It’s spring jacket season, and one of the all-time classics just went on sale. We’re thinking of the British Baracuta jacket—and right now, you can pick one up for just $60. Our advice: find the trimmest fit they’ve got, and then lock it down before someone else does.
This snap comes via the upcoming Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, in which Tom Hardy conducts spy business in a tan Baracuta. Note the tiny hint of a pattern peeking out from behind the lapel and the cigarette gripped in the manner of James Dean. Nicely done.
This gentleman from the latest Acne show reminded us of a certain oft-overlooked detail.
It’s a simple thing, holding true for denim jackets and Harringtons alike. And it’s the source of the ineffable sharpness radiating from the pic…but naturally, you’re going to have to click through to find out what it is.
While we’re big fans of the tweed-heavy layering look, it’s not the only way to tackle fall. If you prefer a more trim, military vibe, you may want to swap the tweed jacket for another fall staple: the Harrington jacket.
It’s a waist-length waxed cotton shell just slightly warmer than your cardigan, and weatherproof enough to get you through anything short of a monsoon. The classic is the heritage Baracuta model that’s been kicking around London since the 30s, but plenty of more modern options have popped up in the meantime, including this newly arrived ripstop jacket from Engineered Garments.
Our advice: Find the slimmest one you can, keep the pockets buttoned closed and don’t zip it past the belly button unless you’re in danger of catching a cold.
This Baracuta-style item should be landing at Roden Gray in a few weeks, in anticipation of sunnier days, and while we never saw chambray as outer-layer material, we’re ready to be convinced. It’s certainly rumpled enough to stay casual. If you’re feeling adventurous, you might even try a matching scarf.
In the interest of striking while the iron’s hot, we thought we’d direct your attention to the Baracuta shop, where jackets are currently going for half off.
Of course, we’ve weighed in on your short-cropped options before, so this time around, we’re going with a slightly more offbeat option: the Donegal wool jacket. While you’re at it, we’d order it a size smaller than your average number to make sure the fit’s appropriately mod.
Unfortunately, it’s too thin to stand up to winter winds so you probably won’t get too much wear out of it until March…but patience is a virtue too.
These snaps (via NotCot) come from behind the scenes of the last two Bond movies, and find Mr. Craig at his most McQueen-ish. Of course, the odd pair of aviators don’t hurt…and neither does the Baracuta-style jacket.
One of the highlights of Britain’s current turn in the style spotlight is the steady stream of heritage brands taking their star turn. This month, it’s Baracuta, a lightweight jacket company recently been favored by a J. Crew collab, a quasi-placement in the latest Bond flick and seemingly endless supply of good press.
Of course, a history of showing up on the shoulders of everyone from Steve McQueen to Joe Strummer doesn’t hurt.
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