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  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,929MI6 Agent
    007JBDCMWR wrote:
    Was sent a VIP early access to the Skyfall Setter. I'm doubtful on the sizing and will measure myself later back at home. Nevertheless, should any of you gents not have it yet, the item in question should be available to the general public soon. Stay vigilant!

    £195, £50 up from standard :#

    That 007 tag is £50 :D
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  • _Stocks_Stocks EnglandPosts: 337MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    007JBDCMWR wrote:
    Was sent a VIP early access to the Skyfall Setter. I'm doubtful on the sizing and will measure myself later back at home. Nevertheless, should any of you gents not have it yet, the item in question should be available to the general public soon. Stay vigilant!

    £195, £50 up from standard :#

    That 007 tag is £50 :D

    Exactly! 8-)
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  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,994MI6 Agent
    007JBDCMWR wrote:
    Was sent a VIP early access to the Skyfall Setter. I'm doubtful on the sizing and will measure myself later back at home. Nevertheless, should any of you gents not have it yet, the item in question should be available to the general public soon. Stay vigilant!

    £195, £50 up from standard :#

    Woah... :s
  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,102MI6 Agent
    Guess that the cost of the Sky dye is sky high 8-)
    My name has changed! I’m no longer dufus......now I’m DB6
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,592MI6 Agent
    I have a pair of navy setters that I got on sale for $95. Those will suffice!
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,111MI6 Agent
    A classic case of 'inspired by' v 'screen accurate' v 'official merchandise'

    You pays your money...
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Enjoying DeathEnjoying Death Toronto, ON CANADAPosts: 1,139MI6 Agent
    I love OB's stuff, but they are seriously trying to gouge us with the prices of all the Bond items. OB is great stuff, but they are starting to creep into TF price ranges now. No thanks. -{
    Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
    Bond: “I must be dreaming.”
  • Sam SeabornSam Seaborn Los AngelesPosts: 83MI6 Agent
    I love OB's stuff, but they are seriously trying to gouge us with the prices of all the Bond items. OB is great stuff, but they are starting to creep into TF price ranges now. No thanks. -{

    I really like OB but after my latest 007 orders from them I'm not sure I'll be buying direct from them again. There are enough 3rd party vendors that sell their items at more of a discount. I emailed them after buying the TB Polo and some other things from the line and mentioned the other vendors selling at a discount. I asked for a partial refund (which of course they have every right to refuse to give me and that's fine) but in their response they just flat out ignored my question....
  • canoe2canoe2 Posts: 1,764MI6 Agent
    In (slight) defense of OB: limited production runs are always more expensive than full production runs. Sourcing the fabrics, cutting and sewing, etc. will cost more due to lower volumes. Plus the additional marketing costs to promote the limited edition collection. And/or licensing fees. So I'm usually not surprised when a capsule collection costs 10% to 20% more than a brand's standard offerings, depending on what's involved and the pieces included.

    Having said that, I really like OB, but (imho) they are overpriced to begin with. And I have no doubt they enjoy healthy margins already. Bumping up the price on something like the Setters by 10% wouldn't be unreasonable to me. But 25%? When they're using an existing pattern and basically just have to feed the new material into the manufacturing process without any re-tooling? That's excessive.

    But then again, they're stuff sells. So what do I know? :D
  • ichaiceichaice LondonPosts: 441MI6 Agent
    I love OB gear, in fact I own over 50 items of their clothing. I’ve come close but I’ve managed to resist the Bond collection. The prices are just too expensive for my liking.
    Yes. Considerably!

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  • SenorJon21SenorJon21 Posts: 68MI6 Agent
    I love OB's stuff, but they are seriously trying to gouge us with the prices of all the Bond items. OB is great stuff, but they are starting to creep into TF price ranges now. No thanks. -{

    They absolutely are. The value certainly isn’t there for a lot of the Bond stuff. I got the Thunderball and DAF shirts but just wasn’t able to pull the trigger on the merino polo - it was hard to justify paying that price for OB and with imitation MOP buttons to boot. I did have an itch for a similar shirt and ended up instead purchasing a merino long sleeve polo from Tom Ford which, funny enough, after discount ended up being GBP295 - the exact price of the OB Thunderball polo :))
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,929MI6 Agent
    edited June 2019
    I was originally going to buy one or two pieces of the 007 OB collection (Thunderball Polo & Goldfinger swim shorts) however I am off to Cancun and Florida in August and since I get 20% off (no VAT) I ended up buying the lot except the Onsie and Safari jacket.

    I have been away from home and my OB packages were waiting for me so I could not resist popping into Selfridges and trying on the collection including the Safari shirt / Jacket. Tempted but I resisted a private try of the Onsie in the fitting room :))

    Here are some pics of mine (mix of Selfridges and my own purchased when I got home)

    Thunderball Polo XXL - sized up in this one. Very luxurious but feels so delicate also! I think this garment would need a fair bit of care and must say its probably the most overpriced of the collection. I saw its price in dollars and thought "holy ****!"

    AVTAK Jacket - XXL. Tried on the XL in Selfridges (largest they had) and was glad I sized up in this one as tight on the chest. Pic is XXL at home

    Golden Gun Safari - did not order this one but I surprisingly really liked it, however not sure where I would wear it.

    OHMSS - XXL. Too big for me so sending back, very cool idea / choice though from Orlebar!

    Dr No Robe - XL. Love it but man its heavy!!!! Think it would bring down my wardrobe rail :D

    Dr No Polo - XXL. Prob wouldn't wear this except the beach / Pool in a hot exotic location lol So vibrant and comfy. Love the rib details on collar and arm banding.

    Thunderball Shirt XL and Shorts 36 - Love this one, perfect for the holiday

    Thunderball Swim Shorts 34 - cool but I will send back for 36 (experimented with this one to see if I could size down)

    DAF shirt XL - also ordered a XXL since knew this one was in demand (before I knew of restock). XL wears perfect, did not try XXL and returning. Also tried on a friends L and it worked also due to the stretchy fabric, however it was not as comfy so went with the XL as shown below.

    Thunderball Espadrilles UK 11 - cant get my feet in all (as shown below) size 12 on the way!!!


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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,111MI6 Agent
    You're a good clothes horse. Everything Really suits you and fits you really well.
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • _Stocks_Stocks EnglandPosts: 337MI6 Agent
    Agreed, collection looks great on you Welshie. And honestly, you really should’ve donned the onesie and strolled around Selfridges!
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  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,592MI6 Agent
    SenorJon21 wrote:
    I love OB's stuff, but they are seriously trying to gouge us with the prices of all the Bond items. OB is great stuff, but they are starting to creep into TF price ranges now. No thanks. -{

    They absolutely are. The value certainly isn’t there for a lot of the Bond stuff. I got the Thunderball and DAF shirts but just wasn’t able to pull the trigger on the merino polo - it was hard to justify paying that price for OB and with imitation MOP buttons to boot. I did have an itch for a similar shirt and ended up instead purchasing a merino long sleeve polo from Tom Ford which, funny enough, after discount ended up being GBP295 - the exact price of the OB Thunderball polo :))

    Smedley has a good option as well. It’s a Bond brand, has some heritage, costs a fraction of the OB (and TF), and the quality is probably at least as good.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 2,007MI6 Agent
    Smedley's quality is fantastic. Their Noah polo is a good stand-in for the Spectre polo.
  • Enjoying DeathEnjoying Death Toronto, ON CANADAPosts: 1,139MI6 Agent
    SenorJon21 wrote:
    I love OB's stuff, but they are seriously trying to gouge us with the prices of all the Bond items. OB is great stuff, but they are starting to creep into TF price ranges now. No thanks. -{

    They absolutely are. The value certainly isn’t there for a lot of the Bond stuff. I got the Thunderball and DAF shirts but just wasn’t able to pull the trigger on the merino polo - it was hard to justify paying that price for OB and with imitation MOP buttons to boot. I did have an itch for a similar shirt and ended up instead purchasing a merino long sleeve polo from Tom Ford which, funny enough, after discount ended up being GBP295 - the exact price of the OB Thunderball polo :))

    Smedley has a good option as well. It’s a Bond brand, has some heritage, costs a fraction of the OB (and TF), and the quality is probably at least as good.

    I forgot about JS clothing actually. Thanks for the reminder and I agree it's great quality clothing and much cheaper than OB. -{
    Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
    Bond: “I must be dreaming.”
  • The Bond VivantThe Bond Vivant SeendPosts: 1,181MI6 Agent
    I've got their Noah in a couple of colours, but isn't it a short sleeve with no buttons? Just having another look at their site. Wouldn't either the Belper, Cotswold or Dorset in midnight be a closer match, possibly?

    https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/shop-by-style/shirts/aw19-belper-in-midnight-merino-wool-shirt

    https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/shop-by-style/shirts/aw19-cotswold-in-midnight-merino-wool-shirt

    https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/shop-by-style/shirts/aw19-dorset-in-midnight-merino-wool-shirt


    Smedley's quality is fantastic. Their Noah polo is a good stand-in for the Spectre polo.
  • canoe2canoe2 Posts: 1,764MI6 Agent
    Only adding this here because it seems people are looking for comparable alternatives

    https://aurelien-online.com/collections/knitwear-men/products/extrafine-merino-polo-navy

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    Made in Italy from Zegna merino wool. €135, so about $225 less than the OB.

    Also comes in black:

    https://aurelien-online.com/collections/knitwear-men/products/extrafine-merino-polo-black
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 2,007MI6 Agent
    I've got their Noah in a couple of colours, but isn't it a short sleeve with no buttons? Just having another look at their site. Wouldn't either the Belper, Cotswold or Dorset in midnight be a closer match, possibly?

    https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/shop-by-style/shirts/aw19-belper-in-midnight-merino-wool-shirt

    https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/shop-by-style/shirts/aw19-cotswold-in-midnight-merino-wool-shirt

    https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/shop-by-style/shirts/aw19-dorset-in-midnight-merino-wool-shirt


    Smedley's quality is fantastic. Their Noah polo is a good stand-in for the Spectre polo.

    Yeah, I said it's a match for the SPECTRE polo, as we'd veered a little off. But they have so many options I was sure they'd have a Thunderball long-sleeve polo match in there as well.
  • The Bond VivantThe Bond Vivant SeendPosts: 1,181MI6 Agent
    Oops. Missed that! Yup, all went a but off piste. But I do love the Noah.
    I've got their Noah in a couple of colours, but isn't it a short sleeve with no buttons? Just having another look at their site. Wouldn't either the Belper, Cotswold or Dorset in midnight be a closer match, possibly?

    https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/shop-by-style/shirts/aw19-belper-in-midnight-merino-wool-shirt

    https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/shop-by-style/shirts/aw19-cotswold-in-midnight-merino-wool-shirt

    https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/shop-by-style/shirts/aw19-dorset-in-midnight-merino-wool-shirt


    Smedley's quality is fantastic. Their Noah polo is a good stand-in for the Spectre polo.

    Yeah, I said it's a match for the SPECTRE polo, as we'd veered a little off. But they have so many options I was sure they'd have a Thunderball long-sleeve polo match in there as well.
  • OsirisOsiris Russia with love Posts: 92MI6 Agent
    15% Discount for new customers
    Bond stuff not included

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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,423MI6 Agent
    Safari Jacket, eh? :v
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Golden Gun Safari - did not order this one but I surprisingly really liked it, however not sure where I would wear
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  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,929MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    Safari Jacket, eh? :v
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Golden Gun Safari - did not order this one but I surprisingly really liked it, however not sure where I would wear

    What you call it higgy?
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,423MI6 Agent
    A Safari Jacket :p

    I am just asking where that young rebellian Welshie has gone....
    The rebellian who chose green Sub over the established black Sub :p and now he‘s buying Safari Jackets and a Nautilus :D

    It can‘t get anything more Establishment than this :D
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  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,929MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    A Safari Jacket :p

    I am just asking where that young rebellian Welshie has gone....
    The rebellian who chose green Sub over the established black Sub :p and now he‘s buying Safari Jackets and a Nautilus :D

    It can‘t get anything more Establishment than this :D

    Not bought one of them Magnum PI shirts yet!!! :D

    PS - didnt buy Safari but tempted lol

    Maybe I should grab it and pair it with a Green Sub. Miss that watch!! :(
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,423MI6 Agent
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    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,929MI6 Agent
    :))
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  • canoe2canoe2 Posts: 1,764MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
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    What does this post have to do with Orlebar Brown?!?!

    :v
  • jared_nomakjared_nomak Posts: 1,834MI6 Agent
    canoe2 wrote:
    Higgins wrote:
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    What does this post have to do with Orlebar Brown?!?!

    :v

    It’s a photos of Higgins new outfit, he has just pasted Moore’s face onto it to try and Convince Orlebar Brown it’s a Bond item and copy him as a style icon.

    From his last photos OB have added this to there collection by Higgins influence!
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