The varsity jacket has been enjoying a resurgence for the past couple of years because it's an easy, all-American choice for outerwear. Most have a lean, athletic look while still offering ample room for movement and layering. This year, however, it seems like things have taken a turn to the dark side as the best looking options are the all-black styles. They definitely have a smarter, more modern feel. Here are four of the best, in a range of price points.
A lightweight but still substantial option, this slim-fitting jacket is cut from wool and buffalo leather with trim sleeves along with a narrow ribbed collar and cuffs.
7 Diamonds, $295
More of a modern Ivy interpretation, this tailored jacket features a leather snap-placket overlay, zippered pockets and a striped waistband and cuffs.
Made in the USA, this contemporary take offers a lean bomber-style silhouette with set-in calfskin leather sleeves. Even the snap buttons are black.