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Congratulations on your Varsity letter! Earning a letter and ordering your jacket is an exciting, monumental moment in every high school athlete’s life. At Ritchies Sporting Goods, we understand its significance and will walk you through the ordering process with the utmost care and attention to detail. We’re proud to be the top producer of letterman jackets in the area, and we can’t wait to assist you with your purchase!
Here’s some helpful information to know before ordering your letterman jacket:
We recommend you come into the store to try on different jacket sizes to ensure the absolute best fit. If you can’t come into the store, you can refer to DeLong’s sizing chart. Ultimately, the customer has the sole responsibility for ordering the correct size.
We proudly carry DeLong Letterman jackets. These high-quality jackets have the following features:
– Wool body
– Authentic leather sleeves
– Double-lined interior
Blank Letterman jackets start at $210. A completed jacket with all the patches sewn on will typically cost between $250 and $350. We require a minimum $100 deposit when you place the order; then the jacket must be paid in full at pick-up. There is 10% charge for 2XL and larger. You can also opt to add or remove 2″ from the body and/or sleeves, which is also a 10% up charge.
One of our team members will help you customize your letterman jacket. Because of the various options you can choose, it’s best to come in with an idea of what you want the jacket to look like. If you want your jacket to look like a sibling’s or a friend’s, it’s helpful to bring in a picture. We also have a binder full of examples from local schools that you can refer to while customizing your jacket. There are many different customizations you can choose, including:
– Color (Body, Sleeves, Snaps, Pockets, Trim, etc.)
– Name Tag (Color of patch, color of stitch, block or script font)
– Location of last name (Down the front or across the back)
– Patch, Letter, and Number Material (Tackle Twill or Chenille)
– Color of letters and numbers (One, Two, or Three color)
Q: Do I need to schedule an appointment to come in and order a letterman jacket?
A: No, you do not need to make an appointment. We train all of our team members to take letterman jacket orders so someone will always be at the store to help.
Q: How long will it take for my jacket to be complete?
A: Letterman jackets typically take 6 to 8 weeks to be completed. It takes four weeks until the jacket is shipped to us, then another 2 to 4 weeks for our sewing department to complete it.
Q: When is the best time to order my letterman jacket?
A: The best time to order your jacket is in the summer because it’s our slow time. The Fall is our busiest time with Letterman Jackets — We guarantee your jacket by Christmas if you order it by Monday, November 6, 2023.
Q: What should I bring with me when I come to place my Letterman Jacket order?
A: Bring in your varsity letter and any pins you received (we can sew the pins into the letter so they don’t fall out). If you lost your pins, we sell them for $4.99.
Q: I already have my letterman jacket, but have lettered in another sport. Can I add a patch to the back of my jacket?
A: Yes! You can bring in your jacket and we will add a sports patch. Tackle Twill patches are $20 and Chenille patches are $30. Please note: If we need to rearrange existing patches to make everything fit, the cost to remove an existing patch is the same to put one on.
Q: How will I know when my jacket is ready for pick-up?
A: We will call the phone number listed on your order form when the jacket is ready for pick-up. We will leave a voicemail if you don’t answer.
When you pick up your Letterman jacket, let us take your picture in front of our Ritchies Wall to receive a free window sticker of your choice!