Not just for Golf - The History of the Harrington Jacket

The Harrington jacket has endured for nearly a century, evolving from its origins in 1930s Britain to become a cultural icon, particularly in America. Its journey to fame began when British companies adapted golf jackets for broader appeal beyond golf enthusiasts.

In the 1960s, the Harrington gained legendary status in America, notably when worn by Ryan O’Neal as Rodney Harrington in the TV series Peyton Place, which led to its iconic name. Notable American figures like James Dean further popularized the jacket in the film Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and the king of cool, Steve McQueen wore the Harrington on and off screen.


US servicemen also contributed to the Harrington's popularity, adopting it as a lightweight alternative to standard Bomber and Flight Jackets. Their embrace of the jacket, coupled with a preppy style, influenced the mod subculture, firmly embedding the Harrington in British popular culture.

Today, the Harrington remains a wardrobe staple. As for styling, the jacket's versatility allows it to seamlessly complement various looks, whether paired with smart or casual attire, making it an essential piece of clothing. 

Introducing the latest addition to L'impermeabile's lineup for this Spring/Summer season at Grey Flannel – the Harrington jacket. These Harringtons encapsulate the essence of contemporary style and timeless elegance. Available in both waxed cotton and sumptuous goatskin suede, they promise a perfect blend of durability and luxury. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, each jacket is a testament to fine craftsmanship and Italian artistry. Whether you opt for the rugged sophistication of waxed cotton or the refined allure of goatskin suede, these Harringtons are sure to make a statement wherever you go.