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lotusguy2001 and The Red Kind: I did a series of posts on the Bond blazers a couple of years ago. I really need to update those, but they're still on the site. And the idea of 4 Ways to Wear It for the blazers is great! I'll try and work on something like that for August! I'm already working on a "Bond Summer Essentials" kind of guide for July. I wanted to get the posts on the individual pieces published first.

Cheers!
John

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Sounds good, I've seen the blazer posts -
and enjoyed them. Always thought it was an obvious ways to wear topic and each bond actors style could be addressed.

The summer thing just made me think of all the bond inspired pieces I have that could be mixed together. Linen trousers, polos and Terry shirts, chinos, etc and if one just had several pieces they could have a functional stylish bond inspired warm weather wardrobe. I look forward to seeing your take. Chris

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Cheers John. Love your site ajb007/bond

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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John, I love the site as well and wonder if you would attempt another deep dive into the dressing gowns (robes) of James Bond. I'm particularly interested in the two he wears in Casino Royale.

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Thanks, guys! Hope you know how much I appreciate the support!  ajb007/cheers

Cheverian: Yes! Planned for early August. If I can move a couple pieces into the right places, I could have something special for that post.

"It's not a secret. It's a surprise!"  ajb007/biggrin

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Greetings all!

New post (which is a completely redone very old post): C&J Tetburys

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … s-tetbury/

Cheers!

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Happy Sunday!
New post on Bond casual summer footwear:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … -footwear/

Cheers all!
John

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Since we're seeing the return of the tab collar shirt, I updated the post on those:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2018 … lar-shirt/

Working on lots of new content for this month: the Bond 25 glen check suit, Bond summer wardrobe essentials (as suggested by lotusguy2001), the Man's Guide to Buying Lingerie for his Bond Girl (seriously  ajb007/biggrin ), some guest posts, a new 4 ways to wear it. Let me know if there's a particular item you want me to keep an eye out for.

Cheers all!  ajb007/cheers
John

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Cheers for the update John! All the B25 pics have renewed my interest in picking up a tab collar shirt so your page is a great help  ajb007/martini

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JTM wrote:

Cheers for the update John! All the B25 pics have renewed my interest in picking up a tab collar shirt so your page is a great help  ajb007/martini

I hope it helps you find one that works for you!  ajb007/cheers

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Hello!

New post on the Bond 25 glen check suit:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … heck-suit/

Surprisingly, it's harder to find the right pattern than I though it'd be!

Cheers!
John

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Can the Next suit already be sold out?  ajb007/amazed I get an "this website is no longer available".

"I'm afraid I'm a complicated woman. "
"- That is something to be afraid of."

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Ornithologist wrote:

Can the Next suit already be sold out?  ajb007/amazed I get an "this website is no longer available".

They changed the URLs for the product pages!  ajb007/mad  I check all the links in the posts right before I publish them and everything was fine. So the change must of happened in the last 2 hours. But I've updated the post with the new links now. Thanks for letting me know!  ajb007/cheers

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My size isn't there for the Next suit, but here's a tip for extra accuracy.


Take the spare button from the inside of the suit or pants (they should have one) and go to a tailor. Have them sew it on and sew a buttonhole with the finished side on the "wrong" side of the lapel roll.

Bang, instant faux three roll two!

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Timeyswirls with the style hacks!  ajb007/martini

I have new posts coming tomorrow and Sunday. But I wanted to share another idea.

I used to have a "Community Gallery" on the website where I'd share photos of people showing off their Bond looks (and various interpretations).

The software plugin that I used for that wasn't great and it was actually quite a bit of work to post the photos. But I still like the idea of a place where we can share those types of pics. Personally, I find them both inspiring and interesting and learned a lot about how different brands look IRL, how they fit, etc.

So I'm going to try something in the same vein on Instagram. Every Friday afternoon sharing photos on the IA account from others wearing their Bond gear. If someone wants their photo to be shared they just have to use the hashtag mybondstyle and/or tag @iconicalternatives in the original post.

This afternoon I'll post a couple of photos just to see how it goes and what the reaction is. What do you guys think?

Have a great weekend!
John

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Good morning!
I've updated the post on the CR Ted Baker Linen Trousers:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … -trousers/

Some very good (and very affordable!) options right now!

Cheers!
John

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Sunday post! Best Budget Finds for July

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … inds-july/

There's a lot packed into this one, covering everything from tie clips to swimshorts. But the one I'm happiest about is probably these boots from Meermin:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Meermin-101050-Chelseas-in-Dark-Brown-Calf.jpg

They've gone with a one-piece leather construction, just like the RMWs. And the price is $230, so literally half the price of the RMWs. I just thought that was very cool!

Cheers all!
John

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Morning everyone!

New post: this one is more about men's style in general, but it uses Daniel Craig's style as a launching point for the discussion. More of "How To" guide.

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … ual-style/


Cheers!
John

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canoe2 wrote:

Morning everyone!

New post: this one is more about men's style in general, but it uses Daniel Craig's style as a launching point for the discussion. More of "How To" guide.

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … ual-style/


Cheers!
John

Loved it, a great addition in your editorial style. Look forward to the promised new ways to wear coming up also!

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This is more of a fun post: How to plan a Bond style romantic evening. I think Bobby from Matched Perfectly is a member on here, but I'm not sure what his username is! Anyway, he and his wife were the guest writers for this one!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … c-evening/

I'm working on another big 4 Ways to Wear It post for this weekend!

And, in other news, our little thread here has now passed 600,000 views. Just noticed that this morning ...

Cheers!
John

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canoe2 wrote:

This is more of a fun post: How to plan a Bond style romantic evening. I think Bobby from Matched Perfectly is a member on here, but I'm not sure what his username is! Anyway, he and his wife were the guest writers for this one!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … c-evening/

I'm working on another big 4 Ways to Wear It post for this weekend!

And, in other news, our little thread here has now passed 600,000 views. Just noticed that this morning ...

Cheers!
John

Matched Perfectly great IG page!

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canoe2 wrote:

This is more of a fun post: How to plan a Bond style romantic evening. I think Bobby from Matched Perfectly is a member on here, but I'm not sure what his username is! Anyway, he and his wife were the guest writers for this one!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … c-evening/

I'm working on another big 4 Ways to Wear It post for this weekend!

And, in other news, our little thread here has now passed 600,000 views. Just noticed that this morning ...

Cheers!
John

John, this is Bobby from Matched Perfectly! Thank you so much for the opportunity to contribute to the Iconic Alternatives site! I've been a big fan for a long time and my wife and I had a great time writing the article! Thanks again for reaching out!  ajb007/smile

You're that English secret agent from England | Instagram: @matchedperfectly | Web: www.matchedperfectly.us

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James Boldman wrote:
canoe2 wrote:

This is more of a fun post: How to plan a Bond style romantic evening. I think Bobby from Matched Perfectly is a member on here, but I'm not sure what his username is! Anyway, he and his wife were the guest writers for this one!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … c-evening/

I'm working on another big 4 Ways to Wear It post for this weekend!

And, in other news, our little thread here has now passed 600,000 views. Just noticed that this morning ...

Cheers!
John

Matched Perfectly great IG page!

Thank you so much for checking it out!

You're that English secret agent from England | Instagram: @matchedperfectly | Web: www.matchedperfectly.us

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Bmorelli11 wrote:
canoe2 wrote:

This is more of a fun post: How to plan a Bond style romantic evening. I think Bobby from Matched Perfectly is a member on here, but I'm not sure what his username is! Anyway, he and his wife were the guest writers for this one!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … c-evening/

I'm working on another big 4 Ways to Wear It post for this weekend!

And, in other news, our little thread here has now passed 600,000 views. Just noticed that this morning ...

Cheers!
John

John, this is Bobby from Matched Perfectly! Thank you so much for the opportunity to contribute to the Iconic Alternatives site! I've been a big fan for a long time and my wife and I had a great time writing the article! Thanks again for reaching out!  ajb007/smile

Hey! I knew you were on here! Thanks again for the contributing your expertise!

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Fun article.  I can attest to the idea of building suspense over the course of a week...it's especially fun if you can come up with some clever clues as to where you're taking her or what you're going to do.  Give her a clue each day and get her thinking.

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