Just a few months before the release of The World Is Not Enough, Pierce Brosnan starred in one of his most notable films during his tenure as Bond, The Thomas Crown Affair. Milanese tailor Gianni Campagna made Brosnan’s suits for the film for a total cost of $400,000, at $3,400 a suit, according to an article from the San Francisco Examiner. But like in the Bond films at the time, Turnbull & Asser made the shirts and Chruch’s made the shoes. Thomas Crown is a rich man with luxurious suits, and his clothes are most appropriate for the character. Though the look is more old-fashioned than what Brosnan wore for Bond, there are many similarities between the two characters’ clothing.
|Notice the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso with the branding removed
as not to conflict with Brosnan’s Omega endorsement
This suit is made from a fine hopsack glen plaid in light blue and black with a blue overcheck. The jacket has a 2-button front, but the lapels have a gentle roll more like those found on a soft 3-button suit. Double vents, flapped pockets and 4-button cuffs detail the jacket. The jacket has a clean, structured look with padded shoulders, yet the shoulders have a natural curve compared to the straight shoulders of Brioni. The waistcoat has a 6-button front, with the bottom button left open, and four pockets. The full-cut trousers have double reverse pleats and turn-ups. In comparison, these trousers are much fuller than those he wore as Bond.
Brosnan’s Turnbull & Asser shirt is made from a white cotton herringbone. The shirt has a spread collar and double cuffs. The tie has a dark grey ground with black polka dots and light grey stripes. The puffed pocket square is light grey to coordinate the with the tie. Brosnan’s shoes are black plain-toe oxfords.