The varsity jacket, also known as a Letterman jacket in the USA, where this style of clothing was born, is traditionally worn by American high school and college students to represent school and team pride as well as to display personal awards earned in athletics, academics or activities. Nowadays though the varsity jacket has been adopted by mainstream fashion, and is a hot trend that's guaranteed to stick around for years to come. Varsities come in both winter and summer weights, so for spring and summer you can use your lighter one to keep off the chill, while in winter more substantial wool varsities with leather sleeves will keep you cosy even when it's really cold. Varsities usually come in classic colours such as red, navy or black, and often with the sleeves in a contrasting colour to the body.
Wear a varsity jacket for a sporty chic look!
For a classic all-American look, nothing is better than a good varsity jacket. Calling all stylish guys out there: simply wear a men's varsity jacket with some jeans, high tops and a T-shirt to channel your inner high school jock, or with some turned-up chinos for a more up to date look. For women, a women's varsity jacket could be worn with almost anything, and would look great over a pretty floral dress and some platform sandals for a more girly style, or with some pale high-waisted skinny jeans and black ankle boots for a 90s retro look. Easy-going but chic, a Letterman is the perfect thing to just throw on over whatever you are wearing, since you can be confident that it will always give you a laid-back but stylish air.
Varsity jackets from Zalando: totally awesome!
Here at Zalando we have a fantastic range of Letterman jackets for both men and women from dozens of brilliant brands. In all kinds of colours and styles, from ultra-traditional red ones to fashion-forward, edgy black numbers, we've got a varsity for you, whatever your style. These clothes make it easy for you to put together a trendy look. It's no wonder that they're the jacket of choice for countless celebrities who are going for a casual yet chic look. Varsity jackets represent the best of the USA(Z): Unbeatable Style At Zalando. So check them out at Zalando's online shop today and grab a piece of awesome American style!