The suave British secret agent may be synonymous with a Tom Ford suit or a Saville Row ensemble. But when he’s on duty in tropical climates, 007’s summer wardrobe is something to take inspiration from as the mercury rises. In anticipation of the movie release, which we know will only be in November, we’ve curated a selection of brands that will be able to take your warm weather look up a few notches so you’ll be as polished as Mr. Bond and his synonymous Bond girls.
Not everyone is able to successfully emulate Daniel Craig’s coming-out-of-the-water scene in Casino Royale, but take it from the makers of the original tailored swim shorts, Orlebar Brown, to know how to make men look good by the poolside. This summer, the label partnered with EON studios to create a collection inspired by the iconic resort pieces worn in the 007 films but with a modern twist. A classic piece from the new collection is the blue striped collared shirt inspired by the piece worn by Sean Connery in Thunderball as well as the ivory shorts inspired by Roger Moore’s in For Your Eyes Only, perfect for humid climes.
The luxury British cashmere brand has been Bond’s casual attire of choice since the label’s blue round neck cashmere jumper made an appearance in Skyfall. James Bond fans would delight in the label’s 007 cashmere collection, featuring 13 looks inspired by the films. The luxury knitwear brand also recently released a Bond Woman collection with pieces inspired by Bond’s leading ladies including light cashmere wrap top similar to the one worn by Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.
The Italian designer created the now iconic sand coloured corduroy two-piece suit worn by Craig in No Time to Die. It was reported that Craig himself insisted on using the designer’s designs in the films after being a fan of the designer’s clothing in real-life. Massimo Alba’s collections are available for both men and women and feature a distinctive, muted colour palette made with the finest materials such as linen and the softest cottons. This is the label to go for an understated luxury look, perfect for those who like tailored, elegant dressing but have a desire to stay under the radar.