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Well after 15 years of clothes Omegas Astons my advice is this.......


Ah bollocks, just learn to live without food

Skewered, one sympathises...

1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.

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I just turned 25. Here’s my collection clothing wise..


1) Casio dive watch $50, included metal bracelet and rubber.

2) Spectre NATO $12

3) Walter PPK replica with silencer $28

4) Dark blue/black polos (frugal) $12 - $15 each.

5) Sperrys, on sale locally for $35.

6) Rolex Sub fake (prop display) $24.99

7) Leather jacket similar to one Craig wore $50 (Christmas gift).



My advice, find a way like I did to stay cheap. No reason to spend $300 - $500
for a jacket. Or $100 -$200 for a sunspel polo.



I will admit I love bond’s style and it got me to buy a real nice BMW at 21, I smoked cigars, listened to jazz and dressed like Craig’s Bond. I don’t cosplay but nothing wrong with wearing the polos, button ups sleeves rolled. Dive watch. Tortoise styled shades. I am definitely heavily influenced by Bond. I am 5’11, weigh around 160-165, work out a ton. I am very fit and make sure my clothes fit me.


One issue is I see a lot of these fans attempting to dress EXACTLY like Craig and it looks horrible. Craig wears a lot of tight clothing and has muscle. If you weigh 290 I don’t think you should be cosplaying. These people buy the exact same brands and spend thousands on the outfits.


Not everyone has David Zaritzky money ajb007/wink

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Hey all, I appreciate the responses I got on this post, it helped me stay grounded.

Over the past month I still got those feelings of "I need to keep getting Bond outfits!" But as the search is difficult for a short 5'5 guy like me, it has actually helped me realize that I don't need it all

Canoe, thank you for that post on the first page. I am realizing what I really like about the outfits. The khakis, chukkas, and Scotland outfit vibe he had in skyfall.

So I've been looking for fall jackets like a Barbour, and nice khaki pants that work for multiple outfits.

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Since DC took the reins his tenure this coincided with me have a well paid job and disposable income  I could spend on something I wanted for a change, family commitments well covered. I also had some affinity to the man 0laying JB (though thankfully younger - just)

Seems we always like to label things like Cosplay etc. Sometimes I wear the full monty (cosplay I guess) and other times in the style of or inspired by etc. You do probably need a certain physical appearance I guess to pull it off but not essential if you like what you see in the mirror. I have been lucky (not without a lifetimes hard work) to have something remotely close but it will surely go south in the next decade. As mentioned when out most people never notice anyway and if they do it’s usually a compliment on looking nice. But over the years I have found my own style I am also comfortable with and receive same there too. The ensemble normally gets the compliment not me  ajb007/lol

My take is who cares so long as you like it, can afford it and are happy. Life is too short. I have bought a few items because Bond wore them but later moved them on because I didn’t. You learn what you like.

Bond has introduced me to brands I like and I usually buy other items from them (I also live in Sunspels and OB’s over the summer season). We all probably feel the same.

Do what you want, when you can and as long as you can afford it.

Truth is after near 15 yrs of collecting I could probably sell it all and buy my beloved DBS! (Well OK a DB9)

Good luck, enjoy it and progress in time, you will love it and there are great bunch here always willing to help with great advice as you see on this thread.

Cheers  ajb007/bond

Last edited by Bond44 (12th Sep 2019 19:45)

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