The name sounds like something that belongs in a spy movie, something that would be a codename for a really covert operation that involved the highest levels of security clearance, a princess, two palaces and couldn’t be spoken of on threat of termination.

It also holds true to the fact that it’s the name of a jacket that has been worn by Steve McQueen, Daniel Craig and Elvis Presley  – to name but a few – so it kind of makes our analysis of it a little bit more glamourous.

Now, it wouldn’t be instantly recognisable if we were to say how iconic the name Baracuta is, however, if we were to say the words “Harrington Jacket” then without a doubt you’ve just gone: “Ohh yeah.” Allow me then, if you will, to give you a brief history of the iconic Mancunian brand that is Baracuta and their famous G9 Harrington Jacket.

Formed in 1937 in Manchester, Baracuta were a fast growing jacket manufacturer who only ever seemed to grow bigger and bigger. Their jackets had already become iconic by the time they were worn in the film “Peyton Place” starring Ryan Neil as Rodney Harrington (subsequently making the jacket become synonymous with the name “Harrington”) in 1964, already being worn by Elvis and Steve McQueen.

There are a lot more famous names that we can tell you about that love the G9 jacket, Damon Albarn, Franz Ferdinand, The Clash. The list goes on and on.

The rest, as they say, is history. The jacket became a staple of a good outfit and never experienced a time where it wasn’t fashionable. The G9 achieved a rarity in the fashion world, it was never marginalised and associated with just one sole style. It’s universally appreciated by anyone who enjoys a good jacket.

Here at Purple Oval we stock the G9 in abundance, because it’s in such high demand. Obviously we love the jacket, otherwise we wouldn’t be shouting from the rooftops about it for all to hear. We want you to love it as much as we do ( and we’re kind of a little bit in love with the newest member of our family: the G9 Burgundy.)

Good products sell themselves, especially something as iconic and as well loved as the G9 Harrington, so really we’re just here to tell you where you need to go to get one (here, by the way,) and to make it as easy as possible for you to get your hands on one.

Now, back to making that spy movie…