James Bond effect sees sales of suits soar 68% at Asda… but would Tom Ford fan 007 wear a 45 tux
Sales of men's suits at George up 68%
George slim fit grey suit is named top seller, with average sales of five suits an hour online
George's 45 tux is cheapest on the High Street
Male shoppers vote Daniel Craig most stylish Bond of all time
15:22 GMT, 16 October 2012
If there is one thing that Daniel Craig is more famous for than those skimpy blue swimming trunks, it is his sharp suits.
So as we gear up for the hotly anticipated release of the new 007 film Sky Fall, it comes as no surprise that sales of suits are on the up as men seemingly rush to emulate their dapper action hero.
Bond fans who can't splash out on a Tom Ford suit like the spy himself can settle for a very cut-price version by George at Asda, where it is reported that sales of men’s
suits have soared by 68 per cent this week as the film's
launch date looms – something the store is attributing to the James Bond effect.
With the upcoming release of the new Bond movie, sales of suits have seen a boost in store as men emulate their favourite 007 hero
Fiona Lambert, George Brand Director
said: ‘At George, we often see a rise in sales on specific items as a
result of the latest film releases and the imminent James Bond film is
'Our suits, in particular the slim fit styles, have been flying off the shelves as British men smarten up nationwide.
George reports that its slim fit grey suit is selling
online at a rate of five an hour, making it the fastest selling suit
to date – something they are attributing to the James Bond effect.
It isn't just suits that are selling well either. George's white shirts and black ties have become top sellers in the men’s department in store and online with shirt sales up 39 per cent and ties up 76 per cent in the past week.
Bespoke tailor Charlie Allen, who has launched a number of tailored collections at George, said: 'Suit styles continue to alter as fashion trends come and go with the slim fit style the current top choice for men across the country.
George reports that its slim fit grey suit is selling at a rate of five suits an hour online making it the fastest selling suit to date
George is celebrating by this week launching an affordable and stylish black tuxedo suitable for savvy shoppers at just 45
'Inside every man is a James Bond dying to get out and a well-cut suit should be a staple item.
Bond is the ultimate suited hero and recent sales in store of classic
tailoring go to show that whatever the trend, the classic suit never
Due to customer demand in the run up to the latest film's release, George is celebrating by this week launching an affordable and stylish black tuxedo suitable for savvy shoppers at just 45.
'With so many men being inspired by the famous secret agent, we have responded to customer demand and have launched a stylish James Bond style tuxedo to coincide with the film’s release.’
Ursula Andress came in top with a whopping 73 per cent voting her the ultimate Bond girl followed by Halle Berry
In a poll of male shoppers, Daniel Craig topped the list as the most stylish James Bond in history with Sean Connery second and Pierce Brosnan coming in third.
The survey also polled the nation’s favourite Bond girls as voted by male shoppers; Ursula Andress came in top with a whopping 73 per cent voting her the ultimate Bond girl; Halle Berry and Teri Hatcher came in second and third respectively.
TOP 4 ULTIMATE BOND GIRLS
1. Ursula Andress
2. Halle Berry
3. Teri Hatcher
4. Denise Richards
5. Britt Ekland
TOP 5 JAMES BOND FILMS
1. Casino Royale
4. From Russia with Love
5. You Only Live Twice