Since last week I wrote about Sean Connery’s single-breasted navy blazer, let’s now look at James Bond’s first double-breasted navy blazer, worn in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by George Lazenby. This blazer, made by Dimi Major in wool doeskin, has a clean, structured cut with a naval-inspired six button front with three to button and three buttons on the cuff. The buttons are a highly-polished silver-toned metal, as opposed to the more commonly seen brass buttons. The blazer has double vents and slanted pockets with a ticket pocket.
The lapels are a style known as the “Tautz” lapel, which were commonly made by tailoring firm E. Tautz & Sons. It’s like a peak lapel but with the top of the lapel pointing horizontally rather than pointing upwards. For a sportier look, the lapels and pockets have swelled edges.
Lazenby wears the blazer with medium grey flannel trousers with a narrow, straight leg, frogmouth pockets and plain hems. In the pictures above, Lazenby is wearing the jacket with a light blue shirt made by Frank Foster and red knitted silk tie. Below he wears the blazer with a pink shirt made by Frank Foster and navy knitted silk tie. The shirts each have a small, moderate spread collar, a front placket and rounded single-button cuffs. Lazenby wears black shoes with the blazer, and the shoes are most likely slip-ons. Bond wears the pink shirt and grey trousers on the beach with Tracy, and he removes his blazer, tie and shoes there.
See a comparison of this blazer with Roger Moore’s very similar blazer in The Man with the Golden Gun.