The Inimitable Sean Connery
Sir Thomas Sean Connery will always be remembered as the epitome of both sophistication and manliness. It was not only tasteful tailoring and the good looks that turned him into a men’s style icon. As a former bodybuilder and a model, Connery was comfortable playing both hunk and the suave gentleman on the silver screen. Yet, he was far more complex than that, his inimitable Scottish accent and the kilt included.
Prior to his many roles, he worked as a milk man, labourer, truck driver and a coffin polisher which helped him play a variety of roles in his 60-year long career. The wit, charm and skill he portrayed on screen was simply superb in every sense which brought him many awards included one Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards.
The attention to details that shaped Connery’s timeless style were many, here are few of our favourites:
Bond's suits were mostly grey and and were made by Anthony Sinclair from Savile Row. Jackets were tailored with a full chest, nipped waist and roped shoulders – then paired with high waisted, pleated trousers with side-adjusters and could be worn today as well. Reminiscent of the ones famously worn by Sean Connery, Ring Jacket takes Bond back to his roots with a grey "Calm Twist" wool suit.
The Casual Shirt
For casual wear, Connery wore short sleeves for warm weather and long-sleeve polo shirts for cold weather. He also wore casual one-piece collar "camp shirts", with the straight hem and a breast pocket. To achieve same result thourgh genuine craftsmanship with a modern look, try on Barena Venezia off-white linen popover shirt.
While he kept it clean as Agent 007, Connery aged gracefully with his beautiful facial hair. His beard became a permanent accessory in all its thick and silver-coloured glory. A groomed haircut and flattering skin care elevated the total look and you can achieve the same, with the right tools and styling.
Sean Connery famously wore a Rolex Submariner 6538 in all of his Bond films. This watch exudes timeless style and sporty elegance like no other and Bond wore it with a tuxedo and a swimsuit. Read the in-depth article on The James Bond Submariner at Hodinkee.