Tailor Anthony Sinclair provided the suits for Sean Connery in the first Bond movies Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger (including the famous three-piece suit), You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.
Terence Young, the director of Dr. No, turned to his own tailor Anthony Sinclair to oversee the transformation of the then unknown Sean Connery into the suave and stylish character that prevails in our minds today. For the shirts and ties, they went to Terence Young's own bespoke shirtmaker Turnbull & Asser where Bond got his signature shirts with double cuffs.
Connery was not used to wearing suits at the time and it is said that Young had him wear the suits around the clock, even to the extent of sleeping in them, in order to have him feel totally natural when filming began.
In the late 1950's Anthony Sinclair had created a classic, pared down shape, which became known as the Conduit Cut (named after his original Mayfair premises at 43 Conduit Street, just off Savile Row). The choice of materials and colours were restricted; lightweight worsted in navy, shades of grey and subtle Glen Urquhart checks or stripes. The Conduit suit is still available today.
One of the most iconic Bond suits is the three-piece suit worn by Bond in Goldfinger. Read the article "Getting the Anthony Sinclair three-piece suit from Goldfinger" for more information and photos.
In order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin in 2013, Anthony Sinclair produced its very first piece of ready-to-wear tailoring - a reproduction of the Cavalry Twill trousers worn by Sean Connery as he navigates his Aston around the Swiss Alps during a scene from Goldfinger. Read more about these trousers here.
In 2014, Anthony Sinclair launched a collection of knitted neckties in 24 colors, to celebrate the upcoming production of the new Bond film, Bond 24. The knitted necktie is an essential piece of any gentleman's wardrobe. Traditionally worn casually with tweeds and other textured cloth, the knit was famously adopted by Sean Connery in the early Bond films and paired with formal suits by Anthony Sinclair. Get the neckties online at AnthonySinclair.com.
When Sinclair retired, his shears were handed down to his apprentice, Richard W. Paine, who continues to work for the company today, maintaining the standard of exemplary quality and style set by the master.
George Lazenby wore an Anthony Sinclair suit at his casting for the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.