For real Americana, look no further than the varsity jacket. This is one of the US’s most adored exports and has been part of many sub-culture fashions for decades.
It can sometimes be referred to as a baseball jacket and it’s a great preppy alternative to a track jacket. It has a rich history, first being worn by athletes in 1865. This jacket soon became the ‘in’ thing that all students wanted to be seen wearing around college campuses across the states by the 1950s.
Perhaps the most iconic varsity jacket of all time is the one that Michael Jackson wore in his Thriller music video. It remains to this day, a cult classic. So, what is the best way to rock this look?
2020 varsity jackets have a slimmer, more flattering cut so choose a slim fit design. Monochrome versions are also popular, as traditionally the arms would be a different colour to the body of the jacket. For a range of Mens Tommy Hilfiger Jackets, visit EJ Menswear.
Thankfully, it is a versatile jacket that can be dressed up with chinos and brogues or dressed down with hi-tops and jeans. With streetwear being all the rage at the moment, the varsity jacket sits well with this trend. A hot look right now is anything that invokes some 80s retro nostalgia so pair up your jacket with black skinny jeans and a graphic t-shirt for a contemporary and fresh street look.
How can you go wrong with a jacket that has never lost appeal for 150 years? Dress it up or down and it will suit a myriad of occasions.