Who’s your best dressed Bond?
BY MARK, MENSWEAR, HOME & ELECTRICALS EDITOR ON 12 OCT 2012 14:23 MEN'S FASHIONCOMMENTS
Sir Sean Connery has been voted the most stylish tux-wearing Bond in a poll by department store Debenhams.
Women still see 60s icon Connery as the best ever tux-wearing James Bond, beating the present 007, Daniel Craig.
Debenhams’ customers were asked to vote for their favourite Bond-in-a-tux on the retailer’s Facebook page, celebrating the much anticipated launch of Skyfall, the 23rd Bond film.
Anne Deegan, Debenhams store operations services manager, said: “Connery’s classic style and Scottish charm has cemented him as one of the all-time favourite Bond’s to have graced the silver screen in the last fifty years.
“Although our customers would still prefer to see current Bond, Daniel Craig, in his iconic blue swim shorts as opposed to being covered up in a tuxedo.”
The poll launches the retailer’s new tuxedo consultation service; male customers are now being offered tuxedo style advice for Christmas by trained personal shopping staff – to find out more simply ask in-store or check out our black tie and evening wear.
Anne Deegan continued: “The service has been brought in as a reaction to customer demand as many men are clueless on what to wear for black tie occasions.
“There’s no doubt about it, James Bond cuts a fine figure in the classic tuxedo look, something many men also hope to achieve.”
Facebook fans were also asked to name their most iconic Bond look, with Daniel Craig and those trunks being the winner – pipping Connery’s suited and booted tuxedo look to the top spot.
David Niven, star of the original Casino Royale with Peter Sellars and Woody Allen, came last in the ranking of the seven Bonds.
The best dressed Bond’s poll ranked as follows:
1. Sean Connery
2. Daniel Craig
3. Pierce Brosnan
4. Roger Moore
5. Timothy Dalton
6. George Lazenby
7. David Niven.
The tuxedo was first worn among the British upper and middle classes in the 1860s and came into fashion as a welcome alternative to formal evening coats with tails which were previously worn.
The first Bond to wear a tuxedo was Sean Connery in the initial James Bond feature in 1962, Dr.No.