STYLE GUIDE | THE EVOLUTION OF DANIEL CRAIG JAMES BOND SUITS
Daniel Craig continues to inspire all 007 fans with his effortlessly dapper suits and suave casual attires in his all four (4) James Bond movies. Here is a collection of all the dapper suits and evening wear he had worn in all four 007 films.
The British star Daniel Craig debuted in the 007 franchise about a decade back in Casino Royale. The journey of Craig as Ian Fleming’s iconic spy has been gone through different stages from the mega blockbusters including Casino Royale and Skyfall to the mix critics flicks Quantum of Solace and Spectre, but one thing that remains common in his all 007 outfit was his timelessly classic outfits. Daniel Craig continues inspiring the 007 fans from his effortlessly dapper suits and suave casual attires in his all four James Bond movies. In the honor Craig’s successful and fashionable incarnation as Britain’s all-time favorite spy, we have put together and collection all of dapper his suits and evening wear he had worn in four 007 films.
1. JAMES BOND CASINO ROYALE SUITS
Brioni designed all suits in Daniel Craig’s debuted 007 films. In Casino Royale, he had worn four suits and a classic peak lapel tuxedo. You can find all of them in great detail below.
NAVY BLUE LINEN SUIT
During the epic black and white opening sequence and gun barrel scene, Daniel Craig wore this navy linen suit. He had worn two linen suits in his debuted film including this navy suit, and the light gray linen suits during Bahamas scenes. The navy jacket features two-button fastening, four buttons on cuffs, two patch pockets at the waist, and dual vents. Daniel Craig left the jacket open that shows the black belt, and light blue color shirts he wore the suit, Bond also paired brown shoes with that navy linen suit.
GREY LINEN SUIT
Following his mission in the Casino Royale, Bond visit to the Bahamas donning this timelessly classic linen suit. Daniel Craig wore short sleeve white shirt and Persol sunglasses (model 2244), and brown derby shoes with his gray suit. It also seems that Bond trying to match the black stripe of his Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch with his belt. The Brioni suit features peaked lapel, wide style shoulder, three-button front closure, three-button cuffs, two flapped pockets at waist and dual rear vents. It is one out of three darted front trousers of Daniel Craig in the film, it also having turn-ups and two side pockets.
CHARCOAL BLUE SUIT
This James Bond charcoal blue suit is certainly one the best suits in the Casino Royale and throughout Daniel Craig’s era. Brioni has dressed 007 from Golden Eye to Casino Royale (which means only once to Craig’s 007), but this is one of the unique formal wear as it is made up of two classic suit colors including navy and charcoal. The jacket has notch lapel, three-button, and more importantly straight shoulders with a clean chest that making 007 look sophisticated. The jacket also having one chest pocket and two flapped pockets, four-button cuffs, and single rear vent. The trousers have also darted front, two side pockets, and turn-ups
NAVY PINSTRIPE 3-PIECE SUIT
Craig’s Bond wears his first three-piece and striped suit in the final moments of the Casino Royale when he chases Mr. White and utters the iconic lines, Bond … James Bond. There is a bit debate that this Daniel Craig blue pinstripe suit is very similar to the masterpiece Sean Connery putt on in the iconic film Goldfinger, but Matt Spaiser clearly defines that the style of both these suits is absolutely different. This three piece suit features peaked lapel, three-button front, four-button cuffs. Just like the previous two suits, the trousers have darted front and turn-ups. The waist probably has six button front, two besom pockets at waist.
BLACK PEAK LAPEL TUXEDO
Besides the exceptional and dapper suits, one thing that makes James Bond look special is his black attire. 007 has attired several tuxedoes in his long-running journey, just in case if you don’t know what’s the difference between tuxedo and suit . Daniel Craig had worn only one black tuxedo out of his four outings as 007. The only black tie attire designed by Craig’s 007 features broad peaked lapels with grosgrain lapels, traditional single button fastening closure, four horn buttons on the cuffs, and dual trimmed jetted pockets. Trousers have reverse plat front with two side pockets, two back pockets, and held up by the Albert Thurston white braces. Craig had worn Turnbull & Asser shirt, S.T. Dupont cufflinks and Derby shoes to compliment his overall his formal look.
2. JAMES BOND QUANTUM OF SOLACE SUITS
Tom Ford replaces Brioni as Bond suits designer in Quantum of Solace. Craig had worn five suits and a midnight blue dinner suit in the movie.
BOND’S DARK BROWN SUIT
This suit is very unique in Daniel Craig’s 007 wardrobe as he had worn only one brown suit during his four appearances as a British spy. He had worn this Mohair tonic that is comfortable for the hot weather of Bolivia, Bond paired his brown suit with tan color tie and white spread collar shirt made by Tom Ford. The jacket features notch lapel collar, Tom Ford famous 3-roll-2 button front closure, suppressed waist, five-button cuffs, and double rear vent. The trousers have side adjusters and waistband instead of a belt, it also having flat front, narrow leg, and turn-ups
BLUE STRIPED SUIT
This blue stripes suit is no doubt resembling the three piece suit Daniel Craig had worn in the final scenes of the Casino Royale, but due to the change of costume designer and suit manufacturer (Tom Ford from Brioni) there are some changes in Bond look . The suit updated to two-piece and it is featuring blue stripes this time instead of white. Tom Ford also introduced their signature 3-roll-2 button front closure instead of Brioni’s three-button front, this jacket has five-button cuffs instead of four and additional ticket pocket.
JAMES BOND CHARCOAL SUIT
It is far by the best suit in the film and one of the most recognizable charcoal suit Daniel Craig had worn while portraying the character of 007. Tom Ford debuted as 007 suit producer in QOS, the fit of suits are far better in this movie comparing to the recent films. The suit jacket features notched lapel collar, three-button with lapel rolled to the middle one, five-button cuffs with the last one unbutton, double rear vent, two flapped and a ticket pocket at waist. Bond has paired this suit with white poplin shirt, linen handkerchief, gray handkerchief, and black Oxford shoes
NAVY BLUE SUIT
This is the most appropriate navy suit Daniel Craig had worn during his Bond journey. In the Casino Royale, he wore a suit made with a blend of navy and charcoal, in Skyfall he wears midnight blue tuxedo (not suit), in Spectre he wears a two-toned (sharkskin, pick and pick suit). This suit looked black at first glance, but the promotional pictures of the movie revealed its true classic might blue color which looks blacker than black. The jacket has notched lapel collar, three-button fastening, five-button cuffs, and dual slanted vest. The trousers have a flat front, dual side pockets, medium rise, side adjusters, and turn-ups.
MIDNIGHT BLUE TUXEDO
In Daniel Craig second outing as the British spy who put on midnight blue tuxedo which pretty much seems the copy of Sean Connery Tuxedo. Besides the style and the features of dinner suit he also replicated the similar diamond-end style bow tie, and white spread collar dress shirt. This is Craig’s first out of two dinner suits he wore as 007, but as compared to the Skyfall, it is way better in a fit and classic feature. The jacket has one-button front, gauntlet silk cuffs with five buttons, it also has one breasted two jetted pockets and dual side vents. The low-rise trousers have a flat front, side adjusters, and satin stripe down to each leg. Bond had worn the black cummerbund, white handkerchief, and black Oxford shoes with the tuxedo.
3. JAMES BOND SKYFALL SUITS
Jany Temime becomes the new costume designer in Daniel Craig’s third Bond film that features four suits and again a midnight blue formal wear.
JAMES BOND GREY SUIT
The 23rd James Bond film “Skyfall” starts with the breathtaking and action-packed chase scene in which spotted carrying this classic gray suit featuring a top notch sharkskin pattern. It has notched lapel, three –button front closure, three-button cuffs, one chest and two flapped pockets at waist. The trousers have a flat front, two side pockets, side adjusters, turn-ups, narrow leg, and side adjusters. Daniel Craig had worn Tom Ford loud patterned tie, Crocket, and Jones shoes, white tab collar shirt, and white handkerchief in the breasted pocket.
ANOTHER BOND CHARCOAL SUIT
Bond spotted carrying this charcoal suit during London scenes when the Raoul Silva manages to escape from the tight security of MI6 and then Bond tries hard to get him back. This suit also featured in the promotional pictures of Skyfall where Bond visits his Scotland with M for the final face off with the bad guys. This suit detailed with a notched lapel, Craig’s famous 3-roll-2 button closure, 3-button cuffs, and single rear vent. The trousers have the flat front, dual side pockets, low rise, and turn-ups. Like the rest of Tom Ford trousers, it also had side adjusters. This charcoal stripe suit is pretty much same to the others suits in the film regarding the fit and style.
THE GLEN PLAID SUIT
Daniel Craig spotted wearing this classic glen plaid suit during his first meeting with the Gareth Mallory, the head of secret intelligence service who later becomes the head of MI6 and replaces Judi Dench. When it comes to the pattern, this glen plaid suit is easily the best formal wear 007 carried in the film. The features are exactly same as the other suits 007 wore in the film. The jacket has notched lapel, 3-roll-button front, single vent , 3-button with the last one left open like the rest of his suits. The trousers had the flat front, narrow leg, turn ups, dual side pockets, and side adjusters.
NAVY HERRINGBONE SUIT
James Bond wears this dapper navy herringbone suit during the final moments of Skyfall. Unfortunately, it got much lesser screen time as compared to the rest of Daniel Craig Skyfall suits but still didn’t fail to make its impact on the fans. Bond complimented his suit with crisp white tab collar shirt matching with his pocket square, and gray patterned tie.
JAMES BOND SKYFALL TUXEDO
The second midnight blue suit in the era of Daniel Craig as British iconic spy, Bond had worn this navy tuxedo at the location of Macau during his mission to find out the person who is behind the destruction of MI6 building. The jacket has shawl lapel, one button front, three-button cuffs, one-breasted and two jetted pockets at waist, and single rear vent. The lapels and pockets are trimmed with black satin. Bond had worn black satin cummerbund and bow, white handkerchief, Tom Ford white pique bib collar shirt, and Crocket and Jones Alex model shoes.
4. JAMES BOND SPECTRE SUITS
Daniel Craig and Tom Ford combination returned again in the latest 007 outing. The actor had worn six suits and timeless ivory white tuxedo.
BLUE WINDOWPANE SUIT
Daniel Craig made his first appearance in Spectre donning a fascinating Day of Dead costume at Mexico, but after reaching the hotel room he changed the clothes and gets a signature 007 look by attiring this Windowpane suit from Tom Ford. Except for Daniel Craig suits in debuted movie Casino Royale, all the suits are designed by Tom Ford. This Windowpane suit is pretty much same to the Skyfall suits regarding the fit. It also having pretty same details including notch lapel (very slim), three-roll-two button fastening closure, four-button cuffs this time with the last one left one (as usual). The jacket was very tight with the chest, and very short to cover his back fully. The trousers are slim fit with side adjusters, and side adjusters, narrow legs, and turn-ups. Craig wears this suit with the white shirt with matching handkerchief and navy tie.
SPECTRE GREY SUIT
James Bond wears this gray suit with two different shirts and ties. He wears this suit over the white shirt, and under Crombie suit when he meets M straight after the opening scene of Mexico , and then at Q’s lab with the light blue shirt, with a navy tie, and white handkerchief. The jacket features three button front, one-breasted and two flapped pockets, four-button cuffs, and single rear vent.
SPECTRE THREE-PIECE SUIT
Daniel Craig put on this suit during the funeral of Spectre’s agent he killed at Mexico. Bond wears this with the double breasted long coat at funeral scenes, and then separately at Spectre grand meeting at Rome and exciting car chase between him and the henchman Hinx. This suit fits way better to Craig than the Skyfall, and the rest of the suits he wore in the movie. This black herringbone suit based on Tom Ford’s famous Windsor model, it has wide peaked lapel, two-button front, curved breasted pocket, two flapped pockets, five-button cuffs, and single rear vent. The waist coat has 6-button front with four pockets (two on the chest and two on waist).
BROWN MOROCCO SUIT
Bond’s Morocco outfit does look like a suit, but actually, it is a tan jacket with Brunello Cucinelli chino which he wore with the Matchless trousers in Tangier scenes. The Tom Ford collection also includes brown twill suit which means that Craig was expected to wear a suit in the Moroccan desert, but somehow for whatever reasons, he wears this Brunello Cucinelli outfit that reminds me the tan suit Bond (Timothy Dalton) when he visits Morocco last time. The jacket features fishmouth shape lapel, three-button front, narrow shoulders, curved breasted pocket, two flapped pockets, and four button cuffs. The style and fit of this outfit give Bond a perfect casual look.
NAVY SHARKSKIN SUIT
James Bond had worn this blue sharkskin suit at Spectre headquarters. This is the second time Craig wears sharkskin suit during his Bond era, the first one was Skyfall opening gray suit. Bond wears the navy tie, white cotton shirt matching his handkerchief, and Crocket and Jones Norwich with this navy suit. The has slim notch lapels, three button cuffs with the lapel roll down to the middle button, four button cuffs, and single vent at back. The trousers have slim fit cut with extended waistband, and side adjusters, it also has narrow legs and turn-ups.
CHARCOAL DAMIER THREE PIECE SUIT
Daniel Craig had worn second three piece suit in the final scene of the film. This suit also designed on Tom Ford O’ Connor model. It has dark charcoal (anthracite) color with the classic checkerboard (damier) pattern which is giving Bond a smooth and sophisticated look. It features notched lapels with three button cuffs, four-button cuffs, and single rear vent. Bond had worn six-button front waistcoat under the jacket with two chest pockets, and two waist pockets. The trousers have side adjusters, waistband, two side pocket, and turn ups.
JAMES BOND WHITE TUXEDO
Daniel Craig referenced to the previous Bond actors with the manifestation of his clothes couple of times in the recent 007 film. He wears the white tuxedo with the red carnation on the buttonhole to recall Sean Connery’s classic white tuxedo from Goldfinger, but the costume designer Jany Temime said that she took the inspiration of this ivory dinner suit from Humphrey Bogart in the film Casablanca and Morocco. The tuxedo also based on Tom Ford Windsor model and features wide peaked lapel with grosgrain silk, two-button front closure, dual jetted pockets and 5-button cuffs all trimmed with the silk. The Spectre white tuxedo got much lesser time than Craig’s 007 previous tuxedos. Bond paired it with black trousers, satin cummerbund, white braces, and diamond-pointed shape bow tie.
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