Letterman Jackets

7 Dec

Pull out your Letterman jacket, they are making a comeback.

I’ve been seeing them pop up in collections and I have now started to see people sport them as part of their “look.”  I decided to do some research on the Letterman jacket or “varsity jacket” as commonly known to find out a wee little bit of back history.

The idea of a Letterman jacket began at Harvard University in 1865 when their baseball teams began embroidering their uniforms with the “H.”  They gained popularity in the early part of the 20th century and by the 1930’s the wool letters began appearing on jackets with leather sleeves.

SO, if you’re ready to sport your very own Letterman jacket I found this amazing website that allows you customize every single little detail…..majuhhhh.  Or if you’re on a budget, scour your vintage stores…they typically aren’t very hard to find.

And now for some inspiration:


Pre-cursor to the jacket

Balmain- only $10,400 if you have access to that kind of mulah

Alexander Wang

cute paired with a sequin dress- love me some sparkle!

Street Style

Rag and Bone FW 2011

Phillip Lim

Bottega Venetta

Taylor Momsen

Liv Tyler at the Stella McCartney Show

Lady GaGa






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