Sunday 20th August 2017,

ASOS Spring Style Essential – The Harrington Jacket


Born and raised in Manchester, the Harrington is a classic piece of British design that’s remained almost unchanged for 70 years. First produced by legendary Manchester outerwear makers, Baracuta, as the G9, this cropped jacket combines smart casual with perfect practicality.
Now known as the Harrington, the style has been popular with pretty much every cool crew of the last 60-years. From punks, skins, mods, and scooterboys, right to the opposite end of the spectrum with preppy Ivy League dudes from America.
Steve McQueen Harrington jacket

Picture: Allstar

It’s a favourite of some very cool dudes, too. Elvis Presley, James Dean and Frank Sinatra were all fans. So was the hyper cool Steve McQueen (above), who would have celebrated his birthday today.

Blur Harrington Jacket

Picture: LFI/IDS

A more contemporary fan is Blur’s Damon Albarn, who celebrated his 46th birthday yesterday. Man loves a Harrington. These jackets are brilliantly versatile, and when teamed with a nice Fred Perry polo, some slim chinos, and decent trainers or brogues, make you battle ready for anything.

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