Adolfo Celi’s villain Emilio Largo in Thunderball has one of the best tailored wardrobes and one of the best casual summer wardrobes in the Bond series. The briefly seen striped shirt that he wears at his Palmyra poolside in the Bahamas is an elegant companion to the white shirt he later wears at his home. This shirt is white with thick, widely-spaced bronze stripes, likely in a fine cotton. Compared to the stripes on James Bond’s striped camp shirt later in the film, Largo’s stripes are bolder and give him a flashier, more villainous look. The colour of the stripes complements his deep tan.
The shirt has an elegant one-piece collar without a separate collar band. This collar is also known as the “Cooper Collar” after Gary Cooper or the “California Collar”, and it has an old-school Hollywood look. The collar piece continues down the inside of his shirt, which shows through the collar’s elegant roll. The sleeves are long with rounded one-button cuffs. The collar, cuffs and front edge are stitched 1/4 inch from the edge. The body has a straight cut with a straight hem and side vents. Largo wears this shirt outside of his trousers, giving it a casual look for the poolside. This shirt also works well tucked an under a jacket for a dressier look. This shirt was likely made by a costumer especially for Adolfo Celi.
Largo’s trousers are beige linen with a flat front and a trim, straight leg. The shoes are only seen from a distance, but they are dark. They are likely the same blue suede derbies with tassels on the laces and crepe soles.