Fall is a glorious time for men’s fashion. The outerwear options are endless!
But for the minimalist, there’s really only one jacket you need for the crisp autumn air. Yes, we’re talking about the denim jacket.
Far from a ’90s throwback, the denim jacket has stood the test of time. It’s the most versatile fall clothing item a man can own. Plus, it looks good on pretty much everyone.
The slightly short, somewhat loose, casual silhouette flatters most bodies and can be worn myriad ways.
Guys who got it right
Above, Bergdorf Goodman’s men’s style director, Bruce Pask, wears a vintage Helmut Lang denim jacket underneath a supremely stylish wool coat. You could also wear it over a sweater on colder days or over a shirt and tie to mess with conventional formality.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd adds a black jacket to his all-black performance outfit.
- Getty/David Becker
From clean, dark denim to black denim to completely bleached white denim, there’s a color and style for everyone. You can add a patch for more personalization. The possibilities for this American staple are truly endless.
The one to buy and some sage styling advice
For our money, the best option is the Levi’s Trucker Jacket, a classic that retails for $68. On the higher end, Gap sells a decent model that’s only slightly more expensive. APC and the denim-focused Naked and Famous also do a good job with the denim jacket.
But heed this sage advice: Never go denim-on-denim. If for some reason you need to, never wear two pieces of denim with the same wash. Down that path lies a dark road.