By Leah Binkovitz
We’ve got spirit, yes we do. We’ve got spirit, how ’bout you? Oh, you don’t, how sad. Did you know they’re not just for jocks anymore? Varsity jackets, and their less peppy cousins, bomber jackets, are sweeping the globe right now. From Stockholm to Taipei, from NYC to SF. Even though Minnesota isn’t known for its civic hubris, we still take plenty of pride in our cities. So suit up for team MN.
We love the versatility of these jackets. Bold contrasting colors like reds and yellows play up a classic sporty look. Deck it out with plenty of patches for the full effect. Not as enthusiastic about high school nostalgia? A cleaned up black and white jacket, tailor-fitted makes a sleek statement. Or go out of the box with a patterned look that says, organized sports are just too tame for you.
Still not creative enough? Etsy has plenty of people just waiting to stitch a unicorn onto your satiny jock jacket and subvert all societal expectations of everything.
(Rainbow Unicorn Bomber Baseball Jacket ($42) from Etsy)
Like the signature green vest of the Girl Scouts, these jackets are all about how you customize them and what story they tell about you. We love that they combine high fashion with street style, a common trend with uncommon adaptations. Best of all, Plymouth’s VSA Custom Apparel is right in town and happy to work with you to make a unique statement out of a classic coat.