You’ve heard the old adage, “clothes make the man,” and by reviewing the latest infographic by Shade Station, you can actually see the evolution of James Bond’s statement of style through the years of 007 and his adventures around the world.
By visiting the website Shade Station you can find interesting graphics that beautifully illustrate how Bond’s suits and accessories changed as the fashion industry evolved. From suits to tuxedos to eyewear to casual wear, you can take a look at how sleeves, the width and styles of ties, and even the briefcases that he carried changed from decade to decade. Whether your favourite film is Dr. No, Goldfinger, or Skyfall you can see how the cuts of suits changed, eyewear took on new frames and colouring, and swimming trucks took a more modern approach in 2006 with the release of Casino Royale.
Fashion for men of good taste went from the ruffled dress shirt in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 to a more tightly fitted suit with narrow lapels and a much more conservative look in 2012 in Skyfall. Seeing how James Bond fought global crime dressed to kill, no pun intended, provides you with a glimpse into how fashion designers really influence reality through fictitious characters with a larger-than-life persona. Accessories also underwent a visible change from black framed eyewear in Thunderball in 1965 to a more-trendy silver rhodium frame in Skyfall in 2012.
By reviewing this very interesting infographic you can see how James Bond continued to fight his way around the world looking like a million pounds no matter the decade or event.