Spectre replica jackets,

Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
A quick review of my latest jackets . The originals were too expensive so came across an online seller who has been very good.

I saw a couple of replicas on eBay and like many was a bit worried about what the quality would be like and how the transaction would be.


However - they were excellent - plenty of updates and corres and came from abroad pretty quick at what I think is a reasonable frugal bond price .

The Black solden jacket is a great fit and nice and toasty warm. Mine is dark navy blue - my mistake on ordering but is a very dark blue . It's not got knitted sleeved but has a warm jacket sleeve which is pretty much the same design . Pockets are nice and zips similar .

The Morocco jacket is made of great suede and I asked specifically to get the correct material and try and match the stiching so I sent several pictures. It fits well - not too tight as it nice to have room for a jumper underneath and I don't like things really snug. I sent the measurements - my sleeve are very slightly long but what I sent - back length perfect.

You hear eBay horror stories but these guys wee good and I said I would give them a write up and post some pics - whilst not the originals ( I have the original Menlo and Barbour from sky fall ) these are pretty good and nowhere near the prices .

I paid $109 for the Morocco and $99 for the solden plus postage to the uk, I am ordering the Varvatos jacket replica from them.

They did a good job for me that's all I can say .

It's Leather areena on the web and on eBay talfa-products if you search



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  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    No pics on their website and can't find them on eBay......
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  • Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
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  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    Thanks - don't know why I couldn't see that originally!
    My name has changed! I’m no longer dufus......now I’m DB6
  • MrSwindermanMrSwinderman Dover, Ohio, USAPosts: 208MI6 Agent
    Is this legit or scam? Seems too good to be true...
  • Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
    I brought mine via eBay to ensure the buyer protection. All I can say is that mine are nice and came without too much delay.
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  • tardis1711tardis1711 Posts: 193MI6 Agent
    Any chance you could tell us what you asked for from the seller so we can get the jacket as good as yours as I am impressed.
  • MrSwindermanMrSwinderman Dover, Ohio, USAPosts: 208MI6 Agent
    tardis1711 wrote:
    Any chance you could tell us what you asked for from the seller so we can get the jacket as good as yours as I am impressed.

    Agreed!!
  • Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
    I sent him some pics I just got from Google to show the stitching style for the Morocco one. They seem to have a siZe chart on the eBay page but they Said a custom size was possible so I send him measurements . I Emailed them a bit and they replied pretty quickly - both came within a week.

    The bomber was off the shelf so to speak - I thought it would black from the image on my iPad so the one I got was dark navy - you can hardly tell really . I have asked for him to do a suede racer but only ordered that today but can post some pics when I get it. Suggest you just contact them
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  • Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
    I sent him some pics I just got from Google to show the stitching style for the Morocco one. They seem to have a siZe chart on the eBay page but they Said a custom size was possible so I send him measurements . I Emailed them a bit and they replied pretty quickly - both came within a week.

    The bomber was off the shelf so to speak - I thought it would be black from the image on my iPad so the one I got was dark navy - you can hardly tell really . I have asked for him to do a suede racer but only ordered that today but can post some pics when I get it. Suggest you just contact them

    Compared to the prices of the originals which are are a bit ridiculous I am happy.

    They said they can do others so he has pics of the Harrington and Dior homme I sent . But not sure whether they need to make them .
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  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,477MI6 Agent
    EBay description lists Morocco jacket as faux leather and as genuine leather. Which is it?
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,039MI6 Agent
    They both look very nice -{ I'm interested like Westward Drift to find out Whether the Morocco is suede of faux suede. Otherwise, thanks for sharing this, Vesper007 -{
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  • Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
    Mine is suede leather - I made sure when I asked that was what I wanted
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  • James BrosnanJames Brosnan Posts: 865MI6 Agent
    These jackets do look great, especially the Morocco one, but the price does concern me. When you consider that Magnoli is making a made to measure Morocco jacket with a price of 650$ USD, it makes one wonder what kind of corners these guys are cutting to produce these jackets. Not that there is anything wrong with extremely frugal versions of these jackets, just kind of thinking out loud here and the saying, "you get what you pay for" comes to mind. I wonder if Magnoli might be able to chime in on exactly what kind of quality could be reasonably produced at that price range, so we would all have a better idea about what we are buying.
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  • cederic0011cederic0011 UKPosts: 169MI6 Agent
    Well I have taken the plunge with the same seller, again through eBay for payment protection purpose. Very responsive so far. The colour of the original will not suit me as dark hair, so I have asked them to do in a different colour to the same style (and not navy as have the JV jacket). Will up date you on progress and eventually pictures. Aiming at a darker Taupe leather, but lets see what happens!!!
  • MrSwindermanMrSwinderman Dover, Ohio, USAPosts: 208MI6 Agent
    Well I have taken the plunge with the same seller, again through eBay for payment protection purpose. Very responsive so far. The colour of the original will not suit me as dark hair, so I have asked them to do in a different colour to the same style (and not navy as have the JV jacket). Will up date you on progress and eventually pictures. Aiming at a darker Taupe leather, but lets see what happens!!!

    Can't wait to see it!
  • LorenzoLorenzo MelbournePosts: 2MI6 Agent
    Vesper007 wrote:
    A quick review of my latest jackets . The originals were too expensive so came across an online seller who has been very good.

    I saw a couple of replicas on eBay and like many was a bit worried about what the quality would be like and how the transaction would be.


    However - they were excellent - plenty of updates and corres and came from abroad pretty quick at what I think is a reasonable frugal bond price .

    The Black solden jacket is a great fit and nice and toasty warm. Mine is dark navy blue - my mistake on ordering but is a very dark blue . It's not got knitted sleeved but has a warm jacket sleeve which is pretty much the same design . Pockets are nice and zips similar .

    The Morocco jacket is made of great suede and I asked specifically to get the correct material and try and match the stiching so I sent several pictures. It fits well - not too tight as it nice to have room for a jumper underneath and I don't like things really snug. I sent the measurements - my sleeve are very slightly long but what I sent - back length perfect.

    You hear eBay horror stories but these guys wee good and I said I would give them a write up and post some pics - whilst not the originals ( I have the original Menlo and Barbour from sky fall ) these are pretty good and nowhere near the prices .

    I paid $109 for the Morocco and $99 for the solden plus postage to the uk, I am ordering the Varvatos jacket replica from them.

    They did a good job for me that's all I can say .

    It's Leather areena on the web and on eBay talfa-products if you search



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    Does it have the same fitted look that the Matchless has? I wasn't able to tell from the photo. Could we possibly see a full length photo of you wearing the jacket? Very interested in this. :)
  • Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
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    Pics as requested sir
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  • Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
    My John Varvatos replica came by post today - here are the pics - it's made of suede and I'm pleased - fits a treat.


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  • PolynikesPolynikes U.k.Posts: 276MI6 Agent
    Not mad about the solden repro but the two suede jackets look like very decent copies for the money. Well worth the risk you took. Thanks for sharing I'm sure the photos will encourage others to take the plunge!
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  • Obi Sean KenobiObi Sean Kenobi Posts: 203MI6 Agent
    I got one of the replica Morocco jackets as well and love it!!
  • MrSwindermanMrSwinderman Dover, Ohio, USAPosts: 208MI6 Agent
    Could we see some photos of it??
  • MFisherMFisher Posts: 662MI6 Agent
    Yes... please post pics.. the others a bit blurry... very interested in the seam detail on these before I start having the Banana Republic jacket tailored...
  • Bmorelli11Bmorelli11 Posts: 197MI6 Agent
    These look very good, especially the Morocco! Thanks so much for sharing and I think I'll end up ordering one too!
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  • cederic0011cederic0011 UKPosts: 169MI6 Agent
    Well I have taken the plunge with the same seller, again through eBay for payment protection purpose. Very responsive so far. The colour of the original will not suit me as dark hair, so I have asked them to do in a different colour to the same style (and not navy as have the JV jacket). Will up date you on progress and eventually pictures. Aiming at a darker Taupe leather, but lets see what happens!!!

    So "matchless" Jacket arrived today from talfa-products (eBay name, links above to website www.leatherareena.com and eBay site), 11 days from ordering which was excellent. Packaging very nicely done in a special bag. Whilst eBay puts address as Chicago -the package actually came from Pakistan. It is leather, nicely lined (plain brown), but unlike the light weight Matchless jacket, this is a heavy material weighing in at 1.5 kg (just over 3lbs). I actually specifically requested a darker leather than the Matchless version (Matchless colour will not suit me!). As you can see it is darker, but does not match the reference colour I sent via ebay which was a taupe colour - this is more buffalo! The seams do all seem to match the matchless jacket, but its a lot stiffer, unsurprising given the weight. In terms of fit good around waist and arms, but stiffness means not quite so good around chest, but OK. So for £85 including postage - you are not going to get a matchless jacket! I suspect you may find some better quality high street leather jackets for £85, but they will not match the style. It was an experiment for me and frankly if there is someone out there who wants to make me an offer (PM me - I have 34in waist and 39inch chest) I would be a willing seller as I cannot see me wearing it principally because of the colour again - otherwise I would, but you definitely would not want to wear it in Morocco - a cold winter evening and it would be fine! Usual problems with colour as looks like different jackets depending on the lighting (and its dark here!) - the picture with me wearing jacket (tag showing) - is most representative of how I see the colour (dark mustard brown). The last picture has a spotlight shining on it which changes the colour completely on the photo. In future I will stick with Magnoli and Royale for replicas!


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  • MFisherMFisher Posts: 662MI6 Agent
    I'm actually impressed with the look of this... and at that price, for real leather... not bad... may pick one up and just dump my banana republic jacket.. (which has the correct seam across the front)... cheaper to go this route than alter the BR jacket.. plus I would imagine with ample wear the leather will soften up considerably
  • Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
    It's like any purchase - and even with originals you are never certain in quality just watch the Bond experience video on the matchless. I remember getting my original Levi Menlo and sending it back three times because of the fit and even now it's long in the sleeves - and compared to these it cost a bomb and to be honest the ones I got are of equal quality and I'm happy with my three jackets for the price I paid . I have asked them to price me up a the Dior Homme Mr White jacket and the quantum Harrington which they say they can do.
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  • thelordflasheartthelordflasheart Posts: 305MI6 Agent
    Vesper007 wrote:
    It's like any purchase - and even with originals you are never certain in quality just watch the Bond experience video on the matchless. I remember getting my original Levi Menlo and sending it back three times because of the fit and even now it's long in the sleeves - and compared to these it cost a bomb and to be honest the ones I got are of equal quality and I'm happy with my three jackets for the price I paid . I have asked them to price me up a the Dior Homme Mr White jacket and the quantum Harrington which they say they can do.

    Now that you've had the jackets for a while, how are they holding up? I'd be tempted to get the Morocco jacket - it's a beautiful piece in the movie - but for the amount of wear I'd get out of a suede jacket I'd be tempted to settle for the replica. BUT...no point if it falls apart in a couple of months!
  • HarveyMushmanHarveyMushman Posts: 287MI6 Agent
    Well I have taken the plunge with the same seller, again through eBay for payment protection purpose. Very responsive so far. The colour of the original will not suit me as dark hair, so I have asked them to do in a different colour to the same style (and not navy as have the JV jacket). Will up date you on progress and eventually pictures. Aiming at a darker Taupe leather, but lets see what happens!!!

    So "matchless" Jacket arrived today from talfa-products (eBay name, links above to website www.leatherareena.com and eBay site), 11 days from ordering which was excellent. Packaging very nicely done in a special bag. Whilst eBay puts address as Chicago -the package actually came from Pakistan. It is leather, nicely lined (plain brown), but unlike the light weight Matchless jacket, this is a heavy material weighing in at 1.5 kg (just over 3lbs). I actually specifically requested a darker leather than the Matchless version (Matchless colour will not suit me!). As you can see it is darker, but does not match the reference colour I sent via ebay which was a taupe colour - this is more buffalo! The seams do all seem to match the matchless jacket, but its a lot stiffer, unsurprising given the weight. In terms of fit good around waist and arms, but stiffness means not quite so good around chest, but OK. So for £85 including postage - you are not going to get a matchless jacket! I suspect you may find some better quality high street leather jackets for £85, but they will not match the style. It was an experiment for me and frankly if there is someone out there who wants to make me an offer (PM me - I have 34in waist and 39inch chest) I would be a willing seller as I cannot see me wearing it principally because of the colour again - otherwise I would, but you definitely would not want to wear it in Morocco - a cold winter evening and it would be fine! Usual problems with colour as looks like different jackets depending on the lighting (and its dark here!) - the picture with me wearing jacket (tag showing) - is most representative of how I see the colour (dark mustard brown). The last picture has a spotlight shining on it which changes the colour completely on the photo. In future I will stick with Magnoli and Royale for replicas! .....

    Unfortunately sending a colour representation over an email is never going to work, what you see on your screen when you look at colours is 99% going to be different for the person the other end due to the differences in screen manufacturers, screen quality, personal or factory default colour calibrations etc.

    The only way you can be sure of sending a proper colour sample is to provide professional CMYK, Pantone colour code or possibly RGB values at a stretch as a reference point that they they can reference the other side to a physical colour that has been professionally printed with a calibrated printer.
  • Vesper007Vesper007 Enjoying Death,Country EnglandPosts: 41MI6 Agent
    Mine is fine after a few months and have worn it a bit with no problems . I really like it.

    They also did me a Harrimgton replica and dior replica.

    The Harrington is great but was a bit disappointed with the Dior. -mainly as they could get the right material which they are sorting out.

    But the leather ones are spot on and great.

    Apparently they do shirts / suits as well and am waiting for some material pics before ordering

    Hope that helps
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  • thelordflasheartthelordflasheart Posts: 305MI6 Agent
    My Morocco replica arrived today - 5 days after ordering! I also ordered from Talfa/Leather Areena via ebay.

    I was quite worried at first because I had asked the length to be shortened to match the Matchless original (other measurements were as-is from the XS showing in their size chart - make sure to check them as these run large). I assumed that the speed of delivery meant they just grabbed one off the shelf and didn't alter it.

    When I opened the package - wow. Fantastic quality real suede and very well constructed. I can see wearing this for years. I was absolutely blown away by the quality. I've not seen a Matchless in person so I can't comment on specifics in terms of comparison but for the price this is nothing short of incredible.

    So first the bad: there is a small blemish on the front of one of the arms, almost like a tiny cigarette burn (it's too small for that). The suede is worn down in a circle maybe two mm across. There are a couple of grey marks on the suede, almost like from a pencil, but like the other flaw they're only noticeable if you go over the jacket up close. Having had suede before I realize I'll get marks on it anyway.

    I have to work on the collar to get it to sit the way I want (perhaps with steam). I asked that the length be shortened by two inches and it looks like a slight angle down from the front to the back when looking at it from the side, but very subtle so I don't think anyone would notice. Some details are not accurate - the seams on the top of the shoulders "open" for a SA look, but the ones on the arms and back are sewn shut. That doesn't bother me but I know it would some, as would the pockets being slightly different. Apparently the Matchless suede is lighter, but this doesn't seem heavy to me - it feels like "regular" suede.

    Shipping was incredibly fast and the jacket was well packed. I did have to pay $23 duty which I didn't expect, but it's still very inexpensive.

    The good: company was very responsive, and they sent me pictures of the different colours of suede when I asked for more of a stone colour (I went with the original anyway). Measurements are listed on their ebay listings so it's very easy to check against the original. Shipping was faster than many items I've gotten from the States, and mind-boggling when you consider that they altered a jacket. Nice little touches like suede in the armpits inside the jacket, and a cell phone pocket in addition to the two interior pockets.

    I really can't recommend this enough. Dappered says that "cheap suede always looks better than cheap leather" so I felt comfortable taking a risk on this jacket. I think there's enough positive reviews now to set people's minds at ease.
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