Varsity apparel is most often associated with the 1950s, when the top athletes and cheer squad members of high schools and universities chiefly wore it. At the time, it symbolized loyalty to team sports as well as to one’s school. Today, letterman jackets and team-wear are a major staple of the enduring retro trend, which continues to put a modern spin on athletic wear by offering fitted designs in updated colors.
Numerous celebs have recently been sighted wearing varsity jackets, including singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira. Varsity jackets play a major role in the revamped grunge apparel trend in concert with the style’s signature black combat boots and over-sized flannel shirts.