One of the coolest looks for fall – and, judging by reports from New York Fashion Week, next as well – is the iconic varsity jacket, which like the very best of trends is not so much brand new as updated.
Forget the baggy fitting slightly clownish versions your dad wore back in the day – these are fitted, with cooler color schemes and updated materials. Whether you opt for the eye-popping graphics or not is a matter of taste.
Here are six of the best:
1. Opening Ceremony
‘OC Classic’ varsity jacket. Key feature: artfully mismatched sleeves. $395.
2. Flag & Anthem
Eastport Varsity Jacket. Key feature: minimal graphics; a very stylish steal (available end of Sept.). $99.50
3. Alexander McQueen
Wool and cashmere varsity jacket. Key feature: the cashmere part. $2,300.
4. Polo Ralph Lauren
Herringbone woven varsity jacket. Key feature: Elegant with a touch of men’s tailoring. $300.
5. True Religion
Collegiate Moleskin varsity jacket. Key feature: As the name says, super-comfortable moleskin in place of wool. $575.
6. Stewart & Strauss
Letterman wool and leather varsity jacket. Key feature: comes in every school color combo; put your own patches on it. $179.