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The spy who styled us

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<b>1 </b><br><br>The tuxedo is the formal wear of choice for James Bond, and this is the outfit one most identifies him with. The Bond tux reflects changing tastes with additions and subtractions, but Bond has always remained faithful to it. The Indian film star who personified this style was Shammi Kapoor, especially in 'Teesri Manzil'

The spy who styled us

Prasad Bidapa | August 25, 2012


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The tuxedo is the formal wear of choice for James Bond, and this is the outfit one most identifies him with. The Bond tux reflects changing tastes with additions and subtractions, but Bond has always remained faithful to it. The Indian film star who personified this style was Shammi Kapoor, especially in 'Teesri Manzil'

<b>2 </b><br><br>Roger Moore's suave presence saw him through seven films, making him the actor who played Bond the maximum number of times, over a twelve-year period. Moore's signature style was the off-white tuxedo, worn with his bow tie slightly askew

The spy who styled us

Prasad Bidapa | August 25, 2012


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Roger Moore's suave presence saw him through seven films, making him the actor who played Bond the maximum number of times, over a twelve-year period. Moore's signature style was the off-white tuxedo, worn with his bow tie slightly askew

<b>3 </b><br><br>In London, on St. James's Street around the corner from Pall Mall, are two stores all Bond fans should visit - Lock & Co. Hatters for bowler hats, trilbies and vintage silk top hats and John Lobb Ltd. ,  a bespoke shoemaker who makes clothes for the Royal Family and Sean Connery's shoes in the earlier films

The spy who styled us

Prasad Bidapa | August 25, 2012


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In London, on St. James's Street around the corner from Pall Mall, are two stores all Bond fans should visit - Lock & Co. Hatters for bowler hats, trilbies and vintage silk top hats and John Lobb Ltd. , a bespoke shoemaker who makes clothes for the Royal Family and Sean Connery's shoes in the earlier films

<b>4 </b><br><br>Timothy Dalton did two Bond films - 'The Living Daylights' and 'Licence to Kill'. He was the rakish Bond, more relaxed, sexy and sort of windswept in a casual kind of way. Longer hair, open collars, suits worn without a tie

The spy who styled us

Prasad Bidapa | August 25, 2012


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Timothy Dalton did two Bond films - 'The Living Daylights' and 'Licence to Kill'. He was the rakish Bond, more relaxed, sexy and sort of windswept in a casual kind of way. Longer hair, open collars, suits worn without a tie

<b>5 </b><br><br>Pierce Brosnan was next. Quite the most handsome of the lot, Pierce was responsible for the fabulous outerwear looks that this Bond flaunted. Windcheaters, trench coats, military jackets to overcoats, Brosnan's model thin figure made it look great. <b><br><br>6 </b><br><br>Brosnan also saw Bond move away from English styling to the elegance of Brioni's three-buttoned Italian suits

The spy who styled us

Prasad Bidapa | August 25, 2012


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Pierce Brosnan was next. Quite the most handsome of the lot, Pierce was responsible for the fabulous outerwear looks that this Bond flaunted. Windcheaters, trench coats, military jackets to overcoats, Brosnan's model thin figure made it look great.

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Brosnan also saw Bond move away from English styling to the elegance of Brioni's three-buttoned Italian suits

<b>7 </b><br><br>The Modern Bond is Daniel Craig. There were howls of protest when he was cast in 'Casino Royale' but he somehow pulled it off, creating an icy version of the Nordic Bond. When Daniel Craig walked out of the water in 'Casino Royale' in form- fitting blue shorts, he inspired a generation to try the same. Karan Johar did a Bond with John Abraham in 'Dostana'. <b><br><br>8 </b><br><br>Daniel Craig also wore white jeans to great effect. Motorcycles & leather jackets looked cool on him, and his teaming of brown shoes with a black jacket set off a minor fashion tsunami.

The spy who styled us

Prasad Bidapa | August 25, 2012


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The Modern Bond is Daniel Craig. There were howls of protest when he was cast in 'Casino Royale' but he somehow pulled it off, creating an icy version of the Nordic Bond. When Daniel Craig walked out of the water in 'Casino Royale' in form- fitting blue shorts, he inspired a generation to try the same. Karan Johar did a Bond with John Abraham in 'Dostana'.

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Daniel Craig also wore white jeans to great effect. Motorcycles & leather jackets looked cool on him, and his teaming of brown shoes with a black jacket set off a minor fashion tsunami.

<b>9 </b><br><br>Ursula Andress was voted the sexiest Bond Girl ever. Check her walking out of the water in a bikini with a dagger at her hip in the very first Bond film, 'Dr No'

The spy who styled us

Prasad Bidapa | August 25, 2012


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Ursula Andress was voted the sexiest Bond Girl ever. Check her walking out of the water in a bikini with a dagger at her hip in the very first Bond film, 'Dr No'

<b>10 </b><br><br>In 'Skyfall', Daniel Craig will wear Tom Ford suits that are "very supple and move with him" according to Jany Temime, the film's costume designer

The spy who styled us

Prasad Bidapa | August 25, 2012


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In 'Skyfall', Daniel Craig will wear Tom Ford suits that are "very supple and move with him" according to Jany Temime, the film's costume designer

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