Find why varsity jackets are in the spotlight this Fall.
Varsity jackets are back on the game, but not exclusively for school athletes anymore.
The baseball-inspired piece made of wool and leather has always been something able to distinguish people among others, since they were originally given to high school and college students involved with sports.
Now, call it the Gossip Girl effect or just a reboot of Academia aesthetics, but letterman jackets are everywhere. With a preppy touch, they can be matched with tailored pants and shirts, but the casual style keeps winning the game and Gen Zers do their best to propose combinations with crop tops and sneakers.
We could spot them during MFW ‘21, but it wasn’t simply the streetwear snaps that proved how this rising trend is really a thing. BOSS teamed up with Russel Athletic for a second season of a nostalgic feeling that brings the exact sensation of game days in NYC, the home of baseball. And of course, they’d transmit these vivid sensations with the help of varsity jackets.
BOSS took full advantage of this recent fever and brought together the TikTok sensation Khaby Lame, famous without saying a single word, along with Gigi Hadid for the collection launch.
The collab has also promoted a challenge for TikTok users, giving them a chance to win one of its five exclusive #BOSSxRussellAthletic NFTs by showing their #BOSSMoves — their own baseball trading card.
All inspired by the champions’ team spirit, the result of this team was some fresh takes of the two brands’ skills in tailoring and sportswear. A match we know that could never have a loser.
Style icons keep getting back over the past decades to be a part of high-end Maisons’ collections which end up in the closets of streetwear savants.
This might be enough reason for you to consider finding a place for a varsity jacket. But if you want more, remember that it’s a leather piece that can last for ages, be passed on across generations, and get even more unique and timeless the more you wear it.
So, just save a spot for yours and prepare your best move to hit a home run wearing it.
Find how sports convey a carefree spirit as few things do.