The whole “Varsity Jacket”/college jacket/whatever thing never really made sense to me. It popped up a couple of years ago (I first saw Lady Gaga wearing one, which was of course Gaga-ed out to the max) and, while I kind of understand why you’d want one covered in awesome spikes and stuff, I didn’t really see why the plain ones held mcuh appeal. I’m obviously not a very “country club” type of costume-wearer, so the varsity jacket idea was just kind of wafting over my head, just out of reach.
And then I saw something called a “quilted varsity jacket” that didn’t have stupid letters on it, or leather – just soft quilt-y green.
It’s 100% cotton and therefore machine washable, which rules. There are two larger sizes available (L & XL) which may bum you out if you’re a medium, but I can’t help but crave a hoodie to layer under this. Going a little size up would really make this an ultra-plush option for winter.
Check it out!: Khaki Quilted Varsity Jacket, $21 at Dorothy Perkins