In Moonraker, Bond wears a cream suit for his arrival in Rio de Janeiro. The suit is made by costumier Bermans instead of Moore’s usual tailor at the time, Angelo Roma, but it’s more or less a copy of Angelo’s clean Roman silhouette, with strong shoulders and roped sleeveheads with a close cut through the body. The composition of the cloth is a mystery to me, but I suspect it could be partial polyester. It’s one of the few suits that Moore wears that isn’t made of a luxurious cloth. The shoulders are a little wider compared to Angelo’s suits. The jacket is a button 2 with mother of pearl buttons. There are double vents, slanted pockets and 3 buttons on the cuffs—as opposed to 4 buttons on Moore’s other suits. The suit trousers have a wide leg with a slight flare.
Moore wears a Frank Foster shirt in light brown, maybe in a hairline stripe with white, that complements Moore’s complexion very well. It has a long point collar, front placket and tab cuffs. This is the only time in the series that Moore wears a suit without a tie, but the casual nature of the suit allows for this. The is also the only time Moore wears a puffed pocket handkerchief, perhaps to make up for the absence of a tie. It’s the same colour as the shirt, and it looks to be the same exact cloth, so the one time Moore wears something in his breast pocket he does a poor job by wearing an exact match. The only time a pocket handkerchief can match anything exactly is if both the shirt and handkerchief are white. Moore’s shoes are dark brown horse bit slip-ons, probably from Ferragamo.
An example of this suit was sold at Bonhams in Knightsbridge on 17 November 2005 for £9,600. The suit at auction had light brown buttons instead of mother of pearl.