Roger Moore’s Navy Chalk Stripe Suit in For Your Eyes Only



For his visit to the office in For Your Eyes Only, Bond wears a navy worsted flannel chalk stripe three-piece suit made by Douglas Hayward. It’s a very traditional business suit for the city. This suit jacket has a button two front but cut the same as the first suit of the film, the charcoal three-piece suit. The button stance is low though the gorge, where the collar meets the lapel. is high. It has a soft, natural shoulder with a roped sleeve head. The chest is clean and the waist is fitted. The overall length of the coat is on the long side and extends slightly below the seat. The coat has three buttons on the cuffs, straight pockets with flaps and double vents.

The waistcoat has the traditional six-button front with two welt pockets, and Bond leaves the bottom button open. The trousers are hardly seen but likely have Douglas Hayward’s usual plain front with frogmouth pockets and are worn with a belt, despite it being a three-piece suit.


The light blue poplin shirt made by Frank Foster has a tall spread collar with long points, a front placket and two-button cuffs with a mitred corner. Bond wears a repp tie with white and grey stripes on a navy ground, tied in a small four-in-hand knot.

When Bond enters the office, he is carrying a beige cotton trench coat and navy trilby.


  1. Matt, Jonathan Sothcott who was a Hayward customer for many years had discussions with Doug about the clothes he made for Roger Moore in the 1980’s Bond’s. We met on instagram and have discussed the clothes above. He told Jonathan that he also made the ties Roger wore in the films starting with FYEO as well
    As tailored clothes. I’m sure you and Jonathan would have a lot to chat about.

  2. I think this is a good look. The combination of a low button stance and high gorge create a different effect from the striped suit he wears to the office in the next film.

  3. Does a low button stance make the suit uncomfortable to wear for some people? Can a High button suit have the same effect.

    • I find that a high button stance is less comfortable than a low one. The ideal button stance is one that moves with your body. When you bend at your waist, the button shouldn’t get in the way and you can feel if it’s too high or too low.


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