Denim Daze: 7 of the best jean jackets out right now
This menswear essential is the best topper by far for fall
The jean jacket is an undeniable wardrobe essential. Worn over a sweater (or t-shirt on those unusually warm days), the denim jacket is a perfect transitional piece to get you from the fall to winter. Don't get it twisted — the jean jacket is more than a pretty face, it is rugged and durable, and like the best stuff in your closet, it only gets better with age. Absolutely everyone can incorporate a jean jacket into their daily looks, you can dress it up with a tie, go casual with a sweater or tee, and even wear one with a suit. The top half of the "Canadian tuxedo" has been an iconic example of casual cool forever and here are a selection of ones to consider adding to your wardrobe.
This is the jacket that started it all, the Levi's Trucker jacket recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary and is favourited not only by celebrities but by denim enthusiasts like myself, who are on the never-ending search for the perfect "wash." I'm digging this 'Danica' blue wash, which does half the work for you, and features the trucker's iconic vertical seams.
BDG Damaged Denim Trucker Jacket. $119.00
No one says your jean jacket has to be blue, so consider scooping this black BDG denim trucker, it features distressed and damaged details. Pair it with black jeans to achieve the black on black classic-parisian-rockstar look that always works.
If a bomber and a denim jacket had offspring, Oak and Fort's H005 jacket would be the wonder child. The ribbed band collar and vintage wash gives it a casual vibe but don't be afraid to wear this with black dress pants and a clean white tee.
H&M embraces the 'oversized' trend with this knee-length denim jacket. The extended length and sherpa-like lining makes this more coat than jacket, and adding a sweater means you'll be set even when temperatures really start to drop.
Collaborative Japanese brand Vanquish and Fragment takes things up a notch with this patchwork denim jacket. Made in Japan and featuring segmented indigo-dyed denim, you could say you've got four jackets in one! For the price of well…. four jackets. Price aside, I love the mixing of American classic workwear with Japanese aesthetic. Don't be surprised if Pharrell rocks this jacket at his next red carpet appearance.
LA-based "it" brand Fear of God offers this lightly distressed denim jacket with grey cotton-blend jersey hood and lining. Now there's no need to seek out the perfect hoody to pair with your jean jacket, plus imagine the feeling of wearing your favourite sweatshirt every time you put this on. The oversized fit and rounded sleeves are just the type of thing you would spot on the likes of Mister Kanye West.
Gucci's padded "modern future" jacket is the ultimate example of modern luxury, featuring numerous embroidered graphics, lamb's fur lining and shearling trim. This next-level coat comes with a next-level price, but don't be surprised if "Gucci-it-guy" himself, Jared Leto, rocks this at his next movie premiere.