The all blue look is my second favorite Bond look and the FRWL suit, in particular, is probably the best example in the series. A light blue shirt is very important since it provides contrast from all the dark blue in the suit and tie. Rubinacci Knitted Silk Tie. What about for a charcoal suit The London one in Quantum of Solace or medium gray suit? Its a brown barleycorn jacket, light brown trousers, ecru shirt and light brown tie.
And whether Bond gets it right or not is up to you. If you attempt this look, it helps to have multiple solid navy ties in your collection and good lighting to figure out which one works best with the outfit. The belt is hidden beneath the waistcoat. I think the colour of the pinstripes can be overlooked the same as black shoes and pocket squares would be. Great post by the way Matt. I have to say I like this look on bond.
The all blue outfit is the quintessential James Bond dress code, in my opinion. As to your question, I would say a darker tie is preferable. Since the starker colour guides the eye of the viewer towards the face, while a lighter colour weakens the straight line created by the tie. I also prefer the tie to be darker. It seems to be easier to match and, in overall appearance, it pays tribute to the standard ensemble of the literary Bond, navy blue suit with black knit silk tie.
The first time I really noticed a blue on blue suit was on Mallory in Skyfall. The exact shades are very important to get correct, and I think he did. I used to wear a grey suit, very light grey shirt and dark grey tie and I look back now in regret. At least with blue you get colour, all grey seems awfully bleak. I thought Craig pulled off a pretty good all grey ensemble at the end of Skyfall, issues with the fit aside.
When I commented a few months ago about it being navy, you told me it was a dark charcoal, citing the Bond on Set book. The Royal Navy, like a few other British military organizations, has a wide-stripe version of its regimental tie. Ben Silver sells both versions. Actually Roger Moore also wears an all blue outfit with a shirt with double cuffs with his Castle navy suit with a ribbed navy tie in promo stills for LALD.
It seems to be early publicity shots, some with the lovely Jane Seymour. I suspect from the teaser trailers that it is what Moore wears in his first gunbarrel. Matt,I know you base your work mainly on screen appearances but this can make a point. The navy suit that Roger Moore wears under the overcoat mentioned here is the same suit. Double cuffs look off with the link cuffs on the suit.
Until I saw the BluRay, I was convinced it was white. I really like this monochromatic look. It gives a nice contrast between suit-shirt-tie while still keeping in the same color. The pale blue shirt I especially like. I also agree with the opinion that the darker tie would be better in this case.
It gives the tie more presence. Personally not something I like. Well, solid navy with solid navy, that is. I would have preferred that he at least wore a black tie with the first two navy suits pictured and his blazer from Dr No. On the other hand, stripes — either on the suit or tie — break up the effect and make it work a little better.
The two colour patterned tie of Daniel Craig also helps differentiate it from the striped navy suit. A guilty pleasure if you will. Matt, could you please clarify to me why Navy suit with a black tie is preferred when it comes to Bond? I know Literary Bond dons this combination but when I picture this outfit, it seems to just be two dark colors that would look bland especially if paired with a white shirt.
I personally have never attempted to wear a navy suit with a black tie. I prefer the navy tie with a navy suit. I too prefer a darker tie. Uniform ties are often black because it will look like really, really deep navy. So too, a white shirt can look like really, really pale blue, and help or hinder contrast when attempting to match very similar colors. Of course, lighting is a consideration. What I notice the most about the pictures above is how terribly Connery aged in such a short time…what a difference weight makes!
But on a serious note, I also prefer the tie to be darker myself. The monochrome look is an interesting one, and one that I hardly ever see anyone use. However, through pure luck I have a linen blazer, cotton pants, and a silk tie that are all as close as possible to the same indigo blue as you could get. I also recently wore an all-grey look, and was surprised at how successful it was. It was a charcoal grey pinstriped suit with light grey shirt and a textured charcoal tie.
Something about it seemed somewhat 80s to me but people thought it looked rather nice and elegant. The only thing is that I think someone with different colouring could pull it off better I have an olive complexion and salt-and-pepper hair.
I think a darker navy tie with a lighter navy suit is better. In FRWL I think both the suit and the tie color are a bit too dark for the very, very pale blue -actually it looks almost white in some shots- shirt. A medium blue shirt would have been more appropriate in my opinion. This grey suit -like almost every other grey suit he wore in this movie- is certainly less dark than his navy suit. There are a couple of answers to the question above.
The first is that you can pretty much wear any color tie with a blue suit. And therefore, your choice of tie color can make your suit look and feel pretty much any way you want.
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Thanks for the great ideas! A bit late to the comment, but a Gold tie would augment the color of the tassel and demonstrate your confidence.
Any recommendations for a suit in this shade of blue? My take to it would first be to pair this suit with light coloured ties. Blues, olive green, browns and pinks will most likely pop wonderfully as you keep it subtle pastel shades.
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