Poker at The One&Only Ocean Club in Casino Royale

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For Casino Royale‘s first casino scene at the One&Only Ocean club in the Bahamas that introduces James Bond as a master poker player, Daniel Craig’s Bond wears a dark navy silk twill shirt made for the film. The button-front shirt is worn with an one-piece collar and has a straight hem with short side vents. The sleeves are long with button cuffs and the shirt has a breast pocket.

Though the shirt looks black, it was described by costume designer Lindy Hemming as “heavy navy blue”, and from the costume card the swatch is a very dark navy that looks black in all but direct sunlight. No hint of blue shows on screen due to the dimly and warmly lit scenes.

Silk is a somewhat odd choice for the scene, but it looks nice on screen. A cotton or linen shirt would be far more comfortable in the heat and humidity but would not look as presentable as heavy silk.

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The plain-weave linen trousers are the “Larked” model from Ted Baker. The colour is called “mink”, which can best be described as taupe. They have a flat front, straight-cut legs, a full break and plain hem. The side pockets are slanted and there is one rear jetted pocket on the right. There are belt loops but there is no belt in them. Bond’s shoes are black.

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  1. Having just returned from The One and Only Ocean Club, I have to say Daniel Craig is perfectly dressed for the setting. In all of his scenes in the Bahamas, Craig looks well-dressed and true to the character as well.

  2. Are Bond’s shoes cap toed oxfords in this setting or just formal-casual shoes, like loafers or something? (I know Bond doesn’t wear loafers,just guessing seeing as how this poker match wasn’t considered a formal event)

  3. On the audio commentary for Casino Royale, Lindy Hemmings says that the shirt is a heavy navy blue silk shirt. It could be silk, I don’t think Daniel Craig would wear a polyester shirt. He only usually ever wear quality materials and brands; he’s a clothes horse in real life.

  4. Strange they used a low end shirtmaler. Must have Been a reason for this. Craig in a lot of his films only wears good brands and quality materials. But then again he wore Top Shop chinos and a Zara shirt in Skyfall.

  5. You would have thought Brioni would have a similar shirt made of real silk. they supplied not just the suits and shirts but the cardigan Craig wears at the start of the film under the pea coat and probably the black shawl cardigan as well. And then you wouldn’t have had to alter it so much.

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