Good post, thanks.
Ralph Fiennes suspender button placement in the new 007 movie was terrible. Outside that, the movie was splendid. But must think on it a bit more to be sure.
I was pretty keen on all the wears Tom Ford made for Daniel Craig. Very well tailored and fitted for a man with a muscular physique. Very little leeway for any fat. I particularly was fond of the tab collars Craig wore. You see the entire film as having Craig channel that clean "man cutting through the city" look of the 1960s. It was quite an effect to my eye seeing Craigs wears next to those that they put Fiennes in. Fiennes looks were a bit more 90s in style with cloth that was cut to drape away... built up shoulders to the jackets, shirts that bloused out. Fiennes clothing looked clumsy and staid, even if just by a tad when juxtaposition to the clean action ready look of Craig. Very well done.
I find it interesting that 50 years after the first Bond film, men's fashion has gone full circle and returned to the slim Continental style again ( or perhaps more accurately a facsimile of the original style). Ralph Fiennes' suits just looked wrong, I'm glad it wasn't just my perception there Matt. I've never been a Bond fan but Craig brings a hint of actual menace to the character, and he seems to me more believable as a man who is prepared to kill to achieve the end that's needed. I just couldn;t take Timothy Dalton et al seriously.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value - Albert Einstein
His jacket fits the era but the trousers are cut way closer than back in the day.
Stripped of the cunning artifices of the tailor, and standing forth in the garb of Eden - what a sorry set of round-shouldered, spindle-shanked, crane-necked varlets would civilized men appear. ~ Herman Melville
Ive read that the suits had to be altered to look better in the motorcycle sequence. Pulling far too much & sleeves riding up showing way too much cuff. Sounds a bit contrived, but thats showbiz
Im not sure who to blame, Tom Ford or the costumer. It all seems way too tight.
Craig doesnt seem to be wearing his suits quite as short on the Red Carpet.
The trousers definitely have a slight break.
"Why they changed it I can't say
People just liked it better that way"
When it comes to the trousers, they are going for the tight trendy... TRENDY look that is popular today. The look I cannot wear unless I have surgery, and I'm not about to have surgery to fit into a pair of trousers. There is no drape to the trousers and to me it's gives off an air of... well not tailoring skill as much as the need to make the trousers tight enough to show off a man's... you know.
Craig's physique isn't exactly common, and requires a certain amount of dedication in diet and picking up heavy lumps of metal to attain. The tailoring then builds on that to give him a distinct silhouette.
Take a look at this Sony advert. There are a couple of shots where Craig (or his stunt double ) is in shadow, but it looks like him. I suspect that part of the reason for the look.
As for the trousers, I suspect that a looser cut would make someone with Craig's shape look bulky, whereas the tighter cut appear more athletic.
That may be true about the general style of the day, but I recall some 60's Elvis movies where his trousers were cut a lot more like Craig's in Skyfall.
"Clothes don't make the man. They just make him look better."