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The iconic 1950's style suede 'varsity' jacket for men

1950s College Jacket

Estimated production time is currently 8-10 weeks from order confirmation
Base Price:£780.00
Standard size range is 34" to 48" inclusive, other sizes are available by special order

• Iconic 1950s style

• Relaxed fit

• Zip closure

• Horizontal breast pocket

• Two moleskin lined hand-warmer pockets

• Rear yoke

• High-grade knitted collar, cuffs and waistband

• Please note, breast pocket is optional - this can be removed by request in special instructions box when placing order

• Pictured left in Rust Goat Suede

We were offering this classic 1950s Varsity / College jacket as a limited edition, but it's now been added to our full collection. This simple but stylish windbreaker perfectly replicates the classic 1950s Varsity jacket. An easy to wear two-pocket jacket with knitted wool collar, cuffs and waistband. As worn by Paul Newman and Steve McQueen in Somebody Up There Likes Me.

If you’re looking for a varsity jacket that is indistinguishable from a mid-20th Century original, we recommend this style in our high-grade double-faced Goat Suede with a cotton check lining and a genuine 1950s deadstock Talon zipper.

This suede varsity jacket is a 1950s inspired design which offers a fit with quite a bit of room around the body which was typical of the more relaxed fitting styles of this era.

The perceived ‘correct’ fit of the 1950s was generally more ‘oversized’ than modern sizing, so we typically recommend either selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended ‘1950s’ relaxed fit, although many choose to size down for a more modern fitted look.


For further general sizing information, please see our sizing FAQ section. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for there, please get in touch.

Don’t worry, all sizing information displayed here is only a guide. Every order placed is checked over by a member of our production team who will confirm your size selection against your measurements or recommend any necessary changes that need to be made. If you have any specific queries, you can note these in the special instructions box on the ‘measurements’ page when placing your order.