Quantum of Solace Harrington Jacket

Updated April 12th, 2017 – Like the Tom Ford black cardigan, for a few years after the film’s release it seemed like every brand had its own version of the Quantum of Solace Harrington jacket. Now? Not so easy to find a budget one with the right details. Here some other (famous) shots of the original from Tom Ford:

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Features Wanted for the Quantum of Solace Harrington Jacket
  • Harrington/Barracuda style collar
  • Dark navy blue cotton or cotton blend
  • No elasticized or knitted cuffs or hem.

 

Best Option for the Quantum of Solace Harrington Jacket
 Onfire Harrington Jacket in Navy: on sale for £24.99
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Yep, the Onfire again. This is a new version of their Harrington. 100% cotton and the hem is elasticized at the sides only. The best feature (aside from the price) is the color. It’s that deeper, darker blue that we need to get the Bolivia look. Unfortunately, M and M Direct do NOT ship to the U.S. But if you live just about anywhere in Europe, it’s available!
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Next Best Option:
Baracuta G4 in Navy: €299 

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Honestly, if you can afford it, just save up and get a genuine Baracuta G4 in Navy. Normally they’re priced around $450.00 and up with shipping, duties, exchange rate, etc., but Baracuta just had a 30% off sale, so the price came in at $350.00 shipped to the United States. As a bonus, you will be the owner of a jacket that has a long history beyond Bond.

The Replica Option: 

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Find a good replica. Magnoli Clothiers have a version for $350.00 (shown below on the left) and AJB007 user SilverFinger made a popular replica sold through his Royale Filmwear site (shown below on the right). The Royale version is sold out, but you can still find people selling used ones on AJB007 or check the IA Classified(s).

 

Under $100   
Flintoff by Jacamo Harrington Jacket in Navy: on sale for £30.00

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I can’t say that lighter blue is exactly what we’re searching for. There’s also the elasticized hem at the sides. However, the other details are looking pretty good. If you’re in need of a true budget option, I still think the Onfire is the better choice. But this one might still be worth a look.

 

Howick Regatta Harrington Jacket in Navy: on sale for £30.00

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This option available from House of Fraser can get a little confusing. It’s currently listed twice on their site. The link above goes to option 1, which is only available in sizes small and XXL. If you need another size, you can go to option 2. As far as I can tell, it’s exactly the same jacket. But they have all sizes in stock and it costs £60.00. As for the jacket itself, it’s been on our list here for quite a while now. The color and collar and cuff details are good. There’s just the knit hem to consider.

 

ASOS PLUS Harrington Jacket in Navy: $53.00/£35.00

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One for the bigger guys that want to add some Bond-style to their closet. Credit to ASOS for realizing not everyone is built like Daniel Craig and delivering a jacket that captures that Bolivia look. The material is a cotton twill and it has the button cuffs and waist adjuster tabs. Remember that ASOS ships free worldwide. And that’s always a bonus!

 

Joe Fresh Bomber Jacket in Midnight Blue: $69.00

A new, 100% cotton twill option from Joe Fresh. And, apart from the snap buttons, it gets a lot of the details right. Color looks like a good match as well. This is spring arrival from the online retailer, so all sizes are in stock.

 

Under $200
Jack Spade Peyton Shell Jacket in Navy: on sale for $119.99

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Coming to ya from 6pm.com, where they’ve slashed the MSRP of $298.00 by 60%. The fabric is 100% polyester. And although the navy looks like it’s dark enough, the material does seem to have a bit of shine to it. The collar, cuffs and waist adjuster tabs also use silver snap buttons. So it’s not exactly stealth. Sizes small, large and XL are in stock.

 

Cole Haan Cotton Twill Jacket in Navy: $169.99 to $294.99 

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Another brighter blue option. Amazon is stocking this one. So of course the pricing is all over the place. A size small goes for $$169.99. While a size XL is priced at $294.99. The good news is that it looks like a nice trim fit and Cole Haan did away with the elasticized hem. Fabric is a 60% cotton/40% nylon blend.

 

Lyle & Scott Harrington Jacket: £135.00

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The darker navy and flapless pockets are both pluses. The minuses? More extensive elasticization (is that a word?) on the cuffs and hem. And the yellow logo on the chest. But Lyle & Scott tend to make quality garments and fairly reasonable prices. So this one should last a while.

 

Polo Ralph Lauren Barracuda Jacket in College Navy: $185.00/£175.00

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For those prioritizing close-to-screen-accuracy, this Ralph Lauren alternative has a lot to offer. Open cuffs and hem, flapless pockets, button closure waist adjuster tabs and the material is 75% cotton/25% woven nylon in a nice dark navy. Putting aside the higher price tag, the only drawbacks I see are the silver zipper and that light blue polo pony. In the U.S., the best price I’ve seen is actually on Ralph Lauren’s own website. If you’re in the UK, try John Lewis.

 

GANT Raglan Jacket in Blu: on sale for $199.99

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The GANT Raglan is on deep discount at SaksOff5th (regular price is $415.00). And they have all sizes except medium in stock. Of course I need to point out that elasticized knit hem. But more important is the fact that this alternative has raglan sleeves (hence the name). If you have broader shoulders, raglan sleeves shouldn’t be a problem (see the ASOS PLUS alternative above). But if you’re on the narrow side? Know that the angle of the shoulder seams will tend to emphasis your lack of width up top.

 

Under $300
Charles Tyrwhitt Navy Harrington Jacket: on sale for $255.00/£198.00

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If you can get over the price and that knit trim at the collar, this 100% cotton alternative from Charles Tyrwhitt should do the job nicely! Not a lot of photos on their website showing the jacket details. But, aside from the dark blue color, flapless pockets and matte blue zipper, we’re also getting open cuffs and hem and fabric that was woven in England. The jacket also comes in suit sizing (36, 38, etc.) so it’s easier to fine tune the fit. And the description says they’ve updated the cut to fit a little trimmer.

 

Rodd and Gunn Armitage Jacket: £194.35/$278.00

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A nice dark navy, 100% cotton option from the New Zealand company. It has the open cuffs and hem we want. But they’ve used snap buttons and added a zip-closure chest pocket. I’m not 100% sure, but it looks like this ships from New Zealand. Although when I tried the checkout no shipping charges were added. However, you may be on the hook for GST.

 

If you’ve found a Harrington that works for you, share the link in the comments below. And remember to check us out our Instagram account, Facebook page and Pinterest Boards for more James Bond style advice, inspiration and info on where to find the latest deals!

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7 thoughts on “Quantum of Solace Harrington Jacket

  • April 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm
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    The ASOS navy Harrington is a great match for Craig’s Tom Ford model. Not quite as dark as the one from QOS, but a pretty good match. I have one of the ASOS Harrington’s in there regular fit, it even has not elastic on the cuffs and band like the Tom Ford one.

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  • March 15, 2017 at 11:38 am
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    The ASOS Harrington is great- much darker than it appears in the pictures and 100% cotton. It’s currently on sale for £28 too.

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  • February 20, 2017 at 5:59 am
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    I ordered the Onfire Harrigton and I could not be more pleased with it! The one on this article was sold out by the time I got there, but an almost identical one from Onfire had conveniently just been released for £49.99 (I will post a link to it at the bottom of this comment). As I’m a student this was a bit out of my price range but after a couple of weeks the price had dropped to £24.99, which was perfect for me! I’m 5’7″ and around 80kg and I went for the Medium. The fit is excellent, I’m quite broad in the shoulders so I was concerned that it would be a bit snug but I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived, it has plenty or room for me to move around in it. The material feels good and it certainly looks and feels like it costs a lot more than it does! There is some elastic in the hem on both sides but nothing to worry about, I would imagine a tailor could remove that at relatively little cost but I plan to leave mine in as I think it adds to the shape of it. I think MandMdirect will continue to reduce the price until it sells out and then release a new version when it does, so I wouldn’t be too worried if your size sells out as another one will be available soon after. All sizes are currently still available.

    http://www.mandmdirect.com/01/details/OF2136/Onfire-Mens-Casual-Jacket-Navy

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  • November 17, 2016 at 10:32 am
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    I ordered the Onfire Harrington, just out of curiosity. For such a low price you can take some risk. But it was just not it, it’s a straight, thin thing without a modelor a shape. And way too slim fit in the chest. You couldn’t throw a good Bond -punch in it. Absolutely no competition for a Baracuta, which is a high quality product. However, considering the difference in price, that’s not an honest comparison…

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  • April 8, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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    I went with the Marks & Sparks offering for $79 with free shipping; took 3 days to arrive. I’m 6′, 185lbs with a 42 chest and I went with a Medium. I would prefer it to be just a tad longer in the arms, but overall I’m happy with it. if I had gone with a Large i think it would have been too big around the waist. I don’t think the small amount of elastic on the sides is that noticeable. Great find; thanks for posting.

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    • Iconaltadmin
      April 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm
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      Great! Glad we could help you find what you were looking for, and it’s great to get some feedback on the M&S option. Thanks!

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