Bookster London Harrington Jacket - Khaki Whipcord
The Harrington is a style the dates back to the 1930’s.
The list of notables associated with the Harrington Style include: Elvis Presley, James Dean, Frank Sinatra and more recently Daniel Craig/James Bond.
Here in England the Harrington was part of a big youth culture upsurge in the 1960’s with the Mod’s and Scooter Boys. In complete contrast to their bitter rivals the ‘Rocker’ motorcycle gangs in their leathers, mods really cared about how they dressed. Quality was important, styling was king…they had extremely fine and exacting tastes.
The Harrington also became synonymous with Golfing. Not just to look good on the course, but for it’s supreme practicality. It could keep off a shower, keep out the breeze, and be just flung over the golf trolley or tied round the neck and be treated quite roughly, yet look just as good in the club house afterwards.
The Bookster London Harrington Jacket is made from an exceptional cloth; 100% WOOL 450gms Khaki Whipcord from Hainsworth's True Heritage collection. It has a natural elasticity and warmth without being too heavy or bulky. Really comfortable to wear and easy to keep looking good.
There is no denying the origins of Hainsworth True Heritage fabrics, these are very traditional and firmly fixed in the history of Hainsworth and of the Nation. From the creation of Khaki in 1899 to the forming of the RAF in 1917, Hainsworth have been the innovators in the field of Military fabrics.
Part of our own Bookster 'Made in England' Heritage Collection READY MADE and we can ship to you within 48 hours.
450gms 100% Wool Khaki Whipcord by Hainsworth
Classic 2 button Collar
Brown Ribbed Cuffs and Hem
2 Side Pockets with Flap and Button
Inside Breast Pocket
Lined with Cotton Tattersall
Posted by Matthew Kelly on 25th May 2020
The fit, color, and materials on this Harrington jacket are all top-notch! I really like the tattersall interior, as it is more subtle and versatile than a typical Fraser tartan that one finds inside a typical harrington. The heavy-duty exterior makes this a great mid-weight piece, perfect for spring and fall. The khaki color is rich and different for a harrington. Excellent!
Posted by Marc Ruf on 13th Apr 2020
looks and feels wonderful, slightly small pockets