This jacket is more than just a jacket, it’s an institution, an icon. It was James Dean, Elvis Presley and Steve McQueen who started the craze which endured through ‘60s mod culture and continued to be a firm favourite for various cultural groups throughout the following decades.
Fast-forward to today and you’ll still see those in the know donning a Harrington; Bradley Cooper, Daniel Craig, Jason Statham to name a few. That’s not to say this one’s just for the guys, both Amy Winehouse and Kristen Stewart have hit the fashion headlines for mastering the effortlessly cool Harrington style.
The Harrington has remained a fashion staple for good reason, that reason is its versatility. This timeless jacket straddles the boundaries of smart and casual like no other. Not only that, this trusty companion could see you right through the year, light enough to wear over a t-shirt in spring and diverse enough to work with winter layers.
We’ve pulled together some classic Harrington looks so you too can cover all the bases with your very own Merc Harrington.
Slim jeans are best to balance with the clean lines of the Harrington. Finish off with trainers or upgrade to a pair of Hanover desert boots to really make a statement.
When the cooler weather returns, there’s no need to abandon your Harrington, it’s time to start layering. We can’t think of a better jacket for this style, you could even wear under a heavier coat if the need arises.
We think the Harrington Fifty in navy looks spot on over a knitted jumper and statement shirt. Here we have the Berty cashmere jumper and Neddy check shirt. Wear with slim jeans or chinos, trainers, brogues, or boots - we weren’t kidding about versatility!
The Merc Harrington
We’ve been representing British style since 1967 so we at Merc know what makes a Harrington a Harrington. Each year the Merc Harrington is remastered in our London offices bringing a modern twist on the classic design.
You’ll always find the Merc Harrington in classic colours such as navy, wine, black and beige and never without the iconic tartan lining that really makes a Harrington.
There you have it, a Harrington look for (almost) any occasion. Show us how you’re wearing yours by tagging @merc1967 on Instagram.