Harrington Jacket

The Harrington Jacket

A “Harrington Jacket” is the quintessential of all casual jackets. Originally manufactured by Baracuta of Manchester England way back in 1937 and officially called the Barracuda G9.

Steve McQueen

The Baracuta G9 has built a solid following being worn by James Dean, Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and even the 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, played by Ryan O’Neal.

The Harrington Jacket become popular in the UK among the Mods and Skinheads of the 60’s often worn with Fred Perry or Ben Sherman shirts.

Ryan O’Neal

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

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

What’s So Special About a Harrington Jacket?

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

Back yoke that lets the rain run-off

Lining made with the  famous Fraser Tartan

The Harrington Jacket and Golf

The design of the Barracuda G9 was originally inspired by the designers 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…



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