Baracuta was founded in Manchester, Northern England by brothers John and Isaac Miller, owners of a garment fabrication business that produced clothing for Burberry and Aquascutum. In 1937, determined to create an original design, and inspired by their leisure time spent on the golf course, the brothers decided to build a jacket that could protect against wet weather and allow greater movement for golf swings.
The result was the G9 Jacket. Quickly becoming popular in England, the jacket was introduced to America in 1950, making its way into the Yale Co-Op - one of the birthplaces of Ivy Style. Since then, the G9 has become a mainstay of both American and British casual fashion, worn by the likes of Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and more recently 007 actor Daniel Craig.
This time, Engineered Garments Creative Director Daiki Suzuki presents two collaborative Baracuta designs: an updated G9 Jacket, and an all-new Structured Jacket. The usual Fraser tartan plaid lining is taken out of the Engineered Garments x Baracuta G9 Jacket, providing an updated look that is sleek and sophisticated. The Structured Jacket is a mix of equal parts Engineered Garments and Baracuta. The front pockets reveal the Jacket’s focus on utility, while the adjustable side vents and collar are hearken back to Baracuta’s English heritage. The G9 Jacket is available in Blackwatch Plaid and Grey Microcheck. The Structured Jacket is available in Blackwatch Plaid and Black.
This special release will be released Saturday, February 20th on the Nepenthes NY and Baractua online store, as well as in-store at Nepenthes NY.