It’s easy to understand the appeal of the classic Letterman Jacket. Not only is it tangible, concrete proof of the wearer’s athletic prowess, it looks pretty snazzy too. There’s just one problem. Letterman Jackets are signifiers of achievement in collegiate athletics, so wearing one outside of the collegiate environment can look, frankly, a bit desperate, especially if you are no longer of traditional collegiate age.
Thankfully, Saucony have stepped in to rescue the Letterman from that faded glory days vibe with an understated, modern chic take on this classic look. The suitably athletic package of the Shadow 5000 runner is decked out with a black, heathered wool upper and premium leather overlays mimic the body and sleeve construction of the traditional Letterman jacket. A quilted tongue sporting a block letter ‘S’ makes for a subtle but confident display of the all important varsity letter.
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