1. James Bond And Casino Royale Mark A Menswear Trend

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-11-30

    The high style of Casino Royale and the James Bond film series as a whole is marking a menswear trend–reports the LA Daily News.

    ‘Whenever there’s a new James Bond, whether it was Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan, the movie reflects the mood of the times,’ said Tyler Thoreson, executive editor of, the online site for GQ and Details magazines.

    ‘It’s telling that the current Bond is going back to Savile Row tailoring and classic looks. The Bond from the late ’80s looked less traditional. What’s current now is to embrace tradition, but with a twist.’

    ‘The thing that’s appealing about Bond is that he’s a man’s man,’ Thoreson said. ‘You think about how Sean Connery as James Bond would’ve worn a pocket square. It’s subtle; he doesn’t look like he’s trying too hard.’

    The sales for suits for special occasions and sports coats is on the increase. ‘The moment we’re in is that it’s far more aesthetically pleasing and stylish to wear suits. Men have a renewed appreciation for the finer things and elegance. The biggest trend is the mash-up between high and low fashion.’

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