The ribbed collar, hem and cuffs provide comfort and enhance function, while the compact cotton twill weave shell, branded zip puller and button through flap pockets are all calling cards of the Harrington’s style and quality.
In the 70 years since the Miller brothers of Manchester first introduced a short, waterproof jacket for golfers that wouldn’t interrupt their swing, the men’s Harrington has become a byword for cool.
The addition of a tartan lining helped the Harrington bomber jacket transcend from sporting and into Hollywood. Elvis Presley famously adorned one in the 1954 film King Creole and James Dean sported one for his portrayal of A Rebel Without A Cause, in the eponymous suburban cinematic classic of the 1950s.
The Harrington gained further popularity in the US when the king of cool himself Steve McQueen wore it in the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair and the later on the cover of Life magazine.
While The Who’s Pete Townshend and The Jam’s Paul Weller helped the Harrington hit the A-list across the Atlantic.
Endorsed by the biggest stars of stage and screen, it’s no surprise that the Ben Sherman Harrington has cultivated a timeless status, as men everywhere seek to curate their own individual style.
For a weekend look, pair a button down vintage floral shirt in navy with a rinse wash slim jean, and throw over a federal blue Harrington coat. Or construct a timeless, minimal style by adding a jet black Harrington to a plain pocket crew t-shirt in bright white and rolled up grey wash slim fit jeans.