The well-known and beloved legendary actor Sean Connery, over the weekend at the age of 90, passed away.
Famous for playing the dashing role of 007 and officially being the only Bond actor to win an Oscar, Connery will forever be the face of British Film as well as being known for his impeccable style.
Connery was born in Edinburgh with his first job being a local milkman, he got involved in bodybuilding competitions as a form of muscle sculpting which took him to London. By coincidence this lead him into his natural talent of acting, picking up bit-parts in many films.
He played his first role as Bond in 1962 ‘Dr No”
Connery mastered classic, cool and casual with tailoring, polo shirts and knitwear, he really had the style of a gentleman.
He made Bond a smooth character with taste, style and persona. With three piece grey suits from mohair and wool as well as tuxedos and many other great tailoring pieces, which all oozed style and sophistication.
Connery made six official bond films in his career as well as the 1983 standalone Never say Never again.
He became a figure of pop culture as well as defining modern masculinity and became the ultimate gentlemanly ideal. Unsurprisingly he was voted the best – ever – Bond earlier this year.
Even in more casual looks Connery was seen as sophisticated, wearing polo shirts, jeans, great pieces of knitwear as well as linen shirts. He took what he had learnt about style and fabrics from the Bond films into his everyday wardrobe, including tailoring.
His smart casual approach was often comfortable turtlenecks and a tailored jacket. Even in to his later age he still knew how to put together a stylish look.
Connery is definitely a style icon we should look back at for inspiration in our looks and wardrobe today.