The Best of Sean Connery
The world was saddened to learn of the passing of the brilliant actor and gentleman that is Sir Sean Connery. His impressive acting career spanned for more than 6 decades with him wearing some smart tailoring. His career leaves him to be remembered for some of his most iconic roles, beginning with the role that he would be most known for: the name's Bond...
James Bond (1962)
He set the standard for the most famous spy in cinematic history: James Bond. Between 1962 and 1983, he starred in 7 of the franchise's films, with Never Say Never Again being his last Bond film; but the one that help made his mark was Dr. No.
We see James Bond wear a midnight blue shawl collar dinner suit, featuring a traditional one button fastening and a silk shawl collar. The cuffs are outlined with silk and the trousers with a sharp crease down the front and the silk stripe outlining the trousers, as commonly seen on dinner suits. His shirt is crisp white with pin tucks on the centre and a standard collar which is hidden by the diamond-shaped bow tie.
We then move onto Gold finger (1964) where we look at two of his suits, the first being his white dinner jacket. Worn with black trousers and a boutonnière on the peak lapel, the jacket is fastened with one button, has a jet pocket either side and four buttons on the cuffs. The black bow tie breaks up the white jacket and shirt well. Another smart dinner suit worn by Bond. Later in the film is where he is seen wearing a grey three-piece Glen Check suit with a white shirt and black tie. The jacket is single-breasted with two buttons (the style Connery usually wears), notch lapels, buttons on the cuffs and two flapped pockets. It was a suit that fitted him well, and Bond would always be associated with smart tailoring.
The Untouchables (1987)
This was the role that won Sean Connery an Oscar as the character Jim Malone, and from what he wore, really did make him look untouchable. Here, Connery wears a brown corduroy jacket over a brown knitted waistcoat, dark brown knitted trousers and the tweed cap to finish off the 1930s look. The jacket is fastened with three buttons, large patch pockets with a button fastening and a slightly wider notch lapel. The shoulders drop slightly lower than his natural shoulder line, which can indicate the jacket is of the oversized style, but that doesn't take away from his strong presence in the film.
Connery in the film also wears a double-breasted tweed coat with notch lapels. With relaxed shoulders, the coat also features two flapped pockets which are at an ideal and comfortable height. The combination of the tweed coat with the tweed cap makes for the perfect outdoor attire in the colder weather, and we'd like to think it's a look that will continue to look dapper.
Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade (1989)
Set in 1938, Sean Connery plays Professor Henry Jones Sr and is father to Indiana Jones (played by Harrison Ford). His character's witty yet intelligent nature is what makes Connery's role great in this film, but how he is dressed also lives up to the part. Throughout the film, he wears a three-piece brown herringbone tweed suit with an off-white shirt and black bow tie. Focusing on the jacket, it features notched lapels with the edges pronounced for extra detail, two flapped patch pockets, one welt pocket and two buttons for fastening. The waistcoat has a high neckline, leaving room for six buttons to fasten the piece: he fastens all of them, whereas its commonplace to leave the bottom unfastened. There are four pockets, two welt and two flapped, with a strap in-between the flapped pockets used for his pocket watch, a detail which very much enhances his professor status. Despite the action Connery and his attire encounters in the film, it's safe to say he still looks smart to the very end (a trait we can all very much compare successfully to his days as James Bond).
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