Heritage is Expensive: Big Changes at Baracuta
Last year, the Italian company WP Lavori (which controls brands like Blundstone, Barbour and Woolrich Woolen Mills) acquired Baracuta, the company known for the G9 Harrington jacket. This year, prices are up. Way up.
The G9 was once a working man’s jacket - one of the things which helped it become an icon of mod. We’ve posted them before on sale, new, for less than a hundred bucks. Even the Made in England versions at full retail were about $250.
What will it cost you these days? As much as $450. 
Yowch.

Heritage is Expensive: Big Changes at Baracuta

Last year, the Italian company WP Lavori (which controls brands like Blundstone, Barbour and Woolrich Woolen Mills) acquired Baracuta, the company known for the G9 Harrington jacket. This year, prices are up. Way up.

The G9 was once a working man’s jacket - one of the things which helped it become an icon of mod. We’ve posted them before on sale, new, for less than a hundred bucks. Even the Made in England versions at full retail were about $250.

What will it cost you these days? As much as $450.

Yowch.

Harrington Jackets for Spring

As I’m traveling across the West, I’ve left one jacket unpacked for my trip: a Baracuta G9 in cream. I bought it last year in mid fall and didn’t get a chance to wear it much. But now that winter’s left and spring is bringing warmer weather with cool breezes, it’s a good time to give it its due. 

The Harrington-style jacket is light enough to not overheat you, but blocks the wind considerably well. The best ones have a two-way zipper that lets you open up the bottom while sitting down. 

Grenfell and Baracuta are considered to have made the original ones. My Baracuta is nice, an original G9 model, but it could use some improvements. For one, I wish it had more interior pockets and perhaps one with a zipper closure to keep a cellphone or card wallet. 

Still, the jacket is quickly becoming my casual go-to choice with a pair of jeans and an oxford-cloth button-down shirt. Of course, my choice isn’t as cool as Elvis’ look, with a roll-neck sweater. The one thing The King’s jacket has that yours likely will not? Buttoned cuffs. 

-Kiyoshi

Harrington Jackets for Spring

As I’m traveling across the West, I’ve left one jacket unpacked for my trip: a Baracuta G9 in cream. I bought it last year in mid fall and didn’t get a chance to wear it much. But now that winter’s left and spring is bringing warmer weather with cool breezes, it’s a good time to give it its due.

The Harrington-style jacket is light enough to not overheat you, but blocks the wind considerably well. The best ones have a two-way zipper that lets you open up the bottom while sitting down.

Grenfell and Baracuta are considered to have made the original ones. My Baracuta is nice, an original G9 model, but it could use some improvements. For one, I wish it had more interior pockets and perhaps one with a zipper closure to keep a cellphone or card wallet.

Still, the jacket is quickly becoming my casual go-to choice with a pair of jeans and an oxford-cloth button-down shirt. Of course, my choice isn’t as cool as Elvis’ look, with a roll-neck sweater. The one thing The King’s jacket has that yours likely will not? Buttoned cuffs.

-Kiyoshi
It’s On Sale
Baracuta Harringtons
Baracuta has lots of its signature G9 harrington coats on deep discount - mostly around £65, or about a hundred bucks each.
Edit: Use the code GOLD for an additional 20% off. (Thanks, Scott!)

It’s On Sale

Baracuta Harringtons

Baracuta has lots of its signature G9 harrington coats on deep discount - mostly around £65, or about a hundred bucks each.

Edit: Use the code GOLD for an additional 20% off. (Thanks, Scott!)

It’s On Sale
Baracuta G9 Cool Slim Fit Jacket
Through Sunday, you can get 30% off anything Baracuta sells, including clearance items, using the code SALE30.
$73 from $234 at Baracuta-G9.com with code SALE30

It’s On Sale

Baracuta G9 Cool Slim Fit Jacket

Through Sunday, you can get 30% off anything Baracuta sells, including clearance items, using the code SALE30.

$73 from $234 at Baracuta-G9.com with code SALE30

thisfits:

I think Steve McQueen is the only man who could ever look edgy wearing a beige Harrington.
via www.retrowow.co.uk

thisfits:

I think Steve McQueen is the only man who could ever look edgy wearing a beige Harrington.

via www.retrowow.co.uk

It’s On eBay
Baracuta Slim-Fit Harrington (New)
$99 Buy It Now

It’s On eBay

Baracuta Slim-Fit Harrington (New)

$99 Buy It Now