Hands On: Water Repellent Baracuta G9 

It's interesting to consider the lifespan of a product, from inception to development and manufacturing, to being stocked by shops all across the globe— will it be recognized, lusted after, shared by influencers and subcultures alike, or, will it just be a flash in the pan that fizzles out just as soon as it arrived? What quietly began in 1937 within a Manchester factory, has become known the world over for a seemingly simple silhouette widely recognized as the Harrington, and imitated tirelessly by countless brands. Although I suppose that comes with the territory when you're the first to create something so unique and special. Baracuta has remained true to the plan they originally set out to accomplish so long ago, make the best British Rainwear, with ever so slightly updated subtle details, they've crafted an icon of a jacket that remains accomplished and celebrated, amidst the changing sea of fashion or trends.

Spending time with the G9 you're able to see that it fits seamlessly into anyones closet, from Saville Row to Ivy League, the office, skate park, workshop and everywhere in between. It's a blank canvas, ready to take on whatever interpretation your personal style and creativity can conjure up, even with their legendary Fraser Tartan lining. Perfectly spring and summer appropriate, this jacket is water proof yet breathes, via the umbrella shaped vent at the back and the two-way zip front closure. It offers a trim fit, so if you'd like a little more room, order a size up.

"Synonomous with the word “Harrington”, the G9 is the definitive, authentic Harrington Jacket. Worn and loved throughout history by mainstream artists, sports stars and underground music idols, from Hollywood to the Hacienda, from Manchester to Maine, it is known and appreciated for its versatility and undisputed style and remains a true ICON of our time."

Article & Styling by Darian Hocking
Photography by Nanae Nishimura

David Kim at WP Lavori USA

Baracuta Water Repellent G9

Water repellent poly/cotton outer
Coolmax cotton/poly Fraser Tartan lining
Two-way zip closure
Double button fastening collar
Ribbed waist and cuffs
Two front flap pockets
'Umbrella' back vent
Regular fit
Machine wash cold, line dry
Made in the United Kingdom

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