James Bond wears a navy pea coat for the second time in the series in Skyfall, after first wearing a pea coat in the opening scene of Casino Royale. It’s surprising that Bond never wore a pea coat before Daniel Craig took over since it’s a natural choice of casual coats for a naval man. The pea coat has six buttons on the front but Bond only fastens the middle button, it would appear because the coat is too tight to fasten the other buttons. Bond’s pea coat deviates from tradition with peak lapels rather than being able to button to the neck. There are four pockets on the front: two slash pockets on the chest and two horizontal flap pockets on the hips. Behind the collar and underneath the pocket flaps the coat is trimmed with brown leather. And rather than having the typical black plastic pea coat buttons with anchors this coat has dark brown horn buttons, which are more civilian and more elegant.
Underneath the pea coat Bond wears a white shirt with a semi-spread collar, plain front and single-button cuffs with rounded corners. The back is darted for a closer fit. The black silk tie has a texture woven with floats that somewhat mimics the look of a grenadine garza fina silk. Over the shirt and tie Bond wears a black wool V-neck jumper. Bond folds back the cuff of the jumper’s sleeve to elegantly reveal a little bit of white shirt cuff. Bond has never worn a tie with a casual outfit before, and he typically wears an open-neck shirt under his jumpers. The jumper over a tie is a very school-boy look and it appears that costume designer Jany Temime brought that look over from her work on the Harry Potter films. The shirt’s collar points sit under the jumper on one side and pop out on the other. The V is a bit too shallow to wear with a tie, since most of it is obscured. The jumper’s collar is almost like a deep crew neck rather than a V-neck. A shirt without a tie would have worked better with this jumper.
The flat-front wool trousers are in a black and light grey sharkskin weave. They are cut with a long rise to the waist and have many Savile Row-type details, like an extended waistband with a hook closure, button-tab waist adjusters, a coin pocket on the front under the waistband, and only one rear button-through pocket on the right. The black 2-eyelet chukka boots are the Crockett & Jones Tetbury model. He also wears black unlined leather gloves.
Thanks to the Bond collectors at ajb007.co.uk, the sources for all these items have been identified. The pea coat is from Billy Reid, the shirt and tie are from COS, the jumper is from John Smedley, the trousers are from Acne and the gloves are from Dents.