Friday, January 13, 2017

The Baracuta G9




From a Saved Catalog




5 comments:

  1. God, my Dad had a Baracuta. What a memory.

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  2. The saved catalog is from Huntington Clothiers, which did a nice job of keeping alive a style that was otherwise on life support. Its entrepreneurial creator appreciated the G9, provided a service to us all until there was no one left to buy one who didn't already have one. Three cheers for the G9 and three cheers for Huntington -- thanks for hanging in there as long as you could and did!

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  3. I've owned a red Ben Sherman version of the Baracuta G9 for 5+ years now, practically identical in styling and details except the lining is a blue and Red Gingham. A great spring jacket, and I try and avoid the James Dean connotations by pairing with Chinos rather than blue jeans and a white tee.

    I considered the original back in late 2011, about the time Baracuta was bought by WP Lavori and the prices spiked well north of $200.

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  4. I've made due with the Orvis Weatherbreaker for awhile. Even that one is overpriced at $170 MSRP. I think I paid $125 on sale. Today's Baracuta is not the same as yesteryear's.

    http://www.orvis.com/p/weatherbreaker-jacket/1z5b

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  5. I also wear an Orvis Weatherbreaker, when I'm not wearing my Barbour. Those two jackets, perhaps with a sweater underneath when it's cold, see me through the entire year.

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