Denim jackets have been a fashion statement for more than a hundred years, but the endless affection for this piece of clothing remains a mystery. It could be due to a number of things, including their simple design, flexibility or their characteristic lightness. Reasons aside, you are always going to find something to wear that’ll suit your beloved denim jacket, so theres never a bad time to purchase one.
If you’re a perfectionist when it comes to fashion, choosing the right denim jacket can be a bit of a difficult task. From finding the right sizing and style to fit your body shape, to the right shade and colour, you want to be sure about your decision as denim jackets are very hard wearing and are likely stay with you for a long time. Below are our four favourites to help you make the right decision when choosing the one for you.
Shirt Style: Pretty Green Ancroft Denim Overshirt Jacket Blue
Distressed: Vivienne Westwood D Ace Denim Jacket Blue
Once you’ve chosen your lucky over layer, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to style it. The perks of owning a denim jacket are that they literally go with anything; from colourful t-shirts to plaid button-ups, jumpers to hoodies, you can’t go wrong when wearing a denim jacket. Below are a few style examples we’ve found that you could follow for some inspiration when choosing what to wear.
If you’ve been the guitarist of one of the most iconic grunge bands that’s ever graced the stage and formed your own world renowned rock band afterwards, we’re willing to bet you know how to rock a denim jacket. If you quite have the same accolades to your name then don’t worry, because you can always draw your inspiration from good old Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters who has! A plaid shirt under your denim jacket is always a good choice as shown above, and if it’s good enough for Foo, we’re willing to bet it’s good enough for you!
Second for inspiration, lead singer of one of the most popular British indie-rock bands Dan Smith from Bastille is also a lover of denim. Here, he styles his jacket with a printed black t-shirt, matching the combo with a pair of sunglasses. If you consider yourself more the dark and mysterious type, then following Dan’s style would be a great choice. To complete your own similar look, complement your jacket with an unsurprisingly popular pair of RayBans, available on Mainline Menswear.
If there is someone that knows how to rock denim, it’s Arctic Monkeys’ former front man Alex Turner. He’s known to be highly inspired by The King of Rock’n’Roll himself, Elvis Presley. Drawing inspiration from the King’s hairstyle to his dance moves, Alex has clearly also adopted Presley’s legendary love for denim jackets. He achieves a disinterested look by mixing a denim jacket with an Arctic Monkey’s black band t-shirt. If you don’t feel inspired to create a suave, sophisticated look with your jacket, you can always go for a more lax but no less stylish one such as this. Keep it simple; any t-shirt in your wardrobe will be a good match for your denim jacket – that’s whats so great about them!
Written by Carla Oliver Marti