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Barbour X To Ki To Beacon Heritage Sports Jacket

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Barbour X To Ki To Sports Jacket from the Beacon Heritage collection
photo © Barbour

photo © Barbour
Barbour X To Ki To Beacon Heritage Sports Jacket
photo © Barbour

photo © Greg Williams
Bond on Set: Filming SkyFall cover, showing Bond in his Barbour sports jacket
photo © Greg Williams

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This new model, the Barbour Dept. B Commander / Beacon Sports jacket launched in 2013 is almost identical to the X To Ki To
photo © Aspecto

James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears a Barbour "X To Ki To" Beacon Heritage Sports Jacket in the movie SkyFall. The jacket can be spotted on the cover photo of Bond on Set: Filming SkyFall and very briefly in the SkyFall trailer. Bond wears the jacket in Scotland, where it fits well in the environment, especially together with his Anderson Wheeler double rifle and Aston Martin DB5. Director Sam Mendes said that he wanted a 1960s feel in those scenes, and the Barbour jacket adds to this look.

NEW: Compare the X To Ki To and the new Commander jacket

The Barbour tailored sports jacket made from 6oz Sylkoil wax with the classic Barbour tarten lining. The jacket has a single welted chest pocket with two lower bellowed pockets, and two lower back poacher pockets. Other features include a removable articulated hood which Bond seems to have removed. This jacket is only available in Olive color, product code MWX0364OL71.

The jacket is part of the Beacon Heritage collection, a collaboration between Barbour and Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida. The collection is inspired by Barbour’s sporting, motorcycling and military past and offers a range of jackets, knitwear and shirts.

There seem to be two versions, with a small difference in button placement: the jacket as seen in the film has the two buttons near the stomach area placed closer together, but some jackets have all buttons placed at even distances.

The production of this jacket is limited and it has sold out fast everywhere. The jacket has become one of the most sought after pieces of Bond clothing.

Barbour Dept-B Commander / Beacon Sports
In July 2013, Barbour launched a new jacket, which is almost identical to the Limited Edition X To Ki To, but it's called the Dept. B Commander jacket (a clear reference to Commander Bond). This new jacket has "Barbour Dept B" written on the left pocket and it doesn't come with the removable hood or flap. The jacket is still available as the Beacon Sports jacket, modelnr MWX0007.

Where to buy the Commander /  Beacon Sports
If you have an official Barbour store nearby, I would recommend paying it a visit and fit the jacket. I bought my Barbour Dept B Commander jacket at End Clothing. Great service and fast delivery. I have heard positive feedback from fans in the USA, Canada, Denmark, Belgium and the UK.

For USA, UK and EU fans Aphrodite 1994 (use coupon JBCJ10 for 10% discount) offers the best price (£399 / €485 / $526.68). The jacket is also available at End Clothing (£399 / €485 / $728, available in US/UK/EU/World).

Please note that you might have to pay about $100 custom taxes when the jacket is ordered from international websites, but many people have received the jacket without having to pay anything extra, making this a very good deal. Canadian fans beware, I heard from a fan in Canada that he had to pay close to 190CAD import taxes, so make sure you calculate that as a possible extra cost in your final price.

Update December 2013: the jacket is now called "Beacon Sports Jacket" again on the Barbour website, but is the same as the Commander (therefor different from the original X To Ki To, read comparison here). The latest modelnumber of the jacket is MWX0007OL71.

Olive jacket - 15% OFF
Get 15% off the Olive colour jacket at Aphrodite 1994 using our exclusive Bond Lifestyle discount code JBCJ15.

Read a comparison between the Commander / Beacon Sports and the To Ki To jacket.

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eBay
On eBay there are sometimes a few jackets on offer, usually for more than the original retail price. You can find many similar Barbour jackets, but the X To Ki To sports jacket seems to become very rare.

The official, original Barbour price of this jacket is £399 (approx. $630 or €485).

Bond's Scotland outfit
With the Barbour jacket, James Bond wears Crockett & Jones Islay boots, N.Peal blue wave cashmere sweater and All Saints Corduane Iggy pants. The scarf is probably from Tom Ford.

Product Code: 
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