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James Bond, all dressed up and everywhere to go
James Bond, all dressed up and everywhere to go

Over the last half-century and 23 official James Bond films, Ian Fleming's super spy has been played by seven different actors under 11 different directors, with 17 different costume designers or wardrobe supervisors responsible for the look of agent 007 and the stylish garb he dons to fight villains or doffs to bed beauties. Across the span of those five decades, even the traditionally glacial pace of menswear trends looks like a fast-forward fashion flipbook of seismic shifts in shape and fit. Lapels widen and contract, blazer buttons multiply, silhouettes balloon and shrink. High-end suits have been a sartorial through line, from the moment in 1962 when Sean Connery appeared on...

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