Denim Jacket For Men: A guy’s closet will simply be incomplete if he does not have a denim jacket! In this guide, you will get to know different ideas on how to wear denim jackets for various occasions; so, that your look is the most stylish and comfortable!
Denim Jacket is something that can be worn for 12 months around the clock with great versatility. Whether you wish to dress up in the 70s – 80s trend of styling in baggy denim or follow the trend of the millennium to wear double denim; denim jackets have become an essential part of the modern man’s wardrobe. Usually, it seems an easy option to wear a denim jacket but in order to look smart, you need to work it out. Hence, if you are looking for a roadmap for how to wear a denim jacket, read our complete handbook.
How to Wear Denim Jacket for Men
Let’s start with some Reasons to wear a denim jacket:
- Wear it for all seasons: The biggest reason for wearing a denim jacket is that it’s suitable for most of the year. The denim jacket is warm enough to get through the winter season yet it is also lightweight to look classy during spring. The only time you would avoid will be during the heights of summers. However, the weight of the denim jacket varies – you have thinner, chambray like fabrics available as well that can work for warmer climates.
- Tougher & Durable: Denim jackets are known for their toughness. You can keep wearing it for years without any problem. It also requires much less maintenance as compared to other more delicate clothes. Looking for proofs? Why don’t you twist, pull, stretch your denim jacket and check for yourself that it is NOT going to get ripped, in fact, even a wrinkle won’t be there for you to notice? Moreover, if you are buying from reputable brands like Levi’s then the lifespan of it will longer than a non-branded denim jacket!
- Decade after Decade: In the last few decades, denim jackets have only grown in popularity. The denim jacket is a great substitute for a blazer, a bomber jacket or even a sports jacket as all of these tend to be tight and stiff in comparison to a denim jacket. Furthermore, if you are looking for something in a good shape then these days denim jackets are also available in slim fit style.
- No Need to iron: If you’re not too fond of ironing then you can easily wear your jacket without the hassle. This is also why it is ideal for traveling.
And now, answering some of your FAQs:
- What pants go best with denim jackets?
Khakis, Chinos, Jeans in both black and blue color are all good options to wear.
- Can you wear a denim jacket with jeans?
Absolutely! As we’ll be showing you in today’s post, the denim on jeans trend is one of the best looks for a guy.
- How should the jacket fit?
Ideally, your jacket’s shoulder seams should be on your shoulders or slightly below it towards your arms but it should never be above your shoulders as this means that you’re wearing a size that’s too small for you. The jacket’s hem should be above your waistline so it just touches the top of your trousers. And finally, the fit should be such that you can close the buttons if you want to, though you never have to with a denim jacket.
- What colored denim jacket should I buy?
As you know, denim jackets are available in a number of different colors including blue, black, white and grey. In my opinion, if you can afford, you should get all of them. But if you’re only buying one then I would suggest the blue one as it’s the classic one.
↓ 22 – With Graphic Tees
If you’re going for the cool guy who’s effortlessly dressed look, simply put on your denim jacket with your favorite graphic tee and any trousers of your choice. In this particular outfit, we feel like a black trouser would have looked better but the green creates an interesting combination, what do you think?
↓ 21 – With Ripped Jeans
Whether you’re going to wear it or just tie it around your waist, these jackets look simply awesome when worn with ripped jeans. Here are some more Ideas On How to Wear A Shirt Around Your Waist.
↓ 20 – With Your Everyday Tees
Your casual denim jacket can easily be paired with your every day, round neck t-shirts. For the shoes, opt for sneakers if heading out. The jacket seen on the blogger below is from Zara and it is surely one of the best brands to shop for denim jackets.
↓ 19 – With Leather
If you’re thinking of layering your denim jacket, then know that leather and denim go pretty well together. For more ideas like these, check out our previous post on Leather Jacket Outfits for Men.
↓ 18- Double Denim – Celebrity Style
Let’s, get started with an inspiration i.e. David Beckham wearing double denim. A dark shade of jeans with a blue denim jacket, a white T-shirt and a pullover cap. This is a look that you can carry around anywhere you want and it would make you sophisticated yet laid back. Aren’t David and his daughter Harper just the cutest though? Check out more of the little style diva’s awesome pictures here: 100 Best Pictures and Videos of Harper Beckham.
↓ 17 – With Cargo Pants
Looking for a trendy look? Then why not wear cargo green loose pants, cuff it up with a denim blue jacket and a baseball hat. A cool look, to have if you hanging out with friends! Here are more ideas on styling Cargo Pants Outfits for Men.
↓ 16 – Denim Jacket Outfit for Men Over 50
Denim Jacket in black is all time versatile piece for all ages! Team up your denim jacket with khaki pants and a cowboy hat to give it a casual yet stylish look.
↓ 15 – With a Pullover Cap
Going out for a grocery run? Looking for something warm yet trendy? Then why not opt for a denim winter jacket that has sheepskin underneath it, in the cold months of winter with a darker shade of tee & tight skinny jeans, white sneakers and a pullover hat! Here are some swag Men Outfits with Hats.
↓ 14- With a Hoodie
For the extremely cold weather, you wish to look casual yet also be warm enough to walk across the city, so team up one of your hoodies with ruffled light shade denim – look flawless and be as warm as a toast!
↓ 13 – Unique Looks
Looking for something different? Why not wear a douche wrinkled denim jacket! Be it a denim blue jacket with pockets or white stripes on a blue denim jacket; it will surely look trendy enough to grab a lot of attention if you team up with denim jeans and add a khaki blazer or a waistcoat like shown in the picture!
↓ 12 – How to Layer Your Denim Jacket for Fall
Parka is usually worn in winter seasons. To avoid boring looks, what need to do is grab a crew neck denim jacket, button it down and pair it up with skinny jeans to complete your look for a lunch-date. Here are some more awesome Fall Outfits for Men.
↓ 11 – With A Beret Hat
Time to trend yourself up in 80s street style. Go and look into your closet for long denim jackets and one of your beret hats to complete your look for the day!
↓ 10 – More Celebrity Style
Get an inspiration of wearing the same color of denim jacket and jeans by Jordon Barrett. A ready to wear look for Sunday or the beach where you are planning to hang out with friends!
↓ 9- What to Wear with a Printed Denim Jacket
Looking a funky look? Grab a denim jacket that has print patterns all over it. But make sure that you pair it with solid colored shirts as you don’t want to overdo the prints.
↓ 8 – Triple Layers
Looks like Triple later of Denim is back in trend! Team up your denim jacket with jeans and denim shirt with a pastel colored shirt, so that your shirt and jacket don’t get mixed up!
↓ 7 – With Turtle Neck Top
Going out for a date? Why not wear a plain turtleneck top with a denim jacket to give you a youthful look! Don’t forget to wear matching sneakers to complete your look for a memorable date!
↓ 6 – Vintage Look in Denim for Youngsters
↓ 5 – Zac Efron in double Denim
↓ 4 – With a White T-Shirt for Work
↓ 3 – Office Style in Denim
Look for a trendy yet professional enough for your office then team up your denim jacket with a blazer to give it a completely sophisticated look. Check out these 15 Smart Spring Work Wear Outfits Combinations For Men
↓ 2 – With Shorts for the Beach
↓ 1 – Street Style
As of now, you have seen what kind of denim jackets there are and which one could cater to your aesthetics and needs. But you must be wondering what things I can look for while buying these jackets. Do not worry, we have got you covered. You just have to let these 5 steps lead you to the store and choose the best denim for yourself.
Easy Steps to Choose the BEST Denim
Look out for the Colour
Most of your time can be spent on choosing the colour and there are some simple tips that you can keep in mind before buying your jacket.
First of all, always look at all the available options. Before you head out to shop, you should always try to look online at different brands and see what options are available. Buying a jacket online is not recommended by me as you can’t be too sure of the sizing.
Secondly, try to select a color that will go with most of your outfits. Light-colored denim is usually the safest option as it blends well with all sorts and colors of clothes.
Are you choosing the Right Size?
Denim are not meant to be an oversized coat or a zipped jacket. They always had their way of wearing so when you are up for choosing your denim, make sure you end up not going for your size. Yes! You heard it right. If you wear Medium-sized clothes and upper wear, go for small size for your denim. You probably would be wondering why would I even go for a size smaller than what I wear. The answer is simple. Denim’s aesthetics come from the way you carry it and its style would not really suit you if you wear it off your size. You got to choose a size smaller than yours. That is the trick to carry out your best denim and how it can turn out to be good for you. You especially need to make sure that your shoulders are of the right fit. And for an extra tip, you can always wear an overcoat in extremely cold conditions.
Another key step that people should take care of while going for denim is that they take care of their size from the hips. You do not want any shrugs hanging down from the back, all the way from shoulders to below hips. The perfect size should be right around the back of your waist and keeping it on the high end.
Where are the Pockets?
The biggest concern while buying the a Denim should be about its pockets. The pockets of Denim SHOULD always be at the front of the jacket. Having no pockets is not an option. You would rather want to buy a normal shirt if it does not have pockets. Pockets in Denim are as important as wheels are for cars; pointless in their absence.
Caz, aka Vixen, has been freelance creative writing for several years. She has a lot of experience in different fields including high street fashion, tattooing art, and even the gothic and historical costumes. Caz has a Diploma in Fashion and Textiles and also a Bachelors Degree in Historical Costume and Corsetry. Her passion lies with gothic design, corsetry and any other styles considered to be taboo or unusual. Style-wise Caz has a love for Vivienne Westwood and her take on the punk era. Although Caz loves the weird and wonderful, she has a deep love for all fashion and allows this to show through her work.