Is there really an ultimate male icon? Obviously, this is dependent on individuals’ points of view, but if we had to pick one as a consensus, then James Bond may well be the very ultimate male icon. What’s equally interesting is that the classic James Bond mythical character would surely be close to the top of the iconic males list for both men and women.
So, what is it about 007 that makes the character so enduringly alluring to both sexes and, for the men amongst us, how can we emulate Ian Fleming’s character?
Let’s have a look at a few different Bond “areas”.
The casino scene
007 usually turns up immaculately dressed and as cool as a cucumber in the Bond movies. Perhaps the best of all of these is Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale. The 2006 movie has the British secret agent looking his most dapper in a tuxedo, and the classic last poker hand in the eponymous casino is a must-watch for fans of the genre.
So to emulate the icon, you have to know what you’re doing in a casino and be cool about it! Practice may be needed for some of us here, but with mFortune’s mobile slots free practice is easily available, thankfully, as the site enables you to play some classic casino games for free as you hone your skills and general debonair style.
A photo posted by Daniel Craig (@daniel_craig_offical) on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:38am PDT
Of course, the James Bond dress sense is one of his biggest and best secret weapons. And that secret really is simplicity – coupled with quality. James Bond generally wears a suit of the best quality and fit – with few embellishments. And that’s the key to looking good. He’s always immaculately groomed and, of course, he never loses his cool. So to emulate this, try taking a leaf out of Leonardo Di Caprio’s book when playing Frank Abagnale Junior in the true story “Catch Me If You Can” film. Here, Abagnale watched a Bond movie then copied this to good effect.
James Bond’s cars are legendary. The problem is that it’s a little more expensive to buy a flashy sports car than it is to get hold of a great suit – or to try your hand practicing a few casino games. Nevertheless, there are ways and means. Firstly, you may decide to rent a car for the right occasion. Alternatively, a lot of classics are actually pretty reasonable to buy because they’re expensive to run. So, if you have somewhere you can store it to just bring it out now and again for special occasions – a classic may not be a bad place to invest a dollar or two.
“1967 Aston Martin DB6” (CC BY 2.0) by Spanish Coches
The attitude – Male Icon
The last thing on the list is harder to define. But you know those times when you’re in the presence of someone who’s confident, they appear very charismatic. Even if you don’t really feel confident on the inside, act as though you do, and don’t let anything dissuade you from this. This is how you can strike that perfect note of 007 urbane sophistication.