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What are varsity jackets?

The varsity jacket originally comes from college sports in the USA. The members of the sports teams, but above all the local football teams of the universities, got and still get team jackets, so-called varsity jackets, so that they could be recognized as athletes from the university.

Varsity Jacket- a little history:

Varsity jackets, also known as letterman jackets, have a long tradition in the USA:

The first varsity jackets were reportedly worn by the Harvard University baseball team. These baseball jackets then gradually became the sports jackets of the university teams.

Source (among others):

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/College Jacket

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman_(sports)#Letter_jacket