A Harrington jacket is a lightweight waist-length jacket, made of cotton, polyester, wool or suede — usually with traditionally Fraser tartan or check-patterned lining. The first Harrington-style jackets were made by British clothing companies Grenfell of Burnley, Lancashire and Baracuta of Stockport,
Similar to the 1950s United States Ivy League look, the jacket became fashionable in the
in the 1960s among mods and skinheads. They again became popular in the late
1970s and early 1980s with skinhead and mod revivalists, as well as with
scooterboys. Within those subcultures, Harringtons are often worn with Fred
Perry or Ben Sherman shirts. United Kingdom
HARRINGTON is a registered trademark since 1985. France
In addition to Baracuta, companies that have made Harrington jackets include: Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Lambretta Clothing, Pretty Green, Brooks Brothers, Merc London, Fred Perry, Tesco, Izod, Ben Sherman, Lacoste, Lyle and Scott, Lonsdale, Warrior Clothing and howies.
In 2007, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its brand, Baracuta released three special edition G9 jackets with quotes by Presley, Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra — all of them frequent wearers of the Harrington — printed on the lining.