Denim jackets have been the staple for working man in America since Levi Strauss, the widely acknowledged inventor of the modern jean clothing, introduced them to miners during the California gold rush in the 19th Century. But I would be remiss to overlook the role of Italian sewers, particularly those living in Genoa, for discovering the tough cloth. In fact, the term “denim” might have come from the small town of Nîmes in France, which tried to reverse engineer the process to make their own denim cloth. Read on and learn why you should include these denim jackets in your wardrobe.
Why You Should Include Denim Jackets In Your Wardrobe
From its dusty and grimy history, the denim has crossed over to everyday wear, although though not yet to the level of fashion. The timeline is not clear, but Cowboys took to denim jackets like stallions to hay. And these Alpha males used the denim jackets as Levi Strauss intended, conquering the frontier in their Swiss knife of a clothing layer: warding off the gnats and the searing heat of the sun during daytime, and insulating their bodies from the cold at dusk.
While conditioning has everybody thinking real men wear denim jackets, they haven’t admittedly crossed-over to style. For instance, when I only have enough money to buy an apparel I can wear almost everyday, the jean jacket would be at the bottom of the list.
But I will argue you need at least one good denim jacket on your entire arsenal of attire because of it’s versatile, tough and stylish if done right.
1. Denim Jackets For Business Meetings
When thinking of going to business meetings, nobody would think of denim jackets as the appropriate attire. As shown in the photo, you can dress up your denim with a pair of chinos, black leather shoes, dress shirt, and tie. There are many ways to style your look, like wearing denim vest, for instance, and instead of a tie, you can wear a scarf around your neck. There’s nothing that can evoke the idea of money than the way we dress.
2. Denim Jackets for the Rebels in Us
The best thing about distressed denim jackets for an everyday look is how versatile and cool they are. A plaid shirt underneath, no matter what color, is great for this faded blue jacket. A plain white tee is also a perfect way to match your get up. The shoes don’t even matter, you can wear a pair of boots or Chucks and they won’t cramp up your style.
3. Denim Jackets for the Rockstars in Us
There’s actually an unwritten rule when wearing two denims, always make sure they are not monochrome. As you can see clearly above, this rule is not always applicable. A white shirt under an indigo denim jacket with the same colored pants can look good. A beanie will complete the look. Alternatively, you can roll up your pants and wear boots for a rocker look.
4. Hooded Denim Jackets During Winter
While hoodie denim jackets are perfect during the cold season, you can probably make up any excuse to wear this everyday and nobody will blame you. That’s how cool they are.
Here’s a short video from Mo David on how to style your denim jacket in three simple ways:
Whatever denim jackets you choose, here’s something you must understand: buy only when they fit you like a glove. There’s nothing more unflattering than an oversized pair of jacket, unless you go for that sort of thing. In fact, I even buy them one size smaller, but only because I have the body of Apollo.
How do you know denim jackets fit? The length should stop at the waist. Tapered jackets always make you look slim, but make sure your jeans are not baggy as well. Don’t settle for blue either, as there are now countless shades of hues for denim jackets to choose from, and layer with. You are only limited by your creativity.
And you know why denim jackets are so great for your wardrobe? You can wear them multiple times without washing them and nobody would even notice.
There’s no excuse for your style not to be on point. Check out these articles to help with your look. Ready to fill your wardrobe with more denim jackets? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Featured Image via The Idle Man