Crab Key Island Wear: A Light Blue Polo in Dr. No


For his exploration on Crab Key, Bond wears a light blue on light blue look of a cotton pique knit shirt tucked into similarly coloured trousers. The colours recall the blue of the sky and sea, helping Bond blend in with his surroundings and the tropical spirit. The polo shirt is an ordinary polo with ribbed collar and cuffs and a two-button placket, but there’s also a subtle horizontal stripe through the pique knit. It has a fitted shape with short sleeves that end mid-bicep for an athletic look.

Trousers with frogmouth pockets

The light blue lightweight cotton trousers sit at the waist and have button-adjusters at the sides of the waistband, an extended waistband that closes with two clasps, and two rear pockets. In a continuity error, Bond wears two different pairs of trousers worn in these scenes. The difference is in the pockets: one pair has frogmouth pockets and the other has slanted side pockets. The trousers have a visible sewn hem, but Bond often wears them rolled up.

Trousers with slanted pockets

Bond’s shoes are dark blue canvas two-eyelet derbies in most of the shots, though in one shot they are slip-ons.


  1. Timeless, classic warm weather casual wear. Not a thing wrong.

    This template was one some others would have done well to have emulated.

    Far better than anything casual sported by Dalton Ditto Brosnan and Craig's hideous multi-coloured/Hawaiian half sleeve shirts.

  2. I think the casual wear in The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill, Die Another Day is far more wearable than this. Powder blue trousers?? awful.
    Still at least it's not a safari suit.

  3. Thanks to Barima at "Mode Parade", I've found and enjoyed your blog. Thanks for explaining all this sartorial elegance that is 007…whatever his incarnation.

    P.S. Seems I'm unable to post comments on blogs that embed comments below it. Perhaps readjusting to opening new window would help?


    CK Dexter Haven from

  4. Someone else once reported that these were white jeans and, stupidly, I said the same in a comment here. I haven't seen the movie in a long time and this definitely proves them wrong!

  5. Any ideas what material the trousers are?

    Matt S – this is my first post here but what a terrific blog, rapidly becoming one of my favourite reads :-)

  6. The trousers have to be cotton. They might be a lightweight twill chino cloth, but my guess would have to be poplin.

  7. A small but interesting detail : the waistband and side adjusters metal buttons have a square and quite thick shape. I think it’s worth noting. My guess would be snap buttons.


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