Whether you were a letterman or not, chances are you're familiar with the athlete's favorite: the varsity jacket. With beginnings in Ivy League academia, the jacket has progressed far beyond high school hallways and football fields and is enjoying a resurgence lately because it's an easy, all-American outerwear choice. Traditionally, the jacket is constructed with a wool body, contrasting leather sleeves and snap closures; crested with a large letter or logo on the chest. Contemporary varsities are little more experimental—forgoing the large letters and bulky construction for lighter wools, canvas or leather. And fortunately, these varsity jackets have a more flattering fit so you don't have to be built like a linebacker to fill one out. Here are six of the best, in a range of price points.