THE PERFECT SUMMER JACKET
Take another look at the traditional Harrington and make this cotton Blue Harbour version a staple for summer, says M&S.com menswear editor, William Oliver.
This season the Harrington jacket has moved on from a studious classic to become the ubiquitous must-have item in any discerning man’s wardrobe. Perfect for a transitional spring outfit, it’s great layered over a shirt and knit, but is equally wearable in high summer with a T-shirt and shorts. This Blue Harbour lightweight cotton version in navy has a regular fit, giving room to wear it over other pieces, but also features adjustable cuffs to tailor the look. A contrast funnel neck adds further versatility, offering a pop of colour when you flip the collar. Teaming the jacket with a lighter chino and a simple T-shirt is instant laid-back cool, yet retains an air of considered sophistication. As every well-dressed man knows, even when you’re off duty you still want to make that all-important sartorial impact.