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post #31 of 52
Well in this post he implies he does Ralph's suits for the movie:
http://www.timothyeverest.co.uk/blog/?p=1258
post #32 of 52
Ah yes, definitely gives that impression doesn't he. I've been a customer for about 5 years - I'll ask them next time I'm there. I hope it doesn't mean he puts his prices up.
post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

I see what you mean, but even the look you're describing was not executed well with the cut of Bond's suits. That look can be made much better, especially without the ridiculous tightness. It's true that slim suits look modern, but there's two types of slim: Slim in the correct places with purpose, and just tight from sizing down too much. The costume designer either didn't do enough research, or had no idea how to achieve the look she wanted...or both.
Here's an example to illustrate what I mean:
1. Slim, but still fitting well:

2. Bond's suits in the movie:

Now, one might argue that Craig's shape is very different that the guys above, but that's no reason to make suits tight. He should look even better in a well-fitting, slim suit.

I'm not just talking about slim fitting suits in general. Of course you are right in that you can do that correctly and incorrectly. Whatever that kid is wearing in the second picture is full of things that aren't sartorially correct...but let's be clear: Bond, though he enjoys fine clothing, is not exactly a sartorialist, and even when he is that does not mean he does not know he is breaking rules. I am playing a bit of an apologist, I realize, but to an effect.

Bond's a minimalist. In the books, he frequently prefers sleeveless (short-sleeve) shirts under his tropical wool suits when it's hot out. He also doesn't like having to tie his shoes, so often wears laceless ones. And of course there is the now famous line about how much he hates Windsor knots...

But he also likes good suits. So, why would a character that likes good suits be breaking the rules? Part of it (maybe all of it) is simply that they didn't do enough homework, as you said. But, perhaps, the aggressive look they were going for with the suits could not be achieved, in their view, without making the suits "too" tight and "too" short. Even in the pictures you posted, the first looks much more relaxed compared to the second (which actually looks somewhat uncomfortable). I don't think a "proper" fitting slim suit would give off the impression of a "costume" (which is more or less what Vesper tells us Bond is using his suit as in Casino Royale, anyway). Actually, the suits in Quantum of Solace were properly fitting slim fit suits, so they were really going for some kind of distinction. It's also ironic that Tom Ford was once rather against the idea of short jackets--he thought it made men look like boys, which he loathed. I don't think, however, that Daniel Craig's suits are that short--shorter, yes, but I don't recall the bottom of his suit falling at his wrist or higher, which is what you'll find in those cuts like the second picture (and in jackets from places like H&M).

Someone suggested in another topic (or earlier in this, I'm not sure) that it may have something to do with Bond getting older, and so he stands in distinction to the new clothing (which I may be interpreting a bit charitably, but you get the point). I'm not sure this is correct, but maybe that's another way to look at it.
post #34 of 52
I was just not a big fan of him having tab collars on every outfit. Where the hell did that come from?


And I really am not much of a fan of shawl tuxedos....I would say that this was the weakest Bond wardrobe of any non-Roger Moore Bond flick...except maybe License to Kill.
post #35 of 52
I'm a big fan of the tab collars and shawl tuxedos.
post #36 of 52
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I was just not a big fan of him having tab collars on every outfit. Where the hell did that come from?
And I really am not much of a fan of shawl tuxedos....I would say that this was the weakest Bond wardrobe of any non-Roger Moore Bond flick...except maybe License to Kill.

Agreed. To me, tab collars are very much a "trad" item, and so fit in well with undarted sack suits, longwing shoes, navy hopsack blazers and grey flannel trousers - not the very tightly fitted, mid-grey narrow pinstripe suits that Daniel Craig frequently wore.

The tab collar shirts just seemed to be rather incongruous and I think that it would have been better had he worn his usual spread collar shirts.
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post #38 of 52
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What is up with Mallory's shirt in this pic? Not ironed? lol.
post #39 of 52

I would not know who made the suits, the braces were Albert Thurston for sure.

 

They were navy with a navy 'fleur de lis' motif, Daniel Craig also wore braces from Albert Thurston in Casino Royale.

 

Any news on the manufacturer of the suits?

 

I thought they were tailored perfectly.
 

post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by Schwazer View Post

What is up with Mallory's shirt in this pic? Not ironed? lol.

Probably a combination of the tie and vest pushing on it, as well as whatever he was doing between takes/in previous takes.

Those would be some pretty amazing wrinkles, otherwise lol
post #41 of 52
Who made his ties? The red looks like a Charvet. Anyone know where I can get my hands on the tie he's wearing in this scene??

post #42 of 52
I don't see why the design of that tie would be unique to Charvet. A great number of shops along Jermyn Street (and shops within the 1.5 lm radius) sell ties like these. Certainly Charvet sells such ties too.
post #43 of 52
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I don't see why the design of that tie would be unique to Charvet. A great number of shops along Jermyn Street (and shops within the 1.5 lm radius) sell ties like these. Certainly Charvet sells such ties too.

Yeah, looks like a navy pindot, which is made by just about every decent tiemaker under the sun.
post #44 of 52
I dunno, the spots look a bit big to be pindot. The tie also has a 'metallic' look to it too.
post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by otacon View Post

Someone suggested in another topic (or earlier in this, I'm not sure) that it may have something to do with Bond getting older, and so he stands in distinction to the new clothing (which I may be interpreting a bit charitably, but you get the point). I'm not sure this is correct, but maybe that's another way to look at it.

I finally got around to seeing the movie, and this absolutely crossed my mind as a possible explanation. Say what you will about Tom Ford, but the "errors" made in Bond's suiting were not the typical quibbles we tend to have with his style. I think they deliberately packed some weight on Craig to compound the effect as well.
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