Casino Royale Long Sleeve Blue Polo

Updated May 5th, 2019 – While we’re still not sure who made the Casino Royale long sleeve blue polo Bond wore while doing his best to sink Venice, both BAMF Style and The Suits of James Bond have done a good job of identifying the key features.

budget Casino Royale Long Sleeve Blue Polo

 

budget Casino Royale Long Sleeve Blue Polo
Features Wanted for the Casino Royale Long Sleeve Blue Polo
  • Airforce blue interlocking cotton
  • Ribbed Cuffs
  • Open hem
  • Self fabric collar
  • Hidden 2 button placket
  • No logo

It’s the combination of self collar and hidden placket in the right shade of blue that make it difficult to find solid alternatives for the shirt. Luckily, more brands are coming out with self collar polos, and a few have even added the hidden placket!

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Best Options for the Casino Royale Blue Long Sleeve Polo
Magnoli Clothiers Royale Polo Shirt: $55.00

budget Casino Royale Long Sleeve Blue Polo

Rest easy Bond-style fans. We now have an easy choice for Best Option. This replica from Magnoli Clothiers is just about as screen-accurate as you can get. And it’s very well made. AND it comes at a more than reasonable price.

I ordered one almost as soon as they became available. So far, I’m a happy camper. Where most people seem to be having issues is with the fit. The sizing definitely runs small. Based on the size chart on their website, I selected a large for my 5’9″, 175 lbs frame. The fit is great through the torso and the length is fine. There’s a little bit of overhang at the shoulders, but nothing dramatic. And the sleeves are a touch long but, again, it’s nothing unbearable. So my advice is to go one size up from your normal size. The Royale Polo is shown below with navy chinos from Zara, a no-name grey t-shirt, and Adidas running shoes.

 

budget Casino Royale Long Sleeve Blue Polo

 

Under $100
Boden Long Sleeve Garment-Dyed Polo in College Blue: £38.00/$55.00

Well, the color looks like it’s a great match! But this option from Boden is missing the hidden placket. And they’ve used button, shirt-style cuffs instead of the ribbed knit. Personally, I kind of like that change since I usually wear my sleeves rolled up. Sizes small to XXL are available on the website.

 

Jules Ruckbury Long Sleeve Rugby Shirt in Dark Blue: on sale for £33.71/$64.95

The blue may be a little bright. But other than that? It looks like the Ruckbury is giving us a lot of the features we want! And it’s going to be hard to beat at that sale price. The Joules website currently has sizes small to XXL in stock. If Magnoli hadn’t already created a more screen accurate shirt, this would have been the “Best Option”.

 

Manifattura Di Genova Polo Shirt in Blue: on sale for $83.00 to $111.00/£54.00 to £72.00

Best Budget Bond Finds May 2019

Since Yoox is selling this alternative, I honestly have no idea how long it will last. But it checks many of the right style boxes. We get a close color in a 90% cotton/10% elastane fabric, the open cuffs and hem, the self-fabric collar, and the hidden button placket. And it’s made in Italy. Shame about that contrasting fabric at the placket. If you happen to be a size medium or large, you can get the lower price here. But if you need a small or an XXL, then you’re stuck with the higher priced option.

 

Under $150
Hackett Long Sleeve Polo Shirt: $114.00/£106.00

Wow, the color in the product photos is pretty close to ideal! But, once again, no hidden placket. And Hackett has used the same kind of button cuffs we get on the Boden alternative above. Last but not least, Farfetch is bringing it to you. Which means there’s one of each size left in stock. If you like this one, I suggest you act fast.

 

If you’ve found some good alternatives for the Casino Royale Long Sleeve Blue Polo, feel free to share them in the comments! While you’re waiting, why not check us out on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest?

Images used are sourced from BAMF Style.

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7 thoughts on “Casino Royale Long Sleeve Blue Polo

  • July 18, 2016 at 7:59 pm
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    Does anyone know what pants he wore for that venice chase scene? Brioni? Thanks

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  • April 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm
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    Thanks for the response! I appreciate it!

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  • April 2, 2016 at 10:57 pm
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    Anyone know how the Front Row Mens Long Sleeve Classic Cotton Rugby Shirt from Amazon fits? Looking to get one that fits slim. I usually have to size down to Small from Medium.

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    • April 4, 2016 at 4:50 pm
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      Hi
      Sorry for the delay in responding. Reports are that the shirt fits on the large size and it’s a more “classic” cut, so you should seriously consider sizing down.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 5:49 pm
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    Hi, I did see that one from J Crew (the new one you shared) and thought hard about adding it. The only drawback I saw is it doesn’t have the self collar. But if people are not too worried about that, I agree: it is a solid option. Thanks!

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