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:
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
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 or check the IA Classified(s).
Flintoff by Jacamo Harrington Jacket in Navy: on sale for £30.00
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
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.
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!
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.
Jack Spade Peyton Shell Jacket in Navy: on sale for $119.99
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
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
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.
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
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.
Charles Tyrwhitt Navy Harrington Jacket: on sale for $255.00/£198.00
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
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.
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