YOU'VE BEEN ACCEPTED.... NOW ENJOY THE TRADITION
The class year sweater has been a dormant tradition at America's finest East Coast institutions for over 50+ years. These unique sweaters were originally given to Freshman athletes as early as 1891 at Harvard, but as time progressed after WWII, they were worn by nearly every member of the student body to build class bonding (sadly these sweaters have become relics in the closets of Old Guard alumni). Now, these heirloom quality legacy sweaters are being re-introduced by Varsity Athletic Apparel at a time when building class spirit is more important than ever. It's time for the next generation of students to enjoy this historic tradition, while generating a great optional fund-raising opportunity as well.
Varsity Athletic, the varsity letter sweater supplier to all eight Ivy League schools, is resurrecting this vaunted tradition by partnering with both student governments and on campus stores at a select number of historic East Coast institutions. Simultaneously we have created a great fund-raising vehicle for the many schools whose student governments participate in this program by donating a portion of sweater sales directly back to that school's program. No other company in the nation has our 22 year history of creating vintage heirloom quality collegiate sweaters for sale directly to colleges nationwide. Our quality, and on time, time after time delivery has made us the industry leader in what we do--selling vintage collegiate apparel at extremely competitive prices. In fact, we are the class year sweater suppliers to student governments and student retail stores at such recognized schools as Harvard, Yale, UPenn, and many others.
Each Varsity Athletic class year sweater is a four season, 100% cotton garment made from ring spun Australian extra long staple cotton which is used to spin finer count yarns to allow our sweaters to be knitted into a softer, finer grade. The soft feel of our sweaters, coupled with the fact that they can be worn year round (as opposed to much warmer wool sweaters which, even in a lighter weight can only be worn in colder months or in colder locales), are critical components that make wearing our sweaters as comfortable as relaxing in a soft cotton sweatshirt on a Sunday morning. Our sweaters are versatile enough to be worn to both a Summer outdoor alumni get together or layered up during a cold crisp Fall Football game. They are ideal for use 12 months a year!
We look forward to re-introducing this unique heritage to both student governments and campus bookstores of great Northeast American institutions as this program gains notoriety to rise again and become a great collegiate tradition.