Moore’s famous collection of sports coats started with this one, a button two in a fancy tan basketweave or hopsack weave. I’m not sure what the jacket’s fabric content is, but I would guess linen and silk. It’s likely highly breathable, which would make it the perfect fabric for the hot Louisiana weather. The colour of this jacket blends in perfectly with the dirt ground on the crocodile farm, while his brown trousers match perfectly with the murky waters.
Like the suit jackets Cyril Castle made for Live and Let Die, this jacket by Castle has soft shoulders, a swelled chest, deep double vents, slanted pockets with flaps, and flared link-button cuffs. The buttons are light brown horn. This jacket has gently roped sleeve heads, whilst the suit jackets in Live and Let Die do not have any roping. For a sporty touch, this jacket has swelled edges on the lapels and pocket flaps. The notched lapels are a medium width, so the jacket hardly looks dated.
The jacket has Cyril Castle’s signature detail of flared link-button cuffs. The flare of the cuffs mirrors the trouser flare. The cuff meets at the vent in a kissing fashion rather than overlapping, and there is one button on either side of the ends of the cuff so it looks like the cuff fastens with cufflinks.
Bond wears contrasting dark brown, flat front trousers. The trousers have two rear pockets but no side pockets for a clean look. The cut narrows at the knee with a slight flare towards the bottom, for more of a subtle boot-cut look. Since these trousers lack the front darts and top pockets of the other trousers in the film, and the rear pockets are placed much lower, these trousers may not have been made by Cyril Castle. The belt loops hang below the waistband, which does not follow the typical Savile Row custom that Castle follows of making wider belt loops being contained within the height of the waistband.
Bond’s shirt from Frank Foster is beige cotton with a jacquard figure. The shirt has a semi-spread collar, rear darts, two-button cocktail cuffs and a fly front that covers the buttons with a placket that has one stitching line down the centre. The brown tie with a large, abstract self-pattern is tied with a four-in-hand knot.
Roger Moore thought it would be clever to wear crocodile shoes at the crocodile farm, so he found a pair of red-brown crocodile slip-ons. The shoes have a squared bicycle toe, which makes these some of the least attractive shoes Bond wears. The belt, however, is just plain brown leather.
You can see more pictures of the shirt and trousers in the previous entry about the brown basted suit jacket.