The denim jacket is one of the most iconic pieces of clothing in the history of men's fashion, having been a staple of many a man's wardrobe since way back in the 1950s.
However, there have been periods of time where the jacket was more popular with fashion conscious males than others , and after a few years in the wilderness, the denim jacket is now back with a vengeance.
That being said, fashions change drastically from year to year, and style combinations that you might have teamed a denim jacket with in years gone by could now seem a little passé. So what are the best modern ways to team a denim jacket with other hip items of clothing?
Well, the first thing to bear in mind is the fact that nowadays, denim doesn't necessarily have to mean casual. Indeed, wearing a denim jacket underneath a woollen coat can put a more modern spin on traditional office wear that's sure to turn heads on the way in to the office. Of course, it's probably a good idea to remove it once you're there!
Similarly, while it might have been considered a faux pas in the past, denim can even be worn on a weekend night out - as long as it's worn with the right items. By syncing your jacket with a plaid or patterned shirt and a pair of dark, slim fitting jeans you can create an edgy look that will instantly turn heads when you enter a club.
Of course, you won't want to project such a formal or edgy look all of the time, and a denim jacket can also add plenty to a more relaxed outfit. Indeed, if you're heading outside for any sort of social occasion that doesn't demand a dress code, you could create a great look by teaming a denim jacket with a fashionable scarf and a pair of chinos.
Bear in mind though, that none of these looks will count for anything if you don't have a stylish denim jacket in your collection to begin with. If you're thinking of picking up a new one, it's important for it to be well fitted to your body - an ill-fitting jacket will go a long way to ruining your look, no matter how cool the items you've matched it up with are. Similarly, colour is also an important consideration. Make sure that the colour of denim in your jacket won't clash with existing items in your collection that you're likely to team it with, or even prospective items that you're planning to pick up to help style yourself out.
Fiona Roy writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.