High 50: Can a real man wear a cardigan?

In Actors, High 50, Men, Style icons on November 7, 2011 at 11:47 am


Here is the link to last week’s column on High 50. Couldn’t post it soon as I’ve been hidden away at a friend’s internet-free beach house putting in some serious work on a book. It’s not finished yet, but I am 14,000 words to typing those heady words ‘The End’, so that’s marvellous.

As an added bonus, here are some choice pics of Sean Connery wearing the baby blue towelling playsuit that was forced upon him in Dr No. What were they thinking? And what did he say when they first presented it to him?

Of course, he manages to carry it off – would you look at those brown hairy legs? McWOOF.


  1. That baby blue jumpsuit is one of my all time favourite movie costumes. It is so tongue in cheek.

  2. McWoof indeed. And a hairy chest too… sigh…

  3. Gawd, how did he, you know, spend a penny? Did it have a fly? Press studs like my baby’s romper suits? Even Sean can’t make it look good!

    You’re right about the cardigans – they do look better on the more slender of the species, but then, doesn’t everything? D Beckham would look good in a hessian sack of course.

    Good luck with the final leg of the book, sounds like you’re on the home stretch now. x

  4. even seeing the film the first time I thought the outfit was a odd for such a butch chappie as Sean…but that thought was fleeting as I was overcome by teenage lust wondering what was ‘neath the terry towelling….he is still a wee hottie!

  5. Oh Maggie, we’ve all had our fashion faux pas moments, but that jumpsuit!
    Goodness me, was it an attempt by the producers to reduce the potent sexuality of Sean on screen; less threatening … “excuse me while I wiggle out of my romper suit…”
    I think my younger brother had one exactly the same when he was three years old.
    Always lovely to have a post from you.
    Thanks and regards,

  6. Oh Maggie, where are you? Finished the new book yet?
    Greetings from Tamarama.

  7. Dear Maggie, how’s that book going? Finished yet? I’m sure all your regular readers miss your wonderful posts (as do I). If we don’t hear from you, a Merry Christmas, etc to you and yours. All best wishes. Bernadette

  8. What I was thinking was how on earth did he stop all his bits from falling out?? That jumpsuit is so … gay. But if anybody could carry it off, it would be Sean. Phoaw…

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