Boston, home of The Varsity – Lastwolf Store

Boston, home of The Varsity

Boston, home of The Varsity

Throughout the history of the United States, the City of Boston has played an important and determined role in our country’s journey.

Nearing its 400th anniversary, the city of Boston has been a witness and a protagonist of various crucial events that gave birth to the American Revolution, events such as the Boston Tea Party in 1773 and the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 marking the “shot heard round the world” that signified the start of the Revolutionary War.

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As the years went by, the feeling of freedom was transformed into a major wish for knowledge. Soon thereafter; universities, science and research centers started to emerge. These new educational institutions followed the example set by Harvard University in the year 1636 with the sole purpose of achieving educational excellence.

 

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The way to identify a member of one institution from another was thru their colors therefore wearing the city’s colleges’ letterman sweaters and jackets first time used in 1865 by the Harvard University Baseball team was a noticeable reference.

 

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It is exactly in Harvard University where the earliest records of the Varsity Jacket are stored. In addition, various sport teams throughout the country and some of the oldest and most prestigious fraternities stared using them too.

The City of Boston was born to create a cultural precedent in the United States and The Varsity Jacket arrived to leave its footprints all over the world.

Imagine yourself back in those days wearing one of these garments walking by River Charles or thru State Street, hanging out at Copley Square triggering that sense of pride among all the students.

 

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At Lastwolf we are pleased to offer this iconic piece of garment: THE VARSITY JACKET. Made in the traditional way and based in three different styles used back then with minor twist to adequate to our days. We truly want you to feel the history and pride that this garment evokes. 

 

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If you felt the same as we felt when writing this text, follow up for our upcoming blog “The pride made garment…The varsity jacket”.

 


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    • Thomas Tucker -

      Love this article! And in perfect timing now with the home coming going on. Looking forward to read next week edition. Nice blog. Big fan!

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