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25 Reasons Starter Jackets Were The Coolest Things That Ever Existed

An ode to the coolest jacket (with a built in fanny pack!) that's ever existed.

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8. Sometimes they let you make hyper-specific points.

"I don't want people to think I like the Lakers, but I'd love it if they could know that I enjoyed the Showtime Lakers. Do you have anything that says that?"


15. They were so much cooler than their imitators.

Look at Sherman Lewis on the left. He's not wearing a Starter Jacket. He's wearing what looks to be some Champion-brand knockoff of a Starter jacket. Notice how much cooler Tony Dungy (!) on the right looks. That's a perfect look.

16. Starter Jackets were so cool that even LA Law's Corbin Bernsen wore them. (And so did Brooke Shields!)

View this video on YouTube

17. They've even inspired songs!


The bottom line is...