Sean Connery wears a well-cut black, notch-lapel, button one dinner jacket in Never Say Never Again. For such a grand occasion peak lapels should be in order, but Bond isn’t usually one for being the most formally-dressed in the room. Nevertheless, he still is far better dressed than Maximilian Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer). Largo dresses similar to the original, played by Adolfo Celi, in a white double-breasted dinner jacket, but wears a black shirt and has none of the elegance of the original villain’s clothing.
Back to Connery’s clothing, the dinner jacket is tailored with soft shoulders and has jetted pockets, double vents and three-button cuffs. The jacket has a low button stance, and the buttons are black horn. The dinner suit’s trousers have a flat front and a satin stripe down the side. The style of this dinner suit is almost identical to the Douglas Hayward dinner suit that Roger Moore wears in Octopussy, but it is rumoured that George Lazenby’s Bond tailor Dimi Major made the suits for Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again.
Connery’s fine white cotton dress shirt has a semi-spread collar, a wide placket with onyx studs, and single-button cocktail cuffs that button down. This is an ordinary white shirt, made special for black tie only by the studs. It’s a modern take on the dress shirt, but the simplicity is in line with Bond’s usual tastes. The shirt is made by Turnbull & Asser, his shirtmaker for most of his original James Bond films. The button-down cuff design was originally made by Frank Foster for Roger Moore to wear in The Saint and The Persuaders.
The bow tie is black satin in a classic thistle shape, and Connery wears no waist-covering. The shoes are black derbys that appear to be well-polished calf leather and not patent.