SPECTRE agent Number 5 Kronsteen, played by Polish actor Vladek Sheybal in From Russia with Love, is a natty dresser who is very comfortable in his own sense of style. When he is first seen at a chess tournament, he is wearing a Mod-inpsired dark blue Tonik suit. Tonik is a two-tone cloth in a lightweight blend of mohair and wool that has a vibrant sheen, and it is most famously made by Dormeuil, who owns the name Tonik. This cloth was very popular with Mods. The tone-tone look of Kronsteen’s suit is likely from a blend of medium blue and black yarns. Though his suit resembles what many younger people were wearing in 1963, the suit does not look inappropriate on 40-year-old Kronsteen. This is because the suit has a mainstream look overall with a few Mod inspirations.
The suit jacket has three covered buttons—a popular Mod detail—down the front, and Kronsteen buttons the top two. The shoulders are padded and follow the natural shoulder line, and the jacket is cut with narrow lapels, a lean chest and very little waist suppression. The hip pockets are jetted and there is a single covered button on each cuff. The rear is not clearly seen, but the jacket likely has a short single vent or possibly no vents. The suit trousers have pleats, tapered legs and plain hems.
Kronsteen’s cream shirt is likely silk and has a plain front without a placket. The shirt’s short point collar and double cuffs are stitched on the edge. Though black bow ties are best worn only with black tie, Kronsteen wears one as his signature look. It’s a narrow batwing diamond shape, possibly in a barathea weave. Kronsteen wears a black silk handkerchief in his breast pocket that is folded with the corners up and then rolled over. His shoes are black lace-ups.