Spring will soon be here and to me nothing says spring more than a suit in a black and white Glen Urquhart check. Sean Connery wears two Glen Urquhart check suits in From Russia With Love, but here we will just be looking at a the first one. A true Glen Urquhart check is made in just black and white in an even twill weave, as seen below. A Glen Urquhart check is often made with an overcheck in red, rust, or blue, the latter being great for a spring suit.
This suit is like most of Connery’s other James Bond suits. It has a two-button front, 4-button cuffs, a full, draped chest and narrow lapels that gently roll to the top button. The shoulders are natural with a roped sleeve head. This suit has flapped pockets and a single vent. The trousers have Connery’s typical double forward pleats and side tabs.
The Turnbull & Asser shirt is pale blue poplin with their classic spread collar and 2-button turnback cuffs. Bond wears a navy blue grenadine tie and folded white linen pocket handkerchief.