In A View to a Kill James Bond visits the Ascot Racecourse, where the Royal Ascot is currently happening this week. Morning dress is required for attending the Royal Ascot. Most traditionally, morning dress consists of a black or dark grey morning coat (a type of tailcoat known to the Americans as a “cutaway” because of the cutaway front), waistcoat (either matching the morning coat or in a contrasting, lighter colour), and striped or checked trousers (stripes being more formal). But Bond chooses a less formal variant called the morning suit, where all three pieces are made in the same cloth. These are typically made in mid to light grey, and Bond’s is made in a medium-dark grey mini herringbone. The morning suit may have been made by Roger Moore’s usual tailor Douglas Hayward.
The coat is cut with soft shoulders and roped sleeve heads. It has peak lapels, a breast pocket (not all have them), three-button cuffs and most likely a one-button front (most traditional). The waistcoat has six buttons. Bond’s white shirt from Frank Foster has a cutaway collar, which is a very wide spread collar. It also has a front placket and double cuffs. Bond wears a light grey woven Macclesfield tie, tied in a four-in-hand knot. A light grey top hat, grey suede or chamois gloves and a white carnation in the lapel buttonhole complete the outfit.