Updated September 4th, 2016 – 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:
Features Wanted for the Quantum of Solace Harrington Jacket
- Harrington/Barracuda style collar
- 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: on sale for £19.99
A big round of applause for AJB007 forum member Ornithologist! He found the Onfire Harrington Jacket on sale at MandMDirect for £19.99. The 100% cotton jacket has raglan sleeves and a two button closure at the collar, but also has button cuffs and an open hem (in other words, no elasticized knit), making it an excellent budget alternative to the original.
Next Best Option:
Baracuta G4 in Navy: €299
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:
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, and
it looks like another production run is scheduled for May, 2016. Update: It’s back in stock and you can order it here. If you want one, I would act fast! They sell out very quickly. You can also read our review here.
ASOS Harrington Jacket in Navy: $57.00/£35.00
A new budget option from ASOS. They’ve used a 66% polyester/34% cotton cloth and based the styling on the G4. So no elastic at the cuffs or hem, but the material might have some sheen. Color looks to be a little light, but that could just be the product pic. Anyone seen this IRL?
Pretty Green Kingsway Casual Full Zip Harrington Jacket: on sale for £63.75/$102.00
The Pretty Green Kingsway Casual Full Zip Harrington Jacket is going for £85.00/$132.00 on their website. Would be easier to recommend if it didn’t have that damn chest logo.
If you can live with the shiny silver zipper and the “F” logo on the chest, this option checks all the other style boxes. No elastic at the cuffs or hem. And the 100% cotton material has the matte finish of the Tom Ford. This one is available at ASOS and they have all sizes in stock.
Rodd and Gunn Armitage Jacket: £194.35/$250.00
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.
Elasticized Hem Options:
The following options have the elasticized or rib knit hems, but at least the cuffs are button closure. From least to most expensive.
A new option from House of Fraser: the Howick Regatta Harrington is on sale for £51.00. The jacket uses snap buttons and front zipper placket. Unfortunately,when the jacket is open, the silver from the buttons and zipper can be a little distracting.
The Gant College Jacket in Evening Blue is on sale for $162.50 at their website.
I tried not to include alternatives with the knitted hem and cuffs. Honestly, if you don’t mind the elasticized or knitted cuffs/hem, there are many more options available in all price ranges.
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