Harrington Jacket – British Design Copied By The World!

Harrington Jacket – British Design Copied By The World!

Posted by Retro Star London on 26th Jun 2023

The Harrington Jacket was originally designed in the 1930s by Baracuta, a British clothing company. 

The classic jacket gained popularity among youth subcultures in the 60s, when style icon Steve McQueen wore it in the film "The Thomas Crown Affair."

Steve McQueen's Harrington Jacket as Thomas Crown » BAMF Style

The jacket’s funnel neck, ribbed cuffs and hem, and the signature tartan lining captured the attention of the Mods, known for their fondness for sharp tailored styles. 

Another subculture that adopted the Harrington Jacket were the Skinheads, who created a clean, but tough working-class image with Doc Martens and narrow braces.

Harrington Jackets can easily transition from a casual to a semi-formal look. Paired with a white Oxford shirttailored trousers, and some stylish loafers for a smart-casual look, or or a more relaxed style, team it with a graphic T-shirtchinos, and clean white trainers.

When it comes to finding the perfect Harrington Jacket, several brands offer high-quality options. Relco LondonLambrettaMerc, and Trojan Clothing are known for their commitment to British fashion heritage and offer a wide range of Harrington Jackets in a variety of colours.

The Harrington Jacket has stood the test of time, evolving from a practical outerwear piece to a fashion statement. Whether you are a mod enthusiast or someone who appreciates classic British style, the Harrington jacket will become a favourite once you have tried it.