If your favorite brand just came out with a spiffy new varsity jacket, chances are that Golden Bear had a hand in the process. The California-based outerwear imprint has been operating since the 1920s, so they know a thing or two about the classic American silhouette.

The latest to call Golden Bear to the table is London's Harry Stedman, a proponent of classic American and British menswear staples. The new release spans five traditional jackets in wool with thick leather sleeves. From our experience, Golden Bear jackets need substantial break-in time -- but it's well worth it.

The set ranges from $732 to $810 and is available directly through Harry Stedman now.

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