The Designs Behind James Bond’s Style in SkyFall

SkyFall, the new 2012 James Bond Movie, is sure to bring with it an arsenal of new designs and gadgetry. Old designs are re-imagined, and new styles are introduced as the set designers seek to continue the Bond legacy of luxury and sophistication. Below is a list of some of the designs featured in the film so you’ll know exactly which products make Bond the man he is.

 

Tom Ford Marko Aviator Sunglasses

Worn by Daniel Craig on screen and off screen, these aviators by Tom Ford are a classic and timeless piece. The glasses seen in the film seem to have a silver (rhodium) frame and is one of the standard models of the Marko “18v” collection.

Sony Xperia T

Does Bond use an iPhone? How about an Android? According to our sources, neither. Instead, Bond sports the new Sony Xperia T mobile phone in silver. The phone has a 4.6” HD Reality Display powered by Mobile Bravia Engine and a 13MP Fast Capture Camera. It’s one of the new generations of smart phones that combines a sleek look with powerful capabilities.

 Globe – Trotter Stabilist Case

This new case by Globe-Trotter will surely make heads turn. The slim 26” aluminum case is designed perfectly to hold the specialized equipment of Bond… namely his plethora of killing weapons. The sleek design and aesthetic reminds us that secret agents bring style with them even if it is just a carrying case for their goodies.

 

Walther PPK

The Walther PPK is the weapon of choice for Bond, seen in multiple movies and mentioned in the novels by Ian Fleming. The gun is so iconic, that every single Bond actor has used one in their films. The gun carries seven 7.65mm rounds and was a favorite with special agents due to the high degree of concealability combined with exceptional lethality. Look out for the silenced version for even more badassery.

 

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean SkyFall Limited Edition

In 2012, Omega revealed the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m SkyFall Limited Edition watch, to celebrate its seventh performance in a supporting role in a Bond film. The watch is water resistant up to 600 meters and is equipped with a unidirectional rotating diving bezel and a helium escape valve. This special watch designed for Bond himself has a 007 logo on the 7 o’clock position and is limited to 5,007 pieces.

 

Crockett & Jones Highbury Shoes

 

 

In the London scenes of skyfall , James Bond wears Crockett & Jones Highbury shoes. The Highbury model is a plain fronted three eyelet derby shoe made from the finest calf leather and features single Dainite rubber soles. Four different Rockett & Jones shoe models appear throughout the film, making these shoes an instant classic amongst Bond aficionados.

Tom Ford Tailored Suits

The suits worn by Bond were custom designed and tailored by Tom Ford. None of these suits are available in any department store as they were custom made for Daniel Craig and his specifications. The suit pictured above is charcoal serge with a closely-spaced light blue rope-stripe, and Craig wears a charcoal glen plaid suit in the film. The jacket has a padded shoulders and a 3-button front, with narrow lapels that roll gently over the top button. The cuffs also have 3 buttons, with the last button left open, flapped pockets and a single vent. Though it has a very fashionable fit, the actual style of the suit—and outfit overall—is very traditional. The pale blue poplin shirt is also from Tom Ford and features a tab collar. Tom Ford’s tab collars fasten with a stud rather than the more common button or snap fastening. Bond has never worn a tab collar before, and its affected look that frames the tie knot probably isn’t something that Ian Fleming would have liked. But it’s also a classic style and is always correct with a lounge suit. The tie is a grey neat pattern in something similar to a houndstooth check.

 

Aston Martin DB5

The 1963 DB5 is a classic car that has made appearances in Goldfinger, Thunderball, Golden Eye, and Casino Royale. In SkyFall, the Aston Martin DB5 is once again put to use when Bond drives M to Scotland in one of the last scenes of the movie. Aston Martins have been a long standing tradition with Bond, and the DB5 brings the franchise back to its roots as an instant classic is used instead of the lastest model.

 

SkyFall premiers November 9th, go watch the movie and let us know what you think.

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One Response to “The Designs Behind James Bond’s Style in SkyFall”

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