Denim jackets have always been popular with men, worn by rock stars and actors, it is one of the most versatile items of clothing. A must-have wardrobe item that is both durable and stylish at the same time is not easy, yet the denim jacket makes it look so easy. One of my favourite things about a light denim jacket is that you can wear it in all but freezing cold climates.
The light denim jacket can be worn with almost anything. Team it with your favourite shirt and jeans for a casual look or with chinos for that semi-casual style. The only no when it comes to a denim jacket is wearing it with the same coloured jeans. Unless of course, your jeans are black. You’ve probably heard this before, but I’ll drive home the point, an all-black look is always in fashion.
The perfect denim jacket is hard to find which is why I have some tips on what to look out for when buying one.
- Choose a colour: Your denim jacket should go with most of your clothes. A light blue jacket can be worn with jeans of any colour. Adding style points to your attire, this will make even a simple tee shirt and jeans look pop. Darker shades can be used for a slightly more formal look, and a white jacket is perfect for a beach or to look cool during the summer.
- Well fitted: I’ve seen men wearing bomber jackets that are at least two sizes too big. Your jacket should fit perfectly in the shoulders. Of course, it should not be so tight that you can’t move freely.
While the well-fitted jacket gives a stylish appearance, an oversized jacket can make you look more rugged and casual. Ideally, an untucked plaid shirt with dark jeans and a light jacket are great, especially if you want to look more macho. Do remember to add sunglasses to this mix.
- Hip length: A good denim jacket should not be too long, it should actually just reach your hip. In the case of this particular men’s jacket, short is better. You’re only losing style points if your jacket reaches your belt.
Once you have chosen the jacket that is right for you go ahead and make it your own. I usually put the collars up and accessorise it with a beanie. This versatile piece of clothing can be worn over anything – right from shorts and jeans to chinos and other semi-casual pants. There are no limits to what you can wear under your jacket either, it looks good with everything. A plain white tee or one that is a mess of colours, there is nothing your new denim jacket won’t look great with. In fact, it is quite likely to make your clothes, and in turn, you look even better.
Creating different looks with denim jackets is easy and fun. The more jackets you buy, the more options you have to make yourself look the way you feel on any particular day. I’d recommend at least two well-fitted jackets, a light and a dark shade and one that is a little oversized.