Classic Varsity Jacket
For more than 80 years, family-owned Golden Bear Sportswear has been making the ultimate sports jackets. The secret of their longevity is classic, vintage American style, the highest quality fabrics and leather, and superior workmanship, most of it handmade. Their Varsity Jacket was introduced in the 1950s to universal success, and in 2012, it was the official San Francisco Giants Championship Jacket. This classic All-American SHOWS he has arrived. The Classic Varsity Jacket is a melton wool blend body (5% nylon for added strength and durability) with snap button placket and contrasted by 100% cowhide leather sleeves and welt-trimmed pockets. Wool/acrylic rib knit collar, cuffs and hem. Quilted polyester-filled acetate lining for extra warmth. Made in the U.S.A. Sizes M, L, XL, XXL.
Evocative of 50’s “Letter” jackets in our American History Museum’s vast costume collection.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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