Wednesday, September 5, 2012

OBEY Varsity Lover Jacket

At my high school, no one wore letterman jackets. Now, what was ubiquitously un-cool is fresh and fashionable.  

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As Taylor Swift and the H&M Autumn 2012 Look Book prove, sporting a varsity jacket is no longer an announcement you’re trend illiterate – or play trombone in the school band.

The vintage, lightweight coats are making a comeback Romy and Michele style. But unlike the deceitful roommates, with the OBEY Varsity Lover Jacket around your shoulders, you won’t have to pretend you invented Post-its to score cool crowd cred.

The faux leather jacket comes ready-to-rumble with snap & zip closure, soft hoodie lining, and slit pockets. Ribbed knit cuffs, hem and shawl collar authenticate the look, but a fitted silhouette separates it from the oversized boiled wool versions of old.

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The style, available in 3 colors, is an attractive alternative to denim and anorak. Arriving on runways last fall, the look is hitting streets this year. Slide one on while it, unlike high school, is still relevant.

Want to up your game? View a slideshow of Refinery29’s 6 Pitch-Perfect Varsity Jackets for fall.

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