Sports regalia is popular, there is no denying that. Across America, college and professional football stadiums are filled with fans wearing jerseys; it would be safe to assume that most Canadians have owned a hockey jersey at some point in their life, too; basketball jerseys and soccer kits have, in their own way, moved from the sports realm to the cultural realm, worn outside the arena primarily within the streetwear and skate subcultures. One could argue, however, that neither is an actual garment unto itself—basketball jerseys are, essentially, tank tops and soccer jerseys are basically T-shirts. There is one type of sports jersey, though, that has become its very own garment and it sits at the heart of the prep aesthetic, which—by all accounts—is primed for a comeback.

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