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  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,965MI6 Agent
    canoe2 wrote:
    The idea of expensive swimshorts isn't new. Prada has $1000 men's swimwear which sells. But the whole OB line is being sold as being "inspired by Bond". I can see the inspiration in most of the other pieces so if they want to charge a premium, then fine. But the Goldfinger shorts are basically Setters in a new color with gold colored hardware. They don't look anything like Connery's swimsuit. Charging a higher premium for those is excessive imho.

    Maybe David can weigh in, but I'm curious what the thinking was here - they seem to have nailed the color, so why not make some effort to match the cut? It's a very curious decision.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,250MI6 Agent
    Cheverian wrote:
    Gymkata wrote:
    Wearing the AVTAK jacket again. I honestly love this thing.

    True to size or did you size up or down?

    I got size large in everything..
    I'm typically a medium, sometimes a large depending on the manufacturer. Mediums from OB are smaller than I like so I always go large.
    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
  • SenorJon21SenorJon21 Posts: 68MI6 Agent
    I share the same view of most of the forum on those shorts.

    OB is trying to sell at high-end prices, but the reality is, all it has to offer is the Bond connection - despite how loose it seems to have become. The materials, construction, etc quite honestly don’t cut it at that price point
  • PeppermillPeppermill DelftPosts: 2,852MI6 Agent
    edited June 2019
    canoe2 wrote:
    The idea of expensive swimshorts isn't new. Prada has $1000 men's swimwear which sells. But the whole OB line is being sold as being "inspired by Bond". I can see the inspiration in most of the other pieces so if they want to charge a premium, then fine. But the Goldfinger shorts are basically Setters in a new color with gold colored hardware. They don't look anything like Connery's swimsuit. Charging a higher premium for those is excessive imho.

    Maybe David can weigh in, but I'm curious what the thinking was here - they seem to have nailed the color, so why not make some effort to match the cut? It's a very curious decision.

    Agreed, especially since they have an excellent style to use for the Goldfinger trunks, the Basset. I think that with a bit of altering and some extra details, this would have been a good option.
    ORLEBAR_BROWN_BASSET_SPORT_STEEL_BLUE_269232_FRONT.jpg?sw=1500&sh=1500&sm=fit
    ORLEBAR_BROWN_BASSET_SPORT_STEEL_BLUE_269232_MODEL_FRONT.jpg?sw=1500&sh=1500&sm=fit
    1. Ohmss 2. Frwl 3. Op 4. Tswlm 5. Tld 6. Ge 7. Yolt 8. Lald 9. Cr 10. Ltk 11. Dn 12. Gf 13. Qos 14. Mr 15. Tmwtgg 16. Fyeo 17. Twine 18. Sf 19. Tb 20 Tnd 21. Spectre 22 Daf 23. Avtak 24. Dad
  • PeppermillPeppermill DelftPosts: 2,852MI6 Agent
    Suit wrote:
    Certainly, as it's also ok to have an opinion about this pricing, in this case ridiculous, especially for items that never was in any Bond. The Bond name will be watered down if a company can stamp 007 on any item and call it a Bond item. Keep this up and if we're lucky we're gonna see a toothpaste with 007.
    Peppermill wrote:
    Everybody is free to pay (or not pay) for the the items he/she wants (or don't want). Since these items are selling pretty well, OB can ask the prices they do because obviously, there is still an audience that is willing to pay the higher prices. OB has always been a brand with high quality items and prices that match that, the markup on these items seem steep but I assume that EON also takes a cut. Or do people believe that EON just hands out licencing deals like this without expecting anything in return?

    All in all, the items sell out quickly for the (steep) prices asked. Are we really blaming a company for making money?

    (EDIT: sorry, didn't see Welshboy's reply before I posted)

    But is it really ridiculous? It would an example of terrible pricing if no one would buy them, but there are scores of people who feel perfectly okay with paying a premium for these items. So selling them for less would be ridiculous from Orlebar Brown's viewpoint. And lets be honest here, we are talking about luxury items where the price paid is always subjective and not always reflective of material, labor and marketing costs. When I see some people responding as if OB are withholding first life needs like water, medicines or basic food to starving people only to make a few extra quid (not you necessarily, but OB has gotten quite some backlash lately), I can only chuckle.
    1. Ohmss 2. Frwl 3. Op 4. Tswlm 5. Tld 6. Ge 7. Yolt 8. Lald 9. Cr 10. Ltk 11. Dn 12. Gf 13. Qos 14. Mr 15. Tmwtgg 16. Fyeo 17. Twine 18. Sf 19. Tb 20 Tnd 21. Spectre 22 Daf 23. Avtak 24. Dad
  • canoe2canoe2 Posts: 1,609MI6 Agent
    Peppermill wrote:
    Suit wrote:
    Certainly, as it's also ok to have an opinion about this pricing, in this case ridiculous, especially for items that never was in any Bond. The Bond name will be watered down if a company can stamp 007 on any item and call it a Bond item. Keep this up and if we're lucky we're gonna see a toothpaste with 007.
    Peppermill wrote:
    Everybody is free to pay (or not pay) for the the items he/she wants (or don't want). Since these items are selling pretty well, OB can ask the prices they do because obviously, there is still an audience that is willing to pay the higher prices. OB has always been a brand with high quality items and prices that match that, the markup on these items seem steep but I assume that EON also takes a cut. Or do people believe that EON just hands out licencing deals like this without expecting anything in return?

    All in all, the items sell out quickly for the (steep) prices asked. Are we really blaming a company for making money?

    (EDIT: sorry, didn't see Welshboy's reply before I posted)

    But is it really ridiculous? It would an example of terrible pricing if no one would buy them, but there are scores of people who feel perfectly okay with paying a premium for these items. So selling them for less would be ridiculous from Orlebar Brown's viewpoint. And lets be honest here, we are talking about luxury items where the price paid is always subjective and not always reflective of material, labor and marketing costs. When I see some people responding as if OB are withholding first life needs like water, medicines or basic food to starving people only to make a few extra quid (not you necessarily, but OB has gotten quite some backlash lately), I can only chuckle.

    Good call on the Bassetts, Peppermill!

    Those kinds of decisions on the part of OB are what I'm referring to. The Bassetts retail for around $150. Modify them a little to become the "Goldfinger Shorts", charge $200 or $225 and I think they would have had a winner. Something like that design is much more in the "inspired by Bond" spirit of the collection, which is the basis for all of their marketing (and higher prices). Sure, people would have still grumbled about the price. But at least the similarities to the originals would have justified them being part of the collection. Plus, they already have 7 or 8 "Bond" shorts in the Setter/Bulldog style. Why add another pair?
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,863MI6 Agent
    Yeah they would be obvious choice to base the GF model on.

    Maybe they based it on popularity of current models? More people likely to buy setters then budgies? :))

    Then again the demand for the Onsie.......
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  • PeppermillPeppermill DelftPosts: 2,852MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Yeah they would be obvious choice to base the GF model on.

    Maybe they based it on popularity of current models? More people likely to buy setters then budgies? :))

    Then again the demand for the Onsie.......
    Real swimmers wear speedos! I am obviously not a real swimmer :v
    1. Ohmss 2. Frwl 3. Op 4. Tswlm 5. Tld 6. Ge 7. Yolt 8. Lald 9. Cr 10. Ltk 11. Dn 12. Gf 13. Qos 14. Mr 15. Tmwtgg 16. Fyeo 17. Twine 18. Sf 19. Tb 20 Tnd 21. Spectre 22 Daf 23. Avtak 24. Dad
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,863MI6 Agent
    I hate swimming unless the pool has a pool bar :)
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  • PeppermillPeppermill DelftPosts: 2,852MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    I hate swimming unless the pool has a pool bar :)
    I prefer swim-up blackjack, but I can relate to the overall sentiment :))
    1. Ohmss 2. Frwl 3. Op 4. Tswlm 5. Tld 6. Ge 7. Yolt 8. Lald 9. Cr 10. Ltk 11. Dn 12. Gf 13. Qos 14. Mr 15. Tmwtgg 16. Fyeo 17. Twine 18. Sf 19. Tb 20 Tnd 21. Spectre 22 Daf 23. Avtak 24. Dad
  • Polar Bear 0007Polar Bear 0007 CanadaPosts: 126MI6 Agent
    Does anyone have sizing advice on the poster swim shorts? Do they fit “tight”? Did anyone have to size up?

    I’m looking at Moonraker✌️
    This is where we leave you Mr. Bond. (Pilot, Apollo Airlines)
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,863MI6 Agent
    Does anyone have sizing advice on the poster swim shorts? Do they fit “tight”? Did anyone have to size up?

    I’m looking at Moonraker✌️

    I take my usual size. I did think I might be able to size down but no chance and sent a pair back :D
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  • PeppermillPeppermill DelftPosts: 2,852MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Does anyone have sizing advice on the poster swim shorts? Do they fit “tight”? Did anyone have to size up?

    I’m looking at Moonraker✌️

    I take my usual size. I did think I might be able to size down but no chance and sent a pair back :D

    Same here, they fit true to size (at least the Springers and Setters do, I except the Bulldogs are no different). They might be a bit snug when dry but they do loosen a bit when wet. So that snugness is needed to not have your Thunderballs and Moonraker showing after you dive in the pool.
    1. Ohmss 2. Frwl 3. Op 4. Tswlm 5. Tld 6. Ge 7. Yolt 8. Lald 9. Cr 10. Ltk 11. Dn 12. Gf 13. Qos 14. Mr 15. Tmwtgg 16. Fyeo 17. Twine 18. Sf 19. Tb 20 Tnd 21. Spectre 22 Daf 23. Avtak 24. Dad
  • SuitSuit Posts: 65MI6 Agent
    What is luxury?

    Peppermill wrote:
    Suit wrote:
    Certainly, as it's also ok to have an opinion about this pricing, in this case ridiculous, especially for items that never was in any Bond. The Bond name will be watered down if a company can stamp 007 on any item and call it a Bond item. Keep this up and if we're lucky we're gonna see a toothpaste with 007.
    Peppermill wrote:
    Everybody is free to pay (or not pay) for the the items he/she wants (or don't want). Since these items are selling pretty well, OB can ask the prices they do because obviously, there is still an audience that is willing to pay the higher prices. OB has always been a brand with high quality items and prices that match that, the markup on these items seem steep but I assume that EON also takes a cut. Or do people believe that EON just hands out licencing deals like this without expecting anything in return?

    All in all, the items sell out quickly for the (steep) prices asked. Are we really blaming a company for making money?

    (EDIT: sorry, didn't see Welshboy's reply before I posted)

    But is it really ridiculous? It would an example of terrible pricing if no one would buy them, but there are scores of people who feel perfectly okay with paying a premium for these items. So selling them for less would be ridiculous from Orlebar Brown's viewpoint. And lets be honest here, we are talking about luxury items where the price paid is always subjective and not always reflective of material, labor and marketing costs. When I see some people responding as if OB are withholding first life needs like water, medicines or basic food to starving people only to make a few extra quid (not you necessarily, but OB has gotten quite some backlash lately), I can only chuckle.
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,109MI6 Agent
    Don't forget that Orlebar Brown was acquired by Chanel last year. That's about as luxury a label as there is.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,965MI6 Agent
    They sell $95 t-shirts. Once you've bought into that tier, it's all kind of splitting hairs after that :))
  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,126MI6 Agent
    For those who've bought items from the OB 007 line what are your personal favorites? The ones you'd recommend to a friend.
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,571MI6 Agent
    Cheverian wrote:
    For those who've bought items from the OB 007 line what are your personal favorites? The ones you'd recommend to a friend.

    The only item I sprung for is the DAF shirt, and it did not disappoint. It felt to me like the one piece in the collection I wouldn’t find anywhere else. FWIW, it’s also one of the most faithful recreations in the collection.
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,863MI6 Agent
    Yeah I would say DAF and TB shirt are prob the most faithful recreations
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  • Double0zeroDouble0zero Los AngelesPosts: 218MI6 Agent
    I would add to that the Bond “dress” shirt. It is slowly becoming my favorite since it’s so versatile. It can be worn with just about anything. Rolling up the sleeves makes it very casual.

    I also second the DAF and the TB shirts.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,250MI6 Agent
    Cheverian wrote:
    For those who've bought items from the OB 007 line what are your personal favorites? The ones you'd recommend to a friend.

    The TB long sleeve polo and the AVTAK jacket are the grand slams for me. Love 'em both.
    The DAF shirt and the TB camp shirt are probably in my second tier. I like the OHMSS white linen shirt but it seems really quite specific in terms of usage, so that's probably the least utilitarian option of the articles which I bought.

    I finally wore the DN toweling polo yesterday out and about. It's a pretty comfortable shirt and my wife liked it (per her, it 'brought out the blue in my eyes'). I might get more use out of it than I thought.
    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
  • FerinstalFerinstal North of Londinium...Posts: 239MI6 Agent
    Cheverian wrote:
    For those who've bought items from the OB 007 line what are your personal favorites? The ones you'd recommend to a friend.

    I really like the colour and the cut of the TB Carmine Camp Shirt. Wore it on holiday last week and it felt and looked great.

    The TB long sleeved polo feels amazing when you put it on. Not worn it out yet, almost feels too good to wear unless it’s a special occasion.

    Just ordered the OHMSS dress shirt. I think that has the potential to be worn quite casually in the summer. Will let you know.
    Yes. Considerably.
  • Polar Bear 0007Polar Bear 0007 CanadaPosts: 126MI6 Agent
    Suit wrote:
    The Swedish clothing store Gabucci carry the 007 collection as well.

    https://gabucci.se/sv/search/bysearchdefinition/176

    Thank you!
    This is where we leave you Mr. Bond. (Pilot, Apollo Airlines)
  • Double0zeroDouble0zero Los AngelesPosts: 218MI6 Agent
    Suit wrote:
    The Swedish clothing store Gabucci carry the 007 collection as well.

    https://gabucci.se/sv/search/bysearchdefinition/176

    Thank you!

    Just ordered TB polo through it. Item shipped within an hour of ordering. Free DHL express.

    Even better I paid $340 instead of $495+ tax from OB’s US site. While there “might” still be custom fees, it is still a much better option.

    Thanks for whoever posted this link :)
  • James BoldmanJames Boldman Amherst, MAPosts: 456MI6 Agent
    Suit wrote:
    The Swedish clothing store Gabucci carry the 007 collection as well.

    https://gabucci.se/sv/search/bysearchdefinition/176

    Thank you!

    Just ordered TB polo through it. Item shipped within an hour of ordering. Free DHL express.

    Even better I paid $340 instead of $495+ tax from OB’s US site. While there “might” still be custom fees, it is still a much better option.

    Thanks for whoever posted this link :)
    You won't be disappointed!
  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,126MI6 Agent
    Any tips on sizing for the espadrilles?

    I take a 10.5 US and 9.5 UK. Would the OB 10 be right?

    Also curious what people who have bought them think of the quality and comfort.
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,863MI6 Agent
    Cheverian wrote:
    Any tips on sizing for the espadrilles?

    I take a 10.5 US and 9.5 UK. Would the OB 10 be right?

    Also curious what people who have bought them think of the quality and comfort.

    I grabbed in my CJ size 11 and it was too small (I know people say they stretch etc but this was a case of not actually being able to get my foot in them). Returned them for 12 and fine! Seem comfy but not prob worn them

    If can buy from Mr Porter as free returns worldwide
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  • CommandantCommandant Posts: 1,269MI6 Agent
    I strongly recommend to try them first.
    I'm size 9 with C&J, 95 with Church's and had to take size 11 with OB!
    They are comfortable, but for that price I'm a bit disappointed with quality
  • SuitSuit Posts: 65MI6 Agent
    Glad to help out! :)

    Suit wrote:
    The Swedish clothing store Gabucci carry the 007 collection as well.

    https://gabucci.se/sv/search/bysearchdefinition/176

    Thank you!

    Just ordered TB polo through it. Item shipped within an hour of ordering. Free DHL express.

    Even better I paid $340 instead of $495+ tax from OB’s US site. While there “might” still be custom fees, it is still a much better option.

    Thanks for whoever posted this link :)
  • JacobJacob DenmarkPosts: 277MI6 Agent
    I bought the merino polo from SuitSupply as an alternative to the - for me - too expensive OB polo. The SuitSupply one is nice, but after 2 minutes hand wash in cold water (label says it can take 30 degrees) it shrunk like nothing I've seen before. So if anyone else goes for that, go up a size or two if you ever plan on washing it... 8-)
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