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  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,171MI6 Agent
    I'm heading out to the desert next week for a business trip and I have been thinking, "Damn, I wish I'd ordered the DAF shirt when it was in stock!"

    Out of wishful thinking, I took a look at Mr. Porter and — amazingly — they had one shirt in my size. I'm guessing it was a return. I should get it tomorrow.

    I don't mention this to gloat but to remind people to keep checking some of these third party retailers for availability and better discounts. Like others here, I highly recommend the Swedish company Gabucci where I scored the TB polo for 34% off the list price. https://gabucci.se/en/116/sommar
  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,171MI6 Agent
    I was just perusing Matt Spaiser's fantastic blog, the Suits of James Bond, and happened on this post from a few years ago:

    https://www.bondsuits.com/james-bonds-worst-outfits/

    What struck me is that several of the offenders Matt cites were the inspirations behind OB's biggest hits this summer!

    It's almost as if Orlebar Brown took this post as a challenge and said, "We're going to take a few of these monstrosities and make them work."

    Matt, your blog has taught me so much about men's style: things I wish I'd learned two decades ago. I am in your debt.
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,529MI6 Agent
    Cheverian wrote:
    I was just perusing Matt Spaiser's fantastic blog, the Suits of James Bond, and happened on this post from a few years ago:

    https://www.bondsuits.com/james-bonds-worst-outfits/

    What struck me is that several of the offenders Matt cites were the inspirations behind OB's biggest hits this summer!

    It's almost as if Orlebar Brown took this post as a challenge and said, "We're going to take a few of these monstrosities and make them work."

    Matt, your blog has taught me so much about men's style: things I wish I'd learned two decades ago. I am in your debt.

    Thank you! Good point about them doing the less popular Bond items. They did four out of the 15 I chose. Many people would have put one or all of Roger Moore's safari shirts/jackets in there, and that's another thing OB did. But now I see that these were fairly obvious choices because these are things that stand out. While someone who thinks as practically as I am was drawn to the polo shirts, the items I could see myself wearing, they don't make an impact like the controversial items.
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  • The Living Daylights 17The Living Daylights 17 Posts: 21MI6 Agent
    edited July 2019
    I pre ordered the DAF white towelling after it sold out on the first run. I tried it on in store last week and was quite disappointed and asked for a refund. Gutted because of all the hype surrounding it, it looks beautiful in the photos but on me the bottom button placement is so high that your tummy is constantly poking out and on show. I'm 6ft 2 and tried the medium.
    Anyone else have this problem?
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,580MI6 Agent
    I pre ordered the DAF white towelling after it sold out on the first run. I tried it on in store last week and was quite disappointed and asked for a refund. Gutted because of all the hype surrounding it, it looks beautiful in the photos but on me the bottom button placement is so high that your tummy is constantly poking out and on show. I'm 6ft 2 and tried the medium.
    Anyone else have this problem?

    I have it and it fits me well (perhaps an inch too long), but OB definitely makes their clothing for a certain body type.
  • Double0zeroDouble0zero Los AngelesPosts: 218MI6 Agent
    I pre ordered the DAF white towelling after it sold out on the first run. I tried it on in store last week and was quite disappointed and asked for a refund. Gutted because of all the hype surrounding it, it looks beautiful in the photos but on me the bottom button placement is so high that your tummy is constantly poking out and on show. I'm 6ft 2 and tried the medium.
    Anyone else have this problem?

    It comes with an extra button attached to the inside label.

    Have your tailor open up another button hole near the bottom of the shirt. Problem solved.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,987MI6 Agent
    Didn't want to start another thread but heads up if you're a fan of the camp collar Thunderball shirts, the original three by Mason & Son (pink, blue and white) are back in stock, and they've added some variants: striped and gingham. $120 each, with 20% off if you buy three.

    https://www.masonandsons.com/collections/whats-new/products/camp-collar-short-sleeve-shirt-4

    https://www.masonandsons.com/collections/whats-new/products/camp-collar-short-sleeve-shirt-3

    https://www.masonandsons.com/collections/whats-new/products/camp-collar-short-sleeve-shirt-5

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    cbPNKJUDR1Ooovee6amR_Mason___Sons_Camp_Collar_Shirt_Pink_1.jpg?v=1564141572
  • Bond_AmbitionsBond_Ambitions Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 353MI6 Agent
    They're very nice just too bloody expensive.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,987MI6 Agent
    Yet less than half of what OB is charging (shrug).
  • coaram94coaram94 Posts: 92MI6 Agent
    For those here that own the Mason & Sons edition of the camp collar shirt, what are your thoughts? Anything to note or be aware of on sizing? Appreciate any input!
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,580MI6 Agent
    coaram94 wrote:
    For those here that own the Mason & Sons edition of the camp collar shirt, what are your thoughts? Anything to note or be aware of on sizing? Appreciate any input!

    Runs about the same size as OB, but has a MUCH more relaxed fit. The shirt is just cut differently, so sizing down won’t really be a great option if you want to closer fit.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,987MI6 Agent
    coaram94 wrote:
    For those here that own the Mason & Sons edition of the camp collar shirt, what are your thoughts? Anything to note or be aware of on sizing? Appreciate any input!

    As a shorter fella, I found them a little long, but that's also true of the OB shirts I've bought. The fix is relaxed/closer to the actual ones Connery wore in TB, in my opinion.
  • SilentSpySilentSpy Private Exotic AreaPosts: 750MI6 Agent
    Didn't want to start another thread but heads up if you're a fan of the camp collar Thunderball shirts, the original three by Mason & Son (pink, blue and white) are back in stock, and they've added some variants: striped and gingham. $120 each, with 20% off if you buy three.

    https://www.masonandsons.com/collections/whats-new/products/camp-collar-short-sleeve-shirt-4

    https://www.masonandsons.com/collections/whats-new/products/camp-collar-short-sleeve-shirt-3

    https://www.masonandsons.com/collections/whats-new/products/camp-collar-short-sleeve-shirt-5

    Mason___Sons_Camp_Collar_Shirt_Blue_Stipe_1.jpg?v=1564306648

    jSHRYLeQSuayk8s2FRNy_Mason___Sons_Camp_Collar_Shirt_Navy_1.jpg?v=1564141506

    cbPNKJUDR1Ooovee6amR_Mason___Sons_Camp_Collar_Shirt_Pink_1.jpg?v=1564141572

    Thanks. You should have started a new topic for these. I was just checking to see if any new pieces were coming out.
    "Better late than never."
  • Glidrose007Glidrose007 Posts: 13MI6 Agent
    I bought the DAF safari towel shirt (I've been waiting for years for someone to reproduce this), and I have to say its superb. One of the best things I own.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,987MI6 Agent
    This is so Bondian I'm surprised OB didn't stick a 007 logo on it and charge another 100 :))

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  • CommandantCommandant Posts: 1,278MI6 Agent
    Very nice indeed!
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,987MI6 Agent
    coaram94 wrote:
    For those here that own the Mason & Sons edition of the camp collar shirt, what are your thoughts? Anything to note or be aware of on sizing? Appreciate any input!

    Just received the seersucker blue gingham.

    Mason___Sons_Camp_Collar_Shirt_Blue_Gingham_1.jpg?v=1564306648

    It is a much slimmer cut than the original three linen shirts. I don't mind, but it's significant. This one fits like Craig likes them :))
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,358MI6 Agent
    Going on the OB site, it looks like almost everything (other than the swim trunks) has sold out or gotten close. Any word as to another wave coming? Considering how successful this first wave was, I'd be surprised if we didn't get more.
    Current rankings:
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • jared_nomakjared_nomak Posts: 1,826MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    Going on the OB site, it looks like almost everything (other than the swim trunks) has sold out or gotten close. Any word as to another wave coming? Considering how successful this first wave was, I'd be surprised if we didn't get more.

    Next year timing appears to be getting linked to the release of No Time to Die or so I’ve been told.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,358MI6 Agent
    Interesting. Wonder if there'll be NTTD merch in there as well, then.
    Current rankings:
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • SuperintendentSuperintendent Here and there...Posts: 61MI6 Agent
    Cary Fukunaga was possibly wearing a pink OB camp collar shirt during filming in Matera.

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  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,171MI6 Agent
    Orlebar Brown has a big presence in NTTD, but who would have thought it would be on the director and not on Bond?
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,907MI6 Agent
    Cheverian wrote:
    Orlebar Brown has a big presence in NTTD, but who would have thought it would be on the director and not on Bond?

    Indeed. No sign of OB on Bond yet
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  • Double0zeroDouble0zero Los AngelesPosts: 218MI6 Agent
    DC did indeed wear an OB tee in Italy’s but off-set :)) :))
  • 005005 Posts: 138MI6 Agent
    Cheverian wrote:
    I was just perusing Matt Spaiser's fantastic blog, the Suits of James Bond, and happened on this post from a few years ago:

    https://www.bondsuits.com/james-bonds-worst-outfits/

    What struck me is that several of the offenders Matt cites were the inspirations behind OB's biggest hits this summer!

    It's almost as if Orlebar Brown took this post as a challenge and said, "We're going to take a few of these monstrosities and make them work."

    Matt, your blog has taught me so much about men's style: things I wish I'd learned two decades ago. I am in your debt.

    Suits of Bond and other style sources may act like style is timeless but it isn't. What looks good and seems 'timeless' in one era looks terrible in another.

    For instance, for the last 10 years or so i've thought that the casual clothing in TLD was horrid. Specifically this outfit: https://bamfstyle.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/tld10tan-cl1-jkt1.jpg

    But I noticed last week that this outfit now looks incredibly stylish and great. I've also notiecd that slim fits I see everywhere look horrible when only recently did I love them.

    I get that there's a middle ground where timeless might sit - but even what that middle ground actually is varies a lot.

    Even since that 2017 article on suits of Bond style has shifted a LOT. OB's stuff kinda represents how our style is changing right now.
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