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Fred Perry x Miles Kane AW19

Two British Icons Reunite

It’s no secret that music and fashion have long co-existed for one another’s benefit, with creatives from both industries regularly entering the opposing territory, doing so by lending their prolific identity and expertise to a fresh line of work. Perhaps the most rememberable representation of this in recent times, at least in the UK, falls on the fabled shoulders of heritage label Fred Perry and Last Shadow Puppets co-frontman Miles Kane.

Having been in partnership for some time now, the two have truly mastered a particular type of style synergy that resonates with a distinctly British audience. Fred Perry x Miles Kane garments pay tribute to the brand’s formative years in the ‘70s, while infusing Kane’s confident sense of style and alternative design language.

For the upcoming season, Kane and Fred Perry deliver a capsule that’s laced in dark, atmospheric tones – specifically designed to mimic ‘dim lighting’ and provoke that ‘martini in hand kinda vibe’ to all who bare the apparel. This time around, classic Fred Perry designs like the polo shirt opt to subvert the norm, with Kane changing the silhouette’s signature button placket and replacing it with a gold-toned ¼ zipper on some iterations within the lineup.

Elsewhere, leopard comes into play for the first time. Seem a surprising choice? Maybe. But, in the grand scheme of the season, it’s not as startling. Brands across the globe chose to take a walk on the wild side this season, with catwalks in London, NYC, Paris and Milan all embracing the element of animal instinct for AW ‘19. Find the pattern atop a luxe Fred Perry x Miles Kane track-jacket, embodied by dark, tonal fabrication and surrounded with gilded embellishments.

Finally, for those hoping for a more nonchalant sensibility, look no further than the collaboration’s turtleneck tees. Crafted from a breathable textured piqué, the design, which arrives in black and white renditions, is a must-have for any man’s weekend wardrobe. Fred Perry’s credentials reside at the chest with the iconic Laurel Wreath embroidery, while stretchy trims comfortably wrap the neckline, cuffs and hem, offering ease of motion and subtle structure.

Sure to transcend the status of Fred Perry x Miles Kane collections even further, this fresh offering promises to promote no-nonsense shades and contemporary cuts, while confirming Fred Perry and Miles Kane as a collaborative class act yet again. Shop the collection when it launches in-store and online at Aphrodite on 24/10/19.

Harrington Jackets

The Harrington Jacket has for many years been an iconic piece in regards to Men’s fashion. The instantly recognisable piece has always boasted a waist length fit, a straight collar and most importantly a tartan lining and it is these main characteristics that has made the Harrington the truly iconic British piece it is today. The Harrington Jacket has been enjoyed and adapted throughout the decades since its conception in the 30’s, with a variety of materials and colour ways providing a clothing backbone for multiple generations.

Harrington Jackets

There is slight controversy regarding the founders of the Harrington Jacket, with most sources claiming that John and Isaac Miller of Baracuta constructed the first Harrington style Jacket in 1937. However, another English company named Grenfell states that they initially made the same style in the early 30’s. Regardless of its founder, the Harrington Jacket was quickly adopted by golfers thanks to the inherent design that successfully kept rain away from the wearer without compromising style, as well as angled pockets that were ideal for holding golf balls. This initial adoption by golfers quickly expanded outwards towards more fashion related wearers to become a truly iconic menswear garments across a whole range of cultures and generations. Although successful in its early stages, the Harrington Jacket gained truly exponential growth thanks to a man named John Simons, a menswear retailer who is credited with bringing the classic “Ivy League look” to the UK. Simons is also attributed with popularising the term “Harrington” after seeing an actor playing the role of Rodney Harrington in the TV series Peyton Place.

Harrington Jackets

In the 1950’s, Baracuta (an initial creator of the Harrington) began exporting the iconic piece to the United States and before long, Ivy League students began using the Harrington as a signature piece of the “preppy” look. The fact that Elvis Presley wore the Harrington in the film King Creole only furthered people’s enthusiasm about the simple Jacket. Although the Harrington Jacket was growing substantially in the US, the true heritage of the piece is solidified in the mod movement of the 1960’s and transferred through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s across the likes of the Scooter boys, Punk and Ska. This association with themed cultures and movements has allowed the Harrington Jacket to continue its popularity into the new millennium.

Harrington Jackets

Looking at the Jacket itself, the Harrington’s cuffed waist length, straight zip and classic internal tartan make it instantly stand out against a plethora of Jacket designs and silhouettes. A wide range of materials, cuts and contrasts have been produced over the Harrington’s rich history but the main essence of the piece is always maintained no matter what. The Harrington is a truly British piece and its quintessential characteristics and heritage mean that it will always be adopted by generations to come. 

To view our current range of Harrington Jackets from Pretty Green in both a navy and burgundy colour-way, head to to have a closer look.