There’s a scene in Moonraker, Roger Moore’s fourth Bond film, where Bond and the nefarious owner of a space shuttle manufacturing firm are in a field, shooting at ducks.
Moore’s Bond, dressed impeccably in a tailored grey custom suit with leather elbow patches raises his rifle, casually aims in the direction of a duck in flight, and fires.
“You missed, Mr. Bond,” says Drax – the unscrupulous businessman – with insufferable glee.
A beat later, the body of a sniper falls out of a tree in the distance, crashing through branches before hitting the ground with a thump. Roger Moore raises an insouciant eyebrow and with his trademark deadpan delivery says,
It’s a quintessential Bond one-liner, uttered with the breezy, understated humour Roger Moore brought to the role. With seven Bond films to his credit between 1973 and 1985, he remains the longest-serving James Bond to date. Undoubtedly, he was also one of the most stylish. In fact, we’ve crafted many of our custom tuxedos with his dapper charisma in mind.
Like the rest of the world, the Michael Andrews Bespoke team was saddened to hear of Moore’s passing earlier this year, after the actor and UNICEF ambassador lost a battle with cancer. He was 89.