How To Dress Like James Bond

The next James Bond movie — “Spectre” — was announced back in December.

The bad news is: the movie won’t be out until the fall of 2015. 

But the good news is: you can still get some Bond in your life while you wait.

We’ve put together a style guide based on Daniel Craig’s James Bond: edgier and darker, but still maintaining that smart-elegant vibe. 

Whether you want to go full-on Bond, or just add an accessory or two, you’ll find it here.


The Classic Grey James Bond Suit

 

You just couldn’t have a Bond without a suit. Usually, he’s sports a grey one, ranging from light to charcoal tones. We recommend erring on the darker side — not everyone can pull off a heather grey.

For the shirt and tie — choose a light blue shirt and navy tie. They’re warmer than white and black, respectively, but still convey a serious vibe.

Grey Suit

Investment: Burberry London grey slim-fit wool suit $US1,395

Deal: Salvatore Exte Men’s two button charcoal grey suit$US449.00 $US95.86 to $US109.86 

Light-Blue Button Down

Investement: Brioni blue striped cotton shirt  —  £310 ($US482)

Deal: Bloomingdale’s Houndstooth Check Dress Shirt  —  $US449.00 $US49.77 

Navy Tie

Investement: Turnbull & Asser ribbed silk tie  —  £95 ($US147)

Deal: Calvin Klein men’s silver spun solid tie  —  $US65.00 $US33.14 
 


The Omega “Seamaster” Watch

 

For almost two decades Bond’s been wearing the Omega “Seamaster watch,” which you can get yourself as well. Or you can find yourself a better deal on a lookalike.

Investement: The Omega “Seamaster” 300 Chrono Diver watch  —  $US3,640

Deal: SO&CO “Monticello” stainless steel watch  —  $US325.00 $US43.99  


 

Leather Jacket

But sometimes, Bond is running around in a more casual look, typically rocking a leather jacket. (Which is pretty much the cool-guy staple.)

We recommend combining 2014’s biggest trend in menswear with the classic James Bond style staple by getting yourself a leather bomber jacket. It’s pretty much a win-win.

Investement: Schott slim-fit leather jacket  —  £775 £387.49 ($US1206 $US603)

Deal: Navy A-1 Leather Flight Bomber Jacket  —  $US299.99 $US149.99 


Tuxedo Bow Tie 

Arguably the best scene in Casino Royale is the whole poker sequence. Scratch that — there’s no debate. If you ever find yourself invited to a black (or white tie) setting like this high-stakes poker game, you better have that real bow tie ready.
Investement: Turnbull & Asser Silk Bow Tie  —  £55 ($US86)

Deal: Silk Bow Tie  —  $US15.99 $US9.50  


A Martini Glass 

And of course, James Bond’s martini. Have a couple of glasses on hand so that you, too, can prepare a strong cocktail. Especially if you’d like to impress a date.
Investement: Luigi Bormioli martini glasses (set of 4)  —  $US37.00

Deal: Libbey martini glasses (set of 4)  —  $US39.99 $US17.01 

 

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