Daniel Craig at Skyfall Premiere

Posted on November 7, 2012

(Gf/Bauer Griffin)

(Gf/Bauer Griffin)

A number of comments have been made in recent postings about the tuxedo worn by Daniel Craig to the British premiere of Skyfall so I thought I should post a picture for everyone to see what the chatter is about.

Mr. Craig is wearing a midnight (navy?) blue evening jacket in place of the usual matching dinner jacket.  I think the look works because the jacket’s distinctive pattern and colour avoid a perceived mismatch with the black trousers.   At the same time the black collar creates a strong visual connection between the two garments.  The grosgrain bow tie and cummerbund speak to the sophistication we’ve come to expect of Craig thanks largely to Tom Ford who designed the outfit (as well as Craig’s onscreen wardrobe).

My only criticism is one that others have already pointed out: the jacket is clearly too tight. There’s nothing wrong with having a closely fitted coat  providing that fit comes from precise tailoring designed to mirror the countours of one’s torso.  In this case, though, the fit is derived from wearing a jacket so small that it pulls at the button, splays the fronts open to reveal what should be a hidden waist, and wrinkles the sleeve significantly.

(David M. Benett | Wireimage)