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We weren't all so lucky as to attend high school's where making the varsity squad was easy and the letter jacket colors were anything to write home about. Some legit letter jackets are best kept in the heirloom closet. But for those of us who long for that sturdy, college-bound comfort, Unis is filling in the gap. The Unis NY AW13 Varsity Jackets come in familiar black/blackblack/navy and black/loden colorways, a new maroon/brandy model and a luxe, all-black Loro Piana version, with an Italian wool body and premium sheepskin leather sleeves. The entire line is made in the States and features a quilted liner, a ribbed collar and hem, and a slimmer fit than the bulbous yellow number mom keeps in your old closet. And big plus: no one will know your only letter was for Model UN.

Get the Unis AW13 Varsity Jacket at UnisNewYork.com.


Sportsman's Bag

Loyal readers know we are big fans of American outdoors brand Filson here at Nothing Major. Our recent tour of the new HQ and factory only fed our obsession. So we're especially jazzed about the fall collection that just hit. In it, Filson expands its offerings in luggage (more styles and fabrics) while adding some clothing with modern cuts and materials, all built to last a lifetime. We've selected seven items from the new collection we're jazzed about. As for you heritage buffs, you'll be sated too, when Filson drops an archival collection later this month.

1. Short Lined Cruiser Jacket, $295: The Soy Wax construction makes it water resistant and lends it a nice crackled look. The modern trimmer fit is shorter, too. It comes in tan w/ black and red Alaskan plaid lining or in black with dark green flannel lining. Possibly your new second skin?

2. Quilted Vest, $260: Feel free to move around with this water resistant outer shell. It comes in Navy and Orange, both with that great tan contrast pocket detail.

3. Original Sportsman Bag, $360: Filson's best-selling hunting jackets and vest inspired this practical bag. The large main compartment features snap out panels so you can organize it your way. Constructed from 22 oz. Rugged Twill and 12.5 oz Oil Finish Tin Cloth, it comes in Tan/Dark Tan and Tan/Otter Green. 

4. Guide Pants (Shelter Cloth, $240 & Soy Wax, $265): These rugged pants are ready for almost anything nature has to offer. Available in the new soy wax, they feature front cargo pockets with one-hand snaps.

5. Tote Briefcase, $360, and Game Bag Messenger, $285: Just what we needed: traditional construction but ready for the city. Both bags use Filson traditional 22 oz Rugged Twill and 12.5 oz. Oil Finish Tin Cloth plus heavy duty brass zippers and pulls and genuine bridle leather. 

6. Rugged Twill Log Carrier, $80. You'll never gripe about hauling firewood again with this handsome number at arm's reach.

7. Leather Belt, $58: Don't consider this entry-level Filson. It's constructed in Seattle of genuine saddle leather, the type of belt you pass down to the next gen.

See the complete catalog online at Filson.com