The jean jacket, or more widely known as the denim jacket, is a true icon. Invented ten years after Levi Strauss invented jeans in the United States, this garment has gone through a multitude of fashion reinvention. It has been worn by countless male style icons from David Gandy to ASAP Rocky and Michael B. Jordan.

Its versatility in style makes it a reliable choice for any occasion. Thus, earning its status as a valuable staple item for every men’s wardrobe. That said, a fitted and well constructed denim jacket always make a spiffy investment. If you’re still having trouble choosing the right one, look no further, we’ve got your back with these snazzy picks.

 

The classic denim jacket 
Givenchy slim fit denim jacket
Givenchy slim fit denim jacket (Photo credit: Givenchy)

If this is your first time, we suggest going for a classic denim jacket in stone blue. Classic pieces should come with two flap pockets in the front accompanied with v-shaped panels in the front of both sides of the jacket. Because of the jacket’s simple good looks, its best to jazz up your look by adding a bit of your character by pairing it with your favourite slogan tee and a pair of slim fitted jeans. Complete the look by putting on your pristine white sneakers or designer shoes and you’re good to roll.

 

The denim on denim look
Denim trucker jacket
Denim trucker jacket with colour-block pockets (Photo credit: Diesel)

Denim comes in a multitude of colours thanks its variety of washes and dyeing methods. Go the mile and try on a patched jacket with different blue tones to reflect an interesting mosaic like artwork. The colour-block denim jacket can be styled over a denim shirt and worn with patched trousers or a pair of jeans to compliment the dark blue tone.

 

The understated biker look
Motac jacket
Motac sec slim jacket (Photo credit: G-star)

The biker sleeved denim jacket is a hybrid of a classic denim jacket and a biker jacket — a match made for the daredevil in you. Layer this jacket over a simple white tee and ripped jeans for effortless but dashing mix.  If you’re an active and spirited individual, this is the perfect partner for that bad boy look you’re trying to nail.

 

The mod musician look 
Denim safari jacket
Denim safari jacket (Photo credit: Saint Laurent)

Opt for a black denim jacket for a dressy occasion if a black suit isn’t your style. In recent years, there’s been a growing demand for black denim jackets as a top choice for outerwear layering. Achieve a sleek silhouette when you match up with your skinny jeans, black denim jacket with a pair of boots that completes a dapper look but giving an extra edge.

 

The street rebel look
Denim jacket
Dark pink spray classic denim jacket with acid glam print (Photo credit: Dsquared2)

A denim is also extremely customisable, even on your own. Bleach it, shred it, spray paint it, patch it, embroider it — you name it and its out there in the market. Maxlimalists would find this the perfect way to flaunt your style. Go for a spray painted denim jacket with a graphic printed back, then pair it up with a tailored shirt and tie to make a rebellious fashion statement.

Josiah Chua
Fashion Director
Josiah is the Fashion Director in charge of styling shoots and writing the fashion pages. On his days off, he locks himself at home designing and sewing up a collection in preparation for his label's runway debut.