With the first trailer for Spectre dropping today and the poster last week, much of the furor on the interwebs was over James Bond not wearing a suit. But as any good spy knows, the classic black turtleneck—or tactleneck—is one of the three major players in the secret agent sartorial arsenal (the third, of course, is nothing).
There is a reason for this: they're badass. Just look at the damn poster. But in case you need further proof, here are some more great moments in turtleneck history.
Craig isn't the first Bond to wear this look. In Live and Let Die, Roger Moore also rocked the turtleneck/shoulder-holster combo.
And of course, the king of the turtleneck/shoulder-holster combo is still Steve McQueen in Bullitt.
Steve Jobs basically invented the Power Geek with his black mock turtleneck.
Sterling Archer prefers his in either black or slightly darker black, and made from 100% Azerbaijani cashmere.
James Dean looked so good in his they made it into a postage stamp.
This article originally appeared on esquire.com
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