Harrington jackets are the embodiment of timelessness. Cool, casual and quintessentially elegant, they’re among a select handful of garments that transcend all age and style barriers.
Roughly translated, just like with a classic men’s hair style, it’s almost impossible notto look and feel great in a classically crafted Harrington jacket.
Perfect for all seasons, and designed to be dressed up or down, the Harrington skyrocketed to fame in the 50s and has been a global hit ever since. It’s a simple yet stylish cover-up that’s been worn by almost every iconic superstar of recent history. Steve McQueen, James Dean, Elvis Presley – all credited with adding even more cool-points to the Harrington.
Not to mention, the most recent incarnation of James Bond – Daniel Craig having once again thrown the Baracuta G9 directly into the spotlight – and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to feel a little 007 when going about one’s day?
Here at Gents of London, our talented barbers think we know a thing or two about style, So, for anyone on the lookout for an exceptional Harrington right now, these are the five brands that, according to our team, you should be setting your sights on.
Baracuta Harrington Jacket
Over the years, the iconic and original Baracuta brand has become increasingly difficult to track down. Nevertheless, make the effort to score yourself a Baracuta Harrington and you’ll know you’ve made the right decision. The legendary G9 was recently updated with a slightly slimmer design, which provides an even more glove-like fit than its predecessors. Style, comfort, practicality and mobility – this thing towers above the competition in every department. In fact, the only problem with the Baracuta Harrington is choosing which colour to get – each and every one is a masterpiece.
Merc Harrington Jacket
Considered nothing less than a Merc institution, this classic Harrington has been a defining garment for generations. Designed to be the ultimate urban companion for the modern male, the Merc Harrington has been revisited and remastered annually since its introduction. Today, it’s the quintessential symbol of style, freedom and youth you’ll never want to leave home without.
Fred Perry Harrington Jacket
Considered the original and indeed the best by many, the classic Fred Perry Harrington jacket has likewise been remastered and reissued for the 21st century male. Fred Perry has lovingly re-introduced the brand’s most celebrated styles and designs from its archives, dating all the way back to the 60s. Buttoned pockets, tartan lining and a tough cotton/poly blend exterior, Fred Perry’s Harrington continues to combine timeless design with cutting-edge craftsmanship – something we can certainly relate to.
Pretty Green Harrington Jacket
Celebrating all things rock ’n’ roll since the day of its inception, Pretty Green was brought to life by former oasis frontman Liam Gallagher. Today, Pretty Green’s entire collection – including its stunning Harrington jackets – is inspired by British street culture and the influence of rock music on a global basis. Unashamedly expensive and built to last, a Pretty Green Harrington is an investment to hold onto for a lifetime.
Ben Sherman Harrington Jacket
The classic Ben Sherman Harrington jacket has been a street style staple for generations. With its legendary gingham lining, ribbed cuffs and unique pocket detailing. The Ben Sherman Harrington is more than just a jacket. It’s an all-round statement of style and attitude, exactly as it has been for decades.