I Heart Denim Jackets

With Labor Day coming up, it seemed fitting to feature an all-American wardrobe staple such as the denim jacket. After all, this is one piece of clothing that gets the job done when it comes to layering a cool outfit. Living in Miami gives me very few opportunities to wear a jacket, but since we’re so close to fall I thought why not begin to add in a few layers to my ensembles. I’ve never been one to constrain my fashion choices anyway, and a little Miami heat is not going to ruin my style.

Back to business. If you don’t own a denim jacket, you should definitely consider adding one to your closet. It is a classic, timeless piece for any man’s wardrobe. Denim leaders such as Levi’s and GAP sell awesome jackets year-round, however, for this look I decided to go with one my favorites: my distressed Diesel denim jacket. I’ve had it for years, but here’s the thing about denim jackets – they only get better with age.

Aside from it being versatile, I love my jacket’s washed, worn-in feel. For this particular look, I used it to toughen up my pastel color palette – you know, give it that edge. Let’s play dress up!

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Denim Jacket from Diesel / Shirt from Express Men / Chinos from Jeffrey Max

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High Tops from Converse

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For the second look, I continued to layer, but this time sans a jacket. I was inspired by the oversized trend and matched my heart print shirt with rolled-up chinos and fun casual shoes. I also played around with the way I styled my top – using only the first two buttons to let it fly loose and show off the crisp white tee underneath. The color palette is a bit more dark (nice for fall), but the red pop of color gives it a little flair.

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Heart Shirt from Urban Outfitters / Chinos from Banana Republic

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Shoes from H&M

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T shirt from Mossimo / Wooden Sunglasses from H&M

All photos by Brett Hufziger

Some tips on denim jackets:

  • Buy it a size smaller for a fitted, slim fit
  • The color of your jacket should not match the color of your jeans
  • Denim jackets can be used to dress up a T Shirt or dress down a more serious outfit
  • Lastly, the pic is an example of how NOT to wear denim. Yes, it’s fun as a costume. I love them all, but these looks are so hideous I can’t even…

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    but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks

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