Sir Hilary Bray’s Light Brown Cardigan in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service



Since it’s now well into winter in the northern hemisphere I’ll be writing about something cold-weather appropriate, an outfit from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Bond wears a light brown cardigan with a five-button front, raglan sleeves, and open patch pockets. Bond sometimes leaves the top button open and folds back the cuffs. The shirt from Frank Foster is brushed cotton twill in a small tattersall pattern in tan, brown, navy and olive on an ecru ground. The shirt has a spread collar, button cuffs and a plain front without a placket.


The trousers are a brown tick-pattern tweed from Sir Hilary Bray’s tick-pattern suit he wears earlier in the film. The trousers are fairly slim cut and sit a little below the waist. They have double forward pleats, slanted pockets and button side tabs. The bottoms are finished with turn-ups, which sit on top of mid-brown full-brogue, wing-tip, three-eyelet derby shoes with rubber soles. You’ve probably noticed Bond’s Rolex Chronograph in the close-up picture of the shirt cuffs. For the record it is ref. 6238.



  1. What I love about all of this is that you are outlining what partially made James Bond a "brand" — signature elements that when added all up made him who he is and what we expect of him. Personal branding at its finest! Jim

  2. Since you mention the cold season in the Northern hemisphere and appropriate clothes, what about the theme of scarves?

  3. For some reason people associate cardigans with old men, but the tan cardigan looks casually athletic on Lazenby – absolutely nothing wrong with Bond wearing a cardigan!


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