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This Harrington Jacket Is an Upgraded Tribute to Steve McQueen and James Dean

The classic Baracuta "Harrington" style jacket was first popularized by Elvis Presley in the 1950s and went on to be immortalized by the likes of James Dean and Steve McQueen. It's now a quintessential staple of American sportswear, though the original was in fact British. 

Now Taylor Stitch is bringing it home and, of course, making it better. The S.F.-based apparel artisans have just launched a pre-funding campaign for the Montara Jacket in a pitch-perfect shade of weathered olive green that echoes the garment's military roots and gives it their trademark twist.

Named after an in-the-know California surfing spot, the Montara features the attention to detail and construction quality that all T.S. pieces are justly famous for. 

The shell is made of a rugged yet lightweight 7-oz. cotton/nylon blend while the custom surf print cotton lining created by Taylor Stitch creative director Mikey Armenta, an avowed beachcomber, gives it a bespoke touch.

A corduroy collar, antique brass two-way zipper and adjustable snap cuffs round out the fine points on this sleekly tailored jacket that's perfect for everything from classic car road trips to exploring the streets of Tokyo. Pick one up today.