Happy Sunday! New post for your reading pleasure: a deep dive into Bond's No Time To Die Jamaica house
I've gone room by room and tried to analyze as much as possible to come up with alternatives. So everything from the bed to the books. Really looking forward to hearing what you folks think about this one!
Noticed a couple of Thunderball budget alternative on the Marks & Spencer website.
New in - Easy Iron Linen Revere Shirt. Good budget alternative for Bond's meeting Q short sleeve shirt. Its a darker shade of blue being navy but has the camp collar and for £25 you can't knock the price.
Also Easy Iron Linen Striped shirt in blue mix. Alternative to the Palmyra butcher stripe short sleeved shirt. The stripe is ticker and no camp collar but price again £25.
@Bodie Nice finds!
Post update: new alternatives for the SPECTRE blazer
I went with a variety of tones and shades this time around so it will be easier to match one with the different chino alternatives. But there are some great deals right now if you're in the market!
Morning! The last of the SPECTRE Morocco posts I'll be doing for a while. Except for the belt (I only found two decent alternatives that I'll include in a Style Finds post), this should complete most of the pieces in the look.
On to the good summer stuff!
New post is up: Best Style Finds for the week
Lots of alternatives in this one sourced by the Bond community. I hope I managed to give credit to everyone! Let me know if I messed anything up. And I've included 2 good options for the SP braided leather belt.
And @JB1106340 I screwed up in another Style Finds post and forgot to credit you with the find of the Cotton Traders Thunderball shirt. Sorry about that! I'll include it again in the upcoming post on Bond's summer shirts and make sure you get the mention you deserve.
Happy Sunday, gang!
New post on post on the NTTD corduroy duster:
I won't say much about this one, expect a thank you to @Westward_Drift , @RonBerry and @Chriscoop for inspiring the idea! And I look forward to hearing if you think any of these would work.
found this as an awesome alternative to the Connolly jacket!
@Obi Sean Kenobi That is a great one! I like that Garmentory website as well. Some really interesting finds on there. I'll include this one on the upcoming update for the Matera jacket post (credit to you, of course).
I'm also going to be updating the post on Bond's Jamaica look and have a new 4 Ways to Wear It base around the grey jeans. So in anticipation of that, I've added new options to our Guide to Selvedge Denim.
Have a great Hump Day gang!
While prowling around ebay I noticed:
Dickie Commando Jumper large £10
Ebay item reference 224425169561
Looks like it might be a budget alternative for the NTTD commando jumper
Here's the link. It looks like the seller is also selling sizes XL and XXL in separate listings. I would ask the seller for measurements. As I recall Dickies's tops can run very large.
Morning all! I've updated the post on Bond's complete NTTD Jamaica look. So alternatives for the shirt, jeans and shoes. The only thing I'm having trouble with is alternatives for the Vuarnets, so any suggestions are welcome!
Still working away at the next 4 ways to wear it post, but I hope to have it by tomorrow. Cheers and have a great weekend!
Yeah those Jamaica Vuarnets are a tricky one, but if anyone is after budget Bond Sunglasses you could do worse than looking at m&m direct, some decent bargains on there.
Casino royale, Skyfall and spectre anyone ?
I'll try those pics again 🙄
Magnoli did a lovely alternative for the glasses. If they are still available I would thoroughly recommend!
Thanks guys! Can't believe I forgot to check Magnoli. I'll include some of those in an upcoming post with the appropriate credits!
New post! 4 Ways to Wear Bond's grey jeans
This is actually a 5 Ways to Wear It, since I used affordable alternatives to recreate Bond's NTTD look in addition to 4 new outfits.
Hi all! Just a quick FYI that I'm having some technical problems with the site this morning. Working on getting it fixed ASAP. Just in case anyone is checking it and seeing it offline.
Sorry about that!
I've updated the post on alternatives for the Connolly Matera jacket:
@Obi Sean Kenobi thanks again for the Universal Works suggestion!
Found this shirt from Proper Cloth which looks like a decent alternative to the Finamore one from Conollly.
It is 100% linen but i think that the color looks really close.
That shirt looks a great find! Did you order one? Also there is a long sleeve version on the site, I’m not sure if you meant to post that one.
Oh you are right! I was looking at both and i accidentally posted the short sleeved one!
I haven't ordered one yet. I found it a few days after i custom made one at Suit Supply to match all the details of the SA one. Unfortunately the linen textile with the matching colour they were offering has now run out and that's why i didn't post that one.
If i have messed up the custom made one from Suit supply i will probably order that Proper Cloth one.
Proper link is:
this one from Mango is also a good match. Someone posted a picture of the actual shirt in person and it’s closer to this slightly darker tone. There are a lot of great options on Mango this season.
@Agent Eternal great option!
That Mango one also looks good. I shared it in a previous post on the site, but I'll share it again in the upcoming Bond summer shirts post.
And if anyone is looking for a cheap Cucinelli SP blazer alternative, this one from H&M is a good color match and is only $70
Product code is 0919291002 color is Dark Taupe. Saw it in person in store and the color in the product photo is pretty accurate. I have a Best Budget Style Finds post coming tomorrow with some other fun finds!
Hi All! Latest Best Budget Style Finds post is up!
Great stuff! Love a safari jacket, still wondering if I could pull it off :D
I liked the safari jacket as well but have to be honest and admit the only person who could pull one off was Rog.
Marks & Spencer have some good Thunderball budget alternatives:
Navy blue linen revere shirt. Similiar to the Lucky Brand. Price £25
Easy Iron Linen Stripe Shirt £25. Stripe broader than the Onica Vacation shirt.
Blue Harbour pure cotton stripe shirt £29.50. Stripe thinner than the Onica Vacation shirt
I think the trick with the Safari jacket is to either go all in on the look and treat it like a sport coat or treat it like an M-65 field jacket and try it with more of a workwear look. Matt at Bond Suits does a great job (imho) pulling off the first look. But I couldn't do it. I think if you wore it over a blue chambray utility shirt or a henley with some faded jeans and desert boots, it could look pretty cool. The problem is all the brands style them like the model is walking through a damn piazza in Italy, so it's hard to imagine it being used any other way.
@Bodie thanks for the suggestions! I'll definitely check them out for the upcoming Bond summer shirt posts!
Morning all! New post: alternatives for the NTTD Supply Jacket
I think we can all agree that compared to some other Bond jackets, $300 for the original isn't a bad deal. But there are still some interesting, less expensive options that might be worth consideration.
Great find , I've been searching for the right colour to go with the mauko MA trousers to complete the outfit as I missed out on the connolly , what a great price too , just the job cheers 🍸️
Hi John, don't know if you've missed this out, but Aliexpress offers another Maden waxed jacket that's pretty similar to the RGT one. For only 35$ as the other one you posted