How to look good in denim jackets

The denim jacket has recently made a return into the forefront of fashion. The denim jacket is one of those items that exude an effortless air of rugged masculinity and machismo.

The denim jacket has recently made a return into the forefront of fashion. The denim jacket is one of those items that exude an effortless air of rugged masculinity and machismo.

It’s really a question of how well it will integrate into the rest of your wardrobe, since denim jackets work in tandem with the rest of your outfit. A denim jacket adds an undeniable dressed down sense to any outfit, so be sure this is something you feel you can pull off.

Tips for wearing a denim jacket are simple.

•    Never ‘double up’ on denim. If you’re wearing a denim jacket, that means no denim jeans, and definitely no denim shirts. If you’re not sure go with khaki or corduroy pants.

•    If you must mix denims, mix up the washes. Extremely dark wash jeans and a faded shearling-lined jacket is a great example.

•    Never wear your jacket with shorts. No exceptions.
•    Try pairing your jacket with a stiff pair of khakis and a dress shirt for a casual Friday look, or ragged cords and a t-shirt for a grunge-inspired casual outfit.

•    To preserve the wash, treat the jacket as you would if it were a pair of jeans. Wash infrequently, and expect some shrinkage with hot-water washes.

•    Don’t wear the jacket too often, unless you want to be known as ‘that denim jacket guy’, which is a terrible thing to be known as.

 

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