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OB Icon: Sir Roger Moore
29 Aug 2016
The Man With the Golden Gun and Octopussy.
Now approaching his 89th birthday, Sir Roger Moore retains his trademark style and can work a tuxedo jacket like no-one else. Bravo.
For many fans of vintage Bond films, Sir Roger Moore played the quintessential secret agent with his tongue-in-cheek innuendos, impeccable tan and shaken-not-stirred vodka martinis. He was a Bond with a sense of humour, classic Hollywood looks and an enviable wardrobe - on and off the screen.
But it's not just Sir Roger's classic tuxedos and tailored cashmere overcoats that earn him his status as style icon; let's not forget his era-defining style as Simon Templar in The Saint. The TV series spanned the Sixties, airing from 1962 to 1969. Moore personified the decade with his slick tailoring and that famous white Volvo.
Off-screen, Moore - like many of his stylish London contemporaries - favoured the bespoke tailoring of Douglas Hayward, who set-up shop in Mayfair. His Italian-influenced tailoring but thoroughly British approach came to define the style of London's glitterati.
One of our favourite looks, however, is the safari jacket. Sir Roger Moore was partial to a well-fitted safari jacket both on and off screen. He made the style famous in a 1965 episode of The Saint and continued to do it justice throughout the 1970s and early 1980s - most notably as Bond in both