From time to time I’ll be writing about the clothing worn by James Bond villains. Their clothing always says a lot about their character and always contrasts Bond’s clothing. Here we look at Red Grant’s (Robert Shaw) suit in his final scenes in From Russia With Love. Whilst Bond wears a modern lightweight, button two suit, Grant wears a traditional, heavier button three suit. The cloth is a heavy wool in grey and brown stripes with white pinstripes and a brown windowpane pattern.
Other details on the suit jacket include flapped pockets, one-button cuffs and a single vent. The trousers are the same style as Bond’s, with double forward pleats and turn-ups.
The Frank Foster cream shirt has a moderate spread collar, English-style placket and double cuffs. Grant’s cufflinks are square with a silver case and a purple stone center. His tie is solid black, knotted in a four-in-hand knot, and he wears a folded white pocket square just like Bond wears. He wears black socks and black plain-toe shoes with elastic side gussets, which is like a shoe-height chelsea boot. The shoes are actually very similar to what Bond wears in Goldfinger.
Grant also wears a dark grey C-crown fedora, taken from Captain Nash after he kills him. Bond later takes the hat for himself after he kills Grant.