Club Monaco Jacket, worn by Blair of Atlantic-Pacific
A custom jacket designed and worn by Enrico Costantini at Milan Fashion Week. BTW this kid is way awesome. Check him out here. Photo: Italian Vogue
Chelsea of Style Block, wearing a bedazzled version of the varsity.
Varsity jackets are having a moment! (for reference, see here here here and here. oh, and here). I really want one. When I tried to express my need for said letterman jacket to my ever practical mother, she kind of looked at me funny because it’s a pretty well-known that I’m not sporty at all and I think my mom actually (seriously) said, “Really, why, what do you want to letter in??” Haha, mom. And then ever the idealist, “Don’t you know those are upwards of $300??” and then, “Why do you need a $300 ‘sporty’ jacket???”
Because, Mom, VARISTY JACKETS ARE HAVING A MOMENT. Yeah, maybe I passed up this trend while in high school and avoided all sporty things because jocks are dumb and I fall down too much when required to do anything athletic and for some reason they wouldn’t let me letter in my aerobics/dance P.E. class. (Honestly the only sports team I was (technically) apart of was the wrestling team and that was because I was took statistics or as someone so bluntly put it once, I was a stat rat. Whatever. Lots of boys in spandex. You would have done it too. HELLO.)
Anyway, now that I’m far removed from that life (cough, Idaho), it’s a bit ironic that the letterman jacket is now at the list of my must-haves. Another note of irony is that the letterman/varsity jacket is THE standard sign for going steady à la the 1950′s. It’s a super-cute sentiment and a classic symbolism of the whole idea of “belonging” to someone. Buuuuut if you’re like me and
single for life independent and don’t have a cute jock to go steady with, then just be you own boyfriend. Or simply, buy your own damn jacket.
And all that to say, here are my picks:
And then I fell in love with this one:
Nike Moto Destroyer Women’s Jacket
But then I realized this one isn’t even a really a varsity jacket and actually a moto jacket and now it’s back to square one. Still on the hunt for the perfect letterman jacket!!
To be continued…