Craig Era Budget Alternatives in 2014

hthomashthomas Philadelphia, PAPosts: 828MI6 Agent
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! -{
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  • WardWard Maryland/LondonPosts: 195MI6 Agent
    It would almost be nice to have a "2014 budget alternative" redux! I'm looking for a lodge jacket and the beach trousers.
  • MrEddy21MrEddy21 LondonPosts: 344MI6 Agent
    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.
  • roguetrooperXroguetrooperX Posts: 96MI6 Agent
    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
  • hthomashthomas Philadelphia, PAPosts: 828MI6 Agent
    Changed title. Hope to get more action!
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  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,957MI6 Agent
    Been scouring sites for a QoS style cardigan, nothing's hitting that sweet spot for me yet.

    Ditto the Islays.
  • hthomashthomas Philadelphia, PAPosts: 828MI6 Agent
    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.
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    Sunspel Riviera Crew Neck lookalike
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    Enjoying Death Pants?
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  • MrIceGuyMrIceGuy AUSTRALIAPosts: 114MI6 Agent
    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
  • always shakenalways shaken LondonPosts: 6,287MI6 Agent
    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"?
  • MrEddy21MrEddy21 LondonPosts: 344MI6 Agent
    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.
  • VoxIsMyCowboyVoxIsMyCowboy Posts: 47MI6 Agent
    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)

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  • always shakenalways shaken LondonPosts: 6,287MI6 Agent
    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)

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    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 :)
    By the way, did I tell you, I was "Mad"?
  • Agent 00 FrogAgent 00 Frog Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 122MI6 Agent
    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"
  • Lawrence JLawrence J Posts: 3MI6 Agent
    I picked up a pair of these the other day:

    http://www.play.com/Clothing/T-Shirts/-/3043/2310/-/56498848/Red-Tape-Glaven-Real-Leather-Upper-Lace-Up-Brogue-Mens-Boots/Product.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-lutz-smart-wax-cord-collar-jacket-olive-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
  • Agent 00 FrogAgent 00 Frog Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 122MI6 Agent
    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"
  • Lawrence JLawrence J Posts: 3MI6 Agent
    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.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,957MI6 Agent
    Anyone have any experience with Dragon Inside?

    http://www.dragoninside.com/product/the-navy-blue-3-piece-tuxedo
  • cheldcheld Posts: 300MI6 Agent
    The tan Red Tape Glaven boot is sold out.
  • cheldcheld Posts: 300MI6 Agent
    Anyone have any experience with Dragon Inside?

    http://www.dragoninside.com/product/the-navy-blue-3-piece-tuxedo

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

    http://mensstylepro.com/2012/11/19/style-review-dragon-inside-custom-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."
  • Jason WestonJason Weston Posts: 47MI6 Agent
    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!
  • Jason WestonJason Weston Posts: 47MI6 Agent
    Casino Royale=Boat in Venice
    Cardigan from Forever 21 is $20.
    White V Neck from Target $10.
    Chinos from Old Navy $20-30.
  • Jason WestonJason Weston Posts: 47MI6 Agent
    Casino Royale=Venice Chase

    Blue Long Sleeve Polo from Old Navy $15-20.
    Blue Chinos from Old Navy $20-30.
  • TheNextLeiterTheNextLeiter TexasPosts: 190MI6 Agent
    edited February 2014
    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.
  • Jason WestonJason Weston Posts: 47MI6 Agent
    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.
  • Jason WestonJason Weston Posts: 47MI6 Agent
    I personally really love my Black Pullover from Target.
    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.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,957MI6 Agent
    Istanbul Scene=Skyfall

    I have heard great thingsabout the Indochino Grey Suit.

    I love this suit. I paired it with a slim black and white print tie from English Laundry and looked pretty close to me. The differences for those interested-

    Four button sleeves (TF has 3)
    They can't do the 3 button roll to 2
    The angle on the jacket pockets is steeper than Tom Ford, whose angle is very subtle to my eye.
    Side-adjuster pants have pull straps, not tabs.
  • cheldcheld Posts: 300MI6 Agent
    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.

    Here's a review of the "Grenafaux" from style blog Put This On:

    http://putthison.com/post/36597603374/we-got-it-for-free-the-tie-bars-grenafaux-the

    Bottom line: get a real Grenadine - fabric from Italy, made in New York - from Chipp2 for $49.50.

    http://www.chippneckwear.com/italian-grenadine/
    And the boots you can get from Kohls, The Mark Anthony Ankle Boot.

    Just say NO to plastic shoes. Those look like they'd last about two weeks before the vinyl would split. You spend your entire life on a mattress or on your feet. Don't short-change either. Please.
  • BlueBludBlueBlud Posts: 185MI6 Agent
    Probably been posted before, but still a pretty good alternative to the Skyfall PTS shirt.

    http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/London-Slim-Fit-White-Tab-Collar-Shirt/49507,en_GB,pd.html?start=2&q=Tab%20collar

    I wear mine with my Magnoli tie and it really looks the part.
  • othertravelothertravel Posts: 390MI6 Agent
    The C&J Highbury was on sale for $250 (!) yesterday before quickly selling out.
  • cheldcheld Posts: 300MI6 Agent
    The C&J Highbury was on sale for $250 (!) yesterday before quickly selling out.

    Where?
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