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The No Time To Die Matera Jacket Review

We review the No Time To Die jacket that Bond wears in Matera, Italy.  Made by Connolly of England, we discuss the fit, feel, and fashion of this Bond sartorial moment. 

https://youtu.be/SlqKI5JBS9A


https://i.postimg.cc/Cdr6sy4w/Matera-Connolly-Vlog.jpg

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Jacket looks amazing. Certainly fits my style! Would have bought it right away if it hadn't been for the steep price increase.

You imply that the henley is the SA one. Which brand is it? It looks different from the Alfani one in your budget video, but maybe it's just the lighting.

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No, just a different one from the Alfani. I think I have half dozen henleys now trying to get the right look.   

Jacob wrote:

Jacket looks amazing. Certainly fits my style! Would have bought it right away if it hadn't been for the steep price increase.

You imply that the henley is the SA one. Which brand is it? It looks different from the Alfani one in your budget video, but maybe it's just the lighting.

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https://i.postimg.cc/YGW5jY0L/F1365-EBB-B0-C2-41-F3-BCC5-75-AABCE7-E598.jpg

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The Bond Experience wrote:

The No Time To Die Matera Jacket Review

We review the No Time To Die jacket that Bond wears in Matera, Italy.  Made by Connolly of England, we discuss the fit, feel, and fashion of this Bond sartorial moment. 

https://youtu.be/SlqKI5JBS9A


https://i.postimg.cc/Cdr6sy4w/Matera-Connolly-Vlog.jpg

David, great video as always. How would you describe the button colour - is it black or different horn colour?

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I wanted to wait until David's vlog was up before posting these of my Connolly Giubbino Matera Jacket, so as not to steal any thunder, but here they are-

https://i.postimg.cc/7C8HmPdk/Matera-i.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/grkYMTSn/Matera-ii.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/XZkbLf9f/Matera-iii.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/9rbZ6KVK/Matera-iv.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/grDKpnHg/Matera-i-SIDE.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/s1VpT3C7/Matera-back.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/wRvRgT9r/Matera-toggle.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/zLFyhRBM/Matera-Pocket.jpg

And now a comparison with the Mango Frugal alternative-

https://i.postimg.cc/yDwGRk5F/Matera-both.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/rKsZY121/Frugal-front.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/njTT3zdS/Frugal-collar.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/B80gsDkw/Frugal-pocket.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/VSgj8hjd/frugal-button.jpg

I'm wearing a medium, and definitely wouldn't have sized up. I have the same measurements as David, but obviously not as ripped! The jacket is extremely light, being unlined. The quality is fantastic. Sleeve length is a tad on the long side, so will need to be altered. But is it worth the massive price premium over the Mango jacket? Well, I have to say, mmmmmmm, maybe not. Unlike David, it is a style of jacket that I would wear in the Spring/Summer, but I also wear a lot of Henleys, which David wouldn't necessarily do. But, with a little tweaking, and if you don't feel you could buy the Connolly without really stretching the budget, I would say probably stick with the Mango. But for some, the Bond connection, plus the quality of the material and the fact that you could or would wear it out in the wild, then the pull will just be too great. And it would be a rare sight, too.

Can you swim?

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Looks lovely - if the sun stays out and we can get out and about... oh wait, well one out two isn't too bad, at least the sunshine  ajb007/cool

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GREAT comparison and review Blair....BTW, looks great on you!

Meesta Bawnd wrote:

I wanted to wait until David's vlog was up before posting these of my Connolly Giubbino Matera Jacket, so as not to steal any thunder, but here they are-

https://i.postimg.cc/7C8HmPdk/Matera-i.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/grkYMTSn/Matera-ii.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/XZkbLf9f/Matera-iii.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/9rbZ6KVK/Matera-iv.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/grDKpnHg/Matera-i-SIDE.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/s1VpT3C7/Matera-back.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/wRvRgT9r/Matera-toggle.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/zLFyhRBM/Matera-Pocket.jpg

And now a comparison with the Mango Frugal alternative-

https://i.postimg.cc/yDwGRk5F/Matera-both.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/rKsZY121/Frugal-front.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/njTT3zdS/Frugal-collar.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/B80gsDkw/Frugal-pocket.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/VSgj8hjd/frugal-button.jpg

I'm wearing a medium, and definitely wouldn't have sized up. I have the same measurements as David, but obviously not as ripped! The jacket is extremely light, being unlined. The quality is fantastic. Sleeve length is a tad on the long side, so will need to be altered. But is it worth the massive price premium over the Mango jacket? Well, I have to say, mmmmmmm, maybe not. Unlike David, it is a style of jacket that I would wear in the Spring/Summer, but I also wear a lot of Henleys, which David wouldn't necessarily do. But, with a little tweaking, and if you don't feel you could buy the Connolly without really stretching the budget, I would say probably stick with the Mango. But for some, the Bond connection, plus the quality of the material and the fact that you could or would wear it out in the wild, then the pull will just be too great. And it would be a rare sight, too.

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I was waiting to watch David’s Connolly jacket’s review video before making a decision (since he usually does the best representation wearing them). 

I share David’s views while it’s a Cool jacket, I’m still not quite sure if it’s something I would be wearing.

I will keep an eye as I may Change my mind  ajb007/lol

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I agree with something I heard someone else say or write, it's a little too Dad Bond for me
KH

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The only way this jacket would work for me personally is to treat it as an Orlebar Brown linen top.

Now picture yourself in the Bahamas. From that angle I’d pair it with:
-  white or black V-neck Tee
- slim linen pants : white, black, navy  (blue jeans works too)

It suits the OB Oceanside lifestyle image much more for me.

One of  the biggest reason the Connolly jacket was such a turn off to so many of us (ME INCLUDED) is the way the whole Matera outfit was put together. 

It’s not a bad jacket, it’s just how you’d wear it. The boxy matera outfit certainly gives it that “Dad Bond” vibes as the previous member mentioned.

I just can’t justify the price point for the “very” limited island getaway lifestyle I’d be making.

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I like it. The Craig series of films have been light on summer layers.

Bond may wear Harringtons and suede cafe racers in the heat of the day, but I can't. This casual linen-cotton jacket definitely fills a niche, no matter what else one wants to say about it.

(As opposed to the presumed Barbour X Engineered Garments jacket for instance. Yay, another blue jacket. Also Dad-ish.)

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Love the review from TBE. I appreciate the honesty in that it’s ok to appreciate a piece while still considering if it’s something that could be wearable on a regular basis. I think it’s a nice different lightweight jacket with a retro cropped look to it. For me personally, the price tag makes it pretty easy to have to pass though. Has anyone had any luck with the mango alternative? Seems like it has been long gone for a while.

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I find the Mango alternative much nicer...
The connelly jacket looks like a factory uniform.

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Cg23 wrote:

Love the review from TBE. I appreciate the honesty in that it’s ok to appreciate a piece while still considering if it’s something that could be wearable on a regular basis. I think it’s a nice different lightweight jacket with a retro cropped look to it. For me personally, the price tag makes it pretty easy to have to pass though. Has anyone had any luck with the mango alternative? Seems like it has been long gone for a while.

Sizes L and upwards are currently in stock. They restocked a couple of weeks ago on Medium and Small as well but they went quite quickly.

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Thanks for the video David.

I have absolutely no regrets now baulking at Connolly’s exploitative price hike - I won’t miss not having this jacket one bit. The hugely less expensive Mango alternative will do me fine and even then I doubt I’ll wear that much.

Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".

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JB1106340 wrote:
Cg23 wrote:

Love the review from TBE. I appreciate the honesty in that it’s ok to appreciate a piece while still considering if it’s something that could be wearable on a regular basis. I think it’s a nice different lightweight jacket with a retro cropped look to it. For me personally, the price tag makes it pretty easy to have to pass though. Has anyone had any luck with the mango alternative? Seems like it has been long gone for a while.

Sizes L and upwards are currently in stock. They restocked a couple of weeks ago on Medium and Small as well but they went quite quickly.

From what I was seeing, the uk Mango site was the only one that had certain sizes from time to time or if im incorrect please let me know bc i havent been able to find it whenever i search from time to time

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Question for everyone regarding the Drake's Crosby Suede mocs.....how is the sizing on this shoe? I wear a 9 UK in Crockett Jones, Church's and Loakes so i am assuming that i'd need the same for the Crosby's but the site says they run true to size and i've seen other  comments online saying to order a half size up. Any insight given would be appreciated as i am considering them.

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Are we sure the Crosby Drake's are the screen used pair? Colors look different to me.
I don't see the tan line in the movie stills.


https://i.postimg.cc/hhZHY1MK/line.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/xcHtPv4x/no-line.jpg

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unshaken 91 wrote:

Are we sure the Crosby Drake's are the screen used pair? Colors look different to me.
I don't see the tan line in the movie stills.


https://i.postimg.cc/hhZHY1MK/line.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/xcHtPv4x/no-line.jpg

I'm willing to bet they altered the Crosby's for the film just like they altered the Danner boots as they did not come in black.

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MikeG77 wrote:
unshaken 91 wrote:

Are we sure the Crosby Drake's are the screen used pair? Colors look different to me.
I don't see the tan line in the movie stills.


https://i.postimg.cc/hhZHY1MK/line.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/xcHtPv4x/no-line.jpg

I'm willing to bet they altered the Crosby's for the film just like they altered the Danner boots as they did not come in black.

The stunt man’s shoes jumping from Bridge, from which these were originally identified did have matching sole colours with Drakes, so I agree and suspect someone in costume department did some colouring in!

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MikeG77 wrote:

Question for everyone regarding the Drake's Crosby Suede mocs.....how is the sizing on this shoe? I wear a 9 UK in Crockett Jones, Church's and Loakes so i am assuming that i'd need the same for the Crosby's but the site says they run true to size and i've seen other  comments online saying to order a half size up. Any insight given would be appreciated as i am considering them.

I'm a size UK7 in all my C&J or U.K. brands shoes and I went for a size UK7 for my Drake's despite the fact some people were saying to size up.....the shoes fit well, as they should. The only thing you have to be aware of is the front of the shoes is flat so it can be a little bit embarassing when you wear the shoes at the beginning. Once they are shaped to your feet, it's okay  ajb007/smile

Fred

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https://i.postimg.cc/nM4gJ156/EC56-BE00-B66-B-4942-ABAC-7-EAF705-FCBA7.jpg


Mine seem to match?

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I guess it depends on which run you own, some of them have the tan line, some don't.
Same with the stitching-colour of the thread, I own a pair with a darker stitching (the thread has nearly the same colour as the chestnut-suede) The Stitching on the Drakes-pictures or the one Craig wears are much more better visible but I can live with that

you make me nervous with your well-fitting-Connolly-Jacket-pictures, I sized up and realise that this was maybe a mistake :S

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MikeG77 wrote:
unshaken 91 wrote:

Are we sure the Crosby Drake's are the screen used pair? Colors look different to me.
I don't see the tan line in the movie stills.


https://i.postimg.cc/hhZHY1MK/line.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/xcHtPv4x/no-line.jpg

I'm willing to bet they altered the Crosby's for the film just like they altered the Danner boots as they did not come in black.


I think we need someone to go to that Bond museum, pull the shoe off the mannequin wearing the sloop suit, check the branding on the inside sole, and then run like hell when security shows up.
I've got $5 bucks for whoever does it.