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Just as an FYI, I received an email from Elliot Mason and he told me that they are nearly sold out of these sunglasses...ONLY 6 more left....the reason he contacted me is to tell me NOT to vlog about them or they would be inundated with requests of something they don't have stock in and wont be making any more of....

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Thanks for the note!
Although it is sad that we won't get a vlog :-(

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Maybe Mantis needs to do a "I wish they'd bring it back!" vlog for all the pieces that are long gone and impossible to find  ajb007/biggrin

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Follow up with a "How can I miss it if I don't know what IT is!" vlog in which he somehow forces Eon execs to share the identity of those mystery items that still haunt us.

Spectre dressing robe
Venice polo

Etc, etc ...

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The Mantis wrote:

Just as an FYI, I received an email from Elliot Mason and he told me that they are nearly sold out of these sunglasses...ONLY 6 more left....the reason he contacted me is to tell me NOT to vlog about them or they would be inundated with requests of something they don't have stock in and wont be making any more of....

Are they not going to make more of these? Their website doesn't say they're a limited edition.

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Darn! That bites. I do hope they do more runs if these in the future.

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Bit daft if they dont do another run, must be making too much money  ajb007/biggrin

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Elliott mentioned to me that they don't know if they will do another run. So doesn't sound like any time soon...

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Just received mine today. They look fantastic. Very 60s retro.

However, I've had a headache since putting them on today. Am I crazy or is anyone else having this experience?

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canoe2 wrote:

Follow up with a "How can I miss it if I don't know what IT is!" vlog in which he somehow forces Eon execs to share the identity of those mystery items that still haunt us.

Spectre dressing robe
Venice polo

Etc, etc ...

There's one that bugs me every time I see it - on Bond's table in his flat there's a small ice bucket next to the MacCallan. I want it!!!

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The SPECTRE dressing gown, I can reveal, was bought by Jany Temime, she told me at the SPECTRE Auction, in a Turkish shop in Pimlico. They only bought one, as they were all different, so they had to chance it, and pray that they had no accidents re continuity.

Can you swim?

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Meesta Bawnd wrote:

The SPECTRE dressing gown, I can reveal, was bought by Jany Temime, she told me at the SPECTRE Auction, in a Turkish shop in Pimlico. They only bought one, as they were all different, so they had to chance it, and pray that they had no accidents re continuity.

Yay! So kadd and I were getting close with the hypothesis it was a bekasab chapan. Thank you sir!

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hstansbury wrote:

Just received mine today. They look fantastic. Very 60s retro.

However, I've had a headache since putting them on today. Am I crazy or is anyone else having this experience?

Not at all! I've been driving all over New England from Maine to Cape Cod these past few days and loving every minute wearing the sunglasses.

@jamesbondclassified

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Yup! I think they lined it, as well, but I was quite "refreshed" by the end of the evening, and I'm not sure!

canoe2 wrote:
Meesta Bawnd wrote:

The SPECTRE dressing gown, I can reveal, was bought by Jany Temime, she told me at the SPECTRE Auction, in a Turkish shop in Pimlico. They only bought one, as they were all different, so they had to chance it, and pray that they had no accidents re continuity.

Yay! So kadd and I were getting close with the hypothesis it was a bekasab chapan. Thank you sir!

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Can you swim?

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Looks like they are sold out now on the website.  Glad I got my pair ordered yesterday!  The buying power of the Bond community continues to amaze me.  Even in a dead period between movies, these sell out rapidly.  Good stuff Chaps!  Hope everyone that wanted a pair got one!   ajb007/cheers

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Even the Michael Caine ones are almost sold out, but they are planning another run of those. The Sean ones were a one and done it seems.

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As someone who had David Mason tailor for me when he was first starting out as Anthony Sinclair back in Sackville Street and has seen his business grow, I'm not sure I can fathom a business model where a product that isn't even marketed as a limited edition, but sells out in what...less than two weeks? (I think I got the promotion email the middle of this month)...but demand is doubtless still there for, yet the product discontinued  ajb007/insane

David Z - I for one would still like to see a review of the sunglasses, even if you have to make clear that they are no longer available. Again, why an opportunity for free promotion of the brand - if not the sunglasses in question - would be suppressed beats me too  ajb007/confused

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Is it maybe a Curry & Paxton decision?  ajb007/confused

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kadd wrote:

Is it maybe a Curry & Paxton decision?  ajb007/confused

Am I getting this wrong then... I thought David had obtained the name Curry & Paxton to trade with, just as he has with Anthony Sinclair? C&P don't actually exist anymore, so its not like Mason & Sons are being supplied by them  ajb007/confused

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Skippy wrote:
kadd wrote:

Is it maybe a Curry & Paxton decision?  ajb007/confused

Am I getting this wrong then... I thought David had obtained the name Curry & Paxton to trade with, just as he has with Anthony Sinclair? C&P don't actually exist anymore, so its not like Mason & Sons are being supplied by them  ajb007/confused

Correct. Mason & Sons owns Curry & Paxton.

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Does that mean Mason & Sons will be doing prescription frames? From the site, it sounds like they just have this ready-to-wear line from C&P:

Today Curry & Paxton have returned, offering a fully bespoke service, with custom high-grade cellulose optical frames from world-renowned Italian manufacturer Mazzucchelli, and prescription lenses. To celebrate the relaunch of the company, Curry & Paxton are also offering a Ready-to-Wear sunglasses collection, exclusive to Mason & Sons, inspired by classic frames worn by some of the greatest icons of the 20th century.

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On their Facebook page this morning Mason & Sons have announced that the SEAN Thunderball model sold out in 007 days but... They're planning to re-run this model next year.  ajb007/cool

I think they too have been surprised at the response to these.

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Yes. It was also announced on their Instagram. Seems like they reacted in the correct manner after all to the incredible demand of the sunglasses. Really happy to hear this.

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The Mantis wrote:

Yes. It was also announced on their Instagram. Seems like they reacted in the correct manner after all to the incredible demand of the sunglasses. Really happy to hear this.

Unlike Tom Ford, Mason & Sons exists for the customer and not for the sake of a designer.

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Really upset I messed out on these.  If anyone has a pair that they would like to sell please let me know!

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The Mantis wrote:

Yes. It was also announced on their Instagram. Seems like they reacted in the correct manner after all to the incredible demand of the sunglasses. Really happy to hear this.

Very glad to read this~Thank you for the excellent news!