Manchester, the city synonymous with showers, became the world capital of raincoat production. And thanks to clothing for rain that Baracuta was born.
At that time Manchester was a dynamic resort, known for its textile production. In 1937, John and Isaac Miller began to produce the first Baracuta G9 in the factory on Chorlton Street in Manchester, a detail that helps define the brand: it is the authentic embodiment of the G9 jacket, which, in later years, continued to be produced in Manchester.
The G9 represents the spirit of Manchester and, at the same time, a desire for social growth, given by its original association with golf. The Miller brothers themselves aspired to become experienced golfers, an interest which had influenced the creation of the G9.
Internally the jacket is lined with the famous Fraser tartan, a pattern dating from the 18th century that has passed through unscathed various civil and inter-clan war.
The cultural link with Manchester was used to export the brand in the United States in 1950. The G9 was chosen by Ivy League student who preferred it for its versatile nature: formal but sporty, something that marries the spirit of the athlete to aesthetics. Later, in 1954, Elvis wore a G9 in the movie “King Creole”, offering this jacket to an even wider audience.
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