I’m still not sure about the thinking behind it, as both companies already make similar garments, but you can now buy the limited edition Baracuta Ben Sherman Harrington jacket.
There are just 1,000 of the British-made jacket available worldwide, with 400 for the UK market in a choice of red (above), white and navy blue. Detailing includes a Baracuta tab on the front, an embroided Ben Sherman ‘Plectrum’ logo on the chest, an inner lining mixing the Baracuta and Ben Sherman ‘house’ check, two inner labels (one for each company) and as you can see from the image, the phrase ‘History Is made and never bought’.
There’s also elasticated waist and cuffs, button pockets and the button collar. You can pick one up from Cazual (which has a quarter of the UK stock) for £135.