Roger Moore wears his first of three off-white dinner jackets in The Man with the Golden Gun. This dinner jacket is very close to being white, though it’s still not quite there. And fitting for the Asian setting, this dinner jacket is made from a slubby but luxurious dupioni silk.
The cut is Cyril Castle’s classic double-breasted six button with two to button and has a narrower wrap. The shoulders narrow and gently padded. The jacket has double vents and the pockets are slanted and jetted. The cuffs button one with a turnback detail and don’t have the link button feature that Roger Moore wears on his other suits in the film. The black trousers are gently flared with a darted front and a black satin stripe down each leg.
Instead of the usual white shirt, Moore wears a cream silk crepe de chine dress shirt by Frank Foster. It’s unclear whether he is wearing that colour shirt to make a fashion statement, to match the colour of his dinner jacket or simply because it flatters his complexion better than a stark white. Most likely he’s wearing it because it’s the colour of silk and he likes the luxury of silk. The shirt has a spread collar, a pleated front with standard mother of pearl buttons down the placket and two-button cocktail cuffs. The placket is stitched close to the centre to give focus to the middle of the shirt.
Moore wears a wide, black satin bow tie to match the wide lapels. Though the bow tie looks dated, wide lapels on a double-breasted jacket don’t so much since they are typically wider than single-breasted lapels anyway. Moore’s dress shoes are black patent slip-ons with a strap and clasp detail.