Pierce Brosnan’s cream herringbone linen suit in The World is Not Enough takes the suit down to a more casual level. Linen is a more casual fabric because of how easily it wrinkles, and this suit has casual details such as patch pockets and a single vent. But it still has the strong Brioni silhouette, with straight shoulders and a clean chest. The suit coat has a button three front and four buttons on the cuffs, with tan corozo buttons. The trousers have double reverse pleats, which surely helped Bond when he was strapped to the torture chair. The trousers have slanted side pockets and two rear pockets. The tapered trouser legs are finished with turn-ups.
Because a linen suit is more casual than most and it’s worn only in warm weather, the absence of a tie is acceptable. Bond’s open-neck, French blue Turnbull & Asser shirt is made in oxford cloth. Though oxford cloth is heavier, the weave breathes well in warm weather. It has a point collar, placket front, and Turnbull & Asser’s signature three-button cuffs. Bond wears light brown monk shoes from Church’s, dark brown socks and a dark brown belt. Actually, the belt looks black to me, but I don’t want to believe that it’s black because that would be a terrible mistake. Ideally, the belt should have been light brown to match the shoes.
The suit and shirt were put up for auction at Bonhams in Knightsbridge, London on 6 March 2007 but did not sell. They sold there at a later auction on 16 June 2009 for £2,400. The auction identifies the shirt material as Sea Island Cotton. The listing incorrectly says the suit was from GoldenEye, but in the pictures it looks identical to the linen suit from The World is Not Enough and does not resemble any suit from GoldenEye. Additionally, if the shirt in the auction is actually the one that Bond wore with the suit, it would have been a Sulka shirt because Turnbull & Asser wasn’t even used in GoldenEye.