Jackets: Letterman & Varsity.
A Letterman is a student (male or female) who has achieved a measured level of performance on a varsity team. Varsity Jackets are awarded with 'Letters' displaying the level of athletic ability and success. Letterman jackets are a symbol of endurance, talent, dedication and discipline. They're also works of art.
Traditional designs including school mascots and heavy embroidery are highly collectible both for their historical and aesthetic appeal. This example circa mid 70's, from Paola, Kansas, is fantastic - the panther patch and color scheme is strong and the cream leather sleeves are a perfect contrast. This is a wonderful jacket that wasn't just bought somewhere, someone earned this piece and was proud to wear it.