Floral patterns typically aren’t Bond’s style, but this light blue on blue floral embroidered “Hawaiian” shirt in an open-weave linen seems appropriate in Cuba. At least it is in Bond’s colour, blue, which goes back to the casual short-sleeve shirts that Ian Fleming specified for James Bond to wear. Typical Hawaiian shirts have printed patterns, but this shirt has an embroidered pattern. Embroidered patterns are much more costly to produce and can show up as more vivid and defined than a print.
The shirt has half sleeves down to the elbow and is cut with a straight hem and side vents. It has a one-piece camp collar, a plain front with six white buttons, rear side pleats and a rounded open breast pocket. Bond leaves the top four buttons of his shirt open to expose his white vest underneath.
Bond wears navy linen trousers and brown suede chukka boots with leather soles. The sunglasses are Persol PE2672-S in a tortoise plastic frame with dark brown crystal lenses, made especially for Die Another Day.