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A Very Scientific Style Ranking of All 23 James Bonds

  • Najib Benouar

Bond fever is at an all-time high—due to the anticipation of Skyfall hitting theaters tomorrow.

Well, we’re feeling feverish, too. And the only prescription is: more Bond. So we went back and looked at all 23 James Bond films, spent countless hours polling hundreds of menswear scientists, former secret agents and Kempt editors to finally get down to the bottom of where each and every iteration of James Bond stands—that’s right, we even pitted Dr. No Sean Connery against Diamonds Are Forever Sean Connery. And as a caveat, we decided to bar any tuxedo business—it’s a foregone conclusion that every last one of them looks impeccable in a tux—so we could really dig deep into the sartorial psyche of each. Without further ado, we bring you this:

The definitive ranking of all 23 James Bonds in terms of style, panache, tie width, turtleneck and sometimes even choice of companion...

# 23 Licence To Kill (Timothy Dalton)

# 22 The Living Daylights (Timothy Dalton)

# 21 Her Majesty’s Secret Service (George Lazenby)

# 20 Diamonds Are Forever (Sean Connery)

# 19 A View To Kill (Roger Moore)

# 18 The Spy Who Loved Me (Roger Moore)

# 17 For Your Eyes Only (Roger Moore)

# 16 From Russia With Love (Sean Connery)

# 15 Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan)

# 14 Octopussy (Roger Moore)

# 13 Moonraker (Roger Moore)

# 12 You Only Live Twice (Sean Connery)

# 11 Thunderball (Sean Connery)

# 10 The World Is Not Enough (Pierce Brosnan)

# 9 Tomorrow Never Dies (Pierce Brosnan)

# 8 Live and Let Die (Roger Moore)

#6 (tie) Quantum of Solace (Daniel Craig)

# 6 (tie) Skyfall (Daniel Craig)

# 5 GoldenEye (Pierce Brosnan)

# 4 Casino Royale (Daniel Craig)

# 2 (tie) Goldfinger (Sean Connery)

# 2 (tie) The Man With the Golden Gun (Roger Moore)

# 1 Dr. No (Sean Connery)