I'll make no apologies for the amount of American made products and sportswear that I've featured of late, it's just the way my personal tastes seem to be gravitating, but for good reason. Today's post is another fine example, as Harry Stedman have just released their version of the classic 1950's varsity jacket. Available in two versions, Slim (Grey) and Classic (Forest Green, boxy fit), the Varsity Jacket has been produced in collaboration with renowned outerwear manufactures, Golden Bear.
Designed in Harry Stedman's London studio and made at Golden Bear's prestigious San Francisco factory, the Varsity Jacket is an excellent example of a classic menswear garment being brought up to date (slimmer body/shoulders). Perfect for winter, the jacket itself is made from a mix of wool, nylon and leather, quilted lining and traditional ribbed cuffs, hem and collar. They've kept things subtle, which is definitely the way to go with "archived" garments in my opinion. Lots of brands could take advice from this, instead of creating overly-designed pieces.
Read a Q&A with designer John Ridley at Buckets & Spades
The Harry Stedman Varsity Jacket is available here.