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  • Varsity jackets replaced letterman sweaters in the mid 1930s.

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Call it a baseball jacket. A varsity jacket. A letterman. But find a term that works for you, because we're all going to be seeing a lot more of them soon. What started out as a trickle of a trend this fall will be an all out phenomenon in 2011. And Brooks Brothers happens to have a really sharp looking one in their new spring offerings. Yeah, we were as surprised as you. The jacket has a modern, slim cut with a pleated action-back for ease of movement. And unlike the nylon ones you wore as a kid or the wool and leather jackets we saw last season, this one's made from soft washed cotton with a gingham linging. After all, leather sleeves might get a little hot come summer.

$168, at Brooks Brothers


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