Occasionally I’ll be sourcing material outside the Bond series, from both related films and television programmes. For Sean Connery’s return to the role of James Bond in the unofficial Bond film Never Say Never Again, the wardrobe was inspired by his original Bond films. The first suit of the film is a dark grey mini-herringbone. The style very similar to Douglas Hayward’s suits made for Roger Moore at the time, with it’s low button two front and high gorge. The shoulders are narrow and soft, following the natural shoulder line, and the sleeve heads are roped. The chest is clean and the waist is suppressed.
The details of the jacket include three-button cuffs, flapped pockets and double vents. The pick-stitching on the lapels and collar are especially noticeable on the suits in this film, though you won’t see it if you’re not looking for it. The trousers of this suit aren’t really seen and all I can tell is that they are flat front like the trousers in the rest of the film. I don’t know if Connery returned to Anthony Sinclair for this film, but I suspect another tailor was used.
Turnbull & Asser made Sean Connery’s shirts for Never Say Never Again. The shirts in the film have a spread collar and button-down cocktail cuffs, something that Roger Moore previously wore in The Saint and The Persuaders. The shirt worn with this suit is pale blue. Connery wears a plain black tie tied with the dreaded Windsor knot. Bond’s clothes in the film are English enough despite its American direction.