A denim jacket, otherwise known as a jean jacket to our American neighbours over the pond, is pretty much a staple of any man’s wardrobe and knowing how to wear a men’s denim jacket for all occasions is very important.
I suppose it’s best if we speak about the jackets themselves. When you’re picking out a denim jacket you must remember that the fit is key as with anything! Buy one too small and you’ll end up looking like an over-grown child – buy one too big and you might be in hipster territory.
Colour is another important factor, you can stick with a classic option, such as this blue jeans, or you can go a little bit different and pick out a white version, such as this one from yours truly. This just gives your outfit a different look without being too out there and in-your-face.
Denim on denim
Yes, there, we said it. When you saw Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake rock their light blue wash denim his-and-hers look at the 2001 American Music Awards, you didn’t think that was stylish, did you? 15 years down the line and we’re actually telling you to consider denim on denim. Bear with us and we’ll tell you exactly why.
Denim on denim works if you make sure the washes of each item are at least two shades different from each other. If you want to experiment with coloured denim, be our guest! For example, you could opt to wear slim grey jeans with a short sleeve light blue denim shirt. Trust us, you’ll look spot on.
All Black Everything
Jay Z knew the deal with he rapped about “all black everything”. Black really is the new black and by that we mean that nothing trumps a cool black tone. Absolutely nothing.
The slim tapered black jean is reliable, unique, and strong enough to stand the test of time. This could be coupled with a plain black crew neck cut t-shirt and a pair of black slip-on shoes. Not only will you look fresh, you’ll stamp your authority on any situation.
It should be noted that wearing dark colours in the summer months can cause you to sweat more than is humanly possible, so it’s advisable to opt for breathable fabrics such as cotton and linen or looser fitting t-shirts. After all, there’s nothing smooth or cool about a guy who smells like he’s just enjoyed a week-long session in the gym – even if you are Dwayne Johnson. No, scratch that. We’ll get back to you on that one.