The flannel suit is something not often found off the rack in stores today. Most people are looking for lighter suits and flannel is usually a heavier fabric (it’s not very robust in lighter weights). Flannel is also much too warm to wear in today’s over-heated offices, not only because of it’s heavy weight but because it has a thick nap that keeps in body heat. Bond wears this dark grey flannel 3-piece suit in Thunderball in scene taking place in France, and we can assume it’s fairly cold weather from the fact that Bond is carrying with him a hat and topcoat.
The jacket is Connery’s usual 2-button with narrow lapels, this time with no vents and jetted pockets. The cuffs, as usual, close with 4 buttons. The trousers have the typical double forward-pleated front with Daks tops. The bottoms are finished with turn-ups like in the first two Bond films. The waistcoat here is something different. It has 6 buttons, all of which close, and the bottom is cut straight across. It almost resembles a sweater.
The shirt is sky blue with a spread collar and cocktail cuffs, and the tie is a black grenadine. Bond’s shoes are a black short boot that we will cover in more detail tomorrow.
You may notice a continuity error when Bond puts on the jet pack: his cocktail cuffs become French cuffs, and when he lands he is wearing cocktail cuffs again.