For SKYFALL, veteran Harry Potter costume designer Jany Temime did an outstanding job suiting up Daniel Craig in his third turn as James Bond. With suits made by Tom Ford, Craig cut a most impressive figure. His Bond is a leaner and meaner Bond than his predecessors, and his suits are cut very close to his form. No matter what he’s doing, whether he’s running, jumping, riding a motorcycle or standing still, he looks fantastic, all thanks to exquisite craftsmanship and painstaking tailoring.
In Craig’s previous Bond films, he generally sports two-button jackets with a double vent in the back. In SKYFALL, there was a subtle switch to three-button jackets (with a roll like a two-button) with a single vent. Also, Craig’s jackets seem slightly shorter than the ones he wore in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. If you look carefully, the jackets fall just above his thumb knuckle, revealing a low peak of his “perfectly formed ass,” as Vesper Lynd would put it.
As an extra subtle but nice touch, I also noticed that Craig’s jackets had functional buttons on the sleeve. He left the bottom sleeve button unfastened, which looked great and left a little breathing room for the French cuffs. Nice touch.
My favorite suits in the show were the gray one he wore in the amazing opening segment and the gorgeous tux he wore in Macau. The dinner jacket was a midnight blue, single-button, silk shawl collar jacket with – again – a single vent. Stunning.
Since I was spending so much time getting sartorially intoxicated by Ms. Temime’s work, I’ll need to see the movie again. Aside from the clothes, SKYFALL is wonderfully directed, skillfully acted, beautifully shot and enthralling overall. It just might be the best Bond film ever made.