Traditionally the Letterman jacket was the reward of a high school or college student who had reached a high level of achievement in sports or academics, high school american footballers wear them, and yeah Danny Zuko earns himself a Letterman jacket in Grease only to fling it to the ground when Sandy roles up to the fairground in tight leather trousers!
But the Letterman jacket has made its mark on the UK fashion scene, and the fashion label Criminal Damage is leading the way with this surge in popularity. Criminal Damage was launched in the early nineties in the East of London (a particularly hip and fashion savvy area of the UK capital) and the look of the brand is totally unique. There are Criminal Damage clothing ranges for men and women, and what I love about the brand is that as well as looking fantastic and bang on the money when it comes to the fashion stakes the clothes have that appearance of great quality and a really pleasing ruggedness which I think other clothing brands sometimes don’t have.
So yeah if you want to be rocking a Letterman jacket without being a star quarter back then Criminal Damage could be the brand for you, and while you’re there check out the shirts and Hoxton chinos too!!