Achieving an all-American look has never been made easier since the varsity jacket re-emerged as a wardrobe staple. Part of the Thom Browne AW12 collection, this jacket could not be any closer to the clean-cut collegiate styles synonymous with the designer.
This of course is not any old football captain’s varsity jacket, but a luxury piece with white leather sleeves designed to contrast with the body. Despite what appears to be a brown herringbone construction, is actually a mixture of pink and green wool, which helps keep the entire piece understated. This slightly muted autumnal tone only further adds to the contrast with the bold, white leather trim pockets.
Red, white and blue stripes appear around the collar, ribbed waist and cuffs to reinforce the American influence of Thom Browne’s collections, while adding a touch of colour to an otherwise beige jacket. Finally, small finishing details such as the gold buttons help to refine the preppy-privilege associations of Lettermans.
Durable, light-weight and warm; varsity jackets are the perfect go-to when the chilling autumn winds arrive. This version is a near perfect neutral jacket that’s sure to go with any combination of layers beneath, so make sure you grab one from Oki-ni today.