The Classic MERC Harrington jacket is made from cotton and lined with their house tartan.
The first Harrington-style jackets were made in Britain in the 1930s. American stars of the day including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and famously James Dean wore a red Harrington in the Film „Rebel aithout a Cause“. The name Harrington came about when it was worn by a character called Rodney Harrington in the 1960’s TV show Peyton Place.
Similar to the 1950s classic US Ivy League look became popular and the Harrington was adopted by the Mods through the 1960’s just as MERC was opening ist doors on Carnaby. Through the 1970 – 1980’s the mod revivalists and scooter boys used it a part of their uniform.
MERC has sold the Harrington from 1967, never compromising on quality and keeping to their heritage roots.
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