The Barbour Skyfall James Bond Commander Heritage X To Ki To Beacon Sports Jacket

No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to be dry!... Back in 2012 Barbour teamed up with Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida to produce the Beacon Heritage X To Ki To Sports Jacket, a Limited Edition series; a version of which, Mr Daniel Craig wore in Skyfall - the final scenes set at his eponymous ancestral home in the Scottish Highlands.

The X To Ki jacket (which had a removable hood) sold out pretty quickly and Barbour, realising they had a hit on their hands but unable to re-issue a Ltd. Ed. product, released a new version - the Barbour Dept. (B) Commander - which is identical to the original, minus the hood and a small internal storm flap. Since December the Commander has been known as the Barbour Heritage Beacon Sports Jacket, presumably as a more direct reference to the original collaboration.

Made from 6oz Sylkoil waxed cotton, with a leather trimmed collar and sleeves, poacher's pockets and Barbour's signature tartan lining, the fit is slim (in fact a bit too narrow perhaps in the shoulders), although not quite as tailored as the undoubtedly bespoke version Craig sported. Unusually though, it has a good sleeve length; the problem with their coats has always been they seemed to be made for lanky, barrel-chested country types with unfeasibly short arms.

The jacket is a good weight and is sure to have you covered whether you're being roughed up by the weather in town or by some spooky looking bloke in a trenchcoat in the Scottish Highlands*. It can also be worn collar down for a more formal look.

Currently, due to popular demand for this style, the Beacon Sports Jacket is limited to 1 per household on Barbour's site but I'd suggest bagging one while you can as it's a future classic.

 

*NB: Why did Bond, knowing he'd be pursued by an army of machine gun-toting homicidal goons, decide to hole up in a remote pile, armed with nothing more than an angry scowl and a knackered old gamekeeper?.

Comments

  • Posted by The Fowndry on October 14, 2014

    Hi Gill, depends where you are based. The best bet is to Google Barbour Commander Jacket and see what comes up. If you are in the UK, you are spoiled for choice. If it’s the US, then J.Crew stock it, I believe.

  • Posted by Gill Shaw on October 04, 2014

    How do I buy one of these jackets please

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