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Casino Royale: Bond’s Dark Blue Suit and New Aston Martin

Daniel Craig on set as James Bond in Casino Royale.

Daniel Craig on set as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006).

Car Week, Redux!

I hope everyone had fun with Car Week back in June. I decided to make it a semi-annual thing, every June and December. For an added bonus, this first entry features both cars and cocktails!

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Daniel Craig as James Bond, British government agent and gambler (aka “Arlington Beech”)

Montenegro, Summer 2006

Film: Casino Royale
Release Date: November 14, 2006
Director: Martin Campbell
Costume Designer: Lindy Hemming Continue reading

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The Casino Royale Dinner Jacket

I’m not sure if any of you knew this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you did – today is National Martini Day, celebrating the favorite drink of men ranging from presidents and industrialists to entertainers and fictional secret agents.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006).

BAMF Style’s choice for today was an obvious one.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond, rookie British secret agent

Montenegro, Summer 2006

Film: Casino Royale
Release Date: November 14, 2006
Director: Martin Campbell
Costume Designer: Lindy Hemming

Background

After years of audiences used to Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan*, some Bond fans were unsure what to expect with the new tough and gritty Bond played by Daniel Craig. While most hardcore fans – especially those of Fleming’s novels – were pleased by the return to form in 2006’s Casino Royale, some worried that the “Bourne-era” Bond would be too tough for the Bond dinner jacket.

Luckily, Casino Royale not only puts Bond in a sharp tailored dinner jacket for the second act of the film, but his formalwear actually is commented on in the film’s dialogue as Vesper tells him:

There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets. This is the latter.

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