The trilby worn by Sean Connery in ‘Dr No’ is by London hatters Locke & Co. Despite looking blue in the film, the firm insists that it was actually brown, debunking the sartorial maxim ‘never wear brown in town’.
Anthony Sinclair created Bond’s evening suit in ‘Dr No’, and it’s a testament to the skill of his Conduit Cut that Sean Connery, who was a bodybuilder, looks so slim. Bond creator Ian Fleming was originally against Connery playing the part because he felt the actor was too muscular to be considered elegant.
In the very first scene of ‘Dr No’ we see a brilliant flash of starched white shirt cuff beneath the sleeve of a dinner jacket. Since then, every Bond has worn shirts, ties and handkerchiefs from this most English of shirtmakers.
The Mayfair perfumer and barber is where Ian Fleming would go to get a haircut and a wet shave. James Bond also uses the company’s scent, Eucris, in the ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ and ‘Casino Royale’ books.
Traditionally a manufacturer of gentlemen’s underwear, Sunspel can claim 00 fame thanks to its Q75 Riviera polo shirt. Created in conjunction with costume designer Lindy Hemming, it was worn by Daniel Craig in ‘Casino Royale’.