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A lightweight waist-length jacket, made of cotton, polyester, wool and suede traditionally with Fraser tartan lining. The first Harrington-style jackets were made by Grenfell of Burnley and Baracuta of Stockport, Greater Manchester. Baracuta still makes the same model, the G9. Elvis Presley popularised the Baracuta G9 when he wore it in his 1958 movie King Creole.
Harris Tweed - A hefty tweed hand-woven by the islanders on the Isles of Harris, Lewis, Uist and Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, using local wool. As the Industrial Revolution reached Scotland, the mainland turned to mechanisation but the Outer Islands retained their traditional processes. Every length of cloth produced is stamped with the official Orb symbol, trademarked by the Harris Tweed Association in 1909, when Harris Tweed was defined as \"hand-spun, hand-woven and dyed by the crofters and cottars in the Outer Hebrides\". The Harris Tweed Authority took over from the Harris Tweed Association in 1993 by Act of Parliament. Thus the definition of Harris Tweed became statutory and forever tied the cloth to the Islands: “Harris Tweed means a tweed which has been hand woven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the islands of Harris, Lewis, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra and their several purtenances (The Outer Hebrides) and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides. Vivienne Westwood stole her orb from Harris Tweed.
Heavage - Male cleavage. Leave it to the TOWIE and Geordie Shore boys.
Henley - A collarless men's casual wear pullover shirt, characterized by a 10 cm to 15 cm (4-6") long placket beneath the round neckline, usually having 2-5 buttons. It resembles a collarless polo shirt. Named because this particular style of shirt was the traditional uniform of rowers in the English town of Henley-on-Thames. See the great tie-dye versions from Bottega Veneta this season.
High Rise - Trousers that come over your stomach, think early days Simon Cowell.
Houndstooth Check - A textile pattern of broken checks, often seen in black and white.
Hulden Check - This is Aquascutum's signature check of beige and navy squares.