I don’t usually check my phone during a photo shoot, especially when I’m standing 4 inches from a ledge 6 stories high. Something made me do it this day, and the first thing I saw was the notification of Sir Roger Moore’s death. High above the streets of Paris, walking along the edges of the roof like James Bond stalking a villain, and dressed in a Bond-style tuxedo, it hit me just how much this man had influenced my life. He was the first Bond I ever saw in film, and his personal life epitomized the graciousness, elegance and decency of a true gentleman. Whenever I put on a suit or tuxedo, whenever I’m dangling from a rooftop, whenever there’s an element of danger and adventure in what I’m doing, it is always Roger Moore as James Bond I’m aspiring to be. His style was perfection, both effortless and understated, with nary a crease or flaw in his tuxedo even after the most arduous of chase/explosion/space travel/fight scenes. I know I’m comparing the movies to real life, but still, who doesn’t want that type of tuxedo perfection when you go to a wedding or event and want to look like you’re straight out of a Bond film?
The Slim Photographer tuxedo in cotton sateen from Express offers you that level of quality. The material is so pliable that it is almost guaranteed not to rip, whether you’re skiing off piste in the Alps or raging on the dance floor of your best friend’s wedding or your own graduation party. It pops right back into perfect shape after hours of sitting down, whether in an Aston Martin chasing the bad guy on tiny village roads in Italy or in the back seat of an Escalade on your way to a fundraiser in New York. The fit is European slim so you look longer and leaner, more polished than if you wore a baggier fit. Wearing this tuxedo truly makes me feel like my style icon, Sir Roger Moore, and I dedicate this blog post to him. For the gentleman dress code I follow because of you, for being elegant in all your endeavors, for being an inspiration to men everywhere, you will be missed. RIP.
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