When in La Paz, Bolivia in Quantum of Solace, James Bond wears a brown mohair tonic suit from Tom Ford. These scenes were actually filmed in Panama, which is a much warmer country than Bolivia is, and the cool-wearing properties of mohair tonic makes an excellent suit for Panama’s warm weather. The dark brown colour, on the other hand, is perfect for La Paz’s cool weather. The suiting (the cloth a suit is made from) is a 2×1 hopsack weave in light brown and dark brown that results in a subtle nailhead pattern. This 2×1 weave is the simplest of all basketweaves and is the same weave as a pinpoint shirting.
This Tom Ford suit has a three buttons on the front with the lapels rolled down to the middle button, for a button two, show one configuration. This is also known as three-roll-two. It has a clean chest with a suppressed waist and pagoda shoulders with roped sleeve heads. The jacket is detailed with double vents, five buttons on the cuff—worn with the last button open—and flapped pockets with a ticket pocket. The flat front trousers have a straight, but narrow, cut and turn-ups. Instead of belt loops the trousers have slide-buckle side-adjusters.
James Bond’s shirt and tie are also made by Tom Ford. The shirt is white poplin with a spread collar and double cuffs. It is fitted through the body with two darts at the back. The tie is made up of small squares in dark brown and tan, and it is tied in a Windsor knot. Bond’s shoes are black punched-cap-toe oxfords, the Philip model from Church’s. Though brown shoes usually match better with brown suits, black shoes work here due to the dark and muted tone of this brown suit.