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How to Dress Like James Bond: Tuxedos, Cuff Links, Watches & More

James Bond film franchise has been 50 years and everyone is still hooked with the box office movie. It has been starred by different actors in different generations but the style and charisma of bond is still the same.

James Bond has been an icon for a long time not just because of his action moves but also because of his stylish look that everyone wants to have.

If you want to let your inner James Bond, try to look at below on how to copy his iconic style.

How to Wear Tuxedos Like James Bond

Bond is known for his manliness and how he carries his tux with an elegance. He wears tux that give his torso a perfect V-shape since this style makes the shoulder broader.

James pairs his tux with a white shirt and a good pair of shoes and usually he puts on dark tux that fits his body to make it more elegant. Remember that when you wear tux make it look like it’s your own and not anybody else, in other words wear it with confidence.

If not wearing tux then Bond is rocking a grey suit. This kind of suit is a classic, he pairs it with his black shoes and sunglasses on.

You should have the cut that suits your body so it will look more appealing.

How to Roll Cuffs Like James Bond

If you wanna have that James Bond style then you cant wear your tuxes and suits buttoned down. You got to have a neutral shirts with a fine French cuff and Turnback cuff.

You’ll notice in Bond’s jacket on how clean his cuffs are done.

Here’s how you should roll your cuffs like Bond:

French Cuffs

  • Fold the cuffs back itself  from the crease
  • Button holes should be aligned correctly, do not overlap it.
  • Attach cuff links and make sure the links complements your suit and the color of your shirt.
  • Most common formal style is called the single cuff and there’s no need to fold it back.

Turnback Cuffs

Known as cocktail cuffs so you don’t need cuff links since buttons can hold your sleeve. You can have this style in events that doesn’t required a tux.

Turnedback cuffs are often called the James Bond cuff. The cuffs have 3 different cuts square, rounded and angled. So it depends on how you want your cuffs will look like.

How to Wear Shirts Like James Bond

When it comes to shirt, Bond wears clean and well fitted white shirts. He often pairs this with his suits and if he wants to go casual, he wears some colored shirts.

He matches this with his pants and shoes and finishes it with sunglasses.

How to Wear Sweaters Like James Bond

The casual look for each James Bond character is different. Even if they wear sweaters the styles are not the same just like pairing the clothing by some khaki pants, shirt and underneath just like how Pierce Brosnan did in Goldeneye.

However if you want to be noticed like Bond then you could totally try wearing it with a black tie. You can also add some accessories like hats and watch.

How to Wear Coats Like James Bond

In some Bond movies we have seen James wearing a coat especially in a chilly weather.  There’s a bit of fiminity when wearing one but still masculine and elegant enough.

Don’t be afraid to be on trend and rock the coat with your shirt, pants, necktie and a nice pair of shoes.

How to Wear Watch Like James Bond

Watches say a lot about the person who’s wearing it. In the movie, James wore different kinds of luxurious watches, whether they appear shortly just like Seiko and Tag Heuer.

Omega and Rolex are the favorite of 007, these brands have been seen in most movies. However it is not important if you use Rolex or Omega since watches has that kind of magic that boost someone’s confidence.

How to Wear Shoes Like James Bond

Bond completes his get up by pairing his outfit the right shoe. He’s commonly seen wearing a pair of black shiny Oxfords. Black color is the easiest option since it goes along with everything. He has also worn shoes from Brogues, Plain Derby Shoes, and Monk Shoes.

You can also go for a simple thin laced up leather shoes with a defined heel.

How to Wear Sunglasses Like James Bond

When you want to accessorized like Bond you can choose some aviators sunglasses from Tom Ford as what has seen in the movie. He has also different styles of it  from sizes to colors.

You just have too choose what complements your face shape. You’ll look more like James Bond if you wear this sunglasses with your suits.

James Bond’s Wiki

Who played James Bond?

  • Barry Nelson (The Shining)
  • Sean Connery (Dr. No)
  • David Niven. (The Pink Panther)
  • George Lazenby (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)
  • Roger Moore (The Spy Who Loved Me)
  • Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights)
  • Pierce Brosnan ( GoldenEye)
  • Daniel Craig (Skyfall)

How many James Bond Films are there?

There are 26 films in total. Here’s the list of all the James Bond films:

  • Dr. No (1962)
  • From Russia with Love (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • Casino Royale (1967)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Live and Let Die (1973)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • Licence to Kill (1989)
  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)
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