For September 28
Sometimes they’ve put him in daft disguises (clown, gorilla, kilt, “Japanese”, duck-on-his-head, tremendously unconvincing actor massively out of his depth (1969, 1995-2002)), but what’s the most 'orrible everyday garb in which the Eon film series has made Bond walk, run, jump, swim, ski etc? Accepting that fashion is of its time, etc. - but still, there have to be standards.
Despite Leiter’s desparately unrequited flirtatious statement that “On you, everything looks good” (you’re still not getting a kiss, Felix; give up), Bond’s been put in some wretched stuff over the many, many years.
I ask this as someone whose appearance has been likened to a lot of old chicken livers swilling around a binbag. That might also have been an observation about the smell.
- Blue onesie poolside horror (Goldfinger)
- Grey assault pyjamas (You Only Live Twice)
- Ruffled dress shirt (OHMSS)
- Chocolate brown suit (Diamonds are Forever)
- Pink tie, tied a few inches too short (Diamonds are Forever)
- Pastel blue safari suit (Live and Let Die)
- Mud-green safari suit (The Man with the Golden Gun)
- Retina-molesting sports jacket (The Man with the Golden Gun)
- Bright yellow ski suit, for stealth work (The Spy who Loved Me)
- Flares seemingly made from windsocks (The Spy who Loved Me)
- Yellow rubber space suit (Moonraker)
- Yellow rubber space suit repurposed as a diving suit (For Your Eyes Only)
- Beige safari suit (Octopussy)
- Ski suit with lovely furry trimming to disguise stuntman’s face (A View to a Kill)
- White-piped black tracksuit fathoms beneath his dignity (A View to a Kill)
- Formless late-1980s casual and formal wear (Licence to Kill)
- Pullover his gran knitted him, and a smashing cravat (GoldenEye)
- Suits several sizes too small for him (Skyfall, Spectre)
- Collarless white shirt (No Time to Die)
- Something else not on this list
Ones that nearly made the cut (the poll has a limit fo 20 options)
Salior cap, From Russia with Love
Brown golf garb with bright orange shirt, OHMSS
Monogrammed dressing gown, Live and Let Die
Blue/black (or is it yellow/white? Let Twitter decide) casual “shirt”, Die Another Day
The red shirt (Octopussy) - although more a disguise than a choice. Amazing how a red shirt of someone several dinners thinner than him, fits.
Kilt, etc. (OHMSS) - a disguise. Not a very good one, but a disguise.
Taliban-chic - again, a disguise.