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.
Norse Projects Five Denim Jacket
Norse Projects' Five Denim Jacket feels like it has taken a page from some our favorite purveyors of denim outerwear: It's got a brown corduroy collar like a Barbour coat, sloping and rounded chest pockets like a Margiela jacket, and a nice flecked denim that calls Engineered Garments' meticulous fabric work to mind. It's a winning combination. Plus, while most jean jackets have a distinctly rocker vibe, this jacket screams New England. [$248; norseprojects.com]