You're absolutely spot-on about climate, sir. It's already pretty chilly here in New England(some nights are already down to 2-3˚C) so the original G9 is perfect with a lambswool v-neck or a "shaggy dog" underneath with a shirt. My "Baracuta nouvea" will wait for a warm Fall day("Indian Summer"), or till the Spring for a good airing.
Sorry about the "fashion" comment, I was posting via my mobile and typing is a bit of a chore on it. What I meant was the cut and how they're a full size smaller and are a bit less roomy than their predecessor, so less practical to use for its intended purpose(golf). For us of course I think it's a "style" thing and not a "fashion" thing if you want to get right down to it. And I certainly do agree that being able to throw the jacket in the wash is a superior method of cleaning!!! I can't count how many times I've come back from the game with beer or something less-benign., spilled down the front and the impending dry cleaning bill looming!
I thought that you may have meant that the modern Harrington wouldn't be suitable as a practical golf jacket and I tend to agree.
I have been thinking about this for the last couple of weeks after I tried on the Orvis Harrington,that is roomy and would be better for playing golf in,its a nice jacket,I particularly like the fact that the lining doesn't show,nice cloth and well made.
Now my favourite Harrington for fit is the Code D ( about £26 on e bay compared with £149 for the Orvis) it cant be compared to the Orvis for quality but it is a nice shape,the lining doesn't show,its a nice lightweight jacket,my big problem with it is that the pocket flaps 'curl' as the material isn't heavy or thick enough.
So I have 2 ideas,
1. buy the Orvis and try to have it tailored..
2.Buy a Code D,have the pocket flaps sewn down,and have new slit pocket entries cut in with a press stud or small zip to fasten them.Oh yes the buttons have to be change from 'tortoise shell' to navy,not a problem I can do that.
The big dilemma is if I buy the Orvis will it be possible to tailor it ?.
I have looked at the Baracuta and I don't like the tartan lining showing ( personal preference ) to be honest I don't like the price tag either ( tight fisted old git maybe ).