1. Low button stance: Except for on a button 2 suit in GoldenEye, the button stance is rather low. The button stance on a button 3 jacket is at the middle button. Costume designer Lindy Hemming had Brioni slightly lower the button stance from their usual height for a more relaxed and modern look. In the 1990s, a low button stance was still a modern style, though high-buttoning suits with 3 or 4 buttons were also popular at times.
2. Longer jacket length: Another late 1980s trend that continued into the 1990s was a longer jacket length. The longer jacket length makes the lower button stance appear to be not as low.
Pierce Brosnan’s Brioni suits don’t go to any extreme fashion trends. His bold ties in GoldenEye are what looks most dated. He mostly wears button 3 suits, a classic style that saw a resurgence of popularity in the 1990s. The style was popular at the time, but by no means is it dated. By The World is Not Enough only a trace of these fashion trends still exist, and the film features some of the most timeless suits of the series.
1. High button stance: For Die Another Day in 2002, the look was modernized with a closer fit and higher button stance on a button 2 jacket, but not to the extreme that became popular a few years later. A high button stance lengthens one’s legs to make one look taller, so long as the trousers worn with the jacket have a high rise to match. But Brosnan’s increasing waistline isn’t flattered by the higher button stance (and strained fit), and the suits he wore in the 1990s would still have looked better.