Quantum of Solace Harrington Jacket

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:

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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  

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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 

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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, and it looks like another production run is scheduled for May, 2016Update: 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

 

Under $100   
ASOS Harrington Jacket in Navy: $57.00/£35.00    

ASOS Harrington Jacket

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?

 

Under $200
Pretty Green Kingsway Casual Full Zip Harrington Jacket: on sale for £63.75/$102.00

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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.

 

Farah Harrington Jacket in Navy Cotton: $154.00/£95.00

Farah Harrington Jacket

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.

 

Under $300
Rodd and Gunn Armitage Jacket: £194.35/$250.00

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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.

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The Gant College Jacket in Evening Blue is on sale for $162.50 at their website.

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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.

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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5 thoughts on “Quantum of Solace Harrington Jacket

  • 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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    • 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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