Bond wears a brown suede shooting vest on his visit to the title character’s palace in Octopussy. The cartridge loops on the left chest are what identifies this as a garment for shooting. It has slash pockets on the sides and what appears to be shoulder pleats in the back. What puzzles me is why a vest would have shoulder pleats. The arms are not restricted, so pleats wouldn’t serve much purpose.
Underneath the vest, Bond wears a brown and white end-on-end shirt in a very fine cotton made by Frank Foster, and it has a spread collar, placket front stitched close to the centre and single-button cuffs. Bond’s brown flat front trousers have a straight leg leg and plain hems, and he wears them with a dark brown belt. Bond’s shoes are dark brown leather slip-ons.
Two examples of the vest were sold at Christie’s; the first was sold on 14 December 1995 for £1,688 and the second on 28 November 1996 for £1,725. The auction listings note that the vest is made of drill cloth, but close-ups on the Blu-ray show a nap that is undeniably suede. The Frank Foster shirt sold at Prop Store on 23 September 2015 for £1,000.