Denim is the ultimate American fabric and despite the fact that jeans get most of the attention, jackets made of the blue stuff are versatile and classic. Whether you're looking for something light-washed and simple or preparing for a week in the wilderness, there's something on the market for you to scuff up, wear in, and pass down to the next generation.
Here are the best jean jackets out there.
J. Brand Owen Jacket in White
J.Brand's Owen jacket is an understated, crisp approach to the classic jean jacket that looks especially good in white. The buttons are slightly brighter than the creamy fabric, which make for a nice contrast, and it almost looks like a pale shade of denim that has been washed and worn into white. The boxy shape helps offset any feminine connotations of white denim. [$298; barneys.com]
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