Harrington jackets for going from winter to spring
Winter is coming to a close and spring is just around that sun-shining corner, but that doesn’t mean that the weather will jump from frosty to warm. Some time in between April showers and May flowers, the weather is going to bounce around from being windy and nippy to warm and pleasant. During this time of transition from cold to warm weather, it’s beneficial to have an assortment of outerwear that is not too warm, but also still effective it keeping out the chills. Layering is always an option, but it can be particularly difficult for men especially since we typically don’t carry bags with us and it can be troublesome toting about a scarf and heavy coat when the wind and rain pick up.
A simple solution is to have a lightweight jacket that will keep out the cold, but not be too hot when the sun peeks through the clouds. A Harrington jacket is a simple and effective choice for the mercurial springtime weather. The original Harrington jacket was designed by Baracuta in 1930s Britain. This lightweight coat was originally meant for golfers, but the simple zip-up design and buttoned collar can be effectively paired with crew necks, v-necks, gingham button ups, or plaid shirts. The single color design of Harrington jackets lends them a great deal of versatility when it comes to outfit creation.
Another great option outerwear option for the spring is sporting a cardigan. However, one problem with cardigans is their inherent lack of versatility. When wearing the sweater, you generally have to commit to a collared shirt. In addition, cardigans will soak up any amount of rain for the rest of the day, and that can prove to be extremely uncomfortable. Of course, there’s always the weather channel, and umbrellas are always a suave choice. Just be sure you purchase a durable one instead of the first thing you see at the drug store. Nobody looks cool with a wind-ravaged umbrella.
Written by Asher Briggs