Thanks to a slew of new designers, the 1950s varsity jacket is back in fashion. The trick to pulling it off without looking like this year’s MVP is to subvert the original with unexpected materials.Try either 3.1 Phillip Lim’s chic shearling and lambskin offering (center, net-a-porter.com; $1,450), or Yves Saint Laurent’s handsome wool Prince of Wales one (bottom center, at Yves Saint Laurent; $4,575). Or take a cue from Liv Tyler, who paired a classic Stella McCartney version (far right, at Stella McCartney; $2,225) with a leather pencil skirt and sexy black heels.
Illustrations by Richard Haines. Tyler: Getty Images; YSL Runway: Cnp Montrose