Connery tux the prize for best ever suited and booted Bond
The legendary Sean Connery has been voted the most stylish tux-wearing Bond in a poll by department store Debenhams.
Women still see Connery as the best ever tux-wearing James Bond, beating current heart throb Daniel Craig.
Debenhams customers were asked to vote for their favourite Bond in a tux on the retailer’s Facebook page, celebrating the much anticipated launch of the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall.
Anne Deegan Debenhams store operations services manager said; “Connery’s classic style and Scottish charm has cemented him as one of the all-time favourite Bond’s to have graced the silver screen in the last fifty years”
“Although our customers would still prefer to see current bond, Daniel Craig, in his iconic blue swim shorts as opposed to being covered up in a tuxedo.”
The poll launches the retailer’s new tuxedo consultation service; male customers are now being offered tuxedo style advice for Christmas by trained personal shopping staff.
Anne Deegan continues; “The service has been brought in as a reaction to customer demand as many men are clueless on what to wear for black tie occasions”
“There’s no doubt about it, James Bond cuts a fine figure in the classic tuxedo look, something many men also hope to achieve.”
Facebook fans were also asked to name their most iconic Bond look, with Daniel Craig in his blue trunks being the winner – pipping Connery’s suited and booted tuxedo look to the top spot.
David Niven, who some argue is the well least known Bond, came last in the ranking of seven Bonds.
Connery also beat Roger Moore, who appeared on screen wearing a tux, most out of all the other Bonds.
The best dressed Bonds poll ranked as follows:
1. Sean Connery
2. Daniel Craig
3. Pierce Brosnan
4. Roger Moore
5. Timothy Dalton
6. George Lazenby
7. David Niven.
The tuxedo was first worn amongst the British upper and middle classes in the 1860s and came into fashion as a welcome alternative to formal evening coats with tails which were previously worn.
The first Bond to wear a tuxedo was Sean Connery in ‘Dr.No’ in 1962.