I wasn’t a star athlete and never dated the captain of the football team so I missed that whole era of wearing varsity jackets. I used to be bummed I didn’t have an authentic varsity jacket to pull out of the archives, but now? Don’t care because this Splendid Rydell Knit Jacket ($138.60, down from $198) is leaps and bounds better than anything I could’ve gotten on a high school budget.
First of all, it’s not made from some cheap, shiny synthetic material that doesn’t breathe. Instead, it’s loose knit so it adds a layer of warmth under a coat on cool days and over a tee on warm days. Then, there’s the asymmetric zip which gives the jacket a cool moto feel and the French terry sleeves means it’s bound to be ridiculously comfortable.
And let’s not overlook the fact that it’s on sale. That’s more than enough reason to get one for yourself for spring.