Sunday, 17 March 2019

STYLING GANT'S VARSITY BOMBER JACKET


I love to take inspiration form everywhere, and have always loved the American way of doing things - including fashion. There's still something so great about the 50's and the varsity style, taking inspo from fashion icons such as James Dean and classic Hollywood films. I recently got my hands on this varsity bomber from Gant (gifted) and knew it would make the perfect spring time edition to my wardrobe, perfect for layering up now that a thicker coat isn't needed.


Being one of the great sports-inspired and preppier brands out there, Gant always produce top-quality pieces that always make a great addition to any gent's wardrobe. I'm a big fan of navy and think it's the perfect spring time colour if you don't want to be too garish. The subtle patch detailing and collegiate look of varsity jackets is what makes them stand out from other styles, still standing the test of time, and adding a bit more personality into an outfit. This one features the Gant initial and an embroidered 'Gant' on the bottom right hand corner in navy stitching.


Since this style leans towards the more casual side of things, I wanted to keep the other pieces a little smarter, layering the look up with a white oxford shirt and slim grey chino (also from Gant). I think these are both wardrobe essentials, and again, perfect spring pieces stepping away from darker winter colours and transitioning into the new season. They also help steer this look towards the traditional varsity campus style.


I finished off the look with a pair of suede lace up boots, something a little softer and casual than my usual favourite leather chelsea boot. Although these may not be the most practical shoe when avoiding the spring-showers, a good protective spray will help make sure these stay looking their best. And yes, I did decide to wear odd socks (for some strange reason) on the day of shooting this! I've included a few alternative varsity jackets below in case you want to check out any alternative styles.



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