James Bond was first conceptualized by British author Ian Fleming, who featured the dashing spy in a dozen novels and two collections of short stories. As if that weren’t enough to cement the character in pop culture history forever, eight other novelists also penned stories for Bond after Fleming’s death in 1964. The famed 007 has also been adapted for a slew of TV and film projects from 1962 until present day, making the James Bond franchise one of the most successful in movie history.
Over the last six decades, several talented actors have portrayed Bond on both the big and small screens, including Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan. The most recent incarnation of Bond has been played by British actor Daniel Craig, who has starred in five movies as the titular spy: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die. Craig recently reflected on his time as bond, stating that he “wouldn’t change a second of it.” Regardless of which actor will be filling the shoes of the British Secret Services Agent next, one thing is for sure: the name James Bond is synonymous with style, charm, and charisma. Here, we celebrate Craig’s 8 most iconic 007 fashion moments in the franchise, ranked.
8/8 Brown Separates by Brunello Cucinelli — Spectre
The brown separates featured in 2015’s Spectre may have been the influence of Craig himself. The actor is a fan of the Italian designer brand Brunello Cucinelli, and it could be no coincidence that his 007 alter-ego is also a fan. The light brown suit jacket, pants, and braided leather belt Craig wears in the Moroccan desert were all designed by Cucinelli.
7/8 Tom Ford Puffer Jacket — Spectre
Craig sported some surprisingly stylish snow gear for his scenes set in Austria in Spectre. The chic puffer bomber jacket was designed by none other than James Bond staple designer Tom Ford. The jacket was a hot seller in 2015 after the release of the film, selling out almost everywhere. This inspired Ford to re-release the jacket in 2017 in navy.
6/8 N Peal Navy Ribbed Army Sweater — No Time to Die
One of our favorite style moments in No Time To Die comes in the form of a navy British Military-style ribbed sweater designed by N Peal, who is no stranger to costuming the famed 007. The sweater’s details amp up the commando look, featuring elbow and shoulder patches and a drawstring cord around the neckline. The fashionable sweater is paired nicely with a pair of combat trousers further tying the look together.
5/8 Tom Ford Shawl Collar Cardigan — Quantum of Solace
Speaking of sweaters, another one of our faves is featured in Quantum of Solace and designed by Tom Ford. The effortlessly stylish black shawl collar cardigan is paired with Ford’s FT108 sunglasses. Ever the perfectionist, Ford was very selective in choosing James Bond’s wardrobe for Quantum of Solace. We don’t know about you, but we are sure glad this cardigan made the cut.
4/8 Tom Ford Brown Suit — Quantum of Solace
If ever there were a pair of men in fashion history more capable of bringing back the brown suit than Ford and Craig, we’d be hard-pressed to name them. The exquisite chocolate brown Tom Ford suit is exceptionally well-tailored, and showcases a single-breasted jacket and white pocket square. Every additional detail is perfect, however, our favorite part about this look is its unique color palette. The elegant suit is featured in the 2008 Bond film Quantum of Solace and is easily one of the most memorable looks worn by Craig as 007.
3/8 Billy Reid Peacoat — Skyfall
The Billy Reid Peacoat featured in the 2012 film Skyfall, was actually a suggestion of Craig. “Daniel was a customer and had purchased the peacoat, a couple of years before he started filming the movie,” Reid told GQ Magazine. “And he just loved the coat. And when they started filming, he said, ‘I want to wear this coat in the movie.'” Due to its popularity since the film, the stylish garment has gone on to become one of Reid’s most profitable items.
2/8 Barbour Jacket N Peal Sweater and Tom Ford Scarf — Skyfall
Another memorable fashion moment from Skyfall is when Craig sports a Barbour X To Ki Sports Jacket from the Beacon Heritage Collection. The jacket is featured in the film during the scenes set in Scotland, but also in the movie trailer and on the cover of the specialty magazine Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall. Director Sam Mendes thought the stylish outdoorsy jacket lent itself well to the 60s feel he was trying to portray. GQ Magazine describes the look as “The Most Influential Menswear Outfit in Movie History”.
1/8 La Perla Swimtrunks — Casino Royale
Taking notes from former Bond girls Ursula Andress and Halle Berry, Craig wowed audiences as he emerged from the water in a navy and powder blue La Perla Swimsuit. The stylish swim trunks make an appearance in the 2006 Bond film Casino Royale, which was the first film to feature Craig as Bond. The iconic bathing suit was later sold at a James Bond memorabilia charity auction in 2008 for an estimated $71,000 US, which was nearly nine times more than the garment was originally expected to earn.