James Bond’s pink shirt in You Only Live Twice is ideal for both dressing down as James Bond does here or dressing up with a suit. This outfit is Bond’s only casual look to feature cocktail cuffs. While he could easily wear a hopsack blazer over this shirt and trousers, the heat forced Bond to wear his usual shirt in a casual way.
Bond’s shirt is made by Turnbull & Asser in lightweight cotton and woven of pink and white yarns. It drapes like voile, but it is not quite as sheer as voile usually is. The shirt’s style is the same as his formal shirts in the film, with a wide spread collar, two-button cocktail cuffs, a narrow placket on the front and two darts in the rear.
Bond’s dark grey tropical wool trousers have side-tab waist adjusters, an extended tab front held with a clasp and frogmouth pockets. The trousers have a darted front (with the darts centred above the frogmouth pockets) and sit at the waist. Bond’s footwear is a pair of brown leather sandals, without socks. Sandals are something that Fleming’s Bond wore in the tropics, but in dark blue or black leather. However, in Fleming’s You Only Live Twice Bond wear black plastic sandals with nylon socks. The sandals keep Bond cool and dressed down.