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Cary Grant vs. Sean Connery Suits

Discussion in 'Suits' started by cgab1, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Carlisle Blues

    Carlisle Blues My Mail is Forwarded Here

    "the fact that James Bond, the greatest fictional hero of postwar England, had not a drop of English blood in him. Like his creator, Fleming, and like Connery, Bond was a Scotsman. (The Times obit says his mother was Swiss, but Fleming revealed in an interview that in a later book, never written, she would be discovered to also be a Scot.)"


  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

    Personally, I've always felt that the Bond franchise jumped the shark after Thunderball. [huh]
  3. Just to weigh in on this discussion....

    Connery learned to dress from the director of the first two Bonds, Terrence Young. Young sent him to all of his Saville Row tailors who put the blue collar Connery in bespoke suits and told him to go home and sleep in them. The idea was to get Connery as comfortable in them as he was sleeping in pajamas.

    In fact, many of the Bond traits in the those early films are not Fleming's but Young's who put more of the gloss of 007. Many thought Young was more Bond than Connery was.
  4. Life after James Bond

    ...i'm sure Cary would have approved! :D ;) [huh]

  5. Solid Citizen

    Solid Citizen Practically Family

    Grant @ BOND


    To Roger Moore-ISH for me Solid Citizen :rolleyes:
  6. cgab1

    cgab1 One of the Regulars

    I agree whole-heartedly!
  7. Craig. Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig has breathed life into the franchise, a grittier, more human Bond. And I for one actually enjoyed Pierce Brosnan's Bond, more Roger Moore than Sean Connery, but not altogether Moore-ish, he had just enough coolness to overcome the sauveness.

    I really need to get another hobby.

    Anyway, Craig is in Connery territory in my books, more ripped though, and why not? The movies have never been faithful adaptations of the books.

    What about Mr. Craig's sartorial statement? Magnoli has adapted some of the look. Thoughts?
  8. WH1

    WH1 Practically Family

    I have also read that he loved this movie. It is my favorite of all his movies (check my avatar), he plays against type with kids and has a ball being a roughneck, of course with style.

    As far as Bond always liked Connery but am a major fan of Daniel Craig, he has the edge that was lacking with Moore and Brosnan. Moore was flat out a wimp and Brosnan was too smooth. Go Craig go! Plus you have got to love Judy Dench as M!
  10. Let us NOT forget his wearing of the ill-fitting Nehru Jacket...(SHUDDER). I Love Connery though. He's Awesome.
  11. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder One of the Regulars

    The question I ask myself after getting dressed is,"Would Cary Grant wear what I have on tonite?" If yes, I go out. If no. I put something else on.

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  12. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

    Cary Grant was a gentleman. Sean Connery is a hod carrier.

    If you want to see the Cary Grant style analysed in some detail look up Cary Grant A Celebration Of Style by Richard Torregrossa with forward by Giorgio Armani and afterward by Michael Kors.

    The astonishing thing is that Cary Grant was a self made man. A poor kid from Bristol who ran off with a troupe of acrobats at 14, he built up the Cary Grant look and personality entirely from scratch.
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  13. It's an outstanding book for those who enjoy the subject of clothes and style. One key takeaway, anyone who consistently looks that well dressed - all the time and for decades - devotes a large amount of time, money and effort to it. Cary Grant's elegantly nonchalant look did not just happened, he worked hard at developing it, at purchasing his clothes, having them well tailored, etc.. He did not just stumble into being Cary Grant.
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  14. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

    I forgot to mention that in recreating himself he started with the name. It was Archie Leach acrobat and stilt walker from Bristol who created Cary Grant. He did a good job.
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  15. And based on this famous quote, he was well aware of it:

    Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.

    - Cary Grant
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  16. You beat me to that very quote. Well played sir. Would you by chance be the same "Fading Fast" from AAAC?
  17. Yes. And I assume you are the J.Garner with that awesome seersucker suit from AAAC? That is a great outfit.
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  18. Yes sir that is me. Thank you very much for the kind words! Great to see you in another format.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2017
  19. I'm trying to build the "Fading Fast" brand. Just kidding - trying to highlight the insanity of how some approach the web.

    I just saw no reason to have a different name on each site as I thought there'd probably be some overlap based on the two sites' style.

    Hey, I'm just glad anyone reads some of the nonsense I post here and over at the other site.
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  20. That's makes perfect sense to me. I was going to approach it the same way and then decided to just use my name on here. Always felt weird to me being called by a username instead of my actual name. I absolutely read what you write. You have been an excellent source of knowledge, advice, and information for me on AAAC and I'm sure will be here as well!
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