Born Christopher Catesby Harington, it’s easy to understand why Kit Harington changed his name to the latter. It’s more badass and cuts the air like a knife when said quick and sharp. The rebel actor is best for his heroic antics as Jon Snow – Lord Commander in the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’.
Stabbed and left for dead in the last episode of GoT, Harington – as we know him – may not return come season 6. But his star has certainly had time to shine before Jon Snow’s departure. And it’s not just the acting. Mr. Harington can dress too.
Breaking It Down
Kit Harington – if he wasn’t acting – would surely be a rocker. Aside from his Michael Hutchence locks and gruffy-kept beard, Harington is rarely seen without vintage skinny jeans, and leather boots and belt.
The actor has a penchant for snubbing style rules too – tucking t-shirts into jeans and only rolling jeans when selvedge denim is involved. He walks to beat of his own fashion tune. And we’re humming along too.
Interchangeable weather – known to spring and autumn months – sees Harington dress smart, both aesthetically and logically. Knowing how to style smart casual sweaters like a professional, a navy-and-white Breton stripe knit sails solo in a scoop neck design, over skinny jeans and suede boots – the bottom half sinking all nautical nuances pertaining to the fisherman-striped jumper.
When layering the sweater, a super-fine gauge knit in duck-egg blue adds some colour pop in Autumn, the lightness bringing out the indigo raw denim, matched by grey-blue splices etched into the side of crepe sole-Chelsea boots in chocolate leather.
Harington doesn’t let his spectacles take away his groove either; overrun by a black suede (you heard us) jacket – the leather sleeves effortlessly rolled mid-way.
A fan of classic outerwear, Harington gives a nod to the original cropped smart jacket – the pea coat. Evading the need for neckwear, the actor dons vintage denim jeans – smoky grey or washed black -before taking on accessories that most men don’t use enough these days.
A tan messenger bag carries the day’s essentials but also ties in a matching brown leather belt and buttery leather Chelsea boots. Channelling monochrome, Harington’s penchant for black takes a break with a pastel leather backpack and flannel driver’s cap, taming the curls a little as the star hits his hometown London streets.
Both looks wink to the subtle collar pop – an advantage of the pea coat with its bat wing lapel flare. Very James Dean, indeed.
Straight out of a Belstaff campaign, Harington looks the modern desert explorer when he’s off-duty. With a proclivity for military hues, the actor travels in style through LAX in an olive green jacket – cropped with a biker collar and metallic gold hardware – zipped halfway for a relaxed neatness over tailored denim and suede brown sneakers.
On the move in LA, the exploring continues with a khaki blouson – zipped again – and hybrid denim chinos in gun metal grey; the Chukka boots in earthen brown adding camouflage to Harington’s desert explorer footwear. Great autumn looks for adventure – and unexpected weather.
Harington has moved on from his tailored uniform – black denim, blazer and boots – to sharp suits and sleek leather shoes in recent outing. Attending Wimbledon over the British summer, the actor turned rakish in a navy linen suit with white fleck highlights. The textural cotton jacket brought to life a clean, crisp shirt with a tightly-knotted burgundy tie, offering an autumnal mood to the summer tennis match.
The darkness continued into the night on the red carpet with Harington looking to sombre-hued separates – a charcoal blazer in a modern notch lapel cut over black slim trousers – the latter with a short leg break for a very contemporary feel.
A peach tie creates a rebellious colour clash over white shirting, while black leather Derby shoes solidify the lighter shades and bring the refinement into the equation once more.
Key Harington Fashion Items
Suit: Blazer (Kenneth Cole); trousers (J.Crew); Navy linen suit (Burberry).
Jeans: black (Levi’s); dark grey (Dior Homme); skinny black (Diesel).
Sweater: Breton (Margaret Howell); cashmere (Club Monaco).
Shirt: Casual button down (Dolce & Gabbana); t-shirt (American Apparel).
Shoes: Suede boots (Saint Laurent); black Chelsea’s (Jack Erwin); Derbies (Church’s).
Accessories: Necklace (Pyrrha); bracelet (Maison Margiela); vintage belt (Melet Mercantile).