As the incarnation of every man's ideal of himself, Agent 007 always looks suave and sophisticated, even while battling diabolical villains. Throughout the ‘70s, Roger Moore's perpetually impeccable wardrobe as James Bond was stocked with the latest threads, and a look back at the Bond movies from this era is a bit like taking a crash course in the most popular styles of that decade. Interestingly, while ‘70s fashion often appears over-the-top and cheesy to modern-day viewers, as James Bond, Roger Moore's ensembles exemplified only the very best in styles from that period, remaining true to Bond's smooth and polished look and encouraging men everywhere to up the elegance and tone down the disco. For instance, while pants in the ‘70s became increasingly ridiculous with massive bell bottoms, James Bond showed men how to wear this style more tastefully by donning pair after pair of figure-flattering, boot-cut trousers. And when bold, colorful patterns became de rigueur and polyester dominated as the most popular fabric, Bond stuck to a more understated color palette and favored natural fabrics like wool. Though many men came out of the ‘70s with a closet full of Halloween costumes, Roger Moore's Bond managed to survive the decade with his dignity and style intact, continuing to be a style inspiration even today.
Dress The '70s Bond WayDressing the Bond way in any decade means taking the latest styles and adapting them to create a sharp yet timeless look that is still somehow fashion-forward. As ‘70s Bond, Roger Moore stuck to Agent 007's trademark neutral color scheme, favoring black, navy blue, gray, brown, white, and various shades of tan and khaki. To keep his look updated for the time, Roger Moore slipped into double-breasted coats and blazers, white tuxedo jackets, slightly flared trousers, French-cuff dress shirts, and turtlenecks. However, even by today's dress standards, much of Moore's wardrobe as James Bond still looks relevant with ‘70s styles staging a fashion comeback every few years. A black, fitted turtleneck, for example, will show off a toned physique and can be worn for a variety of occasions. For a stunning, monochromatic look, team your turtleneck with impeccably tailored black dress pants that look like they were made especially for you. And, as Bond knows, when traveling, these two pieces are easy to pack and offer a great deal of versatility, meaning they'll be just as phenomenal paired with everything else in your suitcase as they will be worn together.
In terms of accessories, ‘70s Bond veered on the side of classic with black leather gloves, striped ties and, of course, Rolex watches to help enhance his magnetic allure. Stylish down to the last detail, ‘70s Bond never left home on business without his ultra-stylized grooming kit, so get yourself a retro-looking toiletry bag complete with a stainless steel razor and your transformation into Roger Moore's iconic Bond is complete.