
Daniel Craig in Tom Ford shawl collar midnight blue tuxedo in "Skyfall" (Photo courtesy | Tom Ford)
And here it is… (Photo courtesy | Tom Ford)

It comes with a mere price tag of £2700, though ;-) BUT, given it’s in midnight blue, the connoisseur’s choice when it comes to black-tie dressing, and it’ll be made-to-measure by the finest of craftsmen (that’s how TF rolls, btw!) , methinks it’d be money very well spent. It’s available exclusively at the Tom Ford space at my fave place in the world Selfridges in London, FYI.

Daniel Craig wearing Orlebar Brown 'Setter' shorts in "Skyfall"
James Bond in Orlebar Brown ‘Setter’ shorts in “Skyfall”

If the £2700 is too steep an amount for you, fret not, you can still get some of 007’s swag – for £125!!! That’d be by way of his swimwear. He swapped the snug Le Perla Grigioperla Lodato trunks seen in Casino Royale, for a pair of elegant sky blue Orlebar Brown ‘Setter’ shorts in Skyfall. Gotta say, I’m not much of a fan of the ‘Setter’ shorts: I find them to expose more than I bargained for. But Orlebar’s ‘Bulldog’ shorts, which come in a mid-length, OH YES! They’re tailored to perfection, dignified and smart enough to wear for martinis by the beach/pool. FYI, you can get Orlebar Brown shorts from the company’s e-tail sitemy future employer Mr PASOS and SSense, all of whom ship to India.

British GQ's Bond issue (Photo courtesy | British GQ)
Who’s your fave? (Photo courtesy | British GQ)

Btw, who’s your fave Bond? To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the film franchise and this month’s release of Skyfall, the British GQ’s November issue has been dedicated to the international spy agent, with each of the six 007s – Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig – gracing the cover. My Bond’s Pierce Brosnan <3

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