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Best Budget Style Finds November 23rd


Welcome to our Best Budget Style Finds for November 23rd! This is where we share some of the great alternatives for Bond (or Craig or McQueen) style that either slipped through the cracks when I was writing the original dedicated posts or deserve a special mention. Sometimes the posts will be short. Sometimes there will be a ton of new options. A lot will depend on what we, as a community, find and share. So if you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments. I’ve also added a list at the bottom of the post for Black Friday Deals from some of our favorite brands. So make sure to check that out. On to the alternatives!


Starting with the Outerwear …

Best Budget Style Finds for Men November 2022


Abercrombie & Fitch Genuine Suede Trucker in Oliver Green: on sale for $280.00

Ryan Reynolds Green Suede Trucker Jacket affordable alternative

One of our top picks as an alternative for Ryan Reynold’s favorite jacket from Officine Générale. Now at an even more affordable price. Although the styling is more Type III trucker than the Type II design of the Liam, this genuine suede A&F option still has the rugged but sophisticated style we want. Sizes XS to XXL are in stock. But note that one customer comment says the jacket is a little oversized. For more options for Reynold’s jacket, check out this post.


Banana Republic Factory Herringbone Puffer Jacket in Gray: on sale for $64.00

Daniel Craig The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo grey puffer jacket affordable alternative

Not an exact match for Daniel Craig’s Moncler puffer from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. But we could definitely do a lot worse for the price. And personally, I sort of like the slightly more formal button-through storm placket and patch pockets. Banana Republic Factory has sizes small to XXL in stock. For more Mikael Blomkvist style inspiration, check out this article by our friend Jesse MacLeod.


Angel Jackets Camel Suede Moto Jacket: on sale for $199.00

Daniel Craig James Bond SPECTRE Suede Jacket affordable alternative

The Angel Jackets suede cafe racer is clearly modeled on Bond’s Morocco jacket from SPECTRE. But the design is simpler and doesn’t have quite the same level of intricate seam-work we saw on the original. Having said that, this is a 100% genuine suede jacket that does a great job capturing the look we want at a reasonable price. And, as I’ve recently found out, Angel Jackets does have a very good reputation around the internet. So I think they’ll stand behind their products if you’re not satisfied. For Black Friday, you can also use the code BF25 to take another $25.00 off the price!


Spier & Mackay Waxed Touring Jacket in Olive: $358.00

Steve McQueen Style Waxed Motorcycle Jacket

It’s cold out there! But not quite freezing cold just yet. Which, for me, is perfect waxed jacket weather. And Canadian menswear company Spier & Mackay have once again come up with an option that nails that vintage moto-sport look while also delivering the quality we want. The classic 4 pocket design is made with top-of-the-line British Millerain 8oz waxed cotton and features a zip-out quilted waistcoat for some extra warmth. Sizes XXS to XXL are available on the Spier & Mackay website. And today you can use the code BF2022 for an extra 15% off the price!


Some Iconic Watch Action

Best Budget Style Finds for Men November 2022


Squale Watches Super-Squale Arabic Numerals: $880.00

Daniel Craig James Bond Quantum of Solace Watch affordable alternative

The overall design isn’t quite as sleek as Bond’s Quantum of Solace watch. But Squale has delivered some real value for the money with their latest offering. Based on one of their skin diver models from the 1960s (which explains the slightly retro looks, especially the lack of crown guards), it gets its power from a 26 jewel Seillita SW200-1 Elabore automatic movement that runs at an impressive 28,800 bph. Also slightly retro is the size: the stainless steel case is only 38mm X 12mm. But it wears a little bigger thanks to the 45mm lug to lug length. 200M of water resistance, a double dome sapphire crystal and an aluminum bezel complete the package. The Super-Squale is definitely more of an “inspired by” alternative. But it’s also a solid watch for the price with some nice old school charm.


Spinnaker Fleuss Automatic Lumber Black: $285.00

Daniel Craig James Bond SPECTRE Watch affordable alternative

Now a bigger alternative for one of Bond’s SPECTRE watches. Here we’re getting a Japanese NH35 automatic movement and a 43mm stainless steel case that should work well for you bigger guys. The watch only has 150M of water resistance, which is plenty for most of us. But if you’re looking for a professional dive watch, you may want to check out other options. All in all, it’s a great looking homage to retro divers without coming across as a direct copy.


Depancel f-back in Dusk Blue: $615.00

Steve McQueen Tag Monaco Watch affordable alternative

Wrapping things up with some McQueen style. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of French watchmaker Depancel until I stumbled across this model. Obviously the watch’s classic Grand Prix looks had me interested. But a good review on Time and Tide also informed me that Depancel is delivering some solid quality for the price. Powered by a dependable Miyota 9132 automatic movement that runs at 28,800 bph with a 40 hour power reserve, the stainless steel case is a mid-sized 43mm long by 36mm wide. And the made in France f-back also comes with some vey nice design details that call back to the watch’s moto-sport heritage. You purchase the watch directly on the company’s website.


A Few Suede Boots (and summer shoes!)

Best Budget Style Finds for Men November 2022


Astorflex Dukeflex in Dark Chestnut: $195.00

Daniel Craig James Bond No Time To Die Matera Suede Chukka Boots

Want Bond’s No Time To Die Matera chukkas, but don’t want to spend $500 on the originals? Here’s your alternative! In fact, rumor has it Astorflex actually makes the Drake’s boots, although with a slightly modified design using some higher quality materials. But I’ve two pairs of Astorflex boots and I love ’em! The Dukeflex has been around for a while, although it’s been pretty difficult to get that Dark Chestnut color. Luckily, END Clothing now has UK sizes 7 to 11 in stock. And, thanks to the Black Friday deals, they knock 20% off the price at checkout. If you’ve been holding off on buying a pair, this is definitely the time to grab them!


Sperry Gold Cup Authentic Rivingston Boat Shoe in Tan: on sale for $118.99

Daniel Craig James Bond No Time To Die Sperry Topsiders

Some more No Time To Die footwear style, this time from Bond’s retirement phase in Jamaica. The Rivingtons were out of stock for a long time until Sperry decided to bring them back earlier this year. And now they’re on sale, with all sizes in stock in both medium and wide widths.


Clarks Clarkdale Hall Chelsea Boots in Cognac Suede: on sale for $96.00

Daniel Craig Chelsea Boot budget alternative

A pretty good alternative for Craig’s favorite R.M. Williams Gilchrist Chelseas. Clearly we won’t be getting the same level of quality. But these are genuine suede (and, based on their desert boots, Clarks does tend to use pretty decent leather for the price). Plus we can probably expect plenty of cushioning for all day walking comfort. The won’t last for years. But as a weekend beater boot, they’ll do just fine if you like that tobacco suede Chelsea look. You’ll find sizes 7 to 13 on their website.


Danbury Comfort Stretch Leather Braided Belt in Tan: on sale for $33.95

James Bond SPECTRE Morocco Belt budget alternative

Wrapping things up with a very budget alternative for the SPECTRE Morocco belt. As you can see in the product photo, we’re not getting the silver box buckle that was on the original. But the combination braided strap and solid leather end is a pretty good match. Plus the belt has some stretch. Which might be a nice feature what with all those holiday meals we’re about to face!


Cyber Monday Deals from around the Web

I’ve organized the brands alphabetically, with the codes you need to use. And I’ll try to keep this updated as more deals become available.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch: 30% off sitewide plus an extra 15% off select styles
  • Adidas:40% off full price and sale styles with code CYBER
  • American Trench: 20% off sitewide (awesome socks and more!)
  • &Sons: up to 50% off select goods
  • Charles Tyrwhitt: 25% off plus 4 shirts or polos for $169.00
  • Club Monaco: 40% off sitewide
  • Converse: Extra 25% off Full Price Styles plus an extra 40% off Sale Styles with code CYBERWEEK
  • Country Attire: up to 50% off Coats, Jackets and select styles
  • Craftsman Clothing: Up to 60% off select styles
  • Curry & Paxton: use the code Iconicalternatives20 for 20% off your purchase or use code BLACKFRIDAY for £40.00 off your purchase
  • DSW: up to 35% off select styles with code CYBERDEALS
  • EMS: up to 75% off select outdoor clothing and equipment
  • END Clothing: 20% off applied at checkout
  • Everlane: up to 40% off
  • Express: 50% off sitewide
  • Faherty: 25% off sitewide (with some exclusions) plus up to 75% off sale styles
  • Farfetch: up to 50% off select menswear plus an extra 20% off sale price
  • Flag & Anthem: up to 30% off
  • French Connection: 40% off sitewide with code CYBER40
  • Gap: 50% off plus an extra 10% off
  • Gobi Cashmere: up to 70% off cashmere sweaters
  • Going, Going, Gone!: up to 70% off select items and an extra 25% off apparel
  • Grant Stone: 20% off purchases of $400 or more with code ALWAYSLOAFERSEASON
  • Grayers: 40% off sitewide with code BIGSALE
  • H&M: register as a member for 30% off plus an additional 10%
  • Hawes & Curtis: up to 60% off select styles plus an extra 10% off with code EXTRA10
  • HELM Boots: 25% off sitewide plus free shipping and returns
  • Herring Shoes: up to 50% off select styles
  • Huckberry: up to 40% off select items
  • Hunter Boots: up to 30% off select styles, new styles added
  • Italist: up to 65% off select styles
  • Naked & Famous: 20% off select collections, $108 Door Crasher Deals and up to 70% select sale styles
  • Nike: save up to 60% on select items plus an extra 25% on some items with code CYBER
  • No Man Walks Alone: discounts on select pieces (watch out for final sale items!)
  • Rag & Bone: 25% off full price and sale items
  • Ralph Lauren: 40% off purchases of $125.00 or more
  • REI: various discounts on outerwear and equipment
  • Reiss: 15% off full priced items
  • Uniqlo: discounts on outerwear and sweaters
  • Velasca: 20% off select items with code VSTORY22
  • Vuarnet: up to 50% off, including the No Time To Die Legend 06 Originals
  • Yoox: up to 95% off select styles (although most discounts are in the 30% to 50% off range)
  • Zappos: muliple Cyber Monday deals on shoes and clothing


Know of any alternatives we should feature in our next Best Budget Style Finds post? Or do you have another option for this post? Tell us about it in the comments! If you’d like to see our previous Best Budget Style Finds posts, you just need to click here. And you can always visit our Facebook page, our NEW Instagram account and Pinterest Boards for more Bond, Craig and McQueen style advice and inspiration.

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