3,151

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

goneontheroad wrote:

What brand of jeans are those?? I’ve been looking for an alternative for the grey TF’s

From the pic name I'd gather they are G Star Raw. Hopefully ellipsis97 will chime in with a model and link.

3,152

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Had a great time being a guest on the From Tailors With Love podcast yesterday with Matt Spaiser. Thanks again for the invitation! If anyone wants to listen, here's the link:

http://fromtailorswithlove.libsyn.com/3 … niel-craig

Cheers!

3,153

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

canoe2 wrote:

Had a great time being a guest on the From Tailors With Love podcast yesterday with Matt Spaiser. Thanks again for the invitation! If anyone wants to listen, here's the link:

http://fromtailorswithlove.libsyn.com/3 … niel-craig

Cheers!

Yes was good. Thanks for all your hard work

3,154

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

canoe2 wrote:

Had a great time being a guest on the From Tailors With Love podcast yesterday with Matt Spaiser. Thanks again for the invitation! If anyone wants to listen, here's the link:

http://fromtailorswithlove.libsyn.com/3 … niel-craig

Cheers!

That's brilliant John, you really are such a modest guy, you deserve massive kudos for the effort you put in here and with IA, as does Matt S for his site as well, it's also surprisingly good fun to put a voice to the profile for you and Matt. Keep it up, hopefully I'll be getting a bit more time to do some hunting soon and join in again with this great thread and IA.

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

3,155

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Thanks, gentlemen! The support is always appreciated! And yes, I'm already hunting for suede moc toe boots  ajb007/biggrin

3,156

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

canoe2 wrote:

Thanks, gentlemen! The support is always appreciated! And yes, I'm already hunting for suede moc toe boots  ajb007/biggrin

You and me both   ajb007/martini

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

3,157

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Too bad about the leather stripe down the back:

https://www.hautelook.com/events/313848 … ERT%20SAND

But otherwise great alternatives to the J.Crew Kentons.

3,158

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

I listened this morning, and expected to hear Pete and Matt talk about McQueen but what a surprise to hear your interview, John! I really enjoyed it and appreciate all you do for the community!

3,159

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Cheverian wrote:

Too bad about the leather stripe down the back:

https://www.hautelook.com/events/313848 … ERT%20SAND

But otherwise great alternatives to the J.Crew Kentons.

I had those listed in the Kenton alternatives article (but I linked directly to Thorogood I think). Thorogood makes excellent boots and that's a great price!

clublos wrote:

I listened this morning, and expected to hear Pete and Matt talk about McQueen but what a surprise to hear your interview, John! I really enjoyed it and appreciate all you do for the community!

Well, I'm glad it was a pleasant surprise!  ajb007/lol

3,160

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Morning, all! I've updated the selvedge denim guide on the website with new options.

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2018 … nim-jeans/

I did look to see if I could find some grey selvedge denim for the Ford jeans, but I didn't find too much. Either very expensive (compared to indigo denim) or not pre-faded. Anyway, I'll keep looking for alternatives and I'm keeping track of what you're sharing here.

Cheers!
John

3,161

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Morning everyone! New Post: a look at some Steve McQueen fall style essentials (with a little bit of Daniel Craig thrown in there).

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

Just a heads up: I've been having problems with the website loading. I've been on the phone with my hosting service since 4:30 AM to get it resolved and it looks like things are almost back to normal. But if the page is slow to load or acts a little weird, that's why. I'm really sorry about the delays you might experience. But the issues are on the server end of things and unfortunately there's not much I can do about it until GoDaddy gets their act together.

Anyway, enjoy your Sunday!
John

3,162

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Excellent post as always John. Thank you very much  ajb007/martini

3,163

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Fred007 wrote:

Excellent post as always John. Thank you very much  ajb007/martini

X2

3,164

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Thank you, gentlemen! Glad you were able to see it!  ajb007/cheers

3,165

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Hi

QOS was on TV last night and so with the great weather here today I had a QOS day. I know the film itself has come in for some bard knocks but style wise it had 3 of my most favourite looks (Haiti, Talamone and La Perla Du Las Dunas). So today it was Haiti. Then I realise over the years I have accumulated real and budget alternatives (or not so in one case) for some accessorises that cover all 3 looks!

Real on the left (TF108, Ryders and PO 2500) and budget on the right (TF207, Loake Pimlico and PO 2500 LM LE).

Also have real Y3 and Royale Version  ajb007/biggrin  (well gives me some longevity)

Cheers  ajb007/bond


https://i.postimg.cc/YGx2L88j/2664-C76-C-9-EF8-4-B09-8-A7-E-B9-A34-A7035-A5.jpg

Last edited by Bond44 (26th Aug 2019 15:53)

My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!

3,166

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

I like how your "budget version" also features TF sunglasses and an Omega watch  ajb007/lol

"I'm afraid I'm a complicated woman. "
"- That is something to be afraid of."

3,167

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Sorry for the late reply folks, here are some pics of the G Star Raw pants, don't know if it's a close match but i like them  ajb007/martini

https://i.postimg.cc/Hr1VH2t1/69081059-2485687254787885-7727343307415617536-n.jpg

3,168

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

ellipsis97: I haven't seen the Tom Fords in person. But those look like a great match based on the set photos. Would be cool to see them in sunlight. Most important thing is you like them!

Bond44: Nice! And that includes both your "screen accurate" and "budget" alternatives  ajb007/biggrin

I've updated the post on Bond's SPECTRE apartment with some new alternatives:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2016 … apartment/

I'll have Part 2 ready early next week.

Cheers!
John

3,169

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Good morning!

New Post: 5 Things I Want for August

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … nt-august/

My wish list this month has some Bond, McQueen and a few other odds and ends. I'm working on the next article for the Affordable Bond Wardrobe and the SF All Saints cords post and should have those done by the weekend. Have a great day, gang!

3,170

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Morning all! Post update on the All Saints Iggy cords:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2015 … ane-jeans/

I was hoping to publish the Bond Wardrobe article on Sport Coats, Outerwear and Footwear today, but I'm still having some behind the scenes technical problems. I'm hoping I get those resolved today so I can publish it on Monday or Tuesday.

Enjoy your Sunday, gentlemen!
John

3,171

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Quick question, is this the correct Barbour jacket that was released to be closer to the Skyfall one?


https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/b … oreid=9359


It looks right, the only reason I ask is the link I had saved for the correct one on End Clothing has suddenly almost doubled in price. If it is, it might be worth it to jump on it before it goes up too.

3,172

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Timeyswirls wrote:

Quick question, is this the correct Barbour jacket that was released to be closer to the Skyfall one?


https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/b … oreid=9359


It looks right, the only reason I ask is the link I had saved for the correct one on End Clothing has suddenly almost doubled in price. If it is, it might be worth it to jump on it before it goes up too.

That's the latest version. The sequence goes To Ki To -> Dept B. Commander (released very soon after Skyfall) -> Beacon Heritage Sport Coat/Jacket (been on the market since fall/winter 2013/14, I think). You'll know it's the Commander because it will have "Barbour Dept. B" embroidered on the flap of the bottom left pocket.

For what it's worth, I haven't read that there's any difference between the Commander and the Beacon Heritage other than the inside label and the pocket embroidery. The actual design is pretty much identical.

Hope that helps!

3,173

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Finally!!! The next post in the Bond wardrobe series is up. Looking at sport coats and blazers this time:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … outerwear/

Unfortunately, shoes and boots didn't make it into this one. But I'll create a separate post for those.

Cheers!
John

3,174

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Hey everyone! Post update alert. I've added new options to the second part of the Bond apartment series.

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2017 … t-part-ii/

Is it just me, or does it seem like things have been a little quiet around AJB lately? Even the NTTD threads seem calm. We need a trailer!

Cheers!

3,175

Re: Budget Bond Collectors Resource

Not just you, it is very quiet. I think there is a general lessening of rapture for Bond 25, hopefully this will increase as we get nearer the release. As for clothes, so far we've had meager pickings from B25 spyshots and a lot of suits, I think the casual outfits create more excitement than the suits.

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