A Navy Cable Knit Jumper and Day Cravat in GoldenEye

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For a drive in the Aston Martin DB5 in GoldenEye, James Bond wears a navy cable knit crew neck jumper. Bond wears the jumper with the cuffs turned back, exposing the shirt cuff underneath. The shirt is a French blue end-on-end with a fine white grid check. The shirt has a moderate spread collar and button cuffs with the stitching close to the edge for a modern look. Inside the shirt’s collar, Bond wears a dark green silk foulard day cravat. A day cravat can be difficult to pull off, but Bond’s is subtle and only peeks out of the shirt’s collar. It’s a stylish way to step up a casual outfit.

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The rest of the outfit isn’t seen in the film but can be seen in publicity stills. The trousers are light brown moleskin—a heavy, durable cotton that is sheared for a soft pile—with double reverse pleats with a trim, tapered leg and plain hems, and the shoes are brown Church’s oxford brogues, either the Chetwynd or Burwood model.

6 COMMENTS

  1. It's always nice to see Bond in a more casual, but still elegant, outfit, and I think this one is something that even the literary Bond would wear in a more modern setting (sans cravat). Dalton I think wore a similar outfit in TLD when visiting Bratislava.

    Great blog BTW!

  2. A fine outfit.

    Personally, I would ditch the cravat. Just doesn't strike me as a Bondian item. But overall, the outfit is a nice blend between military casual (recalling Bond's naval career) and deboniar playboy, taking a girl for a ride in his expensive old car.

    The shoes, by the way, are indeed Chetwynds.

  3. matt, How about a comparison of all three examples of Bond’s ascots/cravats in the movies?

  4. This is Brosnan’s best casual outfit as Bond. It’s a shame that as didn’t see him wear more clothing like this.

    One question about the cravat: If one was to attempt this look in a casual setting, are there any parameters? Or is t simply down to one’s own panache?

    • The only thing to know is that they are only worn in casual settings, either like Brosnan wears his here or with a blazer, like how Roger Moore wears it in A View to a Kill. The jumper isn’t necessary, but be sure you wear it with a button-front shirt, not with a polo or other more casual shirts.

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