The Harrington jacket is a classic men’s mod style jacket that’s waist length, with a loose, boxy fit and fabrics ranging from cotton, leather and wool.
The Harrington dates back to the 1930s - there are many claims to the invention of the garment, but it’s almost certainly British. Baracuta are said to be the originators of the Harrington - which was later popularised by the likes of James Dean, Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen and more.
Traditionally - for an authentic mod look - the Harrington should be zipped up by two thirds to show off the shirt underneath or left unzipped!
A Harrington Jacket is perfectly matched with a mod style Oxford shirt and skinny jeans - this is the classic look that has endured for generations.
Harrington jackets should be relatively loose, boxy jackets with plenty of movement. The elasticated hem should be comfortable and the neck comfortable even when fastened.