Roger Moore’s James Bond is not the only character in the Bond series who wears a safari suit. Kamal Khan, played by Louis Jourdan in Octopussy, wears one of the most beautiful examples in the series in the form of matching olive green shirt-jacket and trousers that fit in perfectly amongst the colours of the jungle. Khan wears olive green to contrast with Bond’s tan safari suit in the same scene, but both are classic colours for safari suits. The suit is likely made of a linen blend.
Khan’s bush shirt-jacket has a traditional military cut and style with four brown leather-covered buttons closely spaced down the front with a belt around the waist between the third and fourth buttons, and a flared skirt. This piece is called a shirt-jacket because it is constructed like a shirt but worn untucked like a jacket. Because it has a shirt construction it can be worn without anything underneath, as Khan wears his. Frank Foster possibly made this safari jacket, since he made Moore’s safari jacket as well as other shirts for Jourdan to wear in Octopussy.
The shirt has a two-piece point collar, two patch breast pockets with straight non-buttoning flaps and mitred lower corners, and two square bellows pockets on the hips with straight non-buttoning flaps. The set-in sleeves have cuffs that fasten with a single button hidden with a fly and are attached to the sleeves with pleats. The belt fastens in front with a brown leather buckle. The back of Khan’s bush shirt-jacket is detailed with an action back of bi-swing shoulder pleats. These pleats that extend from the top of the shoulder down to the top of belt’s loops at the waist provide an ease of movement for shooting, which are useful of Khan’s “Most Dangerous Game” type of safari.
Not much of Khan’s bush trousers can be seen, but they are made of the same material that the shirt-jacket is made of and have medium-width straight legs with plain hems.
Khan’s shoes are medium brown suede with double soles. Though not much of them is seen, they are likely to be chukka boots.
Rather than the classic stiff pith helmet, Khan wears a tan soft cotton fabric safari hat with his safari suit. If Bond wore a hat with his safari clothes it would come across as purely costume, but Khan can pull off the full bush look with the hat because he is the leader of this hunt for Bond. The crown has a dent at the top, a pinch in front and a self-ribbon at the base. The brim is close to three inches wide and is turned down at the front and rolled up at the back. The hat lacks a chin strap.