Updated April 21st, 2019 – 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
The Classic Option
Baracuta G4 in Dark Navy: $390.00/€295.00
Honestly, if you can afford it, just save up and get a genuine Baracuta G4 in Navy. Not only is it a close match for the Tom Ford, as a bonus, you’ll be the owner of a jacket that has a long history beyond Bond. Baracuta currently has sizes 34 to 50 in stock. I own a couple of Baracutas and they’re pretty true to size, especially in the “Classic” cuts.
The Replica Option:
Daniel Love has been dropping a new and improved version of his Quantum Jacket for a few years now. And it’s still a favorite among Bond fans. Although Royale Filmwear is currently sold out, if you’re looking for the most screen accurate alternative you can get, it’s definitely worth waiting for. I have the 2016 version of the Quantum and was honestly blown away by the details and quality. You can read my review of the jacket here.
Lots to like here for the price (and hooray! for free worldwide shipping!). Asos has gone with an open hem and cuffs and included the side tab adjusters. The fabric is 100% mid-weight cotton twill and the fit isn’t super skinny. The bad news? Asos only has sizes XXS to small in stock. Otherwise, this would’ve been the Best Option. But hey, you smaller guys can definitely rejoice!
Farah Vintage Hardy Jacket in Navy: £100.00
Ribbed knit cuffs. It’s got ’em. But if you can get past that and appreciate the open hem, then this alternative from Farah isn’t a bad choice. The fabric is a 100% cotton twill and House of Fraser currently has sizes small to XL available.
The Investment Pieces
David Jones online seems to be the only place this alternative is still available. And it ain’t cheap. But it does have many of the features we’re looking for. Open hem and cuffs, button side-tab adjusters, 100% cotton twill fabric. The cleaner flapless pockets are also kind of a cool touch (sew on your own buttons and loops!). Just take a magic marker to the little horsey guy on the chest.
Grenfell Golfer in Navy: £439.50
Heritage Brand Alert! Grenfell claims to have invented the Harrington jacket style in 1931, beating Baracuta by about 6 years. Whoever you want to believe, the fact is Grenfell makes damn nice outerwear. And its “Grenfell Cloth” (a 600 threads-per-inch, highly water resistant cotton gabardine invented in 1923) is world famous. With regards to their Golfer model being a good alternative for the Tom Ford … it’s not exactly spot on. Especially those more horizontally positioned front pockets. But if you’ve got the cash, sacrificing a few style details to own a beautiful, made in the UK jacket with some history behind it may be worth it.
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