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PREPPY ICON! Original 1980s Lacoste Harrington Jacket. FREE SHIPPING & OFFERS WELCOME!

Discussion in '2011-2017 Classic Menswear' started by tweedydon, May 10, 2016.

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  1. tweedydon

    tweedydon Senior member

    May 18, 2009
    The Lacoste Harrington G-9 jacket was one of THE Preppy clothing icons of the 1980s, mentioned in The Official Preppy Handbook--and with good reason. Not only did this jacket look good, but it was the perfect summer equivalent of the classic A-2. It featured a stylish scalloped yoke across the back shoulders, knit cuffs and hem, a collar that could be turned up and secured with two buttons, deep slash handwarmer pockets (perfect for pushing your hands deep inside while lounging around) that were located on the underside of the two front flapped and buttoned security pockets, and classic tartan linings.

    The Harrington is a classic style icon, and deservedly so--good looking and utterly functional. And the Lacoste version--THE version to have--all featured the classic Lacoste crocodile on the left chest.

    The Lacoste Harrington G-9 was in production for a long time, but gradually lost its cache, though not its style, as a result of being produced offshore, in places such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Turkey, with the commensurate decline in quality at the margins. The quality of both the shell of this jacket and the liner shows clearly that this dates from the preppy heyday of the Lacoste G-9, the mid 1980s--so this is a real style classic.

    Plus, it's in blue--perhaps the most versatile of the Harrington colours, perfect with khakis or seersucker or madras!

    It does have a few minor issues. It's missing its main tag, and has a tiny thread run on the front--unnoticeable when worn. There is some VERY minor fraying to the cuffs and the hem, as shown, and the lining has about 3" of separation at the seam (but not Kevin Bacon) on the inside shoulder, as shown, and about 2" on the sleeve seam--I'll have these repaired before shipping, though. This is thus in Very Good condition.

    It does have ALL of its buttons intact--a rarity in a vintage Lacoste--including all of its original spares, and the YKK zip works beautifully fluidly!

    All in all, this is a LOVELY vintage Lacoste Harrington, and a steal at just $29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA!


    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: c. 35, measured like a shirt.
    Shoulder: NA--raglan sleeves
    Length: 25 1/4




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