Men’s varsity jackets are among the most popular types of outerwear for decades. They are based on the letter jackets awarded to high school and university students in the United States. Varsity jackets for men are common in American movies and pop culture, but their popularity as a fashion item goes beyond Hollywood and television. If you love varsity jackets for men, you will love our collection from DC and other leading brands in streetwear. Shop online at Yakwax and get FREE UK Delivery.
There's something alluring about men's varsity jackets that make them quite popular among the boys next door to the top celebrities of today. Originally based on letterman jackets or university letter jackets in the United States, these jackets have garnered a few different names in various regions - referred to as baseball jackets or bomber jackets in the UK, teddy jackets in France, and lever jackets in Australia.
Often made with wool, cotton, satin, nylon or polyester, varsity jackets for men may also have hoods for added protection from the elements. As a streetwear, these jackets are worn as outerwear over shirts, tees, and hoodies. Especially for active guys and board riders such as skaters, these jackets are ideal for layering outfits during the cooler months.
The latest trend we’ve seen in varsity jackets in general is the slim fit. These jackets are not ideal for layering, but can be worn on top of t-shirts or tank tops. These are mostly worn by street fashion enthusiasts who are more concerned about style than function.
However, the typical loose fit varsity jackets are not going anywhere. These are more comfortable and utilitarian especially for guys who love sports and other activities. Find yours in our collection of DC mens varsity jackets, among other top brands in streetwear.