What is varsity letterman jacket?
Varsity jackets come from the traditional letterman jacket or baseball varsity jackets worn by high school, baseball teams and college students to show team pride and were customized with the school’s or team’s colors.
The first varsity jackets (baseball jackets) trace their origins back to the Harvard University baseball team in 1865, but then became popular with varsity football, baseball and basketball teams.
Athletes would earn the varsity letter, which would be the school initials, that would be worn on the left breast. Patches could also be affixed to the custom varsity jacket to show even more prestige or spirit.
Original varsity jackets manufacturing
Original styles were made from boiled wool body with leather sleeves. Varsity jackets also have a knit collar, cuffs and waistband. Varsity jackets comes in two types of front closure, button (snap closure) and zip closure. Inside quilted lining to keep warm in heavy winters.
Varsity jacket is versatile and can be customized based on your requirements. Letterman jackets are still very popular with athletic teams like baseball and hockey. You can update their classic look with customized colors and patches and paired with modern fashion for a fresh runway look that’s perfect for streetwear. Which one you choose depends only on your personal design preference.
How to choose right materials?
Variety of materials available to makes these jackets perfect for fall, winter or even spring. Your choice will depend on your style preferences and your budget. Wool & leather is always a classic, long-lasting choice but there are also lighter weight and less expensive materials to consider for varsity jackets.
We offer wide range of colors and material combinations with option to add hood and 1/2 zip-out lining. This enable endless customization and material combinations options for varsity jackets:
- Wool & Genuine Leather Sleeves
- Wool & Vinyl (Faux Leather)
- Wool & Sheep Skin Leather
- Wool & Suede Leather Sleeves
- Complete Wool Varsity Jackets
- All Leather Varsity Jackets
Why Stag Wears Inc.?
Stag Wears Inc. is a leading supplier of custom made varsity jackets, we use premium quality virgin wool (95% Wool & 5% Viscose and Nylon). We supervise the processing of our Genuine leather range including cow, sheep and goat in order to maintain maximum quality and durability of Leather. This enables us to bring high quality jackets to you at very affordable prices, especially compared to what you will find at other retailers.
Our varsity jackets are 100% customizable which means your jacket will be unique. The jacket builder lets you customize your own jacket online. We manufacture and ship the jackets at very fast pace so you can enjoy your new custom designed varsity jacket in as little as 15-20 days! Ready-made jackets get to you even faster! And with sizes ranging from XXS through 6XL including tall sizes, you’ll be able to get a jacket that fits you just right.
Customize varsity jacket online.
Our state of the art Design Lab gives you freedom to personalize your jacket so you can be designer and the sky is the limit when it comes to the possible combinations. The Design Labs makes it easy to walk you through each design choice.
Body & Sleeves Materials:
We offers varsity jackets in a wide range of fabrics. For spring or fall light weight cotton fleece, polyester satin and cotton twill is best choice. For the cooler months, choose between all leather or a combination of wool and leather.
There are different types of leather depending on your budget. Cowhide leather is a good deal. Faux leather keeps the price lower, but sheep skin leather can also be chosen for a more luxurious look and feel.
extends from the collar of the jacket down to the underarm, so there is no shoulder seam. The benefit of this style is that it creates a wider underarm area, which allows additional space for wearing bulky sweaters or winter layers underneath. It makes up and down arm movement a little easier. It gives the jacket a sporty look and also makes it extremely comfortable.
It has a seam at the shoulder which continues around the underarm. It gives a slightly more tailored look. Along with sleeve style, choose buttons or zipper, and the knit style for your collar, waist, and cuffs. You can even add a hood or a front flap to really make your style even more distinctive.
Your next choice is color, and this is a big choice, because everything is customizable including the pockets and buttons! Selecting a different color for the sleeves gives you another selection of more than twenty colors- which means endless combinations! Once you choose the body and sleeve color, you’ll also choose the lining color and the color of your collar, cuffs and waistband. Click here to view all available fabric colors.
Adding a patch:
We offer embroidered patch (Not Chenille Letter Patch), felt patch for custom varsity jacket jackets. You can type your own letter or pick a patch from our design lab. Change the colors and hit save. Click here to view examples of some of our past patches/embroideries work
Adding custom logos / patches:
Here’s where you can really personalize your jacket with letterman patches, high school logo, your custom artwork or team numbers. You can also add seniors class of 2020. 2021 logos and high school name on top back of your jacket.
Ready to place your order?
Once you design your jacket and place your order. After that, we will cut and sew your jacket. Based on the jacket requirements, we will do embroideries and create custom patches.
We require minimum time of 2 weeks to produce a fully customized jacket. Upon completion of your jacket, we’ll share photos of the jacket with you to get your approval.
The Design Lab is so fun to use, you might just want to try out lots of different combinations therefore you might end up ordering more than one!