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A Brief History of the Letterman Jacket

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A Brief History of the Letterman Jacket

Letterman jackets (also referred to as letter jackets or varsity jackets) conjure up images of high school, college, and sports teams. Why is this? Today we’ll dive into the origin of the Letterman Jacket, what it means culturally, and why it’s still relevant today! The Letterman jacket gets its name from the practice of awarding a “letter” to students who played on a varsity team for their school. Although this is usually associated with high schools the practice actually goes as far back as the mid 1800’s and was initially a practice of Harvard. Harvard’s “H” was sewn into the...

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Letterman Sweaters

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Letterman Sweaters

Letterman sweaters came before letterman jackets. The word "letterman" comes from the letter that is awarded to the student/athlete for an accomplishment in school or sports. Over the past few decades letterman jackets have grown drastically in popularity. But over the past year or two letterman sweaters have come back into style. They are a good choice for people that live in areas where it is never quite cold enough to wear letterman jackets like southern California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, etc. The level of customization that can be done on sweaters has traditionally been lower than that of jackets due...

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