The Harrington Jacket
The Harrington Jacket.
It was cool almost from the jump. James Dean wore it in Rebel Without a Cause. Elvis wore it. McQueen, too.
Credit for its name goes to clothier John Simons, owner of the Ivy Shop in southwest London. Simons displayed the jacket in his shop window with a card that read “The Rodney Harrington Style” (after Ryan O’Neal’s character in Peyton Place). Before long, he and his associates were calling it, simply, the Harrington.
The name and the style have held up, for good reason.
Has the same chops as the WWII flight jacket.
Looked cool at Heathrow in 1972. Still does.
Keeps you dry if you catch a downpour on the back nine. Looks great with or without a Lambretta.
Conveys quiet confidence. Says little, speaks volumes.
The Harrington Jacket (No. 6617) in a cotton and nylon blend for supreme water resistance, wind-proofing, and breathability. Body is lined in blue and yellow cotton plaid. Sleeves lined in striped Bemberg. Faux horn urea buttons. Back yoke. Fastens with double zip. Flap pockets with button at front. Ribbed cuffs, waistband, and inner collar. Classic two-button collar. Zip welt interior pocket. Interior besom pocket. Imported.