What’s The Deal With Letterman Shirts?

I don’t hate seeing men wear letterman shirts at upscale parties, I’m just surprised. Letterman shirts are hot in a way, they give off this team captain vibe I can appreciate.

The varsity letter appliqué is traditionally reserved for sport jackets, but lately men have been opting for the letterman style on dress shirts or silk bomber jackets and wearing them at night.

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Sean Puffy Combs in a Louis Vuitton Letterman sport jacket in silk.

For example actor Jiang Jinfu (Forever Young) sported one at the Hogan cocktail party in Milan. Jiang styled the contemporary dress shirt with classic denim and the new Hogan sneakers. And while I don’t see this as a night time look, I have to admit he looks good!

Zhang Tianai;Jiang Jinfu
Actress Zhang Tianai and actor Jiang Jinfu at the Hogan cocktail party (2018)

What do you think? Would you try this look?

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Nichelle Cole is the founder & editor-in-chief of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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