Uptown Bourgeois is an art space for the creative works of freelance writer, editor, author, and content creator Jefferey Spivey.

School Daze

There's something about a varsity jacket that I just love. Maybe it's the nostalgia for my high school sports days. Maybe it's the subtle insertion of sportswear into my look. Whatever it may be, the appeal of a varsity jacket is one that I can't deny. The version shown here, from the John Elliott + Co GQ x Gap collaboration, takes the traditional design up a notch with luxe details like the quilted body and leather sleeves. It's tailored just enough to flatter your physique while still allowing enough room for those thicker fall layers. I've paired it with distressed denim, a graphic sweatshirt, and suede sneakers. It's a jacket that adds some depth to your overall look without losing your cool. Whenever you're yearning for the good ol' days, toss on a varsity jacket for that athletic edge. Are you just as crazy about varsity jackets as I am? Tell me about some of your favorites from this season in the comments below!

Photography by Tarik Carroll (www.tarikcarroll.com)

Jacket: John Elliott + Co for Gap x GQ; Sweatshirt and Polka Dot Woven: H&M; Jeans: Gap; Sneakers: Calvin Klein Jeans

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