The classic and enduring raglan sleeve 'varsity' letterman jacket
• Classic 1940s cut
• Relaxed fit
• Stud closure
• Raglan sleeves
• 21oz pure wool melton shell
• Deep moleskin lined hand-warmer pockets
• Classic heavy single thickness knits
• Deep shawl fold over collar
• Pictured left in Green Melton Wool
Our 1940s Raglan Sleeve Letterman's Jacket is in the classic post WW2 Wool & Horsehide Baseball Jacket style. This men’s raglan sleeve varsity style jacket is available in three base wool colours, Blue, Bottle Green, and Black.
Each letterman jacket is hand cut from heavy duty 21oz Melton Wool and fitted with single width Pure Wool striped ribbed jersey, which is far more typical of the era than the usual double thickness jersey that is de rigueur these days. The Shawl Collar is also unique to the era, while the stylish raglan Horsehide leather sleeve (again typical of the 1940s) is very rare in modern reproductions, as are the period correct double folded cuffs.
All in all, we've recreated a true classic from the 1940s without even the merest hint of compromise. And to top it all off, we have used contrasting colour studs. We have a small number of vintage chenille patches are also available; these are mostly Canadian made and date from the 1960s-1980s, but are identical in style to those from the 1940s. Please ask for further information.
This jacket is a 1940s inspired design which offers a fit with quite a bit of room around the body and shoulder with a taper to the waist.
The perceived ‘correct’ fit of this garment was generally more blousy than modern sizing, so we typically recommend either selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended relaxed fit, although many choose to size down for a more modern fitted look.
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.