The Denim Jacket
The humble denim jacket is a classic piece of menswear. Steeped in history and practicality it was strewn across the backs of workmen and stylish trend setters alike. It was in 1880 when the god of all denim, Levi Strauss, created the first denim jacket for the engineers, railroad men and miners to wear as a durable and breathable piece of outwear. The horizontal seems could be removed to allow the wear extra room when working, see, it’s as practical as it is stylish.
Moving on 70 years and Hollywood’s greatest icons, such as James Dean, donned a denim jacket which propelled it into mainstream culture and fashion. Nowadays the denim jacket is a classic mainstay amongst men across the world
Sometimes you don’t want to think too hard about an outfit, and being able to carelessly throw on a jacket, and for it to look good, is a necessity. Picking a neutral colour and design is a good idea as it’s more likely to go with a range of outfits. Pair an easy fitting denim jacket with black joggers and a plain T-shirt for a stylish but unfussy look.
It’s easy to go for something simplistic, but sometimes we want an outfit with a bit more creativity to the look. For a grungier style ignore the standard blue denim jacket and choose a black one instead. Then pair it with ripped jeans or skinnies and finish with a longline T-shirt to complete the look.
If you’re more into shirts and chinos than ripped skinnies, then you’re in luck, as the denim jacket can easily be dressed up for a light and breezy look. When you’re matching up items, try to keep the colours the same tone, so don’t pick anything too dark that could ruin the cool look of the outfit. Try a light blue denim paired with chinos and a white shirt for a clean, smart and classic look.