Style Showdown: Britain vs. America

Baracuta G9 vs. Schott Perfecto

The Baracuta G9 actually achieved cult status through American icons. Whether it was Elvis Presley rocking it in King Creole, or the character of Rodney Harrington from '60s show Peyton Place, which earned it the moniker the "Harrington" jacket. It was also seen on the likes of Steve McQueen, and adopted by many punks and fans of ska and reggae, usually with a gingham shirt and Doc Martens. The windbreaker is noted for its contrast tartan lining, and continues to be a menswear staple.

Designed in 1928 by Irving Schott, the Perfecto motorcycle jacket achieved notoriety when all-around badass Marlon Brando wore in in The Wild One. Since then, it's been a staple of rebel style, as evidenced by Bruce Springsteen, The Ramones, and countless ne'e-do-wells who needed a place to keep their switchblade combs.

Edge: Schott Perfecto. Yeah, the G9 is pretty iconic in its own right, but when it comes to badass points, the Perfecto easily trumps the Harrington.

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