The story of the Harrington is inextricably tied to that of John Simons. As is well documented, the jacket famously earned its title from none other than John himself, who in 1965 recognised Baracuta’s G9 model, which was being sold at the Ivy Shop in Richmond, to be the same as that worn by the character of Rodney Harrington, in the 1960’s TV show Peyton Place. As was customary at that time, John placed the new line centre stage in his display window, with a hand-written note dubbing it “The Rodney Harrington”, in turn forever changing the menswear lexicon.