For the spring summer season we have introduced a slick new Harrington jacket in red and navy perfect for those trips to the seaside and park. If you’re not familiar with this type of jacket here’s a quick history lesson. The first Harrington style jackets were made by British clothing label Baracuta in the 1930s and Elvis Presley popularised them when he wore one in his 1958 movie King Creole. Then ‘king of cool’ AKA Steve McQueen, was photographed wearing one on the front cover of Life Magazine and wore one in his 1968 movie ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’.
This style of jacket earned the nickname Harrington because it was worn by the character Rodney Harrington (played by Ryan O’Neal) in the 1960s prime time soap opera Peyton Place.
Similar to the 1950s United States Ivy League look, the jacket became fashionable in the United Kingdom in the 1960s among mods and skinheads.
Our take on this iconic jacket is clean and simple, with our shield logo discreetly on the chest and a smart check lining. Lightweight and easy to carry and stash away, this is a great piece of summer outerwear.