In Diamonds Are Forever Bond wears a winter staple, the mid grey woollen flannel suit. Woolen flannel is very warm and typically very heavy, though despite the weight it’s not very durable due to the fuzzy nap. Woolen flannel is quite a versatile suit cloth, and it is just as appropriate in the office as it is in the country, even in city colours. The suit is tailored by Anthony Sinclair and cut in the same style as the rest of the suits in the film, with a natural shoulder and roped sleeve heads, a clean chest and a nipped waist.
The fit isn’t as good as some of Sinclair’s other suits, probably because Connery gained weight after the final fitting. This suit coat is cut with a low button two front, which is flattering to Connery’s heavier figure, though the coat pulls at the button. The coat has deep double vents, flapped hacking pockets with a ticket pocket and four-button cuffs. The claret lining can be seen underneath the vents. Now that this is the 1970s the lapels are wider than Connery’s lapels were in the 1960s. What looks more dated, however, are the wider pocket flaps. While not much of the suit trousers are seen they probably are the same darted front cut as the rest seen in the film.
Bond’s cream cotton poplin Turnbull & Asser shirt has a spread collar and two-button turnback cuffs. The tie is amethyst-coloured grenadine silk from Turnbull & Asser, tied in a Windsor knot. We don’t see the shoes he wears with this suit, but they are most likely the black cap-toe oxfords or black derby brogues that he wears on other occasions in the film.