Updated on February 10th, 2017 – The grail jacket from SPECTRE. The original was $5000.00 plus from Dior Homme. I think it was user steviekim at AJB007 that first called Dior as the designer, with agreement coming from TheExit148 and final confirmation from rstv. For more details on the original, watch this video on The Bond Experience.
Above image is from The Take
Features Wanted for the Dior Homme Mr. White Jacket
- Bomber jacket length
- Navy blue cashmere or wool
- Asymmetrical front zip in a brighter silver color
- Interior buttons
- Zip cuffs
- No rib knitting at waist
- Waist pockets with flaps and snap closure buttons
- Shirt style collar; shearling collars should be removable for screen accurate look.
Winter sales have basically wiped out all of previous options. So yeah, we’re getting a little desperate trying to find viable alternatives. But there are still a couple of good ones left. Starting with …
Best Option for the Dior Homme Mr. White Jacket
Tasso Elba Wool Blend Flight Jacket: on sale for $99.99
It’s got bellow pockets and a flap-covered zipper. But at this point, beggars can’t really be choosers. Comes to you from Macy’s and the fabric is a wool/poly blend. Faux fur collar is removable and they have sizes small to XL in stock.
At this price point, we’re basically looking at leftovers from last winter. Still some decent jackets. But expect the sizing to be spotty.
Excelled Bomber Jacket: on sale for $49.99
We’ll start with the not-so-good. The jacket has a ribbed knit hem and cuffs. And there’s buttons on those non-SA patch pockets. And there is no indication that the faux-fur collar is removeable. Finally, it’s 100% polyester. The good? It’s under fifty bucks and sizes medium to XL are in stock.
Burton Menswear Navy Wool Blend Borg Collar Aviator Jacket: on sale for £60.00
Those buttons on the flap pockets may be a deal breaker for some. But the collar and large collar help balance things out. Burton’s used a (ready for this?) 51% wool, 28% polyester, 12% acrylic, 5% nylon, 3% viscose, 1% cotton fabric. Sizing is limited; they’re down to xs, small, and large at the time of writing.
Criminal Bremmer Borg Collar Bomber: on sale for £96.00
A passable option available at House of Fraser. The non-SA details are pretty obvious. But does have a larger collar, it’s 100% wool and it looks like a true slim fit. They have sizes small to XL in stock.
Club Monaco Wool Bomber in Navy: on sale for $239.00
Another leftover from last winter. I really liked this option and thought it captured the Dior vibe pretty well. Others didn’t seem to agree with me. Maybe it was the price? Down to a lonely size XL now.
Here’s an interesting option from Minimum Clothing, sold through ASOS. Fabric is 58% wool/48% polyester and it has the borg collar. But the hand-warmer pockets zip close. At least it doesn’t seem like it has the boxier shape of some of the other alternatives. I guess that you get from Scandinavian design. Only available in size XL now.
The Investment Piece
I did say “Investment”. Paul Smith is being a little tricky with that “cashmere” in the product title. The fabric is actually a 72% wool/25% nylon/3% cashmere blend. The pocket design is a little funky. But at least the flaps have hidden snap closures. The jacket is part of their new season. So all sizes are in stock. And there’s a decent chance it will go on sale eventually if you’re patient.
If you find some other great alternatives, feel free to share the links in the comments. But I think we can start expecting to see more options showing up over the next month or so. I’ll keep updating this post as they appear!