You don’t need to have played on your high school’s football team to understand what makes the varsity (or letterman) jacket so appealing. As much a modern menswear staple as it is an Americana style icon, the jacket—traditionally boasting a wool body, with leather sleeves and knit collar and cuffs—is a damn near must-have for everything from brisk, late-summer nights to autumn layering. Its status has made it the perfect canvas for designers, be it in the traditional recreations built by brands like Golden Bear, or in the conceptual and colorful iterations created by streetwear brands like Bape. Whether you’re a Saint Laurent supporter or a Supreme stan, there’s a solid chance that you’ll find a varsity jacket that manages to tackle your needs. Take a peek at our roster of letterman jackets before fall’s chill really sets in—two-a-day drills not required.

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