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Matching Your Trousers to Your Jacket, James Bond Style

...lightweight and is softer than pure silk. It pairs well with unstructured linen or silk jackets for warm weather. Silk and linen blend: This usually lightweight blend has the breathable properties of linen with some of the sheen and wrinkle-resistance of silk, and the formality of it is between the two. It pairs well with linen, silk, hopsack wool and cotton jackets, particularly when unstructured. Tropical wool: A dressy lightweight worsted in a...

How James Bond Wears a Suit Without a Tie

...s. Bond’s tan linen suit in Cuba in GoldenEye, his cream herringbone linen suit in The World Is Not Enough and his tan linen suit in Cuba in Die Another Day all do not miss their ties. These tan suits are worn in especially casual settings where a tie would have made Bond look out of place, but without a tie Bond looks cool and comfortable. The dark blue shirt in Die Another Day especially makes up for the lack of a tie, but it also makes th...

Cool in Cuba: A Tan Linen Suit in GoldenEye

...and white yarns to effectively look tan overall. The twill weave helps the linen to wrinkle less than it would in plain weaves, though it’s not going to breathe as well. But since it’s linen it still wears cool. The button three suit jacket is full cut with straight shoulders. It has swelled edges, button three cuffs and straight pockets with flaps. The trousers have a wide leg with double or triple reverse pleats, and the bottoms are...

Light Grey Linen Suit with Peaked Lapels in the Bahamas in Casino...

...ont and turn-ups. The legs are also full-cut, which has many benefits with linen. Because linen has the tendency to wrinkle more than any other cloth, a tighter leg will only cause more wrinkles. A full leg also wears cooler than a tight leg. Bond’s sport shirt is white with fancy self patterns, alternating track stripes with large and small chains on a white open plain-weave. The shirt has shorts sleeves, shoulder straps, a placket front, b...

Navy Linen Suit in Casino Royale

...and are worn with a belt. The blue and white end-on-end shirt is likely a linen and cotton blend. It has a tall, two-button spread collar, front placket and short sleeves. Short sleeves shouldn’t be worn with a suit, even such a casual one, but short sleeves with a suit recall how Ian Fleming dressed James Bond in his stories. Though most suits should be worn with a tie, a casual linen suit is one of the few that can successfully be worn wi...

The Herringbone Linen Suit in The World Is Not Enough

...uit in The World is Not Enough takes the suit down to a more casual level. Linen is a more casual fabric because of how easily it wrinkles, and this suit has casual details such as patch pockets and a single vent. But it still has the strong Brioni silhouette, with straight shoulders and a clean chest. The suit coat has a button three front and four buttons on the cuffs, with tan corozo buttons. The trousers have double reverse pleats, which surel...
Connery Linen Shirt

Brown Linen Camp Shirt and Trousers in You Only Live Twice

...o be worn untucked. The front is plain with an open breast pocket, and the short sleeves have turned-up cuffs. There are five buttons down the front, and Connery leaves the top two buttons open. The shirt has a full cut for more comfort in Japan’s heat. Connery wears brown linen flat-front trousers with frogmouth pockets and brown leather sandals. Compared to Q’s outfit of richer beige and tan tones, Connery wears greyer brown tones th...

The Beige Linen Suit in Live and Let Die

...ther suits. Since it’s not the best colour for business in the city, linen is a great cloth for it because it takes the suit down a level in formality. And even though Bond wears a tie with this suit, it’s the type of suit that can look appropriate without one. The suit is cut by Cyril Castle in the same button-two style as the rest of the suits from Live and Let Die, with slanted pockets, flared link cuffs and double vents. The trouse...