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. This shouldn’t be news to you - you’re reading the Ben Sherman site, after all - however now and again it feels right and proper to tip the hat to an outerwear piece that can easily be taken for granted.
This week, the Last Word looks into more detail at our classic cotton Harrington, suggesting the perfect items to match it with to complete the ultimate, contemporary, Mod-inspired look.
To our mind, 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 as much as musicians like Paul Weller, the Harrington 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 anything 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.
While we believe our Harrington works for almost any outfit or occasion, there are some things it looks especially good with, and unsurprisingly the polo shirt is defintiely one of them. This iconic combination has been a favourite of Mods for over sixy years, and is the perfect example of smart-casual style.
Continuing the smart-casual vibe, the 5-pocket straight leg jean is an ideal choice. Suitable for quick styling during a change in seasons, our straight leg jeans are a modern fit and classic staple.
Finishing off our look we have the Gaston Chukka lace-up. Aping Mod footwear of the sixties, the Gaston Chukka features textured leather contrast and two row lacing across the vamp. Made from 100% leather and built to last. More casual options for styling in cludes the the classing Luke Cap Toe oxford and the Jayme, our low-top, high sidewall sneaker.