Simple but complex idea here. Have fun with this!! Knowing what you know now, recalling the timeframe you were in high school, and the general "culture" of your school/town/area, what jacket would you choose to wear if you were able to have one favorite jacket for the whole time? I realize there are a lot of factors going on with this idea, high school is a huge intersection of change for nearly everyone, and many of us started sorting out a lot of our identity in those years. It's often turbulent times (and certainly was for me). So if you just wished you could go back, and had different circumstances, what jacket would you wear for the bulk of your time? Bear in mind that high school probably also invovles a lot of "rough" use, being stuffed into lockers (maybe even with the wearer still in the jacket), carrying bookbags, generally getting tossed around a lot. For myself - it's likely the Vanson Model "E" would have been the right balance here. It would have been period correct for the time I was in school - the later '80's. That was also when Berman's (Later Wilson's) was at it's peak of popularity. I would chose the "E" as it's functional, somewhat fashionable, but durable and comfortable to wear all day if needed. I was not really a "biker dude" in those days. It's a bold but not 100% in your face sort of jacket. It may have given me some confidence in those years - that I really needed. However the fact I went from 4' 10" to nearly 6' 0" while in high school. So anything "nice" I would have outgrown in very short order. Suprisingly, I still have a jacket from high school: My FFA (Future Farmers of America) jacket. Made of blue cordoroy. I'll get some photos of it. It is a "size 34" so it's never going to be tried on again!