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Pierce Brosnan's Son Is The Anti-Bond

The 22-year-old stole the show at the Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood premiere
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As we progress in life, as our bones grow weary and old, we become our fathers. No, really. You're turning into your old man with every death of a cell, whether you like it or not. But before all that, there's the wild phase, the kickback phase, the ocean in which you swim amongst the cool and on-trend to contrast with papa dearest. Pierce Brosnan's son, Dylan, is eyeball deep.

At the Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood premiere, the 22-year-old stole the show. It wasn't with the standard uniform, either. Instead, Brosnan Jr. took cue from the film itself, pulling together the stuff of an unsuspecting background character that'll undoubtedly meet an unnecessarily grim end in Quentin Tarantino's tenth film.

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That meant flares, leather bombers, Western shirts, butterfly collars, a mop of feathered locks and everything, really, that was great and grand about the 1970s - and everything James Bond is firmly not. While the latter embodies classic at its very core, which is strongly encouraged (you can still wear the stuff of Connery and, indeed, dear Pierce), this is on-trend revival on steroids. Exercise with caution, but admire those with a ticket for the time machine: Tom Ford, Etro and Gucci are but three labels long encouraging a ride.

The risks seem to be paying dividends too. As an ascendant model (because what else would you do with such genes?), Brosnan scored top billing in Saint Laurent's SS15 campaign, and proceeded to walk for creative director Hedi Slimane for the menswear spring 2016 show. Providing he keeps up the style chops, more gigs may well be on the horizon.

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