I picked mine up here
Although it looks like End have an extra 15% that at checkout at the moment, which will put it at just over £250?
That Barbour at END is the best deal I've seen on it in a while (and as @emtiem says, that extra 15% off helps a lot). But the sale at Allweathers was also great!
New post: Best Budget Bond Finds for the week
Lots of stuff from the Memorial Day sales in the U.S. But I know I didn't include many Summer Shirt alternatives in the first two posts so I've added some more options that are available in Europe. Hope that makes up for me missing them the first time!
Thanks for looking for European options John: above and beyond the call of duty but much appreciated!
in some of the pictures , this amber lense looks like a credential match for the Legend 06
also, they’re on sale for like $22
How about this from our reliable friends at Mango for Orlebar Brown Octopussy Jacket?
Oh, it just sent me down a terry rabbit hole, is all.
Greetings all! Part 3 of the Bond Summer Shirt series is now live: Focus on linen shirts this time, with some odds and ends thrown in.
Also, a couple of deals I ran across.
This one is mainly for those of you in the UK. I thought this Lands' End jacket in the navy would make a good alternative for the NTTD Barbour Graham and now it's on sale on the UK site for only 48 pounds. Only sizes large to XXL left though. Just note it is lightly insulated.
Also, @Thomo that Mango Outlet shirt you suggested as an alternative for the NTTD Connolly made the post and I gave you credit for the find. But it has a one-piece collar so in white it also makes a great alternative for Brosnan's DAD white linen Cuba shirt! It's almost sold out in the UK, but they still have a decent amount of sizes left on the U.S. site:
John. I like that white version too. Thanks
If there's anyone on the thread that would be willing to purchase a couple of the latest Iconic Alternatives for Summer Shirts for me and post them from the US to UK I'd be very grateful! Loads of great choices but some that are out of reach for us UK residents. PM me if you're a kind soul!
New post is up on the James Bond polo shirts
Also, @Agent Eternal I totally missed giving you credit for sharing the Proper Cloth alternative for the NTTD Connolly shirt in Part 3. I've fixed that now. My sincere apologies for the lapse. Please, if anyone else sees me missing giving appropriate credit, just let me know. I hope you folks know it's never intentional.
And just a heads up that I'm taking a 1 week break from the site to re-charge the batteries, organize things for the 2nd half of the year and take care of some business/personal stuff (hello dentist!). So the next post will be coming on June 9 or 10. But I have a lot still planned for June (swimwear, Father's Day, some watches and a look at some other style icons). So I hope it will be worth the wait.
Thanks John: you deserve a break! 😎
Wanted to throw this alternative for the No Time to Die tie clasp into the ring
It’s rhodium plated just like the original and has the same rounded slide design, I think the only thing against it is that it’s a smidge longer than the original but at half the price I don’t mind. Either way I’m wearing it at work today and the pictures don’t do it justice, it shines and looks great in the light and holds my tie more securely than the last alternative I had.
I believe the code jacksparrow should still give you a slight discount too, hope people check it out because I like the look of a tie slide but couldn’t pull the trigger on the screen accurate one so this helped me find the budget middle ground.
Well my week off went a little longer than expected! But there's a new post up now: Father's Day Gift Guide for the Bond fan
Tried to mix it up this year so there's a little something for everyone. Lots of new posts coming for the rest of this month, so I'll keep everyone posted!
Cheers and enjoy your Saturday!
Big post update on Bond swimwear is now live
Lots of new alternatives for everything from the From Russia From Love shorts up to NTTD. I think I've covered them all this time (including the black ones from CR which I missed the first time).
I realise this is completely the wrong time of year to be asking this sort of question, but I was rewatching David's winter coat test video (https://youtu.be/4ZudyvclLXU) and had an epiphany on how cool Craig's Four Seasons fur jacket is.
Is this something you could take a look into for a future post?
Hey Kris! Absolutely, I love that jacket as well. As you said, there won't be much out there right now. But if you want a really good deal and don't mind getting it now, I'd suggest two routes:
1. Look for a vintage shearling bomber on ebay, poshmark or etsy. I have a vintage shearling coat from the 80s (not a bomber, more of a hip length McQueen style) from Sawyer of Nappa and the quality is amazing. Seriously, they don't make shearling like they used to unless you want to pay $2000 plus for a new one. And since Craig's is such a traditional style, you should be able to find a vintage match with a bit of hunting around and patience. The only thing I'd caution is to ask any seller about the condition of the outer suede. It will dry out over the years and can become like brittle paper.
2. Keep on eye on Yoox. They are always selling off season jackets from fashion and designer brands at pretty deep discounts. There may only be 1 in a model you like in your size, but if it works for you, you can save a decent chunk of change.
Hope that helps!
Also, a new review is up on IA: the Aurelien suede espadrilles. Kind of a non-Bond item, but I've recommended things from this brand before (terry polos and the blue version of these shoes). So I thought it was time to discuss the quality, price, etc.
Also, I've tried to post this comment a couple of times, but the system hasn't let me. So apologies if it shows up multiple times!
@SiCo @Sir Miles Hello gentlemen! Is it my imagination or did the AJB threads lose a bunch of pages? It seems like the last post in this thread is from July 2019.
Also, I received an automated email that I had been "unbanned" from AJB. Not sure if I did something wrong and was actually banned, or if it was a glitch.
Just FYI! Enjoy your weekend!
Edit: well, that was weird. Now I can see all the most recent posts. Sorry, to bother you!
I might try and get you banned for making me spend too much money 😄
@canoe2 I tried to post a new topic on Orlebar Brown jacket sizing and was notified that it would have to be approved. I later tried again and it posted immediately. The first attempt showed up 24 hours later.
Also, for anyone who saw your post on Massimo Alba Corduroy Duster alternatives, the Billy Reid Flight Jacket is 50% off. Note that every other jacket in the sale is now a final sale item although the Flight jacket is not, at least for today.