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canoe2 wrote:
The Bond Experience wrote:

Johhhhhhhnnnn!   BTW, did anyone find a good alternbative to the Brunello shirt worn with the Sloop suit...?

Davvvv ... id!  ajb007/biggrin

Blue button down shirt is one of the first things I'll be working on. Although DB6 mentioned a couple of options one page back.

Quick question: for the Maden waxed trucker jacket, how much did everyone size up by? I'm a medium/40 suit jacket in almost everything. Not sure if I need a large or XL since I'm right in the middle between those two on the sizing chart.

Cheers!

Hi John,

Welcome back.

I am usually a large/41-42. I sized up one size to a XL in the Maden.

https://i.postimg.cc/N24PDLYr/Maden-Jacket-XL.jpg

My XL has a chest width from pit to pit of just under 22 inches and a shoulder width of 19 inches. The outer arm is 25 inches. Back length from bottom of collar to hem is 24.5 inches. A tad longer than the Maden size chart.

I had ordered the XL and XXL from Amazon. The XXL was huge on me.  I was able to use a 50% off coupon for the XL so it was $22 + tax. Looks like Amazon won't be restocked until mid-March.

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Does anyone have additional details on the Tom Ford NTTD white cocktail cuff shirt?  I'm going to try to replicate it from a company called Cerise, is the back flat or does it have side pleats?  I'm guessing no front pocket, any other details are greatly appreciated.
Kelly

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bosoxfan wrote:

Does anyone have additional details on the Tom Ford NTTD white cocktail cuff shirt?  I'm going to try to replicate it from a company called Cerise, is the back flat or does it have side pleats?  I'm guessing no front pocket, any other details are greatly appreciated.
Kelly

All have Craig's shirt so far have had side darts and no pleats. Never a pocket.

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The Bond Experience wrote:

Johhhhhhhnnnn!   BTW, did anyone find a good alternbative to the Brunello shirt worn with the Sloop suit...?

This is the best I’ve found, right down to the weave.
https://johnhenric.com/uk/shirts/blue-d … rt-oakland

- Adam

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https://shop.mango.com/gb/men/shirts-pl … 3&slid

If you can live with losing the button down collar, this is also a very nice colour match. It’s even closer in person than on the website.

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Noi wrote:

I was at C&A yesterday and have found this:

https://i.postimg.cc/DWnbjHwr/MVIMG-20200204-171443-154.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/wtq7cNwF/MVIMG-20200204-170942-599.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/gnhXYmwy/MVIMG-20200204-170932-887.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/RWz3hyfk/MVIMG-20200204-171027-145.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/pmYmFCJp/MVIMG-20200204-171233-073.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/xJjMChrf/IMG-20200204-171448-107.jpg

as you can see the its out of thin corduroy and even the colour is very similar to the Matera MA Suit, Material is 100% Cotton and the whole suit is on sale and costs 60 € total which is pretty affordable.
now two bad news:
they have stores in nearly every european country except UK (of course).
I have asked them if they have the suit in their online-shop but they sell this item at their stores only.

Great find. Thank you.
It IS very close to the MA`s cloth, color and cut.
Main difference being the missing ticket pocket and third button.

https://i.postimg.cc/rK9RqgY0/IMG-9147.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/ZW79dnmJ/IMG-9148.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/YvqG0gJX/IMG-9149.jpg

I might have secured a spare one in jacket size 50, trousers size 48 or 50.
Best regards,
7
https://i.postimg.cc/MfS0FHXh/IMG-9174.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/bS90cPtd/IMG-9175.jpg

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ooooh the suit fits you really well! the whole frugal outfit (except the drakes?) does! you have a good eye.
I think the 3rd main difference is the narrow collar, I did not buy it so thank you for the direct comparison

just want to mention that I'm searching for a frugal alternative for the TF Jamaica-Jeans even if they are going to re-release them I will never ever spending $900-1000 on a jeans. so if anybody find a good alternativ I would be very thankful  ajb007/smile

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I'm usually an XL and went up to an XXL in the jacket.

canoe2 wrote:
The Bond Experience wrote:

Johhhhhhhnnnn!   BTW, did anyone find a good alternbative to the Brunello shirt worn with the Sloop suit...?

Davvvv ... id!  ajb007/biggrin

Blue button down shirt is one of the first things I'll be working on. Although DB6 mentioned a couple of options one page back.

Quick question: for the Maden waxed trucker jacket, how much did everyone size up by? I'm a medium/40 suit jacket in almost everything. Not sure if I need a large or XL since I'm right in the middle between those two on the sizing chart.

Cheers!

Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
Bond: “I must be dreaming.”

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Seven wrote:
Noi wrote:

I was at C&A yesterday and have found this:

https://i.postimg.cc/DWnbjHwr/MVIMG-20200204-171443-154.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/wtq7cNwF/MVIMG-20200204-170942-599.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/gnhXYmwy/MVIMG-20200204-170932-887.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/RWz3hyfk/MVIMG-20200204-171027-145.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/pmYmFCJp/MVIMG-20200204-171233-073.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/xJjMChrf/IMG-20200204-171448-107.jpg

as you can see the its out of thin corduroy and even the colour is very similar to the Matera MA Suit, Material is 100% Cotton and the whole suit is on sale and costs 60 € total which is pretty affordable.
now two bad news:
they have stores in nearly every european country except UK (of course).
I have asked them if they have the suit in their online-shop but they sell this item at their stores only.

Great find. Thank you.
It IS very close to the MA`s cloth, color and cut.
Main difference being the missing ticket pocket and third button.

https://i.postimg.cc/rK9RqgY0/IMG-9147.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/ZW79dnmJ/IMG-9148.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/YvqG0gJX/IMG-9149.jpg

I might have secured a spare one in jacket size 50, trousers size 48 or 50.
Best regards,
7
https://i.postimg.cc/MfS0FHXh/IMG-9174.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/bS90cPtd/IMG-9175.jpg

That suit looks brilliant on you, light enough to wear in hot weather?

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Thank you for your comments.
Yes, it is as light as the MA, only the jacket being lined.
Trousers have no lining and as Esq. Noi remarked, the cloth - apart from lining etc. - is 100% cotton.
Best regards,
7

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Here in the USA I'm guessing the best chance of getting a cord suit on a budget is H&M/Forever 21/Zara?

Yes. Consssssiderably.

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Looking forward to the return of Iconic Alternatives. Will that be happening this week at some point?

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JB1106340 wrote:

Looking forward to the return of Iconic Alternatives. Will that be happening this week at some point?

Thanks! This weekend or early next week I'll be ready to go. My internet is being installed tomorrow so I'll be trying to set up all our connected devices (that always goes smoothly!  ajb007/biggrin ). I unpacked my photo equipment yesterday, today I'm picking up our car, my new phone and setting up my "photo studio" in the house, Thursday I'm organizing our Bond inspired living room and hanging clothes (80% of my stuff is still in boxes). So Friday, I'll get the site ready to go again and hopefully publish on Sunday. But I'll share some pics of the new house that may interest some of you.

Cheers!
John

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canoe2 wrote:
JB1106340 wrote:

Looking forward to the return of Iconic Alternatives. Will that be happening this week at some point?

Thanks! This weekend or early next week I'll be ready to go. My internet is being installed tomorrow so I'll be trying to set up all our connected devices (that always goes smoothly!  ajb007/biggrin ). I unpacked my photo equipment yesterday, today I'm picking up our car, my new phone and setting up my "photo studio" in the house, Thursday I'm organizing our Bond inspired living room and hanging clothes (80% of my stuff is still in boxes). So Friday, I'll get the site ready to go again and hopefully publish on Sunday. But I'll share some pics of the new house that may interest some of you.

Cheers!
John

Amazing news, really pleased for you. That all sounds very exciting and I’m sure loads on here will be keen to see that!
What are the first pieces you’re thinking of working on?

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Sounds like you’ve got a very busy week! Congrats on the move and good luck with all the unpacking ajb007/martini

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canoe2 wrote:
JB1106340 wrote:

Looking forward to the return of Iconic Alternatives. Will that be happening this week at some point?

Thanks! This weekend or early next week I'll be ready to go. My internet is being installed tomorrow so I'll be trying to set up all our connected devices (that always goes smoothly!  ajb007/biggrin ). I unpacked my photo equipment yesterday, today I'm picking up our car, my new phone and setting up my "photo studio" in the house, Thursday I'm organizing our Bond inspired living room and hanging clothes (80% of my stuff is still in boxes). So Friday, I'll get the site ready to go again and hopefully publish on Sunday. But I'll share some pics of the new house that may interest some of you.

Cheers!
John

That's a good news John.....it's funny to see how everything is planned for you  ajb007/lol

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I'm guessing you have had withdrawal symptoms like so many of us on the board, it will be great to have you and IA back, excited to see the new house as well.
K


canoe2 wrote:
JB1106340 wrote:

Looking forward to the return of Iconic Alternatives. Will that be happening this week at some point?

Thanks! This weekend or early next week I'll be ready to go. My internet is being installed tomorrow so I'll be trying to set up all our connected devices (that always goes smoothly!  ajb007/biggrin ). I unpacked my photo equipment yesterday, today I'm picking up our car, my new phone and setting up my "photo studio" in the house, Thursday I'm organizing our Bond inspired living room and hanging clothes (80% of my stuff is still in boxes). So Friday, I'll get the site ready to go again and hopefully publish on Sunday. But I'll share some pics of the new house that may interest some of you.

Cheers!
John

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Can anybody suggest a cheap alternative (<$50) for the Tom Ford Snowdon Spectre Sunglasses?
K

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Spectre Tom Ford polo alternate, anyone? It's currently $20!!!!!!!!


https://www.macys.com/shop/product/perr … ID=5891611

https://slimages.macysassets.com/is/image/MCY/products/8/optimized/10157148_fpx.tif?op_sharpen=1&amp;wid=1230&amp;hei=1500&amp;fit=fit,1&amp;$filterxlrg$

Yes. Consssssiderably.

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I'm running a little behind schedule (you can thank the New York DMV for needing about 100 pieces of ID just to buy a damn car! That ate up 2 whole days last week  ajb007/mad ). But, as promised, here are some pics of my Bond-inspired new digs (plus one of my dogs). Sorry in advance for the photo size. Still getting my tech organized now that I've had to change my phone and the different account info.

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_112013-scaled.jpg

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_110816-scaled.jpg

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_113945-scaled.jpg

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_110339-scaled.jpg

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/MVIMG_20200217_111041-scaled.jpg

The house came with this really beautiful Mandala

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_111114-scaled.jpg

I'll share some pics of the new photo studio later. And I promise, content is coming to the site ASAP!!

Cheers!
John

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House looks great, John.  ajb007/cheers

I'm looking forward to the site updates. Any update on the Casino Royale Armani replica project?

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Lovely house, John! It's going to be a great place for you and your family!

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Matt S wrote:

Lovely house, John! It's going to be a great place for you and your family!

Thanks Matt! Hopefully you and the wife can come and visit soon

Westward_Drift wrote:

House looks great, John.  ajb007/cheers

I'm looking forward to the site updates. Any update on the Casino Royale Armani replica project?

Wasn't the Armani, it was the Belstaff Patterson. And I thought I'd kill 2 birds with one stone, so here are some pics of the new photo set up, with the new mannequin (NOW WITH A HEAD AND ARMS!!!! I need to give him a name!) wearing the sample of the made to measure repro I received from the maker:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_144422-scaled.jpg

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_144446-scaled.jpg

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_144504-scaled.jpg

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_144542-scaled.jpg

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_20200217_144722-scaled.jpg

Still need to do a little bit of set up work on the photo area and I'll have more details on the jacket (with better photos) within the next 2 days.

Cheers!
John

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Thanks, John!!!

Yes, the Patterson. Bit of a brain lapse on my part.  ajb007/crap  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

The jacket looks good.

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I've found two possible budget options for the Vuarnet Edge 1613 sunglasses on Amazon:

JIM HALO Retro Round Steampunk Sunglasses

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/6185Z9QJTtL._AC_UL1500_.jpg

&

DUSHINE Round Double Bridge Sunglasses

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61Gk%2B6QwUkL._AC_UL1500_.jpg


Both have similarities but I think the Jim Halo ones get the...Edge with their sun-blocking side trim.