The origins of the iconic varsity jacket date back to Harvard University in 1865. Around the mid-19th century, the Polish University of the IVY League, Harvard, needed something physical to distinguish their best players. In 1865 so, these players decided to adorn their thick knit sweaters by adding the letter “H”, big and bold right across the chest, and walked the halls of Harvard as prominent figures in the sport. These thick uniform sweaters with the The H on the front became known as the “LETTERMAN.” Finally, in 1875, the Harvard football team adopted the “LETTERMAN” uniform, continuing the rule of the best players. This exclusivity made these jackets symbols of prestige and hard work, and people loved them. Our version of this sweater with a heritage flavor takes us back to the world of sport in terms of neckline, fit and type of stitch, while the very soft feel of this wool/cashmere makes the garment light and at the same time very warm.
- Full zip bomber jacket in 90% wool and 10% cashmere, gauge 3