If you still have your old varsity jacket from your days as a wrestler, cross-country star, or third-string quarterback, by all means dust it off. The good news for those of us who don’t, meanwhile, is that fashion designers have now gotten hold of them, and they know a hell of a lot more about constructing a modern jacket for modern times than that school-supplies manufacturer that also does class rings and yearbooks. The results are jackets with snarky graphics your principal wouldn’t have been cool with (see the dropped panties in jacket number three, below), smarter color combinations, and—holy hell—an actually flattering fit that doesn’t balloon out and give you linebacker’s back.
Shipley & Halmos
Available at Barneys, NYC