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Picked up the AVTAK jacket and Thunderball polo from Dubai Mall yesterday! Need cooler UK weather to wear them in

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Any of you taller gents find the button placement on the DAF towelling shirt to be a bit short? I'm 6'3" and find the bottom of the shirt to flap open when moving around

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I was in London on Friday, and dropped into their Mayfair store. The manager told me that they are restocking the DAF shirt, the Anders Safari shirt and the Goldfinger Onesie in July. She said that they weren't restocking the Thunderball long sleeve.

And on the espadrille front, Welshie, I am normally a size 8 1/2 for almost everything. Tried the size 9, and they were slightly too big. The size 8's were slightly tight, but not uncomfortable, but as others have mentioned, they should stretch. Anyway, hope to be seeing you on Wednesday, so you can give them a test drive then!

Can you swim?

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They seem to have restocked many of the popular pieces already. Long sleeve Thunderball in many sizes, for example, including mediums.

Can you swim?

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If anyone’s interested, I did a vlog on the Orlebar Brown 007 release along with a visit to Billy Reid and Sunspel.
https://youtu.be/e5QKdO_7kiw

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SenorJon21 wrote:

Any of you taller gents find the button placement on the DAF towelling shirt to be a bit short? I'm 6'3" and find the bottom of the shirt to flap open when moving around


Yes many had the same issue. Just use the attached extra button in the inside label and have your tailor open another hole at the bottom of the shirt

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BCFDRay wrote:

If anyone’s interested, I did a vlog on the Orlebar Brown 007 release along with a visit to Billy Reid and Sunspel.
https://youtu.be/e5QKdO_7kiw

Great job, I really enjoyed it!!

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I’m in Canada and Orlebar Brown does not ship to Canada.  Anyone know where I can purchase on-line?

This is where we leave you Mr. Bond. (Pilot, Apollo Airlines)

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Your best bet may be to find a brick and mortar store in Canada that sells OB and stocks the 007 collection.

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Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan

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Swedish store: https://gabucci.se/en/search/bysearchdefinition/176

Polar Bear 0007 wrote:

I’m in Canada and Orlebar Brown does not ship to Canada.  Anyone know where I can purchase on-line?

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Polar Bear 0007 wrote:

I’m in Canada and Orlebar Brown does not ship to Canada.  Anyone know where I can purchase on-line?

The UK site does, and very efficiently too with great customer service. Not sure about the US or European sites though.

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My quick thoughts:
- AVTAK jacket is nice but I had to size up: I'm normally M with OB (39" chest) but exchanged for an L as M tight across the shoulders
- Polo pricey but nice. I had always assumed this was a John Smedley who still do similar designs in Merino and Sea Island Cotton which I have worn for years. That said, I do recommend this very high quality merino polo for GB215: https://shop.permanentstyle.com/collect … or-sweater
- If you are in the US, check Mr Porter in the UK for price and availability. I got the AVTAK jacket for GBP245 = $311 all in rather than the $475 at Mr Porter US or direct from OB. Importing doesn't gain a discount for all Mr Porter purchases but it's always worth checking.

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Tried on all sorts in Selfridges yesterday on my journey back home

1) Selfridges have the Skyfall setters in stock.  They have the 007 / Orlebar label so a little diff then the originals.  Amazed to see these since Orlebar store didnt have them

2) I was expecting to be a XXL in the shirts but XL fitted - looks like I will have to return some of the shirts I have waiting back home

3) The exception was the AVTAK jacket.  They only had a XL but it was too tight in chest. 

4) Didnt expect to like the Safari but it fitted me well in XL

5) They had the Onsie in my size - was tempted to try on for shits and giggles but didnt haha

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Was sent a VIP early access to the Skyfall Setter. I'm doubtful on the sizing and will measure myself later back at home. Nevertheless, should any of you gents not have it yet, the item in question should be available to the general public soon. Stay vigilant!

"Enjoy it while it lasts."
"The very words I live by."

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writingsonthewall wrote:

Was sent a VIP early access to the Skyfall Setter. I'm doubtful on the sizing and will measure myself later back at home. Nevertheless, should any of you gents not have it yet, the item in question should be available to the general public soon. Stay vigilant!

£195, £50 up from standard  ajb007/crap

Skewered, one sympathises...

1. CR. 2. TSWLM. 3. LTK. 4. GF. 5. SF.

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007JBDCMWR wrote:
writingsonthewall wrote:

Was sent a VIP early access to the Skyfall Setter. I'm doubtful on the sizing and will measure myself later back at home. Nevertheless, should any of you gents not have it yet, the item in question should be available to the general public soon. Stay vigilant!

£195, £50 up from standard  ajb007/crap

Don't me wrong they're obviously nice albeit overpriced swim trunks at £145 but at £195 I'd say there are better Bond items to spend you're money on! How is the sizing on these trunks?

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007JBDCMWR wrote:
writingsonthewall wrote:

Was sent a VIP early access to the Skyfall Setter. I'm doubtful on the sizing and will measure myself later back at home. Nevertheless, should any of you gents not have it yet, the item in question should be available to the general public soon. Stay vigilant!

£195, £50 up from standard  ajb007/crap

That 007 tag is £50  ajb007/biggrin

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welshboy78 wrote:
007JBDCMWR wrote:
writingsonthewall wrote:

Was sent a VIP early access to the Skyfall Setter. I'm doubtful on the sizing and will measure myself later back at home. Nevertheless, should any of you gents not have it yet, the item in question should be available to the general public soon. Stay vigilant!

£195, £50 up from standard  ajb007/crap

That 007 tag is £50  ajb007/biggrin

Exactly!  ajb007/rolleyes

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007JBDCMWR wrote:
writingsonthewall wrote:

Was sent a VIP early access to the Skyfall Setter. I'm doubtful on the sizing and will measure myself later back at home. Nevertheless, should any of you gents not have it yet, the item in question should be available to the general public soon. Stay vigilant!

£195, £50 up from standard  ajb007/crap

Woah...  ajb007/insane

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Guess that the cost of the Sky dye is sky high  ajb007/rolleyes

My name has changed! I’m no longer dufus......now I’m DB6

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I have a pair of navy setters that I got on sale for $95. Those will suffice!

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A classic case of 'inspired by' v 'screen accurate' v 'official merchandise'

You pays your money...

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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I love OB's stuff, but they are seriously trying to gouge us with the prices of all the Bond items. OB is great stuff, but they are starting to creep into TF price ranges now. No thanks.  ajb007/martini

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Enjoying Death wrote:

I love OB's stuff, but they are seriously trying to gouge us with the prices of all the Bond items. OB is great stuff, but they are starting to creep into TF price ranges now. No thanks.  ajb007/martini

I really like OB but after my latest 007 orders from them I'm not sure I'll be buying direct from them again. There are enough 3rd party vendors that sell their items at more of a discount. I emailed them after buying the TB Polo and some other things from the line and mentioned the other vendors selling at a discount. I asked for a partial refund (which of course they have every right to refuse to give me and that's fine) but in their response they just flat out ignored my question....

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In (slight) defense of OB: limited production runs are always more expensive than full production runs. Sourcing the fabrics, cutting and sewing, etc. will cost more due to lower volumes. Plus the additional marketing costs to promote the limited edition collection. And/or licensing fees. So I'm usually not surprised when a capsule collection costs 10% to 20% more than a brand's standard offerings, depending on what's involved and the pieces included.

Having said that, I really like OB, but (imho) they are overpriced to begin with. And I have no doubt they enjoy healthy margins already. Bumping up the price on something like the Setters by 10% wouldn't be unreasonable to me. But 25%? When they're using an existing pattern and basically just have to feed the new material into the manufacturing process without any re-tooling? That's excessive.

But then again, they're stuff sells. So what do I know?  ajb007/biggrin