Bond wears his second black tie outfit in The Living Daylights on a date/mission to the opera and amusement park. The black dinner suit has a notch lapel jacket with a 1-button front, 4-button cuffs, jetted pockets and lapels, all satin-trimmed. The jacket is cut with double vents. Like with most of the suits in The Living Daylights, the shoulders of this jacket are heavily padded and the fit is a bit too large. Some may argue that a dinner suit should not have notch lapels, but when wearing a dinner suit to an amusement park the more casual lapels don’t seem so out of place. However, more formal peak lapels would have been better suited for the opera.
The dinner suit’s trousers have double reverse pleats and are worn with white clip-on braces. Whilst it’s okay for kids, clip-on braces have no place in the wardrobe of a well-dressed man. Bond wears no waist covering, a poor choice considering he reveals the clips of his braces when his jacket is open.
Bond wears a white shirt with a spread collar, double cuffs and pleated front. The narrower pleats found on Bond’s shirt were more popular at the time than the more traditional wider pleats that Bond had worn in previous films. The shirt has mother of pearl buttons. Bond’s bowtie is black satin silk in a narrow thistle shape. Whilst the outfit is better than the notch-lapel dinner suit in Licence to Kill, it still needs some improvement.