What more could you want from a would-be Bond than a man who wears seriously sharp suits, hangs out with Afghan hounds and dates publicity-shy popstrel Taylor Swift? Okay, maybe two out of three.

Daniel Craig may have preferred Tom Ford for his turn as 007, but Tom Hiddleston has pledged his allegiance to Gucci, becoming the face of the venerable Italian brand’s new Cruise 2017 Men’s Tailoring campaign.

Set in the LA mansion of late artist Tony Duquette, the man who played Loki shows he is every bit the suiting god in Alessandro Michele’s latest maximalist collection.

Putting that ‘I heart T.S’ t-shirt behind him, Hiddleston flexes everything from windowpane peak lapels to hot pink piping and fur-lined loafers (not from the dogs, we hope.)

Licence looks to kill…