Never Say Never Again: Cream Suit

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The only time Sean Connery wears a cream suit in the James Bond series is with the linen cream suit in Diamonds Are Forever. Connery wears a cream suit again in Never Say Never Again, but this time the outfit is better put together. It’s a button two suit in gabardine wool, cut the same as the grey suit he wears earlier in the film. The suit has double vents, flapped pockets and three-button cuffs.

The flat front suit trousers have slanted side pockets and one rear button-through (unbuttoned) pocket on the right. Connery wears the suit with a light brown belt and shoes. The Turnbull & Asser shirt is periwinkle with a spread collar, single-button button-down turnback cuffs, a placket front and a darted back. Connery wears a light grey textured tie with thin, wide-spaced blue stripes, and it’s tied in a windsor knot.

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  1. Thanks for featuring this Matt.

    It's a beautiful suit and it would be very interesting to find out definitively who made his suits for Never Say Never Again. It does look, certainly, very similar to the Hayward style. What do you think yourself?

  2. The only redeeming quality NSNA has is Connery's wardrobe. He looks better in this, both physically and sartorially, than he does in Diamonds. Say what you will about the weakness of this film, Connery is dressed well.

  3. David, I don't think this suit looks quite as good as Moore's Hayward suits. Sean Connery has suits made for himself by Maxwell Vine of Sackville Street, so perhaps he used him for this film. But I know little of Vine's cut.

  4. Hayward had a partner named Dimi Major, based in Fulham… he had a very similar style to Doug and made suits for Connery for some years… I wonder if this might be one of them… Major also made a lot of suits for Ronnie Corbett!

  5. Nice outfit, very similar to Moore’s one in FYEO at about the end and in Octopussy when he arrives in India. But a darker tie would have looked better, I think -a navy grenadine, for example…

  6. I have always liked the tan suit in Octopussy, the light brown suit from For Your Eyes Only and the cream suit from Never Say Never Again.

    This season I have looked for a similar suit in wool. Unfortunately it seams to be difficult to find a beige or cream wool suit, at least where I have looked so far. The only lighter-coloured suits that I’ve seen is either in cotton or linen.

    Haven’t I looked enough or is it more uncommon these days with lighter coloured suits in wool?

  7. If you would add a handkerchief to this suit or Moore’s light-coloured suits for an example – what color would be a good choice you think?

    • With this suit I would chose medium blue for the colour in the tie’s stripe. White would also work. So either a non-dominant colour in the tie or simple white linen.

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