Channel Steve McQueen With The Baracuta G9 Jacket From ‘Bullitt’
An all-time classic.
A sense of effortless cool is no easy thing to come by, which is perhaps why style icons like Steve McQueen are still revered decades later. “Bullitt” had an indefinable quality cemented by hard-working classics, from Persol sunglasses to the iconic Baracuta G9 Jacket.
You can get one step closer, at least in terms of your spring wardrobe, to that legendary sense of cool with two vivid colors of the famed jacket, a British style staple now sold by rugged-meets-refined retailers Huckberry.
While McQueen himself tended to favor a traditional navy version of the jacket–which is still made in Manchester, England–fresh colors “Tangerine” and “Tawny Port” inject a bit of modern, street style sensibility into the silhoeutte.
The hallmarks of McQueen’s favorite jacket are still front-and-center in the latest edition of the Baracuta G9 Jacket, from the wind- and weather-ready stand-up collar to ribbed wrist cuffs for a snug fit.
The jacket is finished off with the brand’s iconic Fraser Tartan lining, just like original versions of the jacket that exploded in popularity in the 1960s.
There are also plenty of details McQueen himself surely appreciated, like a vented back section that allows rain run-off while delivering crucial ventilation on balmy days.
The jacket also seems expertly built for the motorcycles McQueen favored, with a slightly boxy fit through the waist that delivers room for layering and ease of movement.
Slanted side flap-button pockets offer up space for your everyday carry (and a place to store your McQueen-inspired Persol shades).
Given all of the cool and style cred that comes with it, it’s no wonder that two vibrant shades of the Baracuta G9 Jacket are selling quickly at Huckberry.
Secure yours for $449 while you still can, because it’s worth the higher price tag for a sense of McQueen-approved cool.