Pierce Brosnan wore this plaid sports coat in a few episodes of the second and third seasons of Remington Steele. This specific example is from the season 2 episode “Altared Steele,” and this is the first time he wears it. Because of the large check and English cut, the sports coat could be compared to the plaid sports coat Roger Moore wears in The Man with the Golden Gun. The light-weight wool cloth is woven in a twill weave check in black, grey and white with a tan windowpane. See the diagram below:
The jacket has a clean chest, with very padded, but narrow, shoulders and roped sleeve heads. It has a traditional 3-button front, with only the middle button fastened. It is cut with bi-swing shoulder pleats to allow the arms more movement in sporting activities. The pleats expand when the arms are extended forward. High armholes also help with the range of movement. The long double vents below echo the shoulder pleats. The jacket has 3-button cuffs and slanted hacking pockets with flaps.
Brosnan wears charcoal trousers with double reverse pleats. The light blue poplin shirt has an American style, very different from what James Bond wears. The biggest difference comes in the collar, which here is a point collar worn with a collar bar (the kind that slides onto the collar). Point collars are more conservative in America than the English spread collar, and collar bars saw a surge in popularity in the 1980s. The collar also has modern edge stitching, as opposed to the more traditional stitching a quarter-inch from the edge. Two other parts of the shirt identify it as American: the breast pocket and the box pleat on the back. The shirt is very fitted trough the body, which might suggest it was custom made, though most custom shirt makers avoid the box pleat on the back because it is practically useless and typically ends up looking sloppy. It’s possible that it was bought off the pegs and altered. The shirt has double cuffs; Remington Steele always wears cufflinks.
A tan knit tie picks up the tan windowpane in the sports coat. It’s a very fine knit and not made of silk. It’s probably cotton and/or wool. The brown silk pocket square also brings out the tan in the sports coat and complements the tie without matching it. Brosnan wears a black belt and black shoes with this outfit.