Baracuta Harrington Jackets Men 7 Items
Baracuta Harrington Jackets Men
The Baracuta history goes back to the year 1912, when the Miller family started producing rain jackets in Manchester, UK. Back in 1937, the two brothers John and Isaac Miller designed the original version of the legendary G9 blouson to protect golf players from rain, and around the same time, the Millers renamed the Baracuta factory. The Baracuta G9 immediately enjoyed great popularity, thanks to the innovative zip closure, the perfect cut, the signature wing-back umbrella, the unique collar as well as the distinctive Fraser Tartan lining, given to the Millers by Lord Fraser and the unmistakable umbrella yoke motif on the back. In the 1950s, Baracuta managed to get a distribution deal for the United States, henceforth many celebs sported this fresh UK jacket. In 1964, the G9 became universally known as the Harrington, thanks to the popularity of Ryan O’Neal wearing it as the character of Rodney Harrington in the TV series “Peyton Place”. Soon, the Baracuta G9 was renamed Harrington while the demand exploded. Later, since the late-1960s to be exact, Baracuta’s Harrington jacket became a standard garment within different UK sub-cultures including the Mod movement, skinheads and early punk-rockers after The Clash sported it during a 1981 gig in Times Square. And in the 1990, the opinion leaders of the Brit pop/indie rock culture never left their houses without this iconic design. It also didn’t hurt the popularity of the Harrington G9, when James Bond actor Daniel Craig brought the Harrington jacket to the big screen in the 2008 movie, “Quantum of Solace”.