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 coat is cut with natural shoulders. It has peak lapels, a breast pocket (not all have them), 3-button cuffs and most likely a one-button front (most traditional). Considering how low the waistcoat is cut, it probably has a 5-button front. Bond’s white shirt has a wide spread collar, placket front 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.