Perhaps this could be a nice terry alternative to the Thunderball S/S shirt.
Made by Oscar Jacobson which is a plus for us buying within the EU. The blue hue is lighter compared to the screen-used one though.
@Agent Eternal I really like that one! Since I moved to the U.S., I just don't get as many European retailers showing up in my searches, which is a real shame. Thanks for sharing that!
How have you washed it? They're delicate creatures. Hand wash at 30°c recommended. Repeated machine washing at higher temperatures will fade them much sooner.
I’ve washed it with similar clothes in the washer. I’ve read up on the material info and will try that in the future with these and more I buy along the way. Thanks
It is good we have this thread then so we can add our finds from all around the world.
I am located in Greece and after BREXIT it became too troublesome to shop from the UK which used to be my main source of Bond inspired clothing. This however forced me to discover other European markets that produce amazing pieces of clothing that match our I.A. quest. Italy and France are the obvious winners but i start to see amazing products from Scandinavian countries as well as Spain and Portugal lately.
We'll be fine :)
An alternative for the No Time to Die Matera boots currently on sale at Reiss:
Here's another one from Berwick 1707 at A Fine Pair of Shoes:
Thanks for the shout out! Really appreciate it.
@tshold Anytime! Looking forward to the launch!
Post update today: the NTTD Henleys
One that I want to highlight is an alternative for the Matera Henley
This one from Buckle is a long sleeve and it's white instead of off white. But it has the right placket and knit fabric (although it's cotton and spandex, not linen). It's also only $29.95. So it's a pretty cheap option, even with the cost of getting the sleeves shortened to make it screen accurate.
Really fun post: a friend of mine actually gave me his Heimdallr because it had a problem with the crown and he didn't want to sort it, and I must admit, the titanium case makes all the difference- it's a lovely thing to wear. I think I'll definitely go titanium for my next proper purchase, although to be honest I'm not sure I'd go for the NTTD: it feels quite... flashy on the wrist. I think these homages can be useful for testing if you like a watch first! :)
Although that Glycine is rather fun :D
Wow, you actually found a benefit to Brexit: I think you may be the first 🤣
NTTD henley is only $90, all sizes available except Large.
Good timing! I was just coming on here to share that!
First it was the Tom Ford 108, then it was the William, now it's the 0774, AKA Gabe. But it seems the 13A color code as seen below is sold out in most places, but can be had on eBay for $275 (probably best to wait for an eBay bucks promo to get it).
I know it's not budget, but it is definitely something to keep an eye on for anyone who wants to get an actual pair of Tom Fords that get close enough to the classic 108 style.
Are people still looking for SPECTRE watch alternatives or is it all about the NTTD Seamaster now? I saw this in a shop window this morning:
I am sorry i didn't notice this earlier but Besnard, a great historic menswear brand that relaunched last winter, released an amazing reimagined Thunderball camp collar shirt for this summer season.
I was lucky enough to get the last '40' size for myself but they still have sizes 41 to 44 at the moment.
This is a luxury item but with a very approachable price point compared to the Orlebar Brown one. In my opinion it even looks better as well.
Costco has a 16 piece set of Duralex Picardie glasses on sale for $26.99, In the set are 8 x 10.4oz/310ml glasses as used in QoS and Skyfall as well as 8 x 16.9oz/500ml glasses. 16 glasses for only a few dollars more than a 6 glass set from other stores.
Happy Sunday all! Needed to take some time off to deal with business, my wife getting COVID, my son being on vacation, and to re-charge the old batteries. But I have a new post up this morning: options for the classic white t-shirt
Obviously a basic and a staple. But I actually learned a lot about materials and construction, different fits, etc. And I definitely got inspired after seeing The Bear on Hulu. Anyone else checked out the show?
Budget alternative for SP Altaussee sweater.
Selected Homme Organic Cotton Roll Neck Cable Knit jumper. Available at Thread £55.
Bit darker shade than screen accurate but close enough.
Budget alternative NTTD Tom Ford jeans.
Paul Smith tapered-fit steel grey garment dyed jeans. Can get them at Thread for £125.
Bit darker than the Tom Ford but not to far off.
@Mailfist That sweater is a great find! I'll include it in an upcoming post, with credit to you for the find.
New post (which has absolutely nothing to do with Bond): Madras shirts:
This is kind of a brief (and very shallow) exploration of that whole Ivy League look. But Madras is one of my favorite fabrics for summer shirts (spending 20 years living in a tropical climate forced me to look for options beyond linen). So there's very much a practical element to it as well. Anyway, something a little different to mix things up a little 😁
Alternative to TB gingham short sleeve shirt.
Polo Ralph Lauren check camp shirt. £125 from John Lewis so maybe not so budget.
The gingham is bigger than screen accurate but it has the revere collar.
Not been around for a while but now back on track and re engaged with all things Bond!!
This has to be my most budget outfit from a DC Bond film!!!
OK not quite I have a vintage SM300 on mesh (I prefer the sword hands to the new one) and I swapped the V sunglasses for Oakley as I do not have the crokie neck strap for them yet.
But the rest cost me about £65 all up
T from M&S £10
Fill flops Havaianas from mall stall in last years end of summer sale £15
Shorts Jed North doctored off eBay £30
(OK I admit add the watch and sunglasses and it takes me out the budget bracket a little)
Nice one @Bond44 👌and welcome back!