August holidays are now over and it’s time to go back to work. And nothing could be more appropriate than a classic navy chalk stripe three-piece suit like the one that Timothy Dalton wears in The Living Daylights. The cloth is either a milled worsted or a worsted flannel since it looks to be slightly fuzzy. The grey chalk stripes are spaced approximately 3/8 of an inch apart, which is narrow for chalk stripes. The suit has button three jacket with double vents, flapped pockets and four-button cuffs. The shoulders are very wide and extend over an inch beyond Dalton’s natural shoulders. Wide shoulders were popular in the late 1980s, but it’s the only element of this suit that is dated.
The waistcoat has a seven-button front, which has one more button than the classic six-button waistcoat, but it works well since Timothy Dalton stands at a tall 6’2″. Dalton makes the mistake of fastening the bottom button on the waistcoat, which should always be left open. Leaving the bottom button open makes sitting in the waistcoat more comfortable. The trousers have double forward pleats and plain bottoms. Dalton wears a white shirt with a spread collar and one-button rounded cuffs. The dark navy tie has a small purple dotted pattern and is tied in a four-in-hand knot, which needs to be tightened up around the neck. It’s a little limp and exposes the collar above the knot. Dalton wears black shoes.