Quantum of Solace Harrington Jacket

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:

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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
Mango Elbow-patched Cotton Jacket in Dark Navy: $99.99/£69.99
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Let’s get the problem areas out of the way. Yes, it has zip front pockets. And it’s missing waist tab adjusters. There’s also that small strip of brown trim poking out around the back of the collar and cuff tabs. But it does have the one button collar, zero ribbed knitting at the cuffs or hem, the color is a great match, and it’s a trimmer, more modern fit. Plus it’s less than a hundred bucks. Mango has used a 63% cotton/37% polyamide fabric and they have sizes small to XL in stock. So far, this one is definitely the winner this season.
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The Classic Option
Baracuta G4 in Dark Navy: $390.00/€295.00

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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: 
Royale Filmwear James Bond Quantum Harrington Jacket: $199.00

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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.

 

Under $100   
Asos Design Harrington Jacket in Navy: $55.27/£35.00

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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!

 

Under $200
Farah Vintage Hardy Jacket in Navy: £100.00

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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
Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Twill Jacket: $319.00

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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

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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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8 thoughts on “Quantum of Solace Harrington Jacket

  • April 30, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    I’ve owned the “OnFire” Harrington/Barracuda varient to capture both the vibes of the Y-3 jacket and this Tom Ford. Had a friend from the UK purchase and ship it to me in the states. It’s honestly my favorite jacket I own outside of my Barbour. And it was only like $25USD.

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  • April 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm
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    The ASOS navy Harrington is a great match for Craig’s Tom Ford model. Not quite as dark as the one from QOS, but a pretty good match. I have one of the ASOS Harrington’s in there regular fit, it even has not elastic on the cuffs and band like the Tom Ford one.

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  • March 15, 2017 at 11:38 am
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    The ASOS Harrington is great- much darker than it appears in the pictures and 100% cotton. It’s currently on sale for £28 too.

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  • 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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