Gives Off Rather Strong Cop Vibes
I found another photo call, this time from the SPECTRE set. Once again, an interesting suit that never made it to the film:
Whilst Craig doesn't look great there, Cary Funaga looks like a Bond villain. Dreadful
Perhaps we can attribute this to DC coming into the role with no real sense of style so being at the mercy of the whim of the various costumers. Connery allegedly didn’t have much style but had Terence to guide him.
That was one of the worst Bond outfits across the 25 films!
This is my favorite of his casual outfits,
though I really like the look in the Shanghai bar from Skyfall, which while not totally casual, if you ditch the tie is close enough.
Understatement. There were horrific.Agree on the polo but the bootcut jeans were pretty bad.
The chauffeur disguise?
My favorite would be the QoS Haiti outfit: Addidas Y3 black jacket, polo, white StaPress trousers and suede chukkas. Would have been better if he’d worn the navy TF Harrington with this outfit though.
Close second was the Spectre Matchless suede jacket and TF polo.
Mate, Maaate - burn the black jacket. Swear off black for a year or two. It will be healthy.
In my previous posts summarizing the best and worst of DC-era casual Bond, I left out the two ‘work wear’/ tactical/ commando outfits as these aren’t intended to be anything other than what you wear when assaulting the bad guys’ lair to rescue the girl.
The NTTD Peal cashmere commando sweater definitely falls into this category. Great work by the costumers in that it looks cool and tactical, evoking reminders of his Navy/SBS past, without turning him into another Rambo character. But it would look a little ridiculous in a normal, casual setting and the Peal trousers aren’t going to be any SWAT Team’s preference:
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The outfit from the Spectre sneaky commando tactical raid scene is a bit more interesting. There are some pieces in here that I really like. The grey silk/cashmere mock turtleneck from Peal is a winner. The puppy tooth grey trousers from Neil Barrett are nice, if a bit slim for action. Best of all are the Steve McQueen-inspired suede Playboy chukkas - I would love to own a pair of these! Finally, there is the collarless blue suede Varvatos racer jacket. This was his second suede jacket in the film - the sand Matchless jacket looked pretty cool in Morocco. I can’t get very excited over the blue Varvatos, but I don’t know if it’s the colour or the cut that leaves me indifferent. I think Tom Cruise wore the same jacket in one of his films as well, looking equally meh.
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