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Topic: Craig Era Budget Alternatives in 2014

Hey everyone.  I have looked all through the skyfall budget alternatives thread.  Most of the links are not working anymore.  It's been a few years obviously.   Does anyone have some links to some alternatives that are out there now?  Looking for anything from Craig era. I am in the US and wanna buy here in the US.

Thanks for any help!  ajb007/martini

Last edited by hthomas (17th Jan 2014 21:00)

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It would almost be nice to have a "2014 budget alternative" redux! I'm looking for a lodge jacket and the beach trousers.

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Ward wrote:

It would almost be nice to have a "2014 budget alternative" redux! I'm looking for a lodge jacket and the beach trousers.

I have a few spare pairs of the SA chinos, all 32 waist and various lengths. Send me a PM if you're interested.

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MrEddy21 wrote:
Ward wrote:

It would almost be nice to have a "2014 budget alternative" redux! I'm looking for a lodge jacket and the beach trousers.

I have a few spare pairs of the SA chinos, all 32 waist and various lengths. Send me a PM if you're interested.

PM'd

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Changed title. Hope to get more action!

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Been scouring sites for a QoS style cardigan, nothing's hitting that sweet spot for me yet.

Ditto the Islays.

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Hey guys.  Went by my local target today.  It's kinda crappy.  Only could find these things.   Going by Marshall's and a Super Target tomorrow.  Will post anything I find!   

Maybe a N. Peal option here with Merona long sleeve thermal.
http://s22.postimg.cc/nwqkpqn3x/photo_1.jpg

Sunspel Riviera Crew Neck lookalike
http://s15.postimg.cc/gfouvjpuv/photo_2.jpg

Enjoying Death Pants?
http://s28.postimg.cc/i3hfacz15/photo_3.jpg

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Ward wrote:

It would almost be nice to have a "2014 budget alternative" redux! I'm looking for a lodge jacket and the beach trousers.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/281242160780?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1 just a little alteration as per his video and wan there u go nice and chep

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Alternative to the islay boots in Skyfall:

by Clarks:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clarks-Montacut … B00DPOXO1A

by Selected (asos):
http://www.asos.fr/Selected-Homme-Chaus … cy9Qcm9kLw..

I have the last one, they are very great.

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I have the Clarks, not bad if your on a budget,not SA obviously but in the spirit of looking Bondish I like em

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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32x32 now sold - thanks

Two pairs of 32x34 still available.


MrEddy21 wrote:
Ward wrote:

It would almost be nice to have a "2014 budget alternative" redux! I'm looking for a lodge jacket and the beach trousers.

I have a few spare pairs of the SA chinos, all 32 waist and various lengths. Send me a PM if you're interested.

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I picked this teal sweater up from Primark as an alternative to the N-Pearl.

More than happy with it for £6. (photo quality is bad, sorry)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1526544_503552426425849_685102115_n.jpg

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VoxIsMyCowboy wrote:

I picked this teal sweater up from Primark as an alternative to the N-Pearl.

More than happy with it for £6. (photo quality is bad, sorry)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1526544_503552426425849_685102115_n.jpg

Yes ,I saw that too in our local Primani, it looked very good for the price and our friend is quite correct
the photo dosnt do any justice to the colour  ajb007/smile

By the way, did I tell you,  I was       "Mad"?

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I can confirm the quality of the Primark colours, very close. However, you should be able to find the same jumper in a crew neck cut instead!

"Set your hopes up way too high, living's in the way we die"

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I picked up a pair of these the other day:

http://www.play.com/Clothing/T-Shirts/- … oduct.html

Amazing quality for the price. A little too light but nothing a bit of leather dye couldn't fix.

For anyone wanting a Lodge jacket but can't afford it. You can get a similar style Barbour, currently in the sale at Choice:

http://www.choicestore.co.uk/barbour-lu … ive-1.html

I bought one before the sale, still significantly cheaper than the commander and very similar in style but even so, a Barbour waxed jacket at £140 is an absolute steal.

Lawrence

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Great finds there Lawrence. The website says the boots tend to run a bit large. Is that the case in your experience?

"Set your hopes up way too high, living's in the way we die"

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They do run a bit large but the toes flatten out towards the end, so if you size down and have quite thick feet they might be tight on the toes.

They are also available on eBay a little cheaper.

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Anyone have any experience with Dragon Inside?

http://www.dragoninside.com/product/the … ece-tuxedo

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The tan Red Tape Glaven boot is sold out.

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HalfHitman HalfMonk wrote:

Anyone have any experience with Dragon Inside?

http://www.dragoninside.com/product/the … ece-tuxedo

Here's a brief review by a guy who's a StyleForum member:

http://mensstylepro.com/2012/11/19/styl … tom-suits/

Also note this as specific to the tuxedo, from another SF poster: "My only "gripe" is that the lapel and leg band are out of viscose rayon; I would have preferred grosgrain silk - but they don't offer this option."

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Istanbul Scene=Skyfall

I have heard great thingsabout the Indochino Grey Suit. It looks simmilar to the Istanbul Suit, and you can add a waistcoat to look like Connery from Goldfinger. The Tie Bar has a Grenandine look-alike for $15. The white dress shirt you can get @ Target, not french cuff. And the boots you can get from Kohls, The Mark Anthony Ankle Boot. Hope it helped!

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Casino Royale=Boat in Venice
Cardigan from Forever 21 is $20.
White V Neck from Target $10.
Chinos from Old Navy $20-30.

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Casino Royale=Venice Chase

Blue Long Sleeve Polo from Old Navy $15-20.
Blue Chinos from Old Navy $20-30.

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Jason Weston wrote:

Istanbul Scene=Skyfall

I have heard great thingsabout the Indochino Grey Suit. It looks simmilar to the Istanbul Suit, and you can add a waistcoat to look like Connery from Goldfinger. The Tie Bar has a Grenandine look-alike for $15. The white dress shirt you can get @ Target, not french cuff. And the boots you can get from Kohls, The Mark Anthony Ankle Boot. Hope it helped!

I can attest to The Tie Bar's grenafaux ties, they are excellent.

Last edited by TheNextLeiter (7th Feb 2014 03:04)

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Skyfall=Shanghai

Pea Coat from Target $60.
Black Pullover from Target $25.
Mark Anthony Ankle Boot from Kohls $40-100.
White Dress Shirt from Target $20.
Black Tie from Marshall's, Ross, or T.J Maxx $10-11.