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And some gwtdt moncler alternatives for the Brits and Europeans

https://s23.postimg.org/bhxj4i4jb/Screenshot_20170211_194626.png
https://m.topman.com/en/tmuk/product/gr … et-6167741

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=light … nwbBRBjAdM:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mens+ … BMQgTYIyAQ

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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I included that Topman one and an option from Wrangler for you guys! I try to never forget friends on the "right side" of the pond  ajb007/biggrin

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Mr. James Brosnan continues his winning streak with a review the Barbour Dept. (B) Commander Jacket:

http://www.iconicalternatives.com/2017/ … et-review/

He goes way in depth on the fit. Have a great Sunday everyone!

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Just purchased a Skyfall PTI jacket alternative from H&M:

https://s2.postimg.org/fnz9etmd1/hmprod.jpg

Compared to JSC version:

http://img05.shop-pro.jp/PA01112/137/product/72372715.jpg?20150304010407

It is obviously missing the "SIS" crest and the chest pocket. But it fits slim and has a thin fleece lining, so very comfortable. Looks very much the part when tried on, so decided to just get it as Join Service Clothing has been a bit dicey in terms of reputation of late.

Does a iron on "SIS" patch exist? If so would love to complete this jacket with that.

Last edited by cmdr_bong (14th Feb 2017 05:31)

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Greetings! Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day  ajb007/heart

New post: 4 Ways to Wear the Bond navy overcoat.

http://www.iconicalternatives.com/2017/ … -overcoat/

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canoe2 wrote:

Greetings! Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day  ajb007/heart

New post: 4 Ways to Wear the Bond navy overcoat.

http://www.iconicalternatives.com/2017/ … -overcoat/

Love it man. Especially the Brosnan one. I always wear a peacoat with that Broz outfit as it is a great outfit for really cold mornings and nights with days that only need the sweater. Also, like you said, you can take any layer off and always look good in that outfit, so it looks good around the office without the sweater too! A topcoat would be my preferred layering choice.  ajb007/martini

"Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her." & "Tell mother I died game."
CR, TLD, DN, GE, TSWLM, TND, TWiNE, TMWTGG, TB, QoS
Tracy, Kara, Camille, Vesper, Dr. Christmas Jones, Natalya, Anya, Goodnight, Domino, Elektra, Caroline
http://www.iconicalternatives.com/author/james-brosnan/

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Liking this style of post canoe. Keep up the good work

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Glad you guys are liking it  ajb007/cheers

This is kind of the slow season everywhere. Hard to do alternative posts but it's a fun time to get creative.

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Great post canoe2.  By chance I actually wore something very similar to option number two yesterday! I do go out a lot of the time in SA looks, but as you rightly point out that would leave a very limited wardrobe. I really enjoy mixing up and your posts give me some good ideas.

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https://huckberry.com/store/astorflex/c … dark-khaki

Kenton option?
A pretty cool boot in itself. Handmade in Italy.

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goneontheroad wrote:

https://huckberry.com/store/astorflex/c … dark-khaki

Kenton option?
A pretty cool boot in itself. Handmade in Italy.

Looks like a great find man! Also, looks like a great color match to the originals, with it looking just a little bit darker:


https://s24.postimg.org/t85qkfsf5/IMG_0313.jpg

Personally, I don't mind the detail differences at all, it's more about color with these boots for me because of how the boot color pairs with the taupe pants and the color of the jacket. Of course, depending on which alternative/SA pieces one is pairing the boots with, lighter or darker color boots may go better, but darker definately goes better if you have the Matchless jacket or a jacket that is close to the true color of the Matchless.  ajb007/martini

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"Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her." & "Tell mother I died game."
CR, TLD, DN, GE, TSWLM, TND, TWiNE, TMWTGG, TB, QoS
Tracy, Kara, Camille, Vesper, Dr. Christmas Jones, Natalya, Anya, Goodnight, Domino, Elektra, Caroline
http://www.iconicalternatives.com/author/james-brosnan/

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goneontheroad and James Brosnan: I agree with both of you. Great find! I'll add it during the next post update with credit to goneontheroad.

New post: part II of the affordable Bond apartment! Couches, rugs, lamps and few extras:

http://www.iconicalternatives.com/2017/ … t-part-ii/

Look forward to hearing your thoughts! And thanks for the positive feedback on the last 4 ways to wear it post. Enjoy the weekend!  ajb007/martini

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Non-Bond post today. Alternatives for the McQueen Red Wing boots

http://www.iconicalternatives.com/2017/ … toe-boots/

Funny story/very happy coincidence. Yesterday morning I was finishing up this post and decided to take a short break. I headed over to a thrift store that's close to my house and what's the first thing I see when I walk in the door?

http://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Red-Wing-Irish-Setters-Vintage.jpg

Vintage, late 1970s/early 80s Red Wing Irish Setters for $7.

http://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Red-Wing-Irish-Setters-Vintage-label.jpg

They're not the 877s with the white rubber sole. But they have recently been professionally resoled with Virbram outsoles. And the uppers are in amazing condition. Best part is they fit me perfectly!

Have a great Sunday!

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canoe2 wrote:

goneontheroad and James Brosnan: I agree with both of you. Great find! I'll add it during the next post update with credit to goneontheroad.

New post: part II of the affordable Bond apartment! Couches, rugs, lamps and few extras:

http://www.iconicalternatives.com/2017/ … t-part-ii/

Look forward to hearing your thoughts! And thanks for the positive feedback on the last 4 ways to wear it post. Enjoy the weekend!  ajb007/martini

Great article! Thanks for posting the link to the coffee table. I ordered it yesterday.

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Hi,

FOR SALE

Funeral Tie Spectre Rome Scene by Magnoli Clothier.

The tie is like brand used once.

Price 55£ free tracking shipping in Europe and UK, only Paypal.

Rest of the World Paypal 55£ + 30£ Ups express Shipping.

https://s27.postimg.org/67ia3wvsv/FullSizeRender.jpg

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JamesBond: You may have better luck posting the tie sale in a separate dedicated thread. Just a suggestion.

How's the start of the week everyone? I'm asking for a favor. One of the readers at IA wrote me asking if I could do a post on how a bigger guy can dress like Bond. He's 6'4" and 340 lbs (powerlifter). I am not 6'4" or a power lifter. So my experience in this area is pretty limited.

I know some of you guys are on the large size. MrIceGuy, Welshboy, Chriscoop, and others. Can any of you help? All I would need is 3 to 5 tips based on your experience. Bullet point is fine. I'll put together the article from whatever you send and (of course) give credit to the contributors.

Please PM me here if you're interested!

Also, if anyone here ages 18 to 25 is interested in helping out with another article, could you PM me?

Thanks all!
John

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Hi,
thanks for your advice!

in which thread you suggest to post it?

regards

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I'm 6'3'' but far from 340 lbs so I don''t I'd be of much help. The only advise I can give is in regard to buying suits. Try to find a place where you can buy separates, so trousers and jackets in different sizes.

1. OHMSS   2. FRWL   3. OP   4. YOLT   5. TSWLM   6. TLD   7. GE   8. LALD   9. CR   10. LTK   11. DN   12. GF   13. SF   14. FYEO   15. TMWTGG   16. MR   17. TWINE   18. TB   19. AVTAK   20 TND   21. QoS   22 DAF   23. DAD

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JamesBond wrote:

Hi,
thanks for your advice!

in which thread you suggest to post it?

regards

You can create your own thread just for selling your item(s). Everyone will then see the thread title, and those interested in purchasing will look through, post or PM. Hope that helps.  ajb007/martini

"Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her." & "Tell mother I died game."
CR, TLD, DN, GE, TSWLM, TND, TWiNE, TMWTGG, TB, QoS
Tracy, Kara, Camille, Vesper, Dr. Christmas Jones, Natalya, Anya, Goodnight, Domino, Elektra, Caroline
http://www.iconicalternatives.com/author/james-brosnan/

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Hi,
Thanks for your support!!
regards

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My Quantum Bolivia budget tie arrived today. Slightly lighter in colour, but I am very happy with it.

https://s8.postimg.org/clls57du9/IMG_6493.jpg

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angelicbond wrote:

My Quantum Bolivia budget tie arrived today. Slightly lighter in colour, but I am very happy with it.

https://s8.postimg.org/clls57du9/IMG_6493.jpg

Dang! Looks good man. One of the best suits in the series for me. Epic brother!

"Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her." & "Tell mother I died game."
CR, TLD, DN, GE, TSWLM, TND, TWiNE, TMWTGG, TB, QoS
Tracy, Kara, Camille, Vesper, Dr. Christmas Jones, Natalya, Anya, Goodnight, Domino, Elektra, Caroline
http://www.iconicalternatives.com/author/james-brosnan/

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New updates for the Matchless jacket!

http://www.iconicalternatives.com/2015/ … g-blouson/

Thanks to those of you that responded to my cry for help! I'll be in contact with you today.

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angelicbond wrote:

My Quantum Bolivia budget tie arrived today. Slightly lighter in colour, but I am very happy with it.

https://s8.postimg.org/clls57du9/IMG_6493.jpg

Very nice! Where did you get it?

Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
Bond: “I must be dreaming.”

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Enjoying Death wrote:
angelicbond wrote:

My Quantum Bolivia budget tie arrived today. Slightly lighter in colour, but I am very happy with it.

https://s8.postimg.org/clls57du9/IMG_6493.jpg

Very nice! Where did you get it?

Hi. Here's the link

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B014RF4OAA/

They do the same pattern in some other colors that look like they could be a good match for a couple of other ties