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Author Topic: Archie and Varsity Jackets  (Read 2237 times)

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Archie and Varsity Jackets
« on: April 07, 2017, 03:38:54 PM »
Richie Cunningham often wore a varsity jacket on Happy Days.  However, I do not think Archie ever wore a varsity jacket in the 1950s, although they certainly existed at that time.  When was the first time Archie wore a varsity jacket.  I am thinking it is not until at least the 1970s, maybe even the 1980s.

Re: Archie and Varsity Jackets
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 07:28:01 AM »
They used to be "Varsity Sweaters.

Jackets came later.

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rusty

Re: Archie and Varsity Jackets
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 05:55:39 PM »
Archie was still wearing the sweater with the R on it well into the 1980s.  I did find what looks like it may be a letter jacket on the cover of Archie at Riverdale High #70 from 1980.  It's got the R on it at least.  There may very well have been earlier appearances, but I just did a cursory glance at the covers of a few titles.


DeCarlo Rules

Re: Archie and Varsity Jackets
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 09:53:07 PM »
He's had it (jacket or sweater, doesn't matter) sometime in the 2000s, or even the 2010s, hasn't he?  I could have sworn, somewhere. Of course it's not consistent or anything, it's just a whenever-type thing, right?

steveinthecity

Re: Archie and Varsity Jackets
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 10:50:13 PM »
The Varsity sweater has been a mainstay on covers since Archie #1.  I can't think of many instances of his wearing a Varsity jacket.  Glad Rusty found one example. 
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Re: Archie and Varsity Jackets
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 11:49:09 PM »
Here's another example from Archie Giant Series #601 - October 1989



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Re: Archie and Varsity Jackets
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 08:57:16 PM »
Wasn't that sweater/vest thing he wore in the 50s considered a varsity sweater?

Re: Archie and Varsity Jackets
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 10:02:30 PM »
  I was only referring to varsity jackets.  I knew about the varsity sweater.

 


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