WHO MADE THE SUITS FOR THE EARLY JAMES BOND FILMS?

Anthony Sinclair was the original tailor and made the suits for the first four James Bond films. Sinclair died in 1986 and was survived by his protege Richard Payne who carried on the brand for a spell.

The brand was revived By David Mason in 2012 in time for the London Olympics with the guise of Richard Payne and his son Elliot Mason. Below is an email I received from David regarding the process.

“There is a brown suit in the EON archive and the navy Chesterfield overcoat from Dr No. I think that is it from Connery’s wardrobe.

The YOLT suit was bought from the guy who was planning to appear on a TV show with it. The new owner loaned the suit to me so that we could reverse engineer a pattern for the replicas that were produced.”

The second episode on Dr. No and the tailoring of James Bond can be found in the player link below.