Great stuff John. Thanks for the all the information.
Morning all! Quick break from NTTD posts to look at Bond's dressier watches:
DN, OHMSS, AVTAK and SP are covered in the post, with nice options this time around for each.
Reference the trousers, now that N Peal has published the item on their website, I'm intrigued into the functionality of those frontal waist adjuster tabs - do they actually do anything? I can't tell from the pictures.
Yes, the adjusters do help. I was able to cinch up the mediums to improve the fit. I would estimate you could pull in about 1" on each tab.
Morning! New Best Budget Style Finds post:
I did a bit of a roundup of the various product launches and added some of the affordable options I've come across so far. And there are a few alternatives for SPECTRE and Skyfall pieces. Plus lots of shout outs to the gang hear, so thank you!
Have a great day, gang!
So I know a lot of people weren't feeling too good about Danner launch today. One of my readers sent me an email about these alternatives:
Oakley Light Assault 2 Boots in Blackout. There are on Amazon so exact pricing is all over the place. But it seems like most sizes are around $89.
UK link (83 GBP):
Also, Covert is back in stock at END Clothing. All sizes in stock as near as I can tell. Added one to my cart to test it out and it worked fine.
Happy Sunday! I've updated the post on the Barbour Graham. Some new alternatives (besides the Covert).
Appreciate all the time and effort you're putting in to these John👍️
Thanks @The Red Kind !
Post update: back to where it all began. This was the 2nd post I wrote for IA long ago in Nov 2015. Crazy to think it's been almost 6 years! Anyway, new alternatives for the QoS cardigan.
Today's and Thursday's posts are sort of palate cleansers before I dive back into the NTTD content this weekend.
@canoe2 There is also the wool cardigan from Spier and Mackay. The Black and Heather Cream aren't in stock yet but there is a notification list.
I am not sure who first mentioned them on Instagram. Regardless, credit goes to that person.
Thanks! I actually shared those on IG the day they launched and they sold out in 24 hours! I'll keep an eye out in case they do a restock.
Well there you go, LOL.
Re-opening an old topic since Autumn/ Fall and Winter are fast approaching: did anyone ever discover a decent alternative to the Tom Ford SPECTRE Solden ski pants?
I appreciate we had some good suggestions for FCUK at the time, however no real developments since.
Hi there. The fcuk ones are ok but unlikely to get now. Royale do some https://royalefilmwear.storenvy.com/products/25134789-stirrup-ski-trousers
Just want to say that the shawl collar cardigan at Simons in @canoe2 's post is a solid option. https://www.simons.com/en/men-clothing/sweaters-cardigans/cotton/organic-cotton-shawl-collar-ribbed-cardigan--7107-203514?catId=6724&colourId=16
I got the black one back in late Feb/early March and then got the ivory one shortly after because it went on sale. They're pretty solid. I broke out the ivory one today for the first day of fall. My brother got the grey one recently as well.
As far as sizing goes I'd say they're forgiving. I'm 5'7", 36" chest, and 31" waist and I took a small. The shoulder seams are past my shoulders, but due to the type of knit it isn't obvious. I folded the cuffs once and that took care of the sleeves. My brother is 5'5", 40" chest, not sure on his waist, but bigger than mine. He took a small too. The shoulders fit properly, although the sleeves are long on him even with one fold.
One other frugal alternative I'd like to add is for the R&B henley. I got this on sale from J. Crew recently. The dusty ivory color has a bit more tan/brown to it than the R&B. The R&B, at least online, looks like it's a bit more white than this one. I took the classic fit in a small. It's TTS for me. It fit slimmer than I expected which I like.
@Westward_Drift all us Bond Instagram accounts start to look alike after a while .... 😁
@RonBerry those SPECTRE pants aren't really on my radar, but I can definitely keep an eye open for some! One way to go: look for vintage German or Austrian ski pants on ebay, etsy, etc. Or vintage 1960s/70s ski pants from European brands. I've seen a few that come close and they aren't crazy expensive.
@saross029 Great to hear you like that Simon's cardigan! I had hopes for that one! And thanks for the suggestion on the J.Crew Henley. I'll make sure to include it in the post update with credit to you.
New (non-Bond) post: needed a quick breather from all the NTTD stuff and some time to explore options for a cool jacket (or at least I think it's a cool jacket 😎):
It's a fun post if you want to release your inner cowboy!
Greetings! I've updated the post on Bond's NTTD Henleys:
Okay, as far as I know, we still haven't identified the maker of the Matera one. But I have a strong suspicion that it comes from Anderson & Sheppard. I go into more details in the post (as well as one problem with the theory). But I'll share some comparison photos here for you to decide:
A&S make a short sleeve knit linen Henley and the style comes very close:
Especially the placket design and the texture of the material
The problem is they only make the short sleeve in shades of blue (the cream one above is the long sleeve version). As I said, I address this problem in the post. And I'm waiting on confirmation from A&S if they were in fact the maker. So until we know 100% take all this with a grain of salt. It's still only speculation on my part. But it looks good.
And if by some chance I've missed someone else identifying the brand, please let me know so I can give you credit in the post! I really did search around to see if anyone else had called it before this.
wow good eye and work, except for the long sleeves all the details seems to match, especially the fabric is spot on and Anderson & Sheppard’s would make perfect sense as a brand. Is somebody in contact with them to ask wether they provide this shirt?