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 is 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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To celebrate Sir Sean Connery turning 90 years old, we’ve compiled a gallery of nine times Sir Sean Connery was our style icon.

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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