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Happy Global James Bond Day!

New post: Best Budget Style Finds for October. Lots of jackets in this one!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … s-october/

I hope you all enjoy a martini soaked day!  ajb007/martini  ajb007/martini

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Morning! Everyone recovering from yesterday?  ajb007/biggrin

New post: James from the Instagram accounts MyBudgetBond and DonDraperStyle takes a look at some Mad Men style

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

Enjoy your Sunday, gang!

John

Quick edit: James is angelicbond here on AJB!

Last edited by canoe2 (6th Oct 2019 12:53)

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SuitSupply has one of the best budget alternatives to the N.Peal Fumo grey rollneck sweater from Spectre. It's Alpaca!

https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/knitwea … d=Knitwear

https://i.postimg.cc/rDmd7xvQ/SW1019-2.jpg

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Cheverian wrote:

SuitSupply has one of the best budget alternatives to the N.Peal Fumo grey rollneck sweater from Spectre. It's Alpaca!

https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/knitwea … d=Knitwear

https://i.postimg.cc/rDmd7xvQ/SW1019-2.jpg

Nice!! I have a sweater post coming this week so that will get included with credit to you!  ajb007/cheers

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Sadly they fit on the small side based on the size chart. What should be an XL is more like a M-L. Careful when ordering!  ajb007/martini


Cheverian wrote:

SuitSupply has one of the best budget alternatives to the N.Peal Fumo grey rollneck sweater from Spectre. It's Alpaca!

https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/knitwea … d=Knitwear

https://i.postimg.cc/rDmd7xvQ/SW1019-2.jpg

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

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Following up on that SuitSupply sweater, Sean shared this one with me on the IA Facebook page:

https://www.spierandmackay.com/light-gr … eneck.html

https://www.spierandmackay.com/media/catalog/product/1/5/15052-ckttn-1_1.jpg

It's $108 U.S., 100% Merino wool from a well-resepected Canadian company. Not sure about shipping.

I have a big Bond sweater post coming on Thursday and I am going to include it there. But I wanted to share it hear first. And thanks for the heads-up, Sean!

Cheers!

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Morning all!
I've updated the post on Daniel Craig style flat caps:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2018 … flat-caps/

Cheers!

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I've posted a comment on your page for some other alternatives. Hope it helps!  ajb007/martini

canoe2 wrote:

Morning all!
I've updated the post on Daniel Craig style flat caps:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2018 … flat-caps/

Cheers!

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

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Saw that! Thanks for sharing the links. Some of those City Sport caps look great!

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Great deal on a corduroy Matera suit alternative from Lands' End. It's missing some of the details (ticket pocket and it's a wider wale corduroy for example) but it's on sale until tomorrow for only $156!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Lands-End-Corduroy-Suit.jpg

Here is the link to the jacket:

https://www.landsend.com/products/mens- … ku_0=::612

And the trousers:

https://www.landsend.com/products/mens- … /id_326735


I also update the post on the suit with more details about it:

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … tera-suit/

Cheers!

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Maybe not quite budget but John Smedley are offering this up this season.

https://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/aw19-mal … ce=ometria

Cheers  ajb007/bond

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

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I purchased this and it's great quality and very well made. I did go up one size though from my usual XL to XXL and it fits as if it's tailored. I highly recommend this as a budget alternative.

As for shipping costs it was free for me, but I live in Canada.

canoe2 wrote:

Following up on that SuitSupply sweater, Sean shared this one with me on the IA Facebook page:

https://www.spierandmackay.com/light-gr … eneck.html

https://www.spierandmackay.com/media/catalog/product/1/5/15052-ckttn-1_1.jpg

It's $108 U.S., 100% Merino wool from a well-resepected Canadian company. Not sure about shipping.

I have a big Bond sweater post coming on Thursday and I am going to include it there. But I wanted to share it hear first. And thanks for the heads-up, Sean!

Cheers!

Last edited by Enjoying Death (9th Oct 2019 21:45)

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

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Morning gang!
New post is live: Part 1 of the Essential Bond Sweaters

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … -sweaters/

I tried to make sure everyone was credited correctly for any finds I listed. But if I missed anyone, let me know!

Part 2 should be coming on Saturday.

Cheers!

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Does anyone have any cheaper alternatives to the ‘Thunderball’, black long sleeve polo?

OB put one out for $500+ which is crazy to me. There’s gotta be a black long sleeve polo for around $15 - $30 that’s similar?

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DanBond11 wrote:

Does anyone have any cheaper alternatives to the ‘Thunderball’, black long sleeve polo?

OB put one out for $500+ which is crazy to me. There’s gotta be a black long sleeve polo for around $15 - $30 that’s similar?

Coming in Part 2 on Saturday! Got some good ones!

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DanBond11 wrote:

Does anyone have any cheaper alternatives to the ‘Thunderball’, black long sleeve polo?

OB put one out for $500+ which is crazy to me. There’s gotta be a black long sleeve polo for around $15 - $30 that’s similar?

Have a look at this on ebay
181871692936

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DanBond11 wrote:

Does anyone have any cheaper alternatives to the ‘Thunderball’, black long sleeve polo?

OB put one out for $500+ which is crazy to me. There’s gotta be a black long sleeve polo for around $15 - $30 that’s similar?

Absolutely. Surely Bond's polo in the film wasn't that expensive (in 60s dollars)?

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005 wrote:
DanBond11 wrote:

Does anyone have any cheaper alternatives to the ‘Thunderball’, black long sleeve polo?

OB put one out for $500+ which is crazy to me. There’s gotta be a black long sleeve polo for around $15 - $30 that’s similar?

Absolutely. Surely Bond's polo in the film wasn't that expensive (in 60s dollars)?

Connery's casual clothes often were not at all expensive. His Slazenger jumper was acrylic! I think the TB polo is likely merino wool like OB's. A few years ago I bought one on sale at Bloomingdales from their store brand for about $30. They probably don't discount them that much any more. The OB polo is a bit nicer, but not 15 times nicer.

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I think you’re, right Matt! That was the reality of the times and things weren’t so inflated. I see stuff all the time at Macy’s and JCPennys that looks perfectly fine, granted if you get the fit right.

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Received my first NTTD purchase and it was budget - thank you Mango!  ajb007/lol

No keen on the Matera boots prefer the Ryders paired with SF Topman chinos for an inspired by look  ajb007/biggrin

Cheers  ajb007/bond


https://i.postimg.cc/WDshkcGq/F3321069-CA57-45-E8-93-E8-93-B7893-ED4-C2.jpg

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

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Looks great, Bond44!  ajb007/cheers

Quick question: would anyone else be interested in having a Belstaff Patterson replica made? I'm currently sourcing some affordable alternatives and I think I may have a lead. Price would be between $350 and $420 (still working on that), full grain veg tanned calf skin leather with YKK zippers. Made in Mexico but it is a private factory owned by the owners of the company so quality control should be high (not outsourced to India or China). I'm talking with one of the owners, and he is going to check on sourcing the detail materials (antique brass zippers and hardware, genuine horn buttons, a similar plaid lining, etc). The big thing right now is leather finishing. I'm not sure he will be able to get something like the Antique Black. So this would probably be a "new" looking jacket rather than being distressed from the start. Personally I'm fine with that since I like to break in my jackets myself. But I know it may be a deal killer for some.

If you are interested could you let me know via PM? Absolutely NO commitment at this point! it's early days and I'm just trying to gauge interest in a project like this.

Have a great weekend!
John

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Late start today! Put Part 2 of the essential Bond sweaters post is now live!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … rs-part-2/

And although the post isn't focused on the QoS cardigan, check out this alternative I added as a bonus!

https://secureservercdn.net/184.168.47.225/d9e.841.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Buck-Mason-Vintage-Shawl-Collar-Cardigan-in-Black.jpg

It's $225, so not cheap! But it's one of the best matches I've seen in a while!

Have a great Saturday!

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I might be interested although I’ve been eyeing Magnoli’s. Waiting for a review if anyone has picked it up yet.

https://www.magnoliclothiers.com/patter … p-892.html



canoe2 wrote:

Looks great, Bond44!  ajb007/cheers

Quick question: would anyone else be interested in having a Belstaff Patterson replica made? I'm currently sourcing some affordable alternatives and I think I may have a lead. Price would be between $350 and $420 (still working on that), full grain veg tanned calf skin leather with YKK zippers. Made in Mexico but it is a private factory owned by the owners of the company so quality control should be high (not outsourced to India or China). I'm talking with one of the owners, and he is going to check on sourcing the detail materials (antique brass zippers and hardware, genuine horn buttons, a similar plaid lining, etc). The big thing right now is leather finishing. I'm not sure he will be able to get something like the Antique Black. So this would probably be a "new" looking jacket rather than being distressed from the start. Personally I'm fine with that since I like to break in my jackets myself. But I know it may be a deal killer for some.

If you are interested could you let me know via PM? Absolutely NO commitment at this point! it's early days and I'm just trying to gauge interest in a project like this.

Have a great weekend!
John

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Interesting! I honestly didn't know Indy had one. I'll check it out. Any idea where it's made?

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canoe2 wrote:

Late start today! Put Part 2 of the essential Bond sweaters post is now live!

https://www.iconicalternatives.com/2019 … rs-part-2/

And although the post isn't focused on the QoS cardigan, check out this alternative I added as a bonus!

https://secureservercdn.net/184.168.47.225/d9e.841.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Buck-Mason-Vintage-Shawl-Collar-Cardigan-in-Black.jpg

It's $225, so not cheap! But it's one of the best matches I've seen in a while!

Have a great Saturday!

Last year Buck Mason had 30% off on Black Friday. So anyone who is not in a rush and is willing to wait another 5-6 weeks most definitely should!

Yes. Consssssiderably.