The world’s first ever Harrington jacket was created by brothers John & Isaac Miller in 1937 at their factory in Manchester, England. A year on from this Lord Lovat (Simon Fraser) of the Fraser Clan bequeathed the famous Fraser tartan to be used in the lining. Arguably one of Britain’s greatest contributions to mens wear, the G9 jacket was born. It has been much copied down the years but the definitive article is only made by Baracuta.
Since its inception, the G9 has been worn by many famous faces down the years including Steve McQueen in several movies, most famously in The Thomas Crown Affair. McQueen also famously wore a G9 on the front cover of Time Magazine. In 1964 Ryan O’Neil played the character Rodney Harrington in Peyton Place. Wearing a Baracuta G9, the name ‘Harrington’ becomes synonymous with Baracuta.
Worn by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the England 1966 World Cup winning squad, the G9 has crossed over many trends and eras from Ivy League to Mod to Ska to Punk, The Clash wore the G9 at their famous concert in Time Square NYC. Jamie T collected ‘Best Solo Artist’ @ The NME Awards in a G9. The list is endless. It’s not all about the G9 Jacket, however.
Check out some of the amazing knitwear and shirting out by this truly authentic brand. To this day, this iconic brand remains a true British heritage brand and was recently listed in the top ten of what should be in your wardrobe by The Sunday Times. Long may it continue!