Roger Moore is all too often accused of wearing leisure suits, but this powder blue number from Live and Let Die is one of the few that truly qualifies. The trucker jacket alone could easily have been from the 1960s, but wearing it with matching flared trousers turns it into a classic leisure suit. The suit is often claimed to be denim, but it’s a solid light blue rather than the typical blue and white of denim, and the material is most likely cotton duck canvas or cotton chino.
The jacket has a front and back yoke, turn-down collar, two button-flap patch pockets and one-button cuffs. The jacket is a little longer than waist-length, and the bottom width can be adjusted with buttoned tabs.
The flared flat-front trousers have jeans-style patch pockets in front and are worn with a surcingle belt. The belt is a cream web with brown leather ends and a brass centre-bar buckle. Similar to denim clothing, this leisure suit has rivet buttons and flat-felled seams.
Moore wears only a white knit vest (A-shirt) under the jacket, tucked into his trousers. His shoes are black suede oxford trainers with tan rubber soles and black edging. Roger Moore sometimes is without socks and other times wears them with beige socks that give the impression he’s not wearing any socks. Since he wears them without socks, they are most likely unlined.
This casual outfit is one of the most dated of the series and unlike Moore’s suits has few redeeming qualities. The jacket alone could be better worn with non-matching trousers, though the colour makes it difficult to wear. The best parts of the outfit are the classic surcingle belt and canvas trainers.