Do you think you can look this good with a tux and a gun?

Do you think you can look this good with a tux and a gun?

So yes, this is probably one of the more obvious choices as a style icon.  Especially since he has been fortunate enough to be tailored by both Brioni and the amazing Tom Ford.   Here are some more reasons:

He doesn’t really care about his stuff, regardless of price.

Not crashed by James Bond in the movie, but good to illustrate my point.

Not crashed by James Bond in the movie, but good to illustrate my point.

Pre Daniel Craig, Q would pull his hair out every time James bond would use one of his inventions because he knew it wasn’t coming back.  Now in the Daniel Craig era, he continues the tradition.  Just check out how he throws his keys away for any car he drives in the latest movies.

He knows how to live his life – in luxury.
“We’re teachers on sabbatical and we’ve just won the lottery.” – Probably one of the most memorable quotes in Quantum of Solace when James Bond checks into a 5 star hotel.

Ian Flemming actually did a ton of research when he wrote the original books about the highest luxuries in life from food to clothing to air travel. 

In fact, there are so many James Bond fans out there that there are websites dedicated to items found in all of the James Bond movies, such as jamesbondlifestyle.com.

He can carry a fully automatic rifle while wearing a Tom Ford suit in the middle of the desert.

When was the last time those three things were in a sentence together?  I would like to re-enact that scene in my personal life.

The Cheapest Thing on His Person is an Omega Watch

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer

Yes, if you did your research from his shoes to his suit and everything else, the $2,500 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer is the cheapest thing he has.  That in itself, is insane.

He drove one of the first Aston Martin DBS’s ever made.

The Aston Martin DBS

The Aston Martin DBS

One of the fastest, sexiest, most technological cars ever built by Aston Martin…and he wrecked it.

The Girls

Ursula Andress in Dr. No

Ursula Andress in Dr. No

Pussy Galore.  Xenia Onatopp. Vesper Lynd.  Honey Ryder.  Christmas Jones.  The only thing that compares to the actual characters are the actresses who played them.  Amazingly beautiful. But whatever happens to them after the movie is completed?

The James Bond Handbook
This is my imaginary handbook when making decisions.  I always ask myself, “What would James Bond do?” whenever I have any serious life questions that need answers.

ESM

To create Essential Style for Men, mix 2 parts petrol, 1 part secret agent, 1 part rock and roll, 1 part hip-hop and a shot of tequila in a shaker with ice and vigorously shake for 20 seconds. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with explosives and have a supermodel serve for all your friends to enjoy.