Looking at old footage of Elvis Presley, you may not have fully appreciated the extent of his jacket’s coolness. I know this sounds odd, but if you want to be on trend in 2012, you’d better look twice. The Harrington jacket is one of 2012’s key trends for men; it’s flattering, youthful, retro and comfortable, what’s not to get all shook up about? Sorry, Elvis has left the building now, I promise.
The reimagined classic has swooped down from the fashion skies in colours ready to flatter any man; from pale blues and conservative beiges to cool blacks and sporty brights, this jacket can make your look. The Harrington jacket is especially suited to tall guys with long torsos as it will sort you out, shortening your upper body to bring your legs into proportion. For styles designed specifically for men of your stature, High and Mighty men’s clothing retailers might be worth a click.
When you’ve got your jacket sorted, you’ll need to put an outfit together. Go for retro-sporty by teaming it with turned up chinos, classic sneakers and a vintage sports holdall. If you’re more of a serious, preppy kind of guy, use the new threads to inject some fun into your look. You can still go for your smart trousers in grey, beige or black, and whack on a fine-knit jumper if the weather (or your fashion radar) calls for it. Just add a brightly-coloured Harrington and wear it unzipped. Ruffle your hair for some history-teacher flair, and team with some loafers for ironic cool.