The Season’s Best Designer Varsity Jackets

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

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Young, Wild & Free

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa drink, smoke, and take it easy on their carefree joint “Young, Wild & Free,” the first offering from the soundtrack to their stoner comedy Mac and Devin Go to High School, due in early 2012. Hip-hop’s favoriteaccessory Bruno Mars lays down a breezy hook over the piano-driven melody. Puff on this.

New Music: Chris Brown – ‘I Love Her’ [Snippet]

Chris Brown pours his heart out on a snippet of “I Love Her,” which may appear on his next album Fortune. The piano ballad features tin whistles reminiscent of the Titanic theme song as the R&B crooner sings about his regrets over a past relationship. “And I feel so bad ’cause you wouldn’t do the same to me, but I know what your weakness is,” he laments. Continue reading