Last year we looked at the elephant grey silk suit Bond wears in Moonraker. In The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond wears an identical suit from Angelo Roma in light brown dupioni silk that wonderfully complements Moore’s warm complexion as well as the Mediterranean surroundings. The lapels are wide and the trouser legs are flared, but the fit is superb. The suit coat has a clean cut with straight, structured shoulders, roped sleeve heads, a button two front, swelled edges, patch hip pockets and deep double vents. The flat front trousers have no side pockets and no method of tightening the waist. The trousers are fitted through the hips and upper thighs until the legs start to flare out a few inches above the knee.
Bond wears two shirts with this suit. The first is a fancy striped pattern in ecru and brown. The second shirt is solid cream. Both shirts are made by Frank Foster with a deep point collar, “Lapidus” tab cuffs and Foster’s unique placket front that is stitched clsoe to the center. Bond’s tie has wide stripes in cream, light brown and dark brown, and it’s tied in a four-in-hand knot. The shoes are light brown horse-bit slip-ons from Ferragamo. Light brown socks extend the line of the leg into the shoes.