The last time we saw Bond wearing blazer was on Pierce Brosnan, 16 years ago in GoldenEye. The navy, double-breasted Brioni blazer in their “Plinio” model has six brass buttons with two to button, though Bond leaves it open. Double-breasted suits and blazers are typically worn closed all the time and there are a few logical reasons for this. When walking around with the blazer open as Bond does here, the front flaps around more than it does on a single-breasted coat. And whilst single-breasted coats can be unbuttoned when seated, buttoning and unbuttoning a double-breasted coat involves using not only the outside button but the jigger button as well. Dealing with the jigger button in public is awkward and thus is a good reason not unbutton your double-breasted blazer or suit in public.
Back to Bond’s blazer, it has flapped pockets (in some shots the flaps are tucked in), double vents and four overlapping buttons on the cuffs. The wide pointed lapels have a button hole in each side. The beige trousers have triple reverse pleats and turn-ups. Triple pleats were popular in the 90s, and back then you could even find trousers with four pleats on each side. The purpose of the third pleat is only to add bulk. Though trouser pleats are currently out of fashion, nobody can deny their practicality. The main pleat serves to expand when seated because as we sit our body changes shape. The second pleat gives ease to the main pleat so it stays closed when standing. Adding a third pleat generally serves no practical purpose on men. Women’s trousers may often have more pleats because they help shape the trousers over larger hips. Bond wears his trousers with a brown belt with a gold buckle.
Bond’s shirt is French blue end-on-end with a fine white grid check. The shirt has a moderate spread collar, a placket front and one-button rounded cuffs. Bond wears the collar and first buttons open. Bond’s shoes are brown full-brogue oxfords from Church’s in either the Chetwynd or Burwood model.