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Topic: What do you focus on for James Bond items?

Hello all!

I myself focus on the jackets and tops. I can't justify getting the TF suits that cost a months salary, as great as they are.

Alternatively I might pick up the Massimo Alba Sloop Suit but don't necessarily need the exact Drake Chukkas he wears.

What does everyone here focus on when it comes to their Bond related items? 

Are there items you have absolutely no interest in or must an outfit be entirely SA ?

Currently own: NTTD RT Supply jacket Large, MI:Fallout Boss Coram Bomber jacket 40R, CR: Sunspel Polo Large

Currently want: NTTD Massimo Alba Sloop Suit

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Re: What do you focus on for James Bond items?

Fastball Special wrote:

Hello all!

I myself focus on the jackets and tops. I can't justify getting the TF suits that cost a months salary, as great as they are.

Alternatively I might pick up the Massimo Alba Sloop Suit but don't necessarily need the exact Drake Chukkas he wears.

What does everyone here focus on when it comes to their Bond related items? 

Are there items you have absolutely no interest in or must an outfit be entirely SA ?

For me it comes down to if I like something and if it is functional for my lifestyle. Once I've covered those bases I look at the price of the item relative to similar products and if it's reasonable then I'll go for it. Now there are certain cases where Bond items are extremely limited and I have to take a risk in my purchase (Tom Ford Harrington, Adidas Y3 jacket, Connolly Giubbino) so some of the process gets thrown out the window ajb007/lol Regarding the Drake's I've wanted a pair but I can't justify the cost because they are crepe soles ajb007/crap and once worn down they really can't be replaced! The only items I don't have any interest in are Bonds more formal clothes (suit, tuxedo, dress shoes and shirts) and not because I don't like suits it's just that I've never had to work in an environment that requires me to wear one. Now if I was working in an environment that did and had the disposable income I'd probably only own 4 or 5 Tom Ford suits ajb007/biggrin

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Re: What do you focus on for James Bond items?

Fastball Special wrote:

Hello all!

I myself focus on the jackets and tops. I can't justify getting the TF suits that cost a months salary, as great as they are.

Alternatively I might pick up the Massimo Alba Sloop Suit but don't necessarily need the exact Drake Chukkas he wears.

What does everyone here focus on when it comes to their Bond related items? 

Are there items you have absolutely no interest in or must an outfit be entirely SA ?

I'm pretty much the same: jackets and shirts.  I try and get screen accurate items when I can (or quality replicas, like from Royale), both for the prestige of having something 'Bondian' and because most of them really look nice.  A lot of the Craig era items that I have are quite sharp and I've received compliments on many of them.  The midnight blue cafe racer from John Varvatos (from SPECTRE) is one that I frequently get compliments on, for instance.

I'm personally very specific about how I like my pants to look and fit, so having something screen accurate with my pants is really not important to me.  I can fudge the pants in terms of color and styling with brands that I prefer and be content.

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Re: What do you focus on for James Bond items?

Mostly alternative jackets, sweaters, and shirts.  SA shoes, SA firearms and a SA watch or two.

SA clothing isn't critical to me since I purchase to wear versus collect.  I'll splurge if a Bond brand is within reach.

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Last edited by Cajun (21st May 2020 15:53)

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Re: What do you focus on for James Bond items?

Screen accurate when I can afford it but lots of alternatives and pretty much anything that I think I will wear, so casual shoes, jackets for sure, shirts, sweaters, suits but rarely ties, and hardly ever pants.  I also looks at brands or close alternatives in different colors that mix things up, today I wore a pair of Playboy Chukkas in black instead of the Spectre brown.  I'm almost exclusively into the DC Bond with an occassional Brosnan thrown in.