Right now, Baracuta doesn’t cater for younger folk when it comes to their iconic jackets. But you can get another Harrington jacket for kids.
Yes, the classic Harrington, a jacket that was first made in Manchester decades ago, but perhaps came to prominence in the 1960s, when Rod Harrington from the TV show Peyton Place wore one. His name was passed onto the (previously unnamed) jacket via London clothing icon John Simons and a legend was born.
This style of jacket has been worn by the great and good of all manner of youth cults, as well as some leading lights of fashion and film, such as Steve McQueen and James Dean. Even Elvis has been spotted in one in his heyday. In short, this is a jacket with a serious pedigree.
As I said, Baracuta has yet to do a children’s range, but don’t bet against that happening at some point. In the meantime, these budget Harringtons are available via eBay and based around a ‘classic 1970s’ specification.
Three colours ot choose from, all made in the UK and with a red tartan lining, two-button collar, hand pockets with flaps and button closure, an inside pocket, front zip and elasticated cuffs and waistband.
Sizes are from age eight upwards and the price a very affordable £19.90. At least, in comparison to adult jackets from the likes of Baracuta and Fred Perry.