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For anyone thinking about some swim shorts or beach to bar shorts there are a lot of La Perla items bnwot on eBay at the moment most are buy it now for £19.99 which is a good price for £120 + shorts.  There are some casino royale trunks in various colours but don't worry there are also plenty of proper shorts.  I've bagged a few pairs for my holiday.Look at this on eBay  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401366966900

Just search "mens Nero La Perla swimshorts"

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Chriscoop wrote:

For anyone thinking about some swim shorts or beach to bar shorts there are a lot of La Perla items bnwot on eBay at the moment most are buy it now for £19.99 which is a good price for £120 + shorts.  There are some casino royale trunks in various colours but don't worry there are also plenty of proper shorts.  I've bagged a few pairs for my holiday.Look at this on eBay  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401366966900

Just search "mens Nero La Perla swimshorts"

Can anyone comment on the sizing?  I'm a 33-34 in the waist which is pretty standard US Medium.  Should I go Medium here or shoot for Large in UK size?

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CB0012 wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

For anyone thinking about some swim shorts or beach to bar shorts there are a lot of La Perla items bnwot on eBay at the moment most are buy it now for £19.99 which is a good price for £120 + shorts.  There are some casino royale trunks in various colours but don't worry there are also plenty of proper shorts.  I've bagged a few pairs for my holiday.Look at this on eBay  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401366966900

Just search "mens Nero La Perla swimshorts"

Can anyone comment on the sizing?  I'm a 33-34 in the waist which is pretty standard US Medium.  Should I go Medium here or shoot for Large in UK size?

Mine should be here on Wednesday so I'll have a better idea,  but if it helps I just went off La Perla's size guide on their site and went with the nearest larger fit if you know what I mean?  So I'm a 35- 36" waist normally so I went with Size 36-38.

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Haiti Y3 alternative?  flap collar?  Check, side adjusters?  Check,  buttoned cuff? Check,  semi elasticated waist?  Erm no and no button throat latch either but hey bonds didn't have that anyway.  This alternative is classed as a summer lightweight jacket and is available from Amazon for just over £20
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01ED0 … ,0,140,180

I've ordered one to replace my reiss item that I've always worn as a Y3 alt and had for almost 9 years ( time for the jacket graveyard) if anyone is interested in sizing etc let me know and I'll post my thought when it arrives.

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Friendly reminder to anybody who wants a decent looking Skyfall swim trunk alternate, 2(X)ist has their Yacht Swim Short in Alaskan Blue on sale for $42.50..... if you spend at least $50 you get free shipping and most states have no tax.

Furthermore, code HELLO2X gets you another 15% off, so you can grab a shirt or two and some Skyfall swim trunks for about $50.

https://www.2xist.com/p/A14077/yacht-swim-short.html

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CB0012 wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

For anyone thinking about some swim shorts or beach to bar shorts there are a lot of La Perla items bnwot on eBay at the moment most are buy it now for £19.99 which is a good price for £120 + shorts.  There are some casino royale trunks in various colours but don't worry there are also plenty of proper shorts.  I've bagged a few pairs for my holiday.Look at this on eBay  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401366966900

Just search "mens Nero La Perla swimshorts"

Can anyone comment on the sizing?  I'm a 33-34 in the waist which is pretty standard US Medium.  Should I go Medium here or shoot for Large in UK size?

Quick update,  I recieved mine today,  they fit great as I mentioned before I essentially sized up so my recommendation on these is to size up.

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And to add to my previous post: Skyfall track pants alternative from 2(X)ist for $38 after HELLO2X promo code..... add $12 worth of material to get free shipping.

https://www.2xist.com/p/A300B2/modern-c … -pant.html

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Back in the Haiti outfit this week.  With my new jacket.

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Last wedding of the year and typical UK weather only here could you wear sunglassses and carry a brolly! Still it's not going to dampen our spirits!

Here is my homage to SF

Cheers  ajb007/bond


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Not tight enough ( ajb007/lol ).
Seriously though, good homage.

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-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
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Bond44 wrote:

Last wedding of the year and typical UK weather only here could you wear sunglassses and carry a brolly! Still it's not going to dampen our spirits!

Here is my homage to SF

Cheers  ajb007/bond


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Yes it's ridiculous weather very tropical with heavy downpours but humid and warm. Very smart Bond44  ajb007/martini  watch out for any glocks with extended mags poking out of a black audi window whilst your out and about.

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Yeah typical British weather gopt it down just in time for the photos

Still lucky I was guarding the bar inside  ajb007/biggrin

Now keeping an eye out for black Audi and looking for a crazy chick who cannot drive a landrover!!

Cheers  ajb007/bond

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ajb007/lol  I'd love to see moneypenny try and reverse Park that 110 without the mirrors she apparently doesn't need. Enjoy your evening bond44.

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Skyfall theme from the Quartet and free drinks I think it's going to be a good night  ajb007/biggrin

Cheers  ajb007/bond




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Chris and Bond44, you gents are certainly keeping the British end up. Looking great! Loving the styles. I rocked my new Orlebar Brown update to the DAD outfit for my little guys birthday. Now off to dinner and a movie with the fam.  ajb007/cheers


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James Brosnan wrote:

Chris and Bond44, you gents are certainly keeping the British end up. Looking great! Loving the styles. I rocked my new Orlebar Brown update to the DAD outfit for my little guys birthday. Now off to dinner and a movie with the fam.  ajb007/cheers


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I like that shirt JB  ajb007/martini
Enjoy your family time.

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Thanks Chris! It's different from the original, but carries the same vibe and is from a gr at Bond brand. I love your Hati outfit; that's one of my all time favorites to wear.  ajb007/cheers that new jacket looks damn good! What is that? I missed this one. That's one of the best alternatives I've seen in a long time.

"Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her." & "Tell mother I died game."
CR, TLD, DN, GE, TSWLM, TND, TWiNE, TMWTGG, TB, QoS
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James Brosnan wrote:

Thanks Chris! It's different from the original, but carries the same vibe and is from a gr at Bond brand. I love your Hati outfit; that's one of my all time favorites to wear.  ajb007/cheers that new jacket looks damn good! What is that? I missed this one. That's one of the best alternatives I've seen in a long time.

I thinks it’s the one from amazon Chris mentions aboveboard in post 2329.

Chris, what’s the size so like, looks like a great alternative. T

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Tennyson wrote:
James Brosnan wrote:

Thanks Chris! It's different from the original, but carries the same vibe and is from a gr at Bond brand. I love your Hati outfit; that's one of my all time favorites to wear.  ajb007/cheers that new jacket looks damn good! What is that? I missed this one. That's one of the best alternatives I've seen in a long time.

I thinks it’s the one from amazon Chris mentions aboveboard in post 2329.

Chris, what’s the size so like, looks like a great alternative. T

It is the one I mentioned earlier, I'm really impressed with it,  it's well put together,  is shower resistant which was tested yesterday and works,  I stayed dry and relatively cool during our weird weather day yesterday, its very very light.  I may swap out the huge silver zip pull for a black one though.  Sizing on these is crazy big,  I got a medium and I'm a 44" chest,  size down and down again is my advice. If medium is 42/44" chest I'd put the size small at 38/40". I wouldn't like to meet the guy who wears the 5XL!!  The material is synthetic but it does have a bit of a sheen like the original. I've moved the buttons on the side adjusters to tighten up the waist a bit but other than that I'm very pleased,  and to be honest I'd still be pleased at twice the price.  If you want some more pictures let me know.

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Forgot to mention I cranked this one out yesterday as part of my homage to SF
Wasn't sure if it should the watch porn thread for the PO 8500 TI or weapons of JB for the PPK so I put it here instead to complete the set  ajb007/biggrin

Cheers  ajb007/bond


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Bond44 wrote:

Forgot to mention I cranked this one out yesterday as part of my homage to SF
Wasn't sure if it should the watch porn thread for the PO 8500 TI or weapons of JB for the PPK so I put it here instead to complete the set  ajb007/biggrin

Cheers  ajb007/bond


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Both probably.  I hope you kept your weapon zipped up during the festivities  ajb007/lol
What tie is that you've got?

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Chriscoop wrote:
Bond44 wrote:

Forgot to mention I cranked this one out yesterday as part of my homage to SF
Wasn't sure if it should the watch porn thread for the PO 8500 TI or weapons of JB for the PPK so I put it here instead to complete the set  ajb007/biggrin

Cheers  ajb007/bond


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Both probably.  I hope you kept your weapon zipped up during the festivities  ajb007/lol
What tie is that you've got?

Naturally, would not want my weapon to go off half cocked  ajb007/biggrin
The tie is actually a slim Tom Ford one I bought earlier this year from online sales one of a set of 3 all close matches to SF ties (£75 each). I thought it was a close match to the SF PTS tie. When I compare it to my Magnoli it's black with grey where as the Magnoli is more grey with black but it's close enough for my homage look.

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Cheers  ajb007/bond

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Saw a fairly good Solden Jacket alternative at Zara today. This version replaces the charcoal wool knit with a Navy jersey material with warm fleecy lining.  Pretty comfortable. Good fit too. Not bad for AUD$70.


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cmdr_bong wrote:

Saw a fairly good Solden Jacket alternative at Zara today. This version replaces the charcoal wool knit with a Navy jersey material with warm fleecy lining.  Pretty comfortable. Good fit too. Not bad for AUD$70.


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Great find. It looks a lot like the super.natural from a couple years back.

Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
Bond: “I must be dreaming.”