Last month I wrote about Bond’s first notched-lapel dinner jacket in Goldfinger, and in For Your Eyes Only we first see Roger Moore in a notched-lapel dinner jacket out to dinner and the casino. The notched lapel style dinner jacket isn’t appropriate for a large black tie function, but it’s acceptable for a simple night out for dinner and at the casino.
Moore’s black dinner jacket made by Douglas Hayward has a button one front, jetted pockets, three-button cuffs and double vents. Typically the buttons on a dinner jacket are covered in silk matching the lapels, but here the buttons are black horn like those often found on a suit. The trousers have a silk stripe down the sides and are cut with a flat front and straight leg. The trousers also have a sort of waistband that acts like a built-in cummerbund. The waistband is very wide, flat silk that extends across the entire front and fastens with two buttons at the right side.
Bond’s shirt made by Frank Foster has a spread collar, rounded-corner double cuffs and a pleated front. The cloth is white cotton with a tonal stripe, making this shirt similar to the dress shirt in Goldfinger. All parts of the shirt are made from the same tonal-stripe cotton. The shirt has regular mother of pearl buttons down the front placket.