The Best Varsity Jackets available now
There are hundreds, if not thousands of variations of the classic varsity jacket. We compiled the best models, of the best brands, with all premium materials, to bring you this list of the best varsity jackets.
Top Varsity Jackets available right now
There are stylish and cool varsity jackets, and then there is this superior and totally striking version by Thom Browne. American inspired, it offers premium deerskin black leather contrasted with the famous tricolor stripes of Browne’s branding signature.
Tricolor lining, zip closure, two welted front pockets and interior branded patch are among the additional details. Also worth a mention is the fact that this is a Made in Italy piece.
Available now at END. Clothing for €3655.
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This Coach Icon Varsity Jacket displays a luxurious mix-and-match of materials such as wool and leather, creating an up-to-date look on this epochal American-styled piece. With its ribbed finishes and dual welt pockets, this is the perfect way to start fall.
Get yours at END. Clothing for €755.
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This Golden Bear Leather-Paneled Poplin Jacket was designed exclusively for Mr. Porter. The brand, Golden Bear, has been crafting jackets since the 40s and in this particular piece, details are seen on the striped ribbed trims and white leather panels.
As expected, the navy colorway never gets out of fashion. Discrete yet dapper, you can wear it with most everything you already own.
Available at Mr. Porter for approximately €426.
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People from Opening Ceremony seem to be slightly obsessed with Varsity Jackets. Get your team spirit up and observe carefully this close-to-perfection item with a wool-blend body and different colored leather sleeves.
Details are seen at its front snap closure, angled welt pockets and interior zip pockets. This could be an easy winner: Opening Ceremony Classic Varsity Jacket ‘OC Classic’.
Available for 350€ at Nordstrom.
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Tech-wear does not need to be super exclusive and expensive. Nike caters for innovative fabrics on classic silhouettes and this Tech Fleece Varsity Jacket is a great example.
Warm and comfortable, this fundamental layering item has raglan sleeves and double-ended zippers, altogether with zipped pockets and a Nike chest logo.
Available for just over 100€ at END.
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If you don’t know what to do with your money, or if you been saving for the past 10 years to own such a piece, this is your go-to. This Mastermind Varsity Jacket was just released, part of F/W 17, featuring a ribbed collar, cuffs, and hem.
The whole piece features cashmere, sheepskin, and silk while details are seen on the embroidered skull on the back.
This Made in Japan item is available at Slam Jam for a whooping 7685€.
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Brands are becoming even more versatile, adapting and shifting in between styles and cultures. Basketball has always been a college sport, so adidas and James Harden came together and released this varsity jacket.
The item’s buttons are hidden at the front and have a baseball collar altogether with tumbled leather-look sleeves and tonal three-stripes on sleeves.
Available at adidas for 120€.
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We know some varsity jackets may look alike some others, but don’t be fooled – this The North Face x Junya Watanabe MAN special collection is made taking inspiration from The North Face Base Camp Duffels, famously known to last you a lifetime, basically.
Featuring a snap button closure and duffel bag detailing altogether with a contrasting logo found at the back.
Get yours at Slam Jam for 1500€.
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Even though this piece is not the most expensive on our list (it does not mean it is cheap anyway), this is most probably our favorite. The roaring panther seems to be a new key motif for Valentino for this season.
The jacket is made from virgin wool and crafted in Italy. Leather accents are seen across the shoulders contrasting with white details around the neck area. To keep you cozy, a leopard print lining allows this jacket to have a more flamboyant finish.
Available at MATCHESFASHION for 2500€.
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MKI has become quite famous due to their recent imprint in streetwear garments when it comes to wearability and affordability. Taking inspiration from a classic design, the MKI Classic Varsity Jacket is built using a blend of Melton wool and 100% cow leather.
Keeping you warm during the cold weather, the piece displays a satin lining altogether with a full-stud closure.
Available at END for 205€.
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The so-called varsity jackets, throughout the years, have received many re-designs. This is the case, NYC hip-hop style merges with contemporary fashion. The Shearling Varsity Jacket by COACH 1941 that some may call “Teddy Jacket” is made from shearling with smooth leather accents and features a few patches.
Available at Selfridges for approximately 2000€.
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Varsity Jackets history and background:
High school varsity jackets or college varsity jackets were the first known versions of a clothing piece with a history of more than 100 years. Nowadays, there are great varsity jackets brands, with unique aesthetic approaches.
There are also the new ones, those that (sometimes) bring forth some disruptive pieces following (or not) its classic design. So, finding the coolest varsity jackets can be really overwhelming sometimes. Considering that is just one of the reasons why we decided to write this article.
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Varsity Jackets are also and totally necessary for almost any outfit combination as soon as autumn starts. It is a hard task to find that ultimate model, the best varsity jacket, however, there is a multitude of versions and iterations that are of course worth a look.
The varsity jackets leather, with leather sleeves and some leather detailing, is perhaps the most well-known of all models, however, there are of course many more.
So, considering all this, what are the best varsity jackets?
How to choose the right one:
Once the cold weather approaches, we start to get cozy and the layer-up season starts. Some of our best t-shirts go back in the drawer (well, you can’t see them, right?) and we start pulling out some thicker garms.
For many, a Varsity Jacket is the way to go, especially now being so trendy.
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Traditionally known and worn by high-school and college students, the jacket is usually associated with American culture. Having its roots in the mid-19 Century, it all started back at Harvard University.
By then, the jacket that we today call “Varsity” was traditionally known as the “Letterman Jacket”. Don’t worry, we are not going to give you a history lesson. Although with the rise of luxurious-streetwear in recent years, both styles, as in street-wear and high-end tend to mingle.
Throughout the years, other iterations have developed like the “Teddy Jacket” or “Baseball Jacket”, still there is no such thing as the ultimate definition of the best looking varsity jacket. It all depends on your own feeling or own aesthetic.
Varsity Jackets in 2017:
As we speak, every Tom, Dick, and Harry is going back to school. So, what better excuse do you have to be rocking one of these? After all, it does not matter if you study, work or just do nothing with your life.
There are the best varsity jacket brands (those with decades of history), but there are also up and coming labels that are really doing a great job with some of the best varsity jacket design there is nowadays.
Helping you to stay stylish, always.
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