Sunspel Blue Polo Shirt and T-Shirts
Sunspel Navy Blue Polo Shirt
In the 2006 Bond movie Casino Royale, Daniel Craig wears several Sunspel shirts. Most notable the blue poloshirt as seen in the picture on the left. Originally tailored for Daniel Craig for his role as James Bond in Casino Royale, the design is based on a classic 1950s Sunspel design made for the Italian Riviera. This polo shirt is 100% cotton and warp knitted on old lace machines. The garment is a classic, fitted retro design available in navy, black and russet (red).
Lindy Hemming - costume designer Casino Royale: "I have dressed so many different characters in film and theatre in Sunspel because they are classic, timeless and beautifully made. With Daniel Craig as the new Bond, I thought it would be a perfect collaboration of quality and Britishness to ask Sunspel to create all his t-shirts, polo shirts and underwear. He looks very sexy and happy in their clothing."
The Sunspel Riviera polo is now also available in a light blue "Sky" version, which is inspired by the blue shirt worn by Bond in the early movies and Sunspel's work with Bond costume designer Lindy Hemming for the Barbican Bond exhibition.
In May 2013, Sunspel launched a Bond inspired pair of swim shorts, in the Sky color, based on a design Sunspel made for the Desiging 007 exhbition. These shorts are available online for $196 (USA), £120 (UK) or €144 (EU). Also available on MatchesFashion.com for €138.
Sunspel Riviera Crew Neck Grey Shirt
During the filming of the Venice scenes of Casino Royale, Daniel Craig wears this grey Sunspel shirt, as seen on the image on the left. Sunspel provided the crew with t-shirts and polo-shirts for the movies Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. This grey t-shirt was designed especially for Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale, with a more fitted shape and shorter sleeves than the standard Sunspel shirts. Unlike the classic tee, it also has an overlocked neck which is flatter and more discreet than a bound neck. This grey melange t-shirt is made from fine gauge two fold long staple Egyptian cotton for an exceptional, luxuriously feel.
Sunspel White V-Neck Shirt
Designed for Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale, this v-neck t-shirt has a refined, fitted shape and shorter sleeves than the standard Sunspel tees, memorably worn by Bond on the yacht sailing into Venice at the end of the movie Casino Royale. This beautiful pure white t-shirt is made from fine gauge two fold long staple Egyptian cotton for an exceptional, luxuriously feel.
Quantum of Solace
For the Bond movie Quantum of Solace, Sunspel again provided the production team again with several poloshirts. It is not confirmed that these shirts can be seen in the movie but Daniel Craig has been wearing them on set, and he is said to be a big fan of the brand.
Replica shorts for 'Designing 007'
Working on the new Barbican exhibition Designing 007 – Fifty years of Bond style, costume designer Lindy Hemming approached Sunspel to recreate the shorts that evoke the early Bond films. The shorts form part of a then and now element of the exhibition including the swimming shorts worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale alongside Sean Connery’s shorts (produced by Sunspel). Read more about these shorts here.
Batman, Sherlock Holmes and Johnny Depp
Sunspel products are also popular in other films, like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (also starring Daniel Craig), the Batman film The Dark Knight with Christian Bale, and Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law were sporting some Sunspel items in their publicity shots for the recently released Sherlock Holmes movie. Johnny Depp wore Sunspel in a mainly World War II period piece called The Man Who Cried. Sunspel worked with the stylist on Valkyrie to provide impeccable period t-shirts and long johns for Tom Cruise's German aristocrat who attempts to assassinate Hitler. Sunspel has also been seen recently in The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio).