Barbour X To Ki To Beacon Heritage Sports Jacket
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.
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.
NEW: Barbour Dept-B Commander
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.
Where to buy the Commander
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, which has a UK and USA website. Great service and fast delivery. I have heard positive feedback from fans in the USA, Canada, Denmark, Belgium and the UK.
For USA fans, End Clothing (all sizes available) and Aphrodite Clothing (temporarily sold out) offer the best price. If you're ordering from the USA website you get the jacket for only $535, basically the normal price minus the VAT. Please note that you might have to pay about $100 custom taxes when the jacket arrives, 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 (so different from the original X To Ki To, read comparison here). The latest modelnumber of the jacket is MWX0007OL71. The jacket is (since December 2013) also available in Navy Blue.
Read a comparison between the Commander and the To Ki To jacket.
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 €500).
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.