Last month I wrote about James Bond’s first notched-lapel dinner jacket in Goldfinger, and in For Your Eyes Only we first see Roger Moore in a notched-lapel dinner jacket out to dinner and the casino. The notched lapel style dinner jacket isn’t appropriate for a large black tie function, but it’s perfectly acceptable for a simple night out for dinner and at the casino.
Moore’s black dinner jacket made by Douglas Hayward has a button one front, jetted pockets, three-button cuffs and double vents. Typically the buttons on a dinner jacket are covered in silk matching the lapels, but here the buttons are black horn like those often found on a suit. The trousers have a silk stripe down the sides and are cut with a flat front and straight leg. The trousers also have a sort of waistband that acts like a built-in cummerbund. The waistband is very wide, flat silk that extends across the entire front and fastens with two buttons at the right side. There are two cash pockets, like large coin or fob pockets, just below the waistband, giving these trousers a very clean look.
Moore’s shirt made by Frank Foster has a spread collar, rounded-corner double cuffs and a pleated front. The cloth is white cotton with a narrow tonal stripe, making this shirt similar to the dress shirt in Goldfinger. All parts of the shirt are made from the same tonal-stripe cotton. The shirt has regular mother of pearl buttons down the front placket.
With this suit, Moore wears black patent leather slip-on shoes with a horse bit detail across the vamp.