The Charcoal Blue Suit in Casino Royale

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Every well-dressed man should have a navy blue suit and a charcoal grey suit in his closet. But have you ever thought to combine the two? Daniel Craig wears just that in Casino Royale in a Brioni charcoal blue suit. The fabric is a worsted wool in a subtle plaid made up of charcoal grey and navy. It’s the kind of plaid that looks solid until you get really close. The button three jacket has straight shoulders with a lot of padding, roped sleeve heads and a clean chest, though the fit in the chest needs a little improvement. The jacket has flapped pockets, four-button cuffs and a single vent. The notched lapels rolls just below the top button and have a high gorge. The suit trousers have a darted front and a straight leg with turn-ups.

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The Brioni shirt is unusual for Bond: it’s pale blue with light grey stripes. The shirt has a moderate spread collar and double cuffs with rounded corners. Bond’s tie is a classic blue and white macclesfield pattern; it’s essentially a checkerboard pattern. The shoes are black two-eyelet plain-toe derbys, the John Lobb Luffield model.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Note: Bond leaves the last button on the jacket cuff undone. This is rare in the series but Craig have done it in both his films.

    Keep up the excellent work!

    Regards

    Alexander

  2. I always thought, Bond would wear shirts made by Turnbull and Asser of London, subsequently the collar looks like the classic T&A one…

  3. ^^ I noticed that with the Tom Ford suits, because they naturally have 5 buttons instead of the customary 4, but I hadnt noticed in Casino Royale.

  4. What a great look. Craig pulls together three great suits in this movie – the dinner suit, the train travel one, and this one, all well-covered by this excellent blog. But the fit does seem a bit off on this one. Is it that Brioni may not be the best choice for Craig's body?

  5. This is not the classic T&A collar (I have many in my closet), and the fabric does not look like something that would come from T&A.

  6. The business of leaving the last cuff button undone is a look favoured by people who want to publicly make the point that they wear surgeon cuffs and not something I see Bond doing.

  7. I also find Craig's style in this movie to be a welcome change from Brosnan's flash, and much more in keeping with literary Bond or the early Bond – elegant but low-key. Or as low key as possible in a $5,000 suit.

  8. No mention that his sleeves are a bit long and don't show any shirt cuff? You're getting senile, Matt. 😉

  9. One of my favorite suits in the series, and I love those Persol sunglasses, they are the best I've ever owned.

  10. Charcoal Blue? Is there such thing as a midnight grey suit? I saw someone wearing what appeared to be a midnight grey suit.

  11. Earlier in this scene, a coat is worn. What kind of coat was it? Trench Coat? Top Coat? It definetely was not a typical overcoat.

  12. Navy is a darker, more saturated colour. The pattern is a plaid in both navy and grey, which brings this overall colour of the suit in between the two.

  13. I think the Brioni shoulder looks a little too aggressive on Craig's build, but that's just me. Brosnan looked a little more at home in Brioni.

  14. Very nice suit, and raincoat too. I wonder if it’s the first time we ever see Bond with a raincoat. Have you any idea why we don’t see them much often in the movies, Matt ?
    Even Fleming did mention some Burberry in a novel, I think.

    Anyway, keep up the great work !

  15. Hey Matt!

    Ok so my question is about the classic blue and white macclesfield pattern tie he wears, I really want to find a tie just like it bc it’s spot on Bondian (in my opinion) and I know you are aware of Magnoli clothiers, they have a tie that seems to fit the same pattern as the one bond wears here except they call it the Quantum tie (referring to QoS but I think they confused it for this one being in CR. also instead of white they say it has silver in it) check it out and let me know what you think.

    http://www.magnoliclothiers.com/quantum-tie-ties-p-287.html

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