Thanks to Daniel Craig, dark hair may no longer be a prerequisite for James Bond, but there are some things that will never change about 007. He might shill for Heineken, but he’ll order a martini. There might be a Ford in his parking spot, but he prefers an Aston Martin DB5.
But perhaps most importantly, his wardrobe will always, always look impeccable.
Somewhat surprisingly, the most pornographic aspect of “Skyfall,” the newest Bond movie, might be the clothes Craig wears throughout, most of which are suits made by Tom Ford. It’s enough to make you want to go home and torch every pair of chinos you own.
When I talked to Craig, I had to ask about that aspect of the persona and if it lines up at all with his personal style. He said it doesn’t, but it’s all for the job.
“[Bond’s style] is very, very important to me, and I’m a huge believer that the look and feel, a lot of that has to do with the clothes people wear,” he said. “Certainly, we were lucky enough to have Tom Ford involved with the movie. He decided these amazing suits for everybody in the movie. Jany, our costume designer, did a beautiful job. A Bond movie isn’t a Bond movie without that kind of style.”
“Skyfall” opens in theaters this Friday, and you really, really should see it.
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