Men’s Fashion: The Marching Band Jacket from Lupe Fiasco to Chris Brown to Michael Jackson

Being a nerd has never been so cool
Georgia Tech Marching Band

It’s never been so cool to be a nerd. Not only do nerds currently rule hip-hop, but they also dominant the current styles. From the most preppy L7 (square) clothes to borderline bi-focals. . . dressing nerdyish is too cool for school. And the marching band jacket falls right in line with these trends.
Chris Brown rockin a really haute band jacket at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards

Kanye West, Chris Brown, and Lupe Fiasco all seem to be fans of the band jackets. And the new Converse commercial featuring Santogold in a marching-band jacket has seemed to make the trend even more popular … everybody wants a band jacket now!

Lupe Fiasco has some of the most meticulously designed
marching band-esque jackets I’ve ever seen.
I’m sure Dr. Romanelli helped to create a few.
(Dr.Romanelli has designed several of Lupe’s jackets)

Wearable marching band jacket are actually pretty hard to come by. The style is popular, but only a few brands and stores carry it, so the jacket is sold out everywhere. I found a website that carries some unique variations of the marching band:

Ipso Facto Jackets


$60.50


$69.50

$241.50

Life Research Group LRG carries variations of the
marching band jacket too

To be honest, the marching band jacket style isn’t just about marching band jackets. The style is actually a mix and cross-over between marching band jackets, military jackets, varsity jackets, and motorcycle jackets. Both Chris Brown and Lupe Fiasco sufficiently mix these styles in their wardrobes. And as long as you have one of those type jackets you can easily gain the edgy looks that the superstars create.
If you happen to come across “marchmiliVarmoto” type jacket, scoop it up quick because it most likely won’t be there for long.


This new style is also somehwhat of a tribute to Michael Jackson- who started it all. You can find many of these retro style jackets on eBay.com for a really good price.

Michael Jackson “Victory Tour” Jacket

Michael Jackson “Thriller” Jacket

Michael Jackson “Walk of Fame” Jacket

Check out Santogold in her marching band jacket in the Converse commercial:

MARCHING BAND JACKET UPDATE, CLICK HERE.

New Fall 2009 article on
Men’s Marching Band/Military Jackets,
click here.

Where to buy them, which designer brands carry them, etc.

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3 Comments


  1. Where can you by Dr. Romanelli’s clothing???????

  2. I love all the the Jackets…Mostly I love the red one…

  3. Great site!

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