Another iconic piece from Goldfinger also first appears in Woman of Straw: the white dinner jacket. The ivory (the true colour) dinner jacket sees a little more use in this film than it does in Goldfinger, and Sean Connery wears it on two occasions in the Mediterranean, for a dinner at sea and for a fancy party. In warm weather, everything is a bit less formal, and this less formal variant of black tie is most appropriate. This ivory wool dinner jacket has a one-button front with self-faced peak lapels, four-button cuffs, jetted pockets and no vents in the rear, following the proper black tie tradition.
The black trousers have double forward pleats and no stripe down the side. The shirt is different than what Connery wore in Goldfinger. It’s plain white poplin with a spread collar, double cuffs and a placket, no pleats or satin stripes like the shirt in Goldfinger. The placket has stitching is closesly spaced down the middle that suggests regular Bond-film shirtmaker Frank Foster made this shirt. The bow tie is black satin silk in a narrow batwing shape, just like what he wears as James Bond.
Connery foregoes the bouttonnière but wears a folded white linen handkerchief in his breast pocket. The sliver of white handkerchief in the breast pocket gets lost against the ivory dinner jacket, and a darker handkerchief—such as one in red like the Goldfinger carnation or with a black polka dot—would have been a better choice.