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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Get Schooled: 10 Lessons from Entertainment’s Most Stylish Youth Style:

Just because they’re young doesn’t mean they’re a mess. Learn some style tips—and avoid childish mistakes—by taking notes from Justin Bieber, Taylor Lautner, and the rest of the gang.

1. Justin Bieber
Age: 17

Go Back to Basics. Sure, Bieber’s fashion sense skews safe—American Apparel hoodies, basic black, and immovable Ken doll hair. But for a Canadian, his adherence to All-American style is admirable. Ladies love a clean slate. And Biebs shows that a simple tee or cotton pink cardigan with slim-fit jeans can pop subtly. Just say never to purple hoodie Continue reading

Kanye West Wears Nike Air Yeezy 2 in Paris

From “All of the Lights” to the City of Lights; Kanye West was spotted rocking the ultra-anticipated Nike Air Yeezy 2 alongside Jay-Z this past weekend. The same all black pair with an off white midsole and (presumed) glow-in-the-dark outsole was seen yet again, though the new angles provide us the most telling view we’ve seen yet. It’s likely that Ye and Jay are in Paris working on Watch the Throne. In the meantime, we’ll stay watching the kicks. Continue reading