Connery’s pink shirt in You Only Live Twice was not such a hit, but two years earlier in Thunderball he had more success in pink. This rose-coloured, short-sleeve linen shirt has a sportier cut and is worn un-tucked. The hem has a slight curve with side vents and comes to a point in the front. The shirt has a french front, camp collar, a rounded breast pocket and shoulder pleats.
Bond’s light blue swimming trunks sit just below the waist and have an inseam of only a couple inches or so. The trunks have button-down belt loops that accommodate some sort of continuous black belt, which is probably elastic. They have Jantzen’s diving girl logo on the bottom of the left left.
I'm pretty sure that's the Jantzen 'diving girl' logo, Matt. I don't actually think the company make menswear anymore:
Thanks a lot Chris!
I think he wears another shirt in the same style with a different colour (blue?) elsewhere in the movie.
Do you think these shirts would've been produced by Turnbull and Asser or would they have been from a different manufacturer?
David, Bond wore 4 shirts of this type, the other three being, a blue and white stripe, a blue and white gingham check, and a pink and white gingham check. There was also a solid blue shirt worn with matching trousers, but that shirt was a different style. I wouldn't think that Turnbull % Asser made the casual shirts, but it's possible.
Very cool look.
I think I recall the other shirts now. I like the style of them. Quite timeless and stylish. I think I'd prefer the other colours than the full on pink but that's just a personal preference.
Incidentally, some contributors have compared Connery's casual wear with the current incumbant's and I can only say that there's no comparison between Connery's shirts and the ugly multi coloured shirt the latter wears (at least it matched his demeanour, I suppose!) over a T shirt towards the beginning of Casino Royale.Connery's are classic Bond and the other scruff has nothing to do with 007.
How is it possible to add a link to a private picture in the comment section ?
You would have to host the photo somewhere, like https://postimages.org/
Thank you. So yesterday I was watching Better Call Saul (season 2 ep 1) and couldn’t help noticing Saul Goodman was wearing almost the same camp shirt Connery is wearing here !
Judging by the character the shirt is certainly not from a high end brand like Orlebar Brown. I wonder what maker did it, it certainly looks great.
I always wondered why the buttons on this shirt are spaced apart but the distance isn’t the same with every buttons ahah