3 Can't-Miss Ways to Wear a Jean Jacket Right Now
The denim jacket may have roots in workwear, but nowadays it's become a different beast entirely. It's not just a classic, it's remarkably versatile—if you know how to style it the right way. That's where we come in. We've pulled together three different ways to wear one jean jacket, whether you're breaking it out on the weekend or in the office (yes, the office). Here's how to dress it up, dress it down, and split the difference.
Man need not wear a sport coat every single day. To dress up a denim jacket, though, you'll want to treat it a lot like you treat that single-breasted two-button: Pair it with slim trousers, a crisp white shirt, and a stylish pair of Chelseas. Finish the whole thing off with a sleek watch—you're trying to elevate the look, after all.
Faded denim jacket by Rag & Bone, mrporter.com; Selvedge Oxford shirt by Todd Snyder, toddsnyder.com; MK1 steel watch by Timex x Todd Snyder, toddsnyder.com; tapered chino by Topman, topman.com; High Line Chelsea boot by Steve Madden, nordstrom.com
To relax things just a bit for a night out, ditch the dressy accoutrements for a more minimal, sportswear-inspired look. You'll still want to keep things clean—note the minimal sneakers—but feel free to go with a simple sweater and a pair of jeans.
Faded denim jacket by Rag & Bone, mrporter.com; pique sweater by J.Crew, mrporter.com; slim fit jeans by Frame, nordstrom.com; hand-sewn sneakers by Feit, feitdirect.com; leather cardholder by Off-White, mrporter.com
Embrace the jacket's rock-and-roll heritage by wearing it with slim dark jeans, a pair of OG skate shoes, and a bold graphic tee. Simple and easy—just like a great casual look should be.
Faded denim jacket by Rag & Bone, mrporter.com; Radiohead Carbon Patch tee by Urban Outfitters, urbanoutfitters.com; selvedge denim jeans by Mr P, mrporter.com; Sk8-Hi by Vans, endclothing.com; Tina dad hat by Urban Outfitters, urbanoutfitters.com
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.