Harrington Jackets : All-rounders But Not For All Seasons

Harrington Jackets are quintessential of all casual jackets. Originally manufactured by Baracuta of Manchester England way back in 1937 and officially called the Baracuta G9.

The Baracuta G9 has built a solid following being worn by James Dean, Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and even James Bond, Daniel Craig.

The Baracuta G9 is affectionally called the “Harrington Jacket” from a character in the 1960’s soap opera Peyton Place, namely Rodney Harrington.

The Harrington Jacket become popular in the UK among the Mods and Skinheads of the 1960’s often worn with Fred Perry or Ben Sherman shirts.

A timeless design that fits between semi-formal and casual but for sure not a jacket for all seasons. The modern Harrington Jacket, the Baracuta G9, is made from water-resistant polyester/cotton. The lining is made with the Fraser Tartan made from breathable cotton/polyester.

2013 saw the relaunch of the Harrington Jacket, Baracuta G9, by the new owners, WP Lavori, with a slimmer shape and using new and improved fabrics.

What’s So Special About Harrington Jackets

  • Waist length made from cotton, wool and sometimes leather.
  • Fits snugly at the waist with expandable elastic at the waist hem.
  • Expandable elastics at the sleep cuffs.
  • Full front zip running up to the neck.
  • Two front side pockets with flags at the iconic 45-degree angle.
  • Mandarin-style collar fastened by two buttons.
  • A back yoke that lets the rain run-off.
  • Lining made with the famous Fraser Tartan.

Harrington Jackets and Golf

The design of the Baracuta G9 was originally inspired by the designer’s passion for playing golf.

Designed to keep off the rain and the angled pockets ideal for keeping golf balls, the elasticated waist and cuffs at the waist and wrists allowing freedom of movement made the garment ideal for playing golf.

A timeless design, versatile and flattering for all ages and body shapes, the Harrington Jacket demands a place in your prepping wardrobe, for the milder days…


Want a body warmer – Men’s Gilet

Mens Gilets

Mens gilets are body warmers. More or less. The gilet is usually more tight-fitting, quite thin and a fashion statement. While a body warmer is usually padded and made from quilted fabric.

Gilets originated from France during the 19th Century and worn more for fashion than warmth. The question is “Is it hard or soft?” The “G” that is. Is it pronounced “Geelay” or “Jeelay”?

The modern men’s gilet is a sleeveless jacket worn on the outside or the inside, made from modern fabrics designed not only to keep the body warm but also as a practical and functional item of clothing

No sleeves do limit the usefulness as a whole-body warmer, on the other hand, no sleeves make the gilet more versatile in outdoor activities like fishing and shooting, especially with pockets and loops and things to attach other things too.

Quilted Mens Gilets

The quilted mens gilets are padded like a duvet. Sections are filled with down or polyester material acting as an insulator. Look for this type of gilet if warmth is the priority.

Fleeced Mens Gilets

Made from a fleece type material very light. Can be worn outside or inside a jacket. Some weather proof jackets have a removable gilet. Zip the gilet in when it’s really cold. Remove it when the warmer weather comes.

Sports Mens Gilets

Another type of mens gilet is specially made for the outdoors sportsman. Usually thinner and designed with added features for fishing or shooting