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Also just picked up this linen jacket, Ralph Lauren from Macy's for $90, I think it arrives today so I will post later as far as how it looks.

https://www.macys.com/shop/product/laur … hColor=Tan

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While we're on the subject of pants, 2 decent alternatives to the Brunello Cucinelli Morocco trousers, perfect for summer. I present to you, the Slim City pant in Moonstone Grey!

I REALLY hope these don't have that loud Banana Republic logo above the back pockets...

https://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/p … ge-content

https://www1.assets-gap.com/webcontent/0018/404/565/cn18404565.jpg



There's also the Weimaraner color chinos from Old Navy:

https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product. … ge-content

https://www1.assets-gap.com/webcontent/0017/400/178/cn17400178.jpg






Jacob wrote:

Does anybody know of alternatives to the Matera short-sleeve white henley?

I know of the Alfani one from Macy's, but its around $20 for the shirt and then $45 in shipping and customs to Denmark...


It's nothing special, and IIRC the Matera henley is only 2 buttons while this one is 3, but if you can get this shipped (or get someone to ship it for you) it seems like a decent alternative to wear with some blue jeans or Materea chinos.

https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product. … ge-content

https://www1.assets-gap.com/webcontent/0015/967/666/cn15967666.jpg

Yes. Consssssiderably.

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Don't want to drop AUD$500+ for the Vuarnet Edge 1613, as I'm unsure how the unusual styling will sit on my face. So I saw these Jim Halo Round Steampunk glasses on Amazon for $50. I think they do the job. Just as well as my partner and I both aren't 100% sure if these actually suits me  ajb007/tongue

https://i.postimg.cc/Pvzt3Zwh/102388830-2941888732594563-5674263417229762770-n.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/s1pDgF08/103123152-2738969119715869-3963531205315624524-n.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/yks6JfMN/103185754-2700050743653856-5394928650829830697-n.jpg

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https://www.brandalley.co.uk/16805252.html

UK based outlet retailer - got a lot of nice Rag and Bone stuff in for reasonable prices. £50 jeans, £65 for a lovely dark denim trucker jacket.

https://media.brandalley.co.uk/catalog/product/cache/1/image/900x/c328707a3c432302e119a0cb3e816d26/1/6/16935568-1.jpg

https://media.brandalley.co.uk/catalog/product/cache/1/image/900x/c328707a3c432302e119a0cb3e816d26/1/6/16805252-1.jpg

https://media.brandalley.co.uk/catalog/product/cache/1/image/900x/c328707a3c432302e119a0cb3e816d26/1/6/16805279-1.jpg

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https://www.uniqlo.com/uk/en/product/me … paign=bisn

Nice budget alternative for the blue Thunderball shirt.


https://i.postimg.cc/2VvN6SR2/B79220-B7-A357-4-DBD-8-A52-F26273693-B48.png

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alternative for the J. Crew Kentons, expensive af but at least 50% off

https://www.zalando.co.uk/iro-moroy-lac … 4-b11.html

https://i.postimg.cc/YLwq5M1K/IR212-K004-B11-11.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/LJppVxm5/IR212-K004-N11-2.jpg

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So I liked and very quickly grew to love the look of the No Time to Die watch, and after getting a Milanese strap for a watch I’d previously owned I knew I’d also like wearing it. That said my wallet will never be willing to deal with Omega’s prices or risk their customer service.

Enter the eBay replica homage watch industry  ajb007/lol


https://i.postimg.cc/fVNyKNDr/24-BFF588-781-A-43-ED-B3-CF-8119-CCDA4-E62.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/yWDD6jLv/70287-B7-C-4868-41-F0-89-C6-DC538-F5215-F3.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/2qj5s7qd/A58-AAC86-BEA2-40-AA-B920-C5988-EE86-E1-A.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/TKJwN4PY/DCBCC605-1-DF9-4-A71-AE16-2-C75504-B6730.jpg


I’m going to put that much better watch strap from the last picture on it because the base strap is lacking, but when it comes to the watch itself I’d say it’s absolutely amazing. At a total cost of $72 this is a great bang for your buck I definitely recommend, it’s keeping good time and feels sturdy.

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Has anyone found a reasonable alternative for Madeliene's red dress?

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Astorflex Dukeflex in Dark Chestnut (I think they are a shade darker than the Drake's) on Sale (100 €) at carofcarls

https://www.careofcarl.de/de/astorflex- … suede.html

and 30% off at The Hipstore in several other sizes  (UK+Int. delivery)

https://www.thehipstore.co.uk/product/a … ex/214033/

Last edited by Noi (22nd Jun 2020 16:26)

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Anyone heard from Canoe recently? I know he was moving to NYC and that was going to take up a lot of his time, but that was months ago IIRC. Also his website hasn't been updated since October last year.

Just hope everything is alright with him and his family.  ajb007/martini

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

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Enjoying Death wrote:

Just hope everything is alright with him and his family.  ajb007/martini

I also hope that everything is fine with him. Somehow though, i have the feeling that Iconic Alternatives will not return.  ajb007/frown

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I still have the site bookmarked. I bet Canoe doesn’t realize how many of us appreciated his efforts.

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agreed!

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Even Royale Filmwear went dark from time to time - these passion-based pursuits have an ebb and flow to them. Life can get in the way of our hobbies and passions, and BOY did life get in the way this year. Don't lose hope.

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I sure hope it comes back, it was an absolutely awesome website and honestly I still check every few days just to see if something might have been updated or added, sad I know, but just being honest.

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I got lucky today. Bought a pair of the Rivingston's off Poshmark for $75, but I had a credit on there for something I had sold so they cost me $49. They look to be in perfect shape too. Also, a few months back I got an older version of the TB Catalina Twill for $25. It isn't the same one as in NTTD, but it is nice. I did just purchase the short sleeve Catalina Twill off Poshmark for $20. I live in AZ and it is so hot here now so the short sleeve version will come in handy here.

"History isn't kind to men who play God." - DC "I gave him the limp." - PB  "Better make that two." - TD

"Keeping British end up, sir." - RM "This never happened to the other fellow." - JL "I must be dreaming." SC

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I also hope he comes back, but more importantly I hope he's doing well.

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https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens_category/s … mSale=true

https://www.jcrew.com/s7-img-facade/AA264_WU9120_m?fmt=jpeg&qlt=90,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=.1,0,0,0&crop=0,0,0,0&wid=850&hei=850

Matera shirt alternative BUT....

It's a no tuck shirt and it is final sale!

But with SALEAWAY promo code it comes out to $7.60 plus tax!

Yes. Consssssiderably.

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https://www2.hm.com/de_de/productpage.0689118004.html

Did anybody find this as an alternative to the Spectre polo? I only just saw it and it's already sold out here in Germany  ajb007/crap

Perhaps some of you are more lucky.

And yes, I also miss Iconic Alternatives and hope that canoe2 is doing well!

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

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A linen chore jacket for the Connolly Matera vibe. Still expensive, but not as bad as the real thing.

https://huckberry.com/store/vetra/categ … chore-coat


https://i.postimg.cc/nCPGnRdC/f-Mytz-TWEnw-vetra-linen-chore-coat-4-original.jpg

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armenianmovieman wrote:

https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens_category/s … mSale=true

https://www.jcrew.com/s7-img-facade/AA264_WU9120_m?fmt=jpeg&qlt=90,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=.1,0,0,0&crop=0,0,0,0&wid=850&hei=850

Matera shirt alternative BUT....

It's a no tuck shirt and it is final sale!

But with SALEAWAY promo code it comes out to $7.60 plus tax!

I couldn't pass it up at that price for sure, hope it is a nice as it looks!

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bosoxfan wrote:
armenianmovieman wrote:

https://www.jcrew.com/p/mens_category/s … mSale=true

https://www.jcrew.com/s7-img-facade/AA264_WU9120_m?fmt=jpeg&qlt=90,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=.1,0,0,0&crop=0,0,0,0&wid=850&hei=850

Matera shirt alternative BUT....

It's a no tuck shirt and it is final sale!

But with SALEAWAY promo code it comes out to $7.60 plus tax!

I couldn't pass it up at that price for sure, hope it is a nice as it looks!

Forgot to add the free shipping for J Crew members (free to join)! But I'm sure you already got that.  ajb007/martini

Yes. Consssssiderably.

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While we're all down and missing Canoe (who I do hope is safe and sound during these times) I have some good news to hopefully lift some spirits.

I mentioned a few pages back I was talking to a custom shirt site to see if they could do a Bond collar and it produced some impressive results!

https://i.postimg.cc/YGS9scvd/image0.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/06njn5y6/image1.jpg

The label says it all, this is made by ModernTailor. They seem to have interpreted the actual tab as a two buttonhole design almost like a french cuff. I have literally just opened this at work because I wasn't able to look at the package at home so I'll have to report later if this is practical when worn.

Either way I think they've nailed the roll and shape of the collar, and their cocktail cuffs are great as always (I've had them put on every shirt I've ordered from them and they're always nice) so a slight inaccuracy on the tab that wont ever be seen when worn can be forgiven. Especially since you'd just have to take off the buttons, sew the back tab shut and then sew one of the buttons back on to make it accurate.

They have various shirting fabrics of varying quality but the $19 white fabric they use for first time orders is actually pretty good and makes it so you can order a custom No Time to Die or Skyfall tab collar shirt with real Mother of Pearl buttons for just over $40 shipped, which I think makes it squarely the best budget option at the moment.

If enough people order the shirt hopefully they add it to the site as a standard option but for now I think you can email them with pictures and put in the notes of your order you'd like the "Agent collar" (my nickname for it) with back height of 4.5cm, 8cm collar points, the collar spread at roughly 7.5cm, small amount of tie space and the button tab instead of a snap.

I also suggest selecting soft shirt interfacing, I have no idea how the collar would look with standard or stiff interfacing considering how long the collar points are to roll the way they do.  Also it's important to select the "Round cut portofino" cuffs on their site since those are the improved version they made after their initial slightly flat attempt.

Hope this helps and that people post pictures of their shirts  ajb007/martini

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Would it be possible to see it on you ? Been looking for a tailored white shirt and I didn't know where to start. I'm interested

Timeyswirls wrote:

While we're all down and missing Canoe (who I do hope is safe and sound during these times) I have some good news to hopefully lift some spirits.

I mentioned a few pages back I was talking to a custom shirt site to see if they could do a Bond collar and it produced some impressive results!

https://i.postimg.cc/YGS9scvd/image0.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/06njn5y6/image1.jpg

The label says it all, this is made by ModernTailor. They seem to have interpreted the actual tab as a two buttonhole design almost like a french cuff. I have literally just opened this at work because I wasn't able to look at the package at home so I'll have to report later if this is practical when worn.

Either way I think they've nailed the roll and shape of the collar, and their cocktail cuffs are great as always (I've had them put on every shirt I've ordered from them and they're always nice) so a slight inaccuracy on the tab that wont ever be seen when worn can be forgiven. Especially since you'd just have to take off the buttons, sew the back tab shut and then sew one of the buttons back on to make it accurate.

They have various shirting fabrics of varying quality but the $19 white fabric they use for first time orders is actually pretty good and makes it so you can order a custom No Time to Die or Skyfall tab collar shirt with real Mother of Pearl buttons for just over $40 shipped, which I think makes it squarely the best budget option at the moment.

If enough people order the shirt hopefully they add it to the site as a standard option but for now I think you can email them with pictures and put in the notes of your order you'd like the "Agent collar" (my nickname for it) with back height of 4.5cm, 8cm collar points, the collar spread at roughly 7.5cm, small amount of tie space and the button tab instead of a snap.

I also suggest selecting soft shirt interfacing, I have no idea how the collar would look with standard or stiff interfacing considering how long the collar points are to roll the way they do.  Also it's important to select the "Round cut portofino" cuffs on their site since those are the improved version they made after their initial slightly flat attempt.

Hope this helps and that people post pictures of their shirts  ajb007/martini

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Forgot to post these yesterday but I had a quick try on and tie on after I got home from work. Plus a cheeky shot with the budget watch I posted too


https://i.postimg.cc/w1gRKQvQ/D2-C28980-5611-42-E5-B93-E-CEDF663203-E1.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/62kTMdgR/36-A94-CD5-CE74-478-D-ACD1-6-F9-D4-B2-E5-FDF.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/WtZdhHq7/22-A5-C4-E7-F861-4162-9-EF1-5872-A0-F485-FA.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/zVS3kHjb/8-ED50663-77-A4-42-F8-8-A2-D-CDF57-F147928.jpg


Forgive the quarantine scruff, I’ve been enjoying shaving a bit less. In use the tab makes the collar roll and the tie pop just like on screen, I think I could’ve made the tie knot a tad smaller, and the two buttonhole design actually made it easier to take off the tie because you can open the tab with the tie still on quickly.

Very happy with the purchase, will probably order a blue one soon.