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A Guide to Varsity Jacket Placement November 13, 2020

Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
A Guide to Varsity Jacket Placement, Cincinnati, Ohio

Receiving your school’s letter at a sports banquet is exciting for any athlete. If you want to organize and display this achievement, one of the best ways to do it is by placing the letter on a varsity jacket. This piece of high school apparel is a memorable keepsake that you can cherish for many years. Below is more information about how to arrange all of the information on this clothing.

Why Are Varsity Jackets Significant?

Varsity jackets—also known as letterman jackets—are staples in college and high school apparel for those participating in sports. They represent school pride and are a way to show personal achievements that you accomplish as part of the team.

Usually, the body of the jacket is boiled wool, while the sleeves are leather with bands at wrists. There is also a band around the waist to secure the jacket to your body. The color scheme matches your school, with the body being the main color and the sleeves a secondary tone. When you receive a letter, it is typically the first initial of your school’s name.

How Should You Organize a Varsity Jacket?

high school apparelWhile you can place the awards and letters anywhere on the jacket, there is a traditional order for each piece of information. For example, your name goes on the left side of the chest, and the graduation year is on the upper left sleeve. On the upper back is the school’s name, and the varsity letter goes beneath that in the center. Then, you can place other achievements and awards under the letter.

Some schools add varsity stripes to indicate how many years you were on the team, with a new stripe added each season. There are some variations on the design, with schools adding region, city, and state information, as well as championship or tournament wins.


After your sports banquet, bring all of your awards to Siefert’s Sports Center in Cincinnati, OH, to create your varsity jacket. This sports equipment and high school apparel store offers friendly, face-to-face service for every customer, as well as low prices and in-store samples. From custom team uniforms to company apparel, the store has been a top choice since 1979. Call (513) 662-1520 to place an order. Visit them online for more information about their products.

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