We have seen him in many guises from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig with a very short guest apperance by George Lazenby. The man and agent has made a journey through the decades and has had to adapt to the times in hand. What was apropriate in the 1960s doesn't necessarily apply in the 21st century. And his boss, M, has gone through a sex change and become a woman.
The women or the Bond Girls as the real title is, have also gone through a major transformation. You can see how the role of the women have changed in society when watching the different Bond films. She has gone from a helpless woman that needs to be rescued by James Bond to holding her own.
The man himself has changed through the way the actors have chosen to portray the agent. Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig delievers a rougher character while Roger Moore and Goerge Lazenby plays it more tongue in cheek.
No matter who has stepped into the shoes of James Bond the shoes have been stylish and he has been dressed impeccably. You can never go wrong with a tuxedo.
The production company has had the good taste of using a bundle of Swedish women as their eye candy. Maud Adams is also the only woman in the world who has been a Bond Girl twice. (Yes, Tony, apparently a third time in a blink and you missed her moment in A View to a Kill.)
After a few years of a semi retirement due to legal battles with who had the rights to the James Bond concept he was restored to his former glory in the guise of Pierce Brosnan, and with more wads of cash in the treasure chest.