I’m not talking about a “Tuxedo” as in what Americans call a dinner suit. I’m talking about the outfit consisting of blue blazer and khakis, which is sometimes referred to as the “California Tuxedo”. It’s probably called such because its more formal than what most people wear in the casual State of California. Bond appropriately wears this outfit on his arrival in California in Moonraker. The button two blazer is made in a deep navy blue wool hopsack. Hopsack is a basket weave, seen in the illustration below:
The blazer, made by Angelo Roma, is cut with a clean chest and straight, narrow shoulders with a roped sleeve head. The wide lapels and the pocket flaps have swelled edges. The blazer has slanted pockets, long double vents and four cuff buttons. The buttons are silver with four holes and sewn with a contrasting navy blue thread.
Typically the trousers worn as part of the “California Tuxedo” are khaki chinos, though Bond’s trousers are khaki wool cavalry twill. Bond’s flat front trousers are worn with a black belt and the legs are cut with a slight flair. The light blue cotton voile—a high-twist airy and semi-sheer fabric—shirt made by Frank Foster has a tall and long point collar, placket front and tab cuffs, similar to all the other shirts Bond wears in Moonraker. The striped tie in navy, red, white and beige adds more to the American look with it’s stripes in the American direction. The subtlety of the stripes comes to life in the close-up shots. Bond’s shoes are black bit loafers. Though brown would have been a better choice with the beige trousers, the black keeps things a little more British.
Read about the outfit that Bond wears with the same blazer in Venice.