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Meesta Bawnd wrote:

Well this is more than mildly frustrating. The Goldfinger Shorts are going to set you back a pretty penny. These were the ones that I was holding out for. Better start saving, and hope they don't sell out too quickly:

https://i.postimg.cc/bsg1JMQ0/STILLLIFE-GOLDFINDER-SETTER.jpg


https://www.orlebarbrown.com/vip-007/go … goldfinger

Crikey! ajb007/crap

Interesting that they're less 'hugging' than the originals. Preserve's one's modesty I suppose ajb007/embarrassed

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The Red Kind wrote:
Meesta Bawnd wrote:

Well this is more than mildly frustrating. The Goldfinger Shorts are going to set you back a pretty penny. These were the ones that I was holding out for. Better start saving, and hope they don't sell out too quickly:

https://i.postimg.cc/bsg1JMQ0/STILLLIFE-GOLDFINDER-SETTER.jpg


https://www.orlebarbrown.com/vip-007/go … goldfinger

Crikey! ajb007/crap

Interesting that they're less 'hugging' than the originals. Preserve's one's modesty I suppose ajb007/embarrassed

400 USD for swim shorts??? I have defended some of the pricing of this collection, but this one is indefensible.

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All that gold  ajb007/lol

I notice material of these setters is slight diff.  Appears to have some stretch

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Pass.

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That's over $500 CAD for me. I thought the prices for some items were already ridiculous. This...this is just outrageous. Now they are really just fleecing customers. No thanks. It's actually kind of decreased my affection for OB with this gouging.

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Enjoying Death wrote:

That's over $500 CAD for me. I thought the prices for some items were already ridiculous. This...this is just outrageous. Now they are really just fleecing customers. No thanks. It's actually kind of decreased my affection for OB with this gouging.

Can you guys order from UK site or are you forced to use US version?

For example im outside the UK and this one for me would cost 207 pounds (349 CAD)

Still pricey but a significant saving

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I can somewhat justify spending (overpaying) on shirts because they're more visible and versatile.  Shorts and swimsuits, I simply can't do it.  I have a couple of OB swimsuits that I've grabbed on sale for less than $150 each that I still had to really, really think about before purchasing.  $300 and up for a swimsuit?  Unless they come with a bikini clad Domino, I'll respectfully decline.

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They bear such a loose resemblance to the Goldfinger shorts it’s astonishing.

Marketing arrogance.

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Weird that they’re actually advertising this range on the side of buses!

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welshboy78 wrote:
Enjoying Death wrote:

That's over $500 CAD for me. I thought the prices for some items were already ridiculous. This...this is just outrageous. Now they are really just fleecing customers. No thanks. It's actually kind of decreased my affection for OB with this gouging.

Can you guys order from UK site or are you forced to use US version?

For example im outside the UK and this one for me would cost 207 pounds (349 CAD)

Still pricey but a significant saving

Even at the price I wouldn't buy them. That's way too much money for bathing trunks.  ajb007/martini

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Enjoying Death wrote:
welshboy78 wrote:
Enjoying Death wrote:

That's over $500 CAD for me. I thought the prices for some items were already ridiculous. This...this is just outrageous. Now they are really just fleecing customers. No thanks. It's actually kind of decreased my affection for OB with this gouging.

Can you guys order from UK site or are you forced to use US version?

For example im outside the UK and this one for me would cost 207 pounds (349 CAD)

Still pricey but a significant saving

Even at the price I wouldn't buy them. That's way too much money for bathing trunks.  ajb007/martini

Well guess could say same thing about ties lol.  All madness but is what it is  ajb007/lol

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Indeed. No Goldfinger connection whatsoever. OB is moving into TF territory with their newly discovered pricing ajb007/smile I own the original Setter Sky from Skyfall (original run), worth anything?


Dufus wrote:

They bear such a loose resemblance to the Goldfinger shorts it’s astonishing.

Marketing arrogance.

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The test will be whether customers are willing to pay the sky-high prices. From looking at the stock left of 007 merchandise left on Orlebar Brown's website, my sense is that the company isn't having trouble moving product. If that's true, OB is going to continue their pricing scheme.

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Cheverian wrote:

The test will be whether customers are willing to pay the sky-high prices. From looking at the stock left of 007 merchandise left on Orlebar Brown's website, my sense is that the company isn't having trouble moving product. If that's true, OB is going to continue their pricing scheme.

Yeah they are selling like mad thats for sure so nothing will change in that regard and I imagine that 007 licence wont come cheap

Will be interesting how limited it is or if they keep doing reruns

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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)

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They seem to be restocking most things now, so they know that they are on to a good thing.

welshboy78 wrote:
Cheverian wrote:

The test will be whether customers are willing to pay the sky-high prices. From looking at the stock left of 007 merchandise left on Orlebar Brown's website, my sense is that the company isn't having trouble moving product. If that's true, OB is going to continue their pricing scheme.

Yeah they are selling like mad thats for sure so nothing will change in that regard and I imagine that 007 licence wont come cheap

Will be interesting how limited it is or if they keep doing reruns

Can you swim?

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Actually any license doesn’t come cheap, but can usually be covered by an price increase of 5-10% of the items. I totally understand that the pieces are nice but still absolutely overpriced.
Im a huge fan of the brand and have buyed  myself a lot of overpriced bond stuff before, but let’s face it the pieces have no price-quality ratio that justify the purchase, except from a collector point of view. And they sell them for the prices quite good, but usually such capsules more a marketing tool that’s creating brand awareness and not produced in massive quantities, that’s why they sold out so quickly.

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Do we have any OB discount codes presently?

Thanks.

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XL and XXL Thunderball shirt on eBay for £99.95 BIN (not mine)

I took a XL in this one (43 chest) for reference anybody around my size (initially bought XXL but appear to be XL in this collections shirts)

Last edited by welshboy78 (14th Jun 2019 09:53)

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welshboy78 wrote:

XL and XXL Thunderball shirt on eBay for £99.95 BIN (not mine)

I took a XL in this one (43 chest) for reference anybody around my size (initially bought XXL but appear to be XL in this collections shirts)

Link? I've looked and can't find it.  ajb007/martini

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Went after about 6 hours

Was here in 3/4 diff sizes

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-Orlebar … UJWuk8SNig

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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)

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Price aside (which I agree is high) I think the majority of the collection is quite fun and pretty cool.   

We can’t buy genuine items from decades ago e.g.  Thunderball etc so it’s cool to get the opportunity to purchase these inspired pieces with a modern twist. 

Thunderball is one of my faves so I’m over the moon with those pieces which they heavily concentrated on.   They could of gotten closer but I don’t think that was their aim which they have kind of stated.   

My main qualm is the 007 logo on the back of the OB tag however it’s not noticeable since on the back and flaps over.  And well - you can easily cut it off if need be.   One would presume it might be part of the licensing requirement.

Agree the Goldfinger shorts are prob the ones furthest away from the originals - however I think the rest are great updates

Last edited by welshboy78 (14th Jun 2019 23:40)

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Wearing the AVTAK jacket again.  I honestly love this thing.

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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.