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The Last Word

Ben Sherman Classics

Some garments transcend the movement of time, taking on a timeless quality that grants them a classic status. The Harrington Jacket is definitely one such garment. Now and again it feels right and proper to tip our proverbial hat to an outerwear piece that can easily be taken for granted.

This week, the Last Word turns its lens on our classic cotton Harrington, suggesting the perfect items to complete the ultimate, contemporary, Mod-inspired look.

New Cotton Harrington

The Harrington is the utmost lightweight, everyday jacket that every man should have in his wardrobe. Harking back to movie stars such as James Dean and iconic musicians like Paul Weller, the Harrington remained has been front and centre in many of the most seismic youth subcultural movements of the past century.

We see our interpretation as the quintessential version of this style classic. Adapting to the times without losing the details that made it special in the first place, our updated jacket features flap and button pockets with tab branding, central zip and the iconic ribbed hem and cuff. The signature Ben Sherman house gingham is present and correct, too.

But what to wear it with

While we believe our Harrington works for almost any outfit or occasion, its pairing with a crisp polo shirt is a match made in heaven. This iconic combination has been a favourite of Mods for over sixty years, and is the perfect example of smart-casual style.

Continuing the smart-casual vibe, the chino is the ideal choice of trouser. Suitable for both the office and the beach, our skinny stretch chino gives a contemporary fit to this traditionally relaxed trouser.

Finishing off our look we have the Tredeger lace-to-toe trainer. Aping Mod footwear of the sixties, the Tredeger features laces all the way down to the toe, complete with brogue-like inlays. Made from 100% leather and built to last.