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Winter is Coming; Jon Snow

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. Season 5 commenced this week.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. Season 5 commenced this week.


The biggest attraction to The Game Of Thrones, is that the people who are trying to do good, keep getting killed off. This doesn’t make sense! We want the HERO! We want the happy ending, the righteous one. We want justice and to kick that painful Lannister King off his arrogant high throne in a big way.

This week, The Game of Thrones continues with all its addictive absurdity, fantastical but also disturbingly familiar blood shed and its treachery, debauchery, and every kind of nastiness possibly available.

Yet, in the guise of the innocent-eyed, endlessly baffled but somehow nobly heroic Jon Snow—hope, has fallen on the shoulders of this 27-year-old Brit with barely any acting experience at all before now. It is a duty he takes seriously. “I think Jon Snow is one of the last bastions of a young hero who might do a good thing,” he says. “There’s a huge amount riding on him to be a leader, and I want him to become that leader. I guess for me, Jon Snow is a figure of hope within the whole thing—that he’ll continue to be this good person, and somehow the story will end well for everybody.”

Harington is a stocky, forceful, charismatic presence. But his real voice is that of a well-modulated Londoner; he was born in the capital, before moving to Worcester when he was 11. In fact, you wouldn’t know from his speaking voice that Harington is descended from aristocracy.

Post Game of Thrones, Harington’s good looks scored him the latest Jimmy Choo campaign, a tsunami of editorial photoshoots and TV interviews. And in ode to his noble character in Game of Thrones, we’re looking at the best of leather jackets and gloves for this Winter. For it is coming.

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Kit Harington

Kit Harington


Yep - he does actually smile.

Yep – he does actually smile.


Rick Owens

Rick Owens


Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren


Burberry

Burberry


Barbour

Barbour


A dashing cardigan

A dashing cardigan


Our absolute favourite - Isaac Sellam

Our absolute favourite – Isaac Sellam


Hackett London

Hackett London


Sword Leather Jacket

Sword Leather Jacket


Belstaff

Belstaff


Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent


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