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Topic: Starting a suiting wardrobe from the Craig/Tom Ford era?

If one was to build a suiting wardrobe from the films starting with QOS, which ones would you get and in which order?

Last edited by asd007 (12th Jan 2021 08:41)

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Re: Starting a suiting wardrobe from the Craig/Tom Ford era?

I'm not quite sure if you are looking for advice for yourself or just curious about people's personal taste, but I think that it all depends on under which circumstances you would usually wear suits. If you never wear suits for work but would like some different ones for going out, you could choose a lot more freely between the TF/DC suits when it comes to your personal taste, whereas if it is primarily for work, you would maybe choose some of the more versatile and "conservative" of the TF/DC suits.

In any case, some obvious ones come to mind for building a versatile suit wardrobe for both work and pleasure while still providing variety:

1) QoS midnight blue "Greene party" suit - a midnight blue or navy suit is very versatile and can be used with a variety of shirts and ties (or tieless) for work and going out.

2) QoS charcoal "London/MI6" suit - like the navy suit, a charcoal suit is very versatile, although I would probably use it more for work than for social functions.

3) NTTD navy Prince-of-Wales suit - I personally love this one and think it would work great for work and formal social functions.

4) Skyfall grey glen plaid "Granborough" suit - again a pretty versatile suit.

Hope it was useful  ajb007/smile

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Re: Starting a suiting wardrobe from the Craig/Tom Ford era?

For many, such as myself, QoS was certainly a high point in terms of Bond's tailored wardrobe, certainly take inspiration from the fit and cut of those suits rather than Skyfall and Spectre's shrunken look.

In terms of style and fabrics I agree with much of what was said above, a classic navy / midnight single breasted, 2 button (or 3 roll 2) suit is certainly not a bad starting point. If you can also get a matching waistcoat then even better. That suit could fit many, many occasions from office to social.

From there on all of the fabrics for Craig's suits have been excellent, some of my favourites being the pick and pick Istanbul, the Greene party midnight blue and the glen check we'll see in NTTD.

I'm not sure whether you are looking to purchase actual Tom Ford pieces or not? If so you can take it from me they are pretty much the height of quality for ready to wear, non bespoke tailoring.

I hope that was useful!

HC.

Hc.

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Re: Starting a suiting wardrobe from the Craig/Tom Ford era?

From my own planning, which has most bases covered as it's turned out, I have the following

QoS midnight blue Regency
SF grey rope stripe
SP blue windowpane
NTTD grey pow

Love all 4 and whilst I could buy a decent car with the investment, especially as have SA shirts n ties for each, love them.

Went mtm for the perfect fit, Def worth the 10% extra


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Last edited by 007JBDCMWR (13th Jan 2021 07:51)

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Re: Starting a suiting wardrobe from the Craig/Tom Ford era?

007JBDCMWR wrote:

From my own planning, which has most bases covered as it's turned out, I have the following

QoS midnight blue Regency
SF grey rope stripe
SP blue windowpane
NTTD grey low

Love all 4 and whilst I could buy a decent car with the investment, especially as have SA shirts n ties for each, love them.

Went mtm for the perfect fit, Def worth the 10% extra

Wow what a lovely collection, that is a dream wardrobe of exquisite suits

Hc.

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Re: Starting a suiting wardrobe from the Craig/Tom Ford era?

Skyfall or QOS has your staples. Navy is the only way to start, then grey then whatever. I have personally owned all of the skyfall and qos suits baring the tuxedos and I like skyfalls suiting more.