Bond is introduced to us in Dr. No wearing a midnight blue shawl-collar dinner suit. In the From Russia With Love pre-title sequence, James Bond (or rather a man wearing a James Bond mask) wears a very similar dinner suit from Anthony Sinclair, though it is not the same one as I previously though it was. The dinner jacket has a single-button front, jetted pockets and satin gauntlet cuffs with four buttons. The shawl collar is narrower and has less belly than the Dr. No dinner suit, giving this dinner suit a more modern look. It’s difficult to tell if this one has vents, but it probably does not. The trousers have double forward pleats.
The dress shirt has a front with 1/4-inch pleats, mother-of-pearl buttons down the placket, a spread collar and double cuffs. The placket is stitched 1/4-inch from the edge to match the pleats. The style of pleats and placket stitching means that this shirt is likely to be from a shirtmaker other than Turnbull & Asser, and this may be from director Terence Young’s other shirtmaker Lanvin, whom he often spoke of. The bow-tie is also different from the Dr. No bow tie. Instead of the pointed ends from before, this bow-tie is a narrow batwing shape with straight ends, which was a very trendy look in the early 1960s. Bond again wears a white linen handkerchief folded in his breast pocket.
Sean Connery wears this outfit in many promotional photos for From Russia with Love, most memorably photos where he poses with the Walther LP-53 air gun. In a few full-body photos we can see his shoes, which are the same black calf three-eyelet cap-toe derby shoes that he wears with his suits in the film.