Words: Chloe Watts

58 years ago, Sir Sean Connery appeared on the silver screen as the first James Bond. His portrayal of Bond, a man of style, mystery and charm captivated the world and immortalised the fictional character from Ian Fleming’s novels.

Never one to follow a trend, Connery’s style was timeless, sharp and pays homage to his Scottish roots with regular touches of tartan. Whether it’s flawlessly tailored suits and sports coats or off-duty polos and camp shirts, Connery’s style has transcended time (and the big screen) and has influenced the way men dress for over half a century.

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Shortly after celebrating his 90th birthday, the 007 actor sadly passed away on October 31, surrounded by family and friends. His son Jason Connery said he had been “unwell for some time”. Although he is gone, no one will quite forget his influence on film and style. Here, we look back at just some of this best looks.

The jeans and a jumper combo

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29th August 1962: Scottish actor Sean Connery, best known as Secret Agent 007 in the James Bond films, sets off for a game of golf. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone/Getty Images)

THE LEATHER JACKET

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Sean Connery on the set of the film “Action of the Tiger”. November 1956 A357 (Photo by WATFORD / Mirrorpix / Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

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the check suit

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Sean Connery in “Dr. No” 1962 (Photo by RDB / ullstein bild via Getty Images)

the polo shirt

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Actor Sean Connery on the set of “Dr No”. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard / Corbis via Getty Images)

the strong shouldered blazer

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1964: Actor Sean Connery poses as James Bond next to his Aston Martin DB5 in a scene from the United Artists film ‘Goldfinger’ in 1964 (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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the layered look

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Sean Connery in Goldfinger (Photo by Herbert Dorfman / Corbis via Getty Images)

the cardigan

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Scottish actor Sean Connery (Photo by Universal Pictures / Sunset Boulevard / Corbis via Getty Images)

the blue shirt

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circa 1955: British actor Sean Connery, best known for his role in seven of the James Bond films, relaxing in his ground floor basement flat in London’s NW5. (Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

the white suit

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Actor Sean Connery sighted on September 12, 1983 at the Director’s Guild Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
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