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David Schofield wrote:
Matt S wrote:
David Schofield wrote:

While I perfectly understand the desire to use the famous we admire - or not! - as fashion templates, I AM amazed about the desire for YOUNG AJBers tyring to emulate Craig.

If you are in your 20s, early 30s why in hell would you want to dress like an old man who's probably your dad's age??????

Daniel Craig actually dresses like a man in his 20s or 30s and certainly not like most men his age dress. However, I think he usually dresses terribly when on his own. The caps he wears make him look like a 60-year-old man (both in style and because they are unflattering to him), but then again he wears caps to hide from the masses, not to look good. As Bond, he typically dresses much better. That is, when his clothes aren't too small on him.

Interesting observations, as usual, Matt, but you don't think its a case of Craig's personal stylist just having a different kick-off point than your own perhaps more conservative one?

Why a personal stylist? Because as an oustider - ie someone like me with no fashion industry  involvement, ever - Craig's look seems too calculated and his use of conflicting colours too deliberately "just thrown together" to have been, well, just chucked together. I suspect DC pays a wee bit to be actually advised to dress this "badly". There is, now, a Daniel Craig image, and it has to be worked. Could be wrong.

On the caps, I suspect they are just an element of this. I think DC actually believes they make him look good, stylish. And I'm not sure the real reason is to "hide" from the masses; a flat cap, essentially, in DC's world, screams "look at me... I'm famous".

I do indeed have a conservative idea on how to dress, but I'm aware of how to combine items in more adventurous ways that still work. Considering that Daniel Craig had some input into the clothes from Skyfall, I doubt he has a personal stylist for everyday wear. These clothes don't look like they clash in a calculated way. It looks like Daniel Craig picked some clothes out of his suitcase and put them on. If he's travelling, I don't expect him to have all of his clothes on hand, and he may not have the best choices to choose from. Sometimes I wear things that clash as an experiment, and I don't usually like how they turn out. This look isn't supposed to be an "image" because he's trying not to be noticed. I know people who flat caps (someone I work with only two years younger than Craig does), so I don't find them that unusual. Most celebrities wear hats and sunglasses when they don't want to be noticed. If I was walking down the street next to Daniel Craig in these clothes, I don't think I would notice him. He's actually visited the building I work at and I don't think many noticed.

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Matt S wrote:
David Schofield wrote:
Matt S wrote:

Daniel Craig actually dresses like a man in his 20s or 30s and certainly not like most men his age dress. However, I think he usually dresses terribly when on his own. The caps he wears make him look like a 60-year-old man (both in style and because they are unflattering to him), but then again he wears caps to hide from the masses, not to look good. As Bond, he typically dresses much better. That is, when his clothes aren't too small on him.

Interesting observations, as usual, Matt, but you don't think its a case of Craig's personal stylist just having a different kick-off point than your own perhaps more conservative one?

Why a personal stylist? Because as an oustider - ie someone like me with no fashion industry  involvement, ever - Craig's look seems too calculated and his use of conflicting colours too deliberately "just thrown together" to have been, well, just chucked together. I suspect DC pays a wee bit to be actually advised to dress this "badly". There is, now, a Daniel Craig image, and it has to be worked. Could be wrong.

On the caps, I suspect they are just an element of this. I think DC actually believes they make him look good, stylish. And I'm not sure the real reason is to "hide" from the masses; a flat cap, essentially, in DC's world, screams "look at me... I'm famous".

I do indeed have a conservative idea on how to dress, but I'm aware of how to combine items in more adventurous ways that still work. Considering that Daniel Craig had some input into the clothes from Skyfall, I doubt he has a personal stylist for everyday wear. These clothes don't look like they clash in a calculated way. It looks like Daniel Craig picked some clothes out of his suitcase and put them on. If he's travelling, I don't expect him to have all of his clothes on hand, and he may not have the best choices to choose from. Sometimes I wear things that clash as an experiment, and I don't usually like how they turn out. This look isn't supposed to be an "image" because he's trying not to be noticed. I know people who flat caps (someone I work with only two years younger than Craig does), so I don't find them that unusual. Most celebrities wear hats and sunglasses when they don't want to be noticed. If I was walking down the street next to Daniel Craig in these clothes, I don't think I would notice him. He's actually visited the building I work at and I don't think many noticed.

You don't think you'd notice DC if he passed him in the street dressed like this? Wouldn't you be instantly drawn to the fact that here was a bloke in his late 40s dressing like someone 20 years younger?

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Got to remember DC is a Cheshire lad and for us blokes in our forties flat caps were a pretty common feature of men's clothing in northern England in the 60's and 70's when DC would have been growing up, so maybe is a northern working class roots thing.

Besides, better a flat cap than a baseball cap  ajb007/rolleyes

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I think we're giving him too much credit, as others have noted he more then likely just threw it on with little to no care if it looked right, its usually the case when he's not expecting to be photographed which makes sense.

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David Schofield wrote:

You don't think you'd notice DC if he passed him in the street dressed like this? Wouldn't you be instantly drawn to the fact that here was a bloke in his late 40s dressing like someone 20 years younger?

I see hundreds of poorly-dressed men every day. Why would I think anything of it? I see men in their fifties dressing like this with their gut hanging over their skinny jeans. I notice well-dressed people and block out everything else.

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DC dresses the same way a lot of us guys around his age in London dress. If you go out in my area around the weekends, and before anyone asks it's typically upper middle class with a lot of media types and a few celebs (Cillian Murphy drinks in my local pub) then you'll see this kind of dressing down image everywhere. It's almost like a complete reversal of going to work 'suited and booted' Monday to Friday that we just dumb it down on the weekends. It's a bit of a West London image, oh and the flat caps have been a fashion staple for the last 4 or 5 years too. Hats have been shunned for a long time but the flat cap is on the rise again as is the beanie hat.

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Matt S wrote:

Most celebrities wear hats and sunglasses when they don't want to be noticed.

I may have fallen for an urban myth but I was told that celebs don't wear sunglasses and hats to blend in but because photographers get less money for photos of celebs in shades, so they're less of a target for the paprazzi.

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Skippy wrote:

Got to remember DC is a Cheshire lad and for us blokes in our forties flat caps were a pretty common feature of men's clothing in northern England in the 60's and 70's when DC would have been growing up, so maybe is a northern working class roots thing.

Besides, better a flat cap than a baseball cap  ajb007/rolleyes

This is very important context to keep in mind while we have this discussion.

I think others have made solid points, I feel his wardrobe decision making is likely a combo of all factors mentioned here.

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Flat caps are very common in parts of London now, working class roots or not. The only time I get funny looks wearing them nowadays is when I visit the family in Ireland at Christmas as they're seen as an old man thing still over there.

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genericguy wrote:
Matt S wrote:

Most celebrities wear hats and sunglasses when they don't want to be noticed.

I may have fallen for an urban myth but I was told that celebs don't wear sunglasses and hats to blend in but because photographers get less money for photos of celebs in shades, so they're less of a target for the paprazzi.

It hasn't stopped paparazzi from going after Daniel Craig. I don't even recognise people I know well when I see them in sunglasses!

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Jag wrote:
Enjoying Death wrote:

I was thinking instead of various posts everywhere that we organize things into one. Makes it easier does it not? I looked but did not find a thread like this so in case I missed it please delete this one.

I know from reading other posts that DC wears or has worn in the past the following items in real life;

Hats/caps: Stetson
Shirts: Sunspel
Belts:
Pants: Scotch & Soda
Socks:
Shoes/Boots:
Watch:
Personal grooming:

Feel free to add anything missing.


Oh my, I can understand it when a collector recreates a wardrobe from a particular movie, but why would anyone want to know what a particular actor wears off screen? It borders on stalking to me. Would people really like to know what underwear Craig prefers and how his socks stink?

I believe I saw somewhere that Craig wear 2(x)ist underwear for all the stalkers out there!!!

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Yep, that's the same as the ones I nabbed off his washing line.  ajb007/wink  ajb007/biggrin

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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David Schofield wrote:

While I perfectly understand the desire to use the famous we admire - or not! - as fashion templates, I AM amazed about the desire for YOUNG AJBers tyring to emulate Craig.

If you are in your 20s, early 30s why in hell would you want to dress like an old man who's probably your dad's age??????

I'm 46 and color blind. Needless to say sometimes my fashion choices are not the greatest. I know I've done wrong when my wife smirks and says I need to go change.

I admire the clothing he wears. I'm not looking to copy exactly what he wears, but more to know what brands he wears/uses.

Having a template (DC) to emulate helps me look somewhat normal and not ridiculous. ajb007/smile

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Enjoying Death wrote:
David Schofield wrote:

While I perfectly understand the desire to use the famous we admire - or not! - as fashion templates, I AM amazed about the desire for YOUNG AJBers tyring to emulate Craig.

If you are in your 20s, early 30s why in hell would you want to dress like an old man who's probably your dad's age??????

I'm 46 and color blind. Needless to say sometimes my fashion choices are not the greatest. I know I've done wrong when my wife smirks and says I need to go change.

I admire the clothing he wears. I'm not looking to copy exactly what he wears, but more to know what brands he wears/uses.

Having a template (DC) to emulate helps me look somewhat normal and not ridiculous. ajb007/smile

hey ED ajb007/smile
I don't think you have to defend/explain yourself. you can wear whatever you want,you choose.
I think it's a bit drastical of others to call you a "stalker", just because you want to know the name of the brand  ajb007/confused

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+1, nothing wrong in wanting to look good.  ajb007/martini

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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I recall a period from 2008-2011 where I think Craig was pretty well-dressed in the photos that I happened to see. Since then, I don't think he has dressed well at all and cannot draw any inspiration from his non-Bond clothing.

As for this particular outfit, I agree that he didn't put much effort into it and was probably just doing his best to blend in and wear comfortable clothes for a flight. I can't fault him for that.

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Pretty sure you can add Barbour International to his personal wardrobe when it comes to coats/jackets.

ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini

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Higgins wrote:

Not everyone has such a good sense for colours and style - just like myself  ajb007/biggrin  - so there is nothing wrong about following the great fashion icons of our times  ajb007/shifty


By all means, if you like an actor’s personal style, take inspiration from them (Paul Newman was a great example here, and there would be even more female style icons, like Marilyn Monroe or Catherine Hepburn), what I fear is when the borders become blurred and inspiration turns into obsession, like the guy who shot dead John Lennon…

And, as for DC caps, they are about the only element of his "style" that I find attractive.

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As one of the younger AJBers here I figured I would chime in.  I am 22 and say that Craig is my style influence.  Would I have said this if he wasn't Bond? No.  But I am thankful I was introduced to him and his other work through Bond.  Obviously I will go for the looks in the Bond movies but I have also really enjoyed seeing what he wears in his other movies: Layer Cake, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dream House etc.  I know for a fact I won't look like him at all but it introduces me to brands that I know are stylish and great quality.  It also leads to me buying from them items that Craig might not get but to me thats fine because I am liking and supporting a good brand/company in what they are doing.  I also am just beginning to work in the clothing industry and it certainly has helped me with knowledge for clients and my own personal style.   I never take anything he wears out in public too seriously cause I know that he is trying to blend in, but there are always some real good items that get photographed that look great.  I also look at Brosnan and the clothes he wears in his movies these days and other paparazzi photos.  I am not trying to dress like an older man but I certainly am going for a more professional yet stylish look.  Most guys my age could careless and it shows.  It helps me stand out in anything I do and in turn makes me more successful I believe.  Plus it all makes my obsession with all things Bond mean even more!

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This is one of the funniest threads without higgins and asp' double act! ajb007/lol

Why would someone in their mid twenties want to dress like a millionaire movie star, I have no idea ajb007/rolleyes

Back on topic;

Think I'm going back to the renaissance of the flatcap and pre-SF but I'm sure he was wearing a Lock and Co flatcap?

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What double act?  ajb007/confused

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hthomas wrote:

As one of the younger AJBers here I figured I would chime in.  I am 22 and say that Craig is my style influence.  Would I have said this if he wasn't Bond? No.  But I am thankful I was introduced to him and his other work through Bond.  Obviously I will go for the looks in the Bond movies but I have also really enjoyed seeing what he wears in his other movies: Layer Cake, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dream House etc.  I know for a fact I won't look like him at all but it introduces me to brands that I know are stylish and great quality.  It also leads to me buying from them items that Craig might not get but to me thats fine because I am liking and supporting a good brand/company in what they are doing.  I also am just beginning to work in the clothing industry and it certainly has helped me with knowledge for clients and my own personal style.   I never take anything he wears out in public too seriously cause I know that he is trying to blend in, but there are always some real good items that get photographed that look great.  I also look at Brosnan and the clothes he wears in his movies these days and other paparazzi photos.  I am not trying to dress like an older man but I certainly am going for a more professional yet stylish look.  Most guys my age could careless and it shows.  It helps me stand out in anything I do and in turn makes me more successful I believe.  Plus it all makes my obsession with all things Bond mean even more!

You've said it perfect. I am exactly the same way as a younger Bond fan. I'm 19 and what he states is exactly true. Except I'm not working in the clothing industry. I'm becoming a music teacher ha  ajb007/bond

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If his street clothes are indicative, I'd terminate his stylist with extreme prejudice. The man needs to dress like the Brozza or Sir Rog and he needs an AJB pin--at all times. Life IS a country club, 007!

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Skippy wrote:

Got to remember DC is a Cheshire lad and for us blokes in our forties flat caps were a pretty common feature of men's clothing in northern England in the 60's and 70's when DC would have been growing up, so maybe is a northern working class roots thing.

Besides, better a flat cap than a baseball cap  ajb007/rolleyes


I second that! Just imagine Craig dressed like Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad!  ajb007/lol

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People were questioning DC wearing Jcrew pacer boots; the beidge suede boots with brick sole from the airport shops. Didn't think he'd wear Jcrew. Looks like he is wearing their baja pullover shirt at the beach. So DC looks to be a fan of Jcrew. Adds a little more to the boots.

https://www.jcrew.com/ca/mens_category/ … ;hash=row1

https://i.s-jcrew.com/is/image/jcrew/C5124_WP6772_m?$pdp_enlarge$

http://cdn04.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/weisz-bikini/rachel-weisz-bares-bikini-body-alongside-hubby-daniel-craig-02.jpg