For visiting the office in The World Is Not Enough, James Bond wears a dark charcoal three-piece suit with grey pinstripes. The grey stripes are hardly visible from a distance but give the suit a more business-like look that is most appropriate for London. Though the suit is a Brioni with a strong Roman silhouette, it has many English details, such as slanted pockets and a ticket pocket, double vents and lapels on the six-button waistcoat. And the waistcoat’s lower pockets have flaps, which is a rather country touch for a city suit.
More unusual for a Brioni suit is the jacket’s single-button front, something most people associate with the Savile Row tailor H. Huntsman. The single button gives the suit a dressier look, and in some opinions a flashier look. But on such a dark and staid suit, a single-button front can hardly make this suit flashy.
This suit, along with the majority of the suits in The World Is Not Enough, has darted-front trousers. This film marks the first time Bond has worn a suit with non-pleated trousers since Roger Moore left the role in 1985. But starting in The World is Not Enough Bond wears his non-pleated trousers finished with turn-ups.
The only problem with this suit is that the trousers are worn with a belt. A belt disrupts the flowing line from waistcoat to trousers, and the buckle leaves a bulge. Pierce Brosnan always wears a belt with his three-piece suits not only in the James Bond films but in Remington Steele as well.
Like Sean Connery’s shirts and ties, Pierce Brosnan’s shirts and ties in The World Is Not Enough are also made by Turnbull & Asser. Brosnan’s shirt here is white with a spread collar, front placket and double cuffs. The tie is a colourful woven geometric pattern in red, silver and gold on a black ground, and it’s probably the least Bondian tie in the series. Brosnan brought back the pocket square (something he always wears in Remington Steele) to the Bond films in GoldenEye and he can be seen with a silver silk handkerchief here, puffed rather than folded. This would be Bond’s last pocket square until Quantum of Solace.
The shoes are black wing-tip brogues with six pairs of eyelets. They’re the Douglas model from Church’s. A pair from The World Is Not Enough sold at Christie’s in South Kensington on 14 February 2001 for £1,528. In some shots Brosnan is also wearing black calf penny loafers with this suit.
And here’s a picture of the tie from the Turnbull & Asser website: