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Miles Messervy wrote:

Not an OB piece, but since we’re talking safari jackets, I recently picked this up from Private White VC and it is excellent. https://www.privatewhitevc.com/products … 9021942845

While it’s not a “Bond brand”, they make high quality British clothing. For me, it’s a more Bondian maker than many of the ones currently associated with Craig’s Bond.

Thanks for the link. Nice jacket.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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All the best with the channel Blair. A worthy addition! Subscribed ajb007/martini

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Loved the intro! Great vid Blair, subscribed!

"Unfortunately I misjudged you. You're just a stupid policeman, who's luck has run out." -Dr. Julius No

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Thanks, Cheverian. I only bought the pieces that I thought that I would really get use out of. I didn't buy the Golden Gun shirt (or the Dr No polo and trousers, and there Octopussy Harrington), as, from looking at other reviews and photos, I thought that, whilst a great looking shirt, had veered too far from the original. But if you like Camp Collar shirts, I'd go for it. I might be tempted by the Harrington if it goes on sale, but my other half will probably just sigh, as my wardrobe is crammed with Harringtons already!.

Stay safe,

Blair



Cheverian wrote:

Congratulations on the new channel, Blair. Love the Bond Vivant as a title.

Very informative, too. I think you identified where OB started going off the rails here. I’m curious how this line is selling. Adding those other polos smacked of desperation to me. But who knows?

Did you try the TMWTGG shirt by the way? I’m interested in that one, although far more interested in the unidentified NTTD pieces we’re all waiting on.

Can you swim?

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I ended up pulling the trigger on this one:

https://i1.adis.ws/i/orlebarbrown/ORLEBAR-BROWNRYDER-PLUM_272211_FRONT?w=800&h=800&img404=404&v=1

It's really a gorgeous color when you see it in person.  This particular cut of OB shirt really fits me well, so the wife insisted that I buy it.

Interestingly enough: my store where I bought it from is now sold out of that shirt while they've still got full size runs of the other stuff from wave 2.  They also got in the OCTOPUSSY Harrington and honestly, I was not impressed.  The Royale Harrington is a far, far superior jacket.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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Gymkata wrote:

Interestingly enough: my store where I bought it from is now sold out of that shirt while they've still got full size runs of the other stuff from wave 2.  They also got in the OCTOPUSSY Harrington and honestly, I was not impressed.  The Royale Harrington is a far, far superior jacket.

I really wanted to like the Octopussy Harrington, but as I have mentioned before it reminds me of something from Ambercrombie & Fitch in terms of styling and stitching. I can't see spending over $525 on it.

Since you've managed to see and feel the products in the collection I would be interested in anything else you could add about the pieces.

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Westward_Drift wrote:
Gymkata wrote:

Interestingly enough: my store where I bought it from is now sold out of that shirt while they've still got full size runs of the other stuff from wave 2.  They also got in the OCTOPUSSY Harrington and honestly, I was not impressed.  The Royale Harrington is a far, far superior jacket.

I really wanted to like the Octopussy Harrington, but as I have mentioned before it reminds me of something from Ambercrombie & Fitch in terms of styling and stitching. I can't see spending over $525 on it.

Since you've managed to see and feel the products in the collection I would be interested in anything else you could add about the pieces.

I've commented on the other pieces earlier in the thread but I can summarize here.

From the last collection, the store that I shop at received the following items:
TB blue camp shirt: gorgeous.  Loved it.  Bought it.
TB striped camp shirt: really nice.  bought it.
TB gingham: horrid, a complete botch.
MR L/S polo: really nice. bought it.
OHMSS linen suit: It was ok but not anything that I'd actually spend money on. 
OP harrington: not quite a botch but definitely an underwhelming piece. 

'Inspired By':
DN: polo shirt, normally in light blue but in maroon: loved it, bought it.  My store got these in a week ago and, with my purchase, is now sold out.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton