Black isn’t the best camouflage at night, but at least it reflects no light so it’s better than light or bright-coloured clothing for hiding in the dark. Shades of greys are standard for night camouflage because they better blend in with surrounding. But similar to his black outfit in Goldfinger, Bond once again wears black to sneak around Largo’s Palmyra estate at night in Thunderball. The biggest problem with this outfit in the dark is the shiny buttons. Bond’s fitted black cashmere long-sleeve polo shirt has a three-button opening at the neck, of which he fastens various buttons at different times, but never the top button. It has ribbed cuffs and a ribbed hem.
The black wool trousers, likely made by Anthony Sinclair, have flat front with “Daks tops” button-tab side-adjusters with three smoke mother-of-pearl buttons on each side. The trousers have narrow tapered legs with plain bottoms. Bond wears black dress ankle boots in a shorter ankle height. They fit with elastic and have leather soles, which are not the best choice for scaling a roof.
On another note, check out the article I wrote for Clothes on Film—On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: The Primer for Skyfall.