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Just picked up the tan Belataff replica bag off of eBay. I’m planning on removing the weird logo. I’ll post some pics and give feedback when it arrives next week!

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Fancy some of those new Orlebar Brown thunderball shorts, but not the price?
Speedo has your back
https://i.postimg.cc/Jy2f81dc/20190516-123733.jpg

The label looks stitched on so could be removed, all sizes still available. Though the description calls the colour grey? I've just bought some to add to my ob and David gandy collection of shorts.
https://www.getthelabel.com/p/speedo-me … rts/125760

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Nice finds Chriscoop! Especially the shorts! I have to admit, the pricing on some of those OB pieces had me laughing.

drum007, I'm looking forward to seeing the jacket! Which Belstaff is it a repro of?

New post is up. Warning: this is NOT Bond related and this will be the only time I share one here. But it is my first attempt at a new series focused on smaller brands doing cool things. And I'd really like feedback from some of you on the style, content, etc.

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … -in-style/

I do plan on doing profiles of some Bond brands as well: Brioni, N.Peal, Barbour, Cucinelli, etc. Just lining up interviews.

Tomorrow I have the updated post for the Sanders Playboy Chukkas

Oh, and it looks like R.M. Williams is getting sold again. Wonder what that will do to the price ....

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl … -500M.html


Cheers!

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John, yes those prices are remarkable, as an OB fan with, 10+ items of theirs in my wardrobe I'll be sticking to the standard lines.
I'll be having a trip over to IA later today  ajb007/martini

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canoe2 wrote:

Nice finds Chriscoop! Especially the shorts! I have to admit, the pricing on some of those OB pieces had me laughing.

drum007, I'm looking forward to seeing the jacket! Which Belstaff is it a repro of?

New post is up. Warning: this is NOT Bond related and this will be the only time I share one here. But it is my first attempt at a new series focused on smaller brands doing cool things. And I'd really like feedback from some of you on the style, content, etc.

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … -in-style/

I do plan on doing profiles of some Bond brands as well: Brioni, N.Peal, Barbour, Cucinelli, etc. Just lining up interviews.

Tomorrow I have the updated post for the Sanders Playboy Chukkas

Oh, and it looks like R.M. Williams is getting sold again. Wonder what that will do to the price ....

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl … -500M.html


Cheers!

I was looking to MAYBE get a pair of RM Williams boots but I need to figure out the best size for me using their sizing system. In regards to RM Williams being sold again I think prices will go up again and I think the quality will go down! It makes me worried that IF quality goes down how's the repair service going to be?

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MikeG77 wrote:
canoe2 wrote:

Oh, and it looks like R.M. Williams is getting sold again. Wonder what that will do to the price ....

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl … -500M.html

I was looking to MAYBE get a pair of RM Williams boots but I need to figure out the best size for me using their sizing system. In regards to RM Williams being sold again I think prices will go up again and I think the quality will go down! It makes me worried that IF quality goes down how's the repair service going to be?

I've found their quality has remained pretty much at the same top level over the past five years or so. Re the company getting sold again, I don't think it will have an affect on prices or quality, I think it will just be a simple shift in ownership, no major aftershocks on the store and product level. I'm surprised they are being sold actually seeing as they've had several years in a row now of solid increases in sales.

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I also think it will mainly just be a shift in administrative ownership. It will interesting to see if LVMH still plays a role. In the end, they definitely added serious value to the RMW brand. Whoever the new owners are, I doubt they'll want to burn that bridge.

Sadly, it seems like the ones most affected by the initial sale to LVMH in 2017 and probably this next sale are the small stockists in Australia that had been working with RMW for years.

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Speaking of RM Williams gilchrist, I've just bought some of these to replace my completely worn out pair, for anyone not familier with these, they are handmade (though in which country I don't know) they use premium Italian calf leather and they have a Goodyear dainite soul with storm welt. Ive had a pair of their leather soled boots that were bought for as a present some 12 years ago, they have been resolved twice and are still going strong. Not bad for £50.
https://i.postimg.cc/t7JKQ85k/20190516-160706.jpg

https://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/mens-s … rown/BV341

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:

Speaking of RM Williams gilchrist, I've just bought some of these to replace my completely worn out pair, for anyone not familier with these, they are handmade (though in which country I don't know) they use premium Italian calf leather and they have a Goodyear dainite soul with storm welt. Ive had a pair of their leather soled boots that were bought for as a present some 12 years ago, they have been resolved twice and are still going strong. Not bad for £50.
https://i.postimg.cc/t7JKQ85k/20190516-160706.jpg

https://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/mens-s … rown/BV341

I have the updates for the Gilchrist post scheduled for next Friday (I think? Before the end of May, anyway). Those will get added for sure! Credit to Chriscoop of course  ajb007/martini

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Completely wrong season, but zara have another bond jacket alternative. https://www.zara.com/uk/en/contrast-puf … 06524.html
https://i.postimg.cc/68fbLH15/Screenshot-20190516-181731.png

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Call me crazy, H&M have lots of shorts with side zip pockets all really close, could possibly be from there .

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lotusguy2001 wrote:

Call me crazy, H&M have lots of shorts with side zip pockets all really close, could possibly be from there .

I looked through their page but couldn't find any. Do you have a link to a couple?

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https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0719941003.html

There’s one but these are closest and sold out. Since they change so fast I’d bet H&M shorts would be inspired by whatever the actual shorts are, but they are good look alike sub for us looking.

https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0 … yDIRKBp3bw

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lotusguy2001 wrote:

https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0719941003.html

There’s one but these are closest and sold out. Since they change so fast I’d bet H&M shorts would be inspired by whatever the actual shorts are, but they are good look alike sub for us looking.

https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0 … yDIRKBp3bw

Thanks! I was looking in the swimshorts

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canoe2 wrote:
lotusguy2001 wrote:

https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0719941003.html

There’s one but these are closest and sold out. Since they change so fast I’d bet H&M shorts would be inspired by whatever the actual shorts are, but they are good look alike sub for us looking.

https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0 … yDIRKBp3bw

Thanks! I was looking in the swimshorts

Yes I was looking at hybrid tech shorts from brands like Prana, lululemon, and Rhône and then what they may have been inspired by. I’d say that these are more than likely something like that really not a lot of use for swimming shorts to have zippered pockets.

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You and I were thinking of the same brands. And a lot of shorts for white water sports and sailing have zippered pockets.

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Look at Mack Weldon swim shorts also they no longer make the solid color, but they used to and they have a drawstring and zippered side pockets.

Like these https://www.businessinsider.com/mack-we … iew-2017-6

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Morning! Post update as promised. New alternatives for the Sanders Playboy Chukkas

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2016 … y-chukkas/


lotusguy2001: I did see those navy Mack Weldon ones in an article on Gear Patrol (I think?). This just may be my eyes, but the zippers on the ones Craig is wearing are very distinctive and don't have a flap or placket covering them. To me they look like the type of welded-in zipper you see on 3-ply Goretex jackets. That's why I'm thinking they may be more like technical shorts.

It's great we've got lots of eyes looking for them!  ajb007/cheers

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Nice budget alternative Thunderball blue / white stripe camp. https://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=467694
https://i.postimg.cc/Th77CWxF/46760-B40-6-C25-487-F-8-DC1-CE2119-CD0-DAA.png

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Chriscoop wrote:

Fancy some of those new Orlebar Brown thunderball shorts, but not the price?
Speedo has your back
https://i.postimg.cc/Jy2f81dc/20190516-123733.jpg

The label looks stitched on so could be removed, all sizes still available. Though the description calls the colour grey? I've just bought some to add to my ob and David gandy collection of shorts.
https://www.getthelabel.com/p/speedo-me … rts/125760

These arrived today, not bad as I ordered them yesterday lunchtime, they are blue, and the label is stitched on, took me 5 minutes to carefully remove it. They are very soft and comfortable half elasticated waste and look the part, they don't have all the tasty little OB touches but for £15 they do the job.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:

Speaking of RM Williams gilchrist, I've just bought some of these to replace my completely worn out pair, for anyone not familier with these, they are handmade (though in which country I don't know) they use premium Italian calf leather and they have a Goodyear dainite soul with storm welt. Ive had a pair of their leather soled boots that were bought for as a present some 12 years ago, they have been resolved twice and are still going strong. Not bad for £50.
https://i.postimg.cc/t7JKQ85k/20190516-160706.jpg

https://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/mens-s … rown/BV341

These also arrived today, true to size fit for me and I'm really quite impressed with the quality, these are a great go to replacement for my worn to death originals.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:

Fancy some of those new Orlebar Brown thunderball shorts, but not the price?
Speedo has your back
https://i.postimg.cc/Jy2f81dc/20190516-123733.jpg

The label looks stitched on so could be removed, all sizes still available. Though the description calls the colour grey? I've just bought some to add to my ob and David gandy collection of shorts.
https://www.getthelabel.com/p/speedo-me … rts/125760

Mine arrived this  morning and you can remove the label

https://i.postimg.cc/XGYVCbGs/206-AC127-3-E44-41-E9-9-B72-037-DD87-B4-B10.jpg

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Thomo wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

Fancy some of those new Orlebar Brown thunderball shorts, but not the price?
Speedo has your back
https://i.postimg.cc/Jy2f81dc/20190516-123733.jpg

The label looks stitched on so could be removed, all sizes still available. Though the description calls the colour grey? I've just bought some to add to my ob and David gandy collection of shorts.
https://www.getthelabel.com/p/speedo-me … rts/125760

Mine arrived this  morning and you can remove the label

https://i.postimg.cc/XGYVCbGs/206-AC127-3-E44-41-E9-9-B72-037-DD87-B4-B10.jpg

Yep took me just a few minutes they look much better without the label IMHO.
What do you think of them?

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:
Thomo wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

Fancy some of those new Orlebar Brown thunderball shorts, but not the price?
Speedo has your back
https://i.postimg.cc/Jy2f81dc/20190516-123733.jpg

The label looks stitched on so could be removed, all sizes still available. Though the description calls the colour grey? I've just bought some to add to my ob and David gandy collection of shorts.
https://www.getthelabel.com/p/speedo-me … rts/125760

Mine arrived this  morning and you can remove the label

https://i.postimg.cc/XGYVCbGs/206-AC127-3-E44-41-E9-9-B72-037-DD87-B4-B10.jpg

Yep took me just a few minutes they look much better without the label IMHO.
What do you think of them?

Agreed they look better with out the badge. For £15 they are pretty good quality

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Happy Sunday!

Absolute epic post today: James Bond Summer Shirts

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … er-shirts/

This one covers Connery, a bit of Brosnan and a bit of Craig. I'll do a Part 2 that covers Moore, Dalton and some odds and ends.

All the best!