The Straits Times
Published on Nov 09, 2012

James Bond's closet hits a lot of timeless looks


NEW YORK (AP) - If he's particular enough to like his martini shaken not stirred, James Bond probably likes his trousers trim not tight.

Same goes for the tuxedo that's formal and not fussy, and any sweater in his closet surely is cashmere and perfectly casual and cool.

Although the superspy first appeared on-screen 50 years ago, he never wants to look out-of-date.

Costume designer Jany Temime says her mantra for the wardrobe of the latest Bond film, Skyfall, which opens Friday, was iconic for 2012. It's like she was shopping for people she knows - even if they are fictional characters - instead of creating a wardrobe for a movie, she explains.