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The Varsity Jacket: Classic Collegiate Fashion

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It’s safe to say collegiate apparel really took off when varsity jackets were introduced by the Harvard University baseball team in 1865 to highlight the team’s star players. Now the timeless jackets are 150 years old.  Harvard baseball players had sewn the old English letter "H" onto the team's grey flannel uniforms. Ten years later Harvard’s football team followed suit and began embroidering the same letter on their uniforms. By 1891, the nine man baseball team regularly wore black sweaters with a crimson "H" embroidered over the left chest, which led to cardigans.       Although commonly worn by high school and...

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