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Gymkata wrote:

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.

A clue each day is a great idea! Building the suspense is a lot of fun!  ajb007/martini

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canoe2 wrote:
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!

Any time, John! Happy to help!

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Bobby, you and Leah are fantastic...loved the article!

BTW, has anyone here found a good budget alternative for the tie bar seen in this picture?


https://i.postimg.cc/s12yTr1X/B25-DC-London.jpg

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Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

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Bmorelli11 wrote:

Any time, John! Happy to help!

Just listened to the latest Tailors with Love podcast on the watches. Thanks for the shoutout!  ajb007/cheers


The Bond Experience wrote:

Bobby, you and Leah are fantastic...loved the article!

BTW, has anyone here found a good budget alternative for the tie bar seen in this picture?


https://i.postimg.cc/s12yTr1X/B25-DC-London.jpg

I listed two in the July Best Budget Finds post (1 stainless steel and 1 silver). They have more of a matte/brushed finish and the ends are slightly more squared off.

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

This is one for $75
https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Dreadnought-Workshop-Sterling-Silver-Tie-Bar.jpg

I know some people have been thinking it's a Douglas Pell tie slide, but to me the end of that one looks too rounded compared to what we see in the set photos. That's why I went with the more squared off versions

Douglas Pell
https://www.silvergroves.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/8/image/650x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/2/_/2_DP_1631.jpg

Bond's
https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Bond-25-glen-check-suit-pattern-close-up.jpg

The Pell one is only around $60, so if folks like that one it won't kill the wallet.

https://www.silvergroves.co.uk/sterling … -tie-slide

Tie Bar also has a couple of sterling silver options with the rounded end for $15 to $25

https://www.thetiebar.com/product/C686

I'm still looking for one with the right finish and end shape.

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WOW!   Great response....this one seems to fit the shape...super inexpensive too:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IY … &psc=1

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The Bond Experience wrote:

WOW!   Great response....this one seems to fit the shape...super inexpensive too:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IY … &psc=1

Great! The Bond Under $50 post this month focuses on cufflinks, tie clips, money clips. I'll include that one with credit to you for the find.  ajb007/cheers

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The Bond Experience wrote:

Bobby, you and Leah are fantastic...loved the article!

BTW, has anyone here found a good budget alternative for the tie bar seen in this picture?


https://i.postimg.cc/s12yTr1X/B25-DC-London.jpg

Thank you, David! You know we're big fans of you and Danielle as well! Great find on the Frugal Bond tie bar!

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I think these work as a budget alternative to the Barton Perreira 'Joe' sunglasses in terms of shape.

Persol PO3019S - Bond brand too.


https://i.postimg.cc/yDYc6M3g/Persol-PO3019-S.jpg

Last edited by DB6 (14th Jul 2019 20:33)

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DB6: I love Persol and have 4 pairs myself. So if you like them I'd say go for it. But if you're asking if they come close to the Joes, I think that silver arrow hinge is so distinctively a Persol "thing" that everyone is going to know exactly what they are. If you want a pair that comes closer to the looks of the Perreiras, maybe look at Ray Ban, since they have less noticeable branding. Just my 2 cents!

New post!

4 Ways to wear a grey (or gray) t-shirt!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … y-t-shirt/

This post is also a sort of "fall preview" so you can see some of the things I'll be searching for in the coming months.

Cheers all!
John

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Anyone looking to update their QoS wardrobe - ASOS currently has the Selected Homme tapered jeans in ecru twill (a great alternative to the Levi's 306 Staprest) on sale at £38.50, good range of sizes available (except mine  ajb007/rolleyes )

Link here: https://www.asos.com/selected-homme/sel … d/11343684 (ignore the fact it may come up as being in in UAE - I'm travelling with work again)

John: Re the Persols - I was only referring to the overall 'look' really as I agree, Persol's are clearly Persol's!

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If anyone is after a pair of the sunglasses that DC wore to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone last weekend and doesn’t fancy paying approx £300 for them a good alternative is the Rayban Round 0RB3647N Sunglasses. Picked up a pair for £136 yesterday

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DB6: Ah, sorry. I misunderstood what you were asking.

Martin Aston: nice find!

New Post! I had some behind the scenes technical issues this week but it looks like things are back to normal. Anyway, I put together a fast one: 007 Summer Style Extras:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … le-extras/

Includes new alternatives for the Joe sunglasses and the Hackett jacket from the British Grand Prix! I also included some of the suggestions from here, with credit of course!

Tomorrow: The Man's Guide to Buying Lingerie!

And please: no jokes about the lingerie being for the new 007 ...  ajb007/biggrin

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Hi - did anybody manage to pick up the Next suit alternative, for me the link sent straight to an error page so I am interested if this is just out of stock or if the link was faulty. If you did get the suit could you post the stock/model number so I can try and chase Next to see if they have any in the UK anywhere
great

canoe2 wrote:

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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Just a thought, on the alternatives post for the Spectre watches the Seiko 5 SNZH57J1 is brought up.

Since it has gold details as opposed to more orange tinted ones and a normal dive bezel instead of the 12 hour markings, wouldn't it be a better option for the Bond 25 watch if you put a Milanese strap on it?

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explore007: I had to update all the links to the Next suit. But they were working last time I checked. Just FYI!

Timeyswirls: I think it could work for both! It's not an exact copy of the Spectre Omega. But that's kind of what I like about.

New Post! Finally!!

The Men's Guide to Buying Lingerie!

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

I tried to make this a tasteful article and a true practical guide. But obviously, given the nature of the topic, there are some NSFW photos that I used. Nothing over the top, but I know some offices can be pretty strict about this kind of thing.

Have a great Friday everyone!
John