If finances are tight then you might want to check out this Made in England budget Harrington Jacket by The Idle Man.
To be honest, it’s a good time to be buying a Harrington Jacket right now. The obvious one is that spring is not that far off. That’s pretty much the ideal Harrington-wearing time of year, so getting one now means you have one lined up and ready to go.
But the other reason is that there are deals around right now. The Baracuta Sale is (just about) on right now, Uniqlo has just brought back its budget Harrington and Stuarts of London is doing the last of its Baracuta Archive Fit G9 Harrington Jacket for half price. Despite all of that, none of those come in as cheaper as the budget Harrington Jacket by The Idle Man.
The Idle Man is a clothing retailer stocking some pretty high-end brands with prices to match. Although the sale is worth a look if you like the idea of a bargain.
But it also does its own range of clothing that’s pretty much the complete opposite of the premium range. I think you would probably describe them as affordable staples. Some of the collection is as far away from ‘mod’ as it comes. But other pieces might tick the box, like this colour block polo shirt or a Crombie for just £43 in the sale to name just a couple of things. Worth a look. But the one design that caught my eye in its own range is the budget Harrington.
The price is the headline feature here – as cheap as any out there. But despite that, the Harrington is made in England, which is surprising in this day and age.
Plenty of colours to choose from, six in total and all classic shades. As for the design, it seems to have most of the ‘typical’ details as far as I can see. So we are talking a button collar, tartan lining, ribbed cuffs and hem and button-up side pockets. The fit is described as ‘classic’.
Sizes are small through to XL, although a couple of sizes in some colours are already selling through. The price? Just £35 for one of these, which is a price even Uniqlo can’t match. If money is tight, might well be worth checking out. Or if you just want a jacket you can perhaps afford to lose compared to a £300 Baracuta, perhaps worth a look on that basis too.
Update: There is now 20 per cent off everything at The Idle Man, which obviously includes the jackets here. So budget gets even more budget. All you have to do is use the code TOGETHER at the checkout for the money off.