For our latest "best" list, we had to take it back—yep, back to the good ol' high school days, when social status was everything. (Things haven't changed much, huh? *SMH*) We remember being brand-new freshmen trying to figure out the best way to become part of the cool crowd. We soon learned that the easiest way to become the B.M.O.C. was to play a sport and—if you were athletically blessed enough—earn that fresh letterman varsity jacket. Those leather sleeves were smooth as butter and the giant letter patch let everybody know that you had arrived. Officially.

Thankfully, those H.S. days are over (for most of us), but the varsity look remains a classic. Brands like Y-3 and Alexander McQueen have reinvented this school-boy style with modern twists on the jacket—everything from the traditional letterman steez to cleaner, patch-free, grown-up versions. Read on for our picks of the best 15 varsity jackets and show the world that you're forever fresh, man...

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GAP VARSITY JACKET
Click Here to Buy It Now at Gap, $200
ARMANI EXCHANGE LEATHER VARSITY JACKET
Click here to Buy it Now at Armani Exchange, $425

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ROCAWEAR VARSITY
Available at Rocawear stores, $90
OPENING CEREMONY VARSITY JACKET
Available at Opening Ceremony, $1,600

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NIKE SPORTSWEAR LOOPWHEELER RIVALRY STADIUM
Available at Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer, $500
BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB
Available at Barneys New York, $550

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7 FOR ALL MANKIND LETTERMAN IN CASTLE ROCK
Click here to Buy It Now at 7 For All Mankind, $525
STAPLE DESIGN POPULACE VARSITY JACKET
Available at Reed Space, NYC, $350

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Y-3 VARSITY JACKET
Available at Y-3 Store, $645
NUDIE JEANS MIKE LAB JACKET
Click here to Buy It Now at Nudie, $1,249

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THE HUNDREDS DODGE JACKET
Click here to Buy It Now at The Hundreds, $129
TOMMY HILFIGER NAVY BASEBALL JACKET
Click here to Buy It Now at Tommy Hilfiger, $248

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WINGS + HORNS MELTON AWARD JACKET
Available at Roden Gray Store, $698
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN LEATHER/SUEDE JACKET
Click here to Buy It Now at Oki-Ni, $778

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10 DEEP RUMBLE FISH BB JACKET
Click here to Buy It Now at Format NY, $150

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