Bigfoot Sighting On Vacation

On vacation this week but. Saw this in the wild and bought it.

This was in the pocket. Catalog so old that there is no website, NJ has a separate 800 number, and it costs more to ship west of Denver.

Removable lining. Never been worn (I don’t think). Won’t tell you what I paid for it because that will breed resentment.

Cast: Sperry shoes, Polo socks, Dad jeans, Press OCBD, Ray-Ban Aviators, and Brooks Barracuda. See you Monday!!!!

26 Comments on "Bigfoot Sighting On Vacation"

  1. Looking Good!

  2. Great Score!

  3. Michael Powell | February 21, 2024 at 4:31 pm |

    I’m thinking I would have gone with a pink OCBD. Maybe blue. And my prescription Randolphs.

  4. Cue the tsk-tsk about the jeans.

  5. Zip out wool lining! Looks like it fits excellent. Nice score.

  6. That’s a great score — I see those BB harringtons, the one with the zip in liner and the button chest pocket, from time to time on eBay. Never in new condition, though!

  7. Congratulations! Everything about this is great.

  8. Great jacket, shirt and shade combo!

  9. Nice jacket !! the lining in the ad yellow and black plaid is the same lining of the old BB rain coats. do you know if the jacket was made in England ? It looks like the old BB rain coat only in a jacket . The old BB rain coat had the same tan removable liner

  10. Nice find! I’m OK with Dad jeans. Maybe a blue U-stripe OCBD or a knit tie. The socks are bugging me, but what the hell, at least you’re wearing socks.

  11. Poison Ivy Leaguer | February 22, 2024 at 9:59 am |

    The real Backarudas* are up to the $400 to $500 range. Ouch!

    *Misspelling intentional. Does anyone else remember the Plymouth ad with the ditzy girl who couldn’t pronounce Barracuda?

  12. Frederick J Johnson | February 22, 2024 at 12:35 pm |

    Had one like it years ago in blue, one of my first account purchases. Outgrew it and gave it to my younger brother.

  13. MacMcConnell | February 22, 2024 at 1:57 pm |

    Someone explain what “Dad Jeans” are.

    O’Connell’s Barracuda goes for $425 USD. I like mine a lot, it’s all cotton.

    • Dad jeans are jeans you wear because you want to wear jeans and don’t want to make a 20-years-less-than-your-age-statement.

  14. Charlottesville | February 22, 2024 at 2:50 pm |

    My size too. I confess to envy, but will try to contain myself. My eBay-find Baracuta does not look nearly so good on me. And as Poison Ivy Leaguer says, the new ones are nearly $500:

  15. Whenever some young guy comments about dad jeans, I point out they are better than his skinny daughter jeans. Tends to shut them up rather quickly.

    • Goober Hoedecker | February 24, 2024 at 12:02 am |

      Well, I am an old man & I use the term. Stopped wearing Levi’s over 45 years ago.
      The only way to pull off jeans is to be as skinny as a fence post & young. Khakis are my BDU. Yep,I have been working in the oilfield since 1970.

      • I wear Wranglers, which fit better on those of us who are more generously proportioned. They also pack a softer punch to the wallet. I’m not saying you need to wear them or switch from khakis, but I will say you have an alternative to Levi’s for jeans.

  16. Sensational find! Excellent wardrobe combo.
    My tan harrington jacket is J. Press Japan, scored from I recommend a browse.

  17. The Van Heusen USA licenced Barracudas we wore in the 1960s were also poly cotton poplin made from the same patterns as the British made.

  18. The problem with so many jackets these days, very much including the (arguably overpriced) Baracutas, is that they’re coated in Teflon. Teflon is in the PFA/PFOA class of “forver chemicals,” known to cause all kinds of health and environmental issues. It’s hard to find a good jacket anymore that *doesn’t* have PFA-treated material. Grenfell does a good job, along with any company that uses waxed cotton or bonded cotton, but other than that, it’s PFAs.

  19. MacMcConnell | February 23, 2024 at 7:28 pm |

    The O’Connell’s is 100% cotton poplin, it’s not treated. It breathes and is water proof. It’s got the umbrella back vent. I bought mine years back and love it, plutonicly. Mine cost less, it was before the presses stroked up.

    • I’ve seen those and they’re terrific examples. It’s hard to look at the O’Connell’s site and not start spending (too much) money. They do make great-looking Harringtons. Love the slightly contrasting khaki at the waistband and cuffs, not to mention the bold tartan lining. If they’re truly not PFA-treated, I might have to put one on my wishlist.

  20. I’ve never seen a barracuda style jacket with a breast pocket. Nice touch.

  21. Proving once again the John Burton is the only pathway to maintaining Ivy’s cultural relevance. Please John more.

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