Denim is a classic fashion staple that will never go out of style, and in case you haven’t heard, Y2K (the era of all things denim) is making a comeback. Needless to say, now is the perfect time to start getting into your early 2000s bag, and everybody needs to have at least one denim jacket in their closets. Now you don’t need to go crazy (we don’t need you pairing your jacket with a denim hat, jeans, and shoes a la Justin Timberlake circa 2001), but we will suggest several that you can purchase just to spruce up your wardrobe. Ready? So are we. Here’s 25 of our recommendations in no particular order.
The 25 Best Men's Denim Jackets to Cop Right Now
Looking for a new denim jacket?
1. Ted Baker Light Wash Denim Jacket
Ted Baker has a couple of options depending upon what you are looking for and the occasion in question. The Light Wash Denim Jacket has a vintage old school 1990s vibe with a nice cut and texture. Simple, yet it stands out.
2. Banana Republic Mens Denim Jacket
Banana Republic hardly ever gets it wrong, putting an emphasis on good quality tailored jackets that are comfortable and fit well. Not bad if you ask us.
3. True Religion Denim Jacket
All hail True Religion! The light blue denim combined with the gold stitching makes this an automatic must buy.
4. ASOS DESIGN Skinny Western Denim Jacket
You’ve probably heard us mention ASOS before, and we’re about to do it again. Now this is a skinny jacket, meaning that it’s going to be a tight fit around the arm and shoulder area. If that’s not your style, you may want to opt for another jacket on this list, but if it is, then this is a great choice.
5. Levi’s Denim Jacket
You can find tons of denim jackets via Levi’s website, and which one you select is dependent on your personal style. For this article, we’ll go with the Trucker Jacket. You could choose the black variation, or even the dark blue. Again, it’s up to you.
6. H&M Denim Jacket
H&M presents a handful of cost-efficient and stylish denim jackets. Since we’ve done mostly spring/summer jackets, we’ll pick the hooded denim option as fall season is right around the corner. Perfect for campus too.
7. Icon Denim Gapflex Jacket
Another nice denim jacket that isn’t pricey. Made with 1969 denim, the fit is nice and form fitting, but not too tight either, which is courtesy of the GapFlex technology built into the jacket. You could definitely create a lot of looks with this one.
8. Zara Printed Denim Jacket
You can almost always find what you are looking for fashion wise on Zara, and from our personal experience, the quality is durable as usual. You’ll definitely get the bang for your bucket with this one.
9. 34 Heritage Travis Jacket
Nordstrom is known to carry great pieces, and their denim jackets are a standout. While a good percentage of their options are for women, you can find a few jackets for men as well if you scour the website, and the 34 Heritage Travis Jacket remains one of the best.
10. Wrangler Denim Jacket
Wrangler is also another suitable place for finding denim jackets on the low. Prices tend to average around $50, and can be purchased through Wrangler’s official website, or other outlets such as Amazon and Tractor Supply.
11. Denim Madewell Jacket
Designed to layer over a hoodie, the Denim Madewell jacket features a laid back trucker style complete with deep interior pockets and cotton denim. While the upper part of the jacket has a more tailored fit, the sleeves are loose, which is a good bonus for those hot summer months when you want a nice denim look, but not necessarily an outfit that is going to “stick” to you.
12. AllSaints Denim Shirt Jacket
Sometimes you want a jacket that looks and feels like a shirt, but is still technically a jacket, and AllSaints has you covered with their button down denim shirt jacket. Reasonably priced with great quality, you could rock this to work, an event, or even a date night.
13. Gucci Denim Eco-Washed Jacket
Time to go luxury for a little bit. The eco-washed organic denim jacket features the embellished Gucci sartorial label “quelle qu’en soit la saison” which translates to “Gucci whatever the season” (which is super appropriate when it comes to Gucci as a whole).The Jacket also has a pair of pants designed with the same pattern that you can purchase to create a full look.
14. Prada Denim Blouson Jacket
Let’s hop over to Prada for a second. The Denim Blouson Jacket is a luxury shirt jacket similar to the AllSaints variation we mentioned above, but with a slightly different cut. This particular jacket has a pointed collar, front button fastening, front flap pockets, front pockets and long sleeves to complete the casual yet cutting edge look.
15. Tommy Hilfiger Denim Jacket
Come on. It’s Tommy Hilfiger! The semi-originator of all things denim. Tommy Hilfiger has had different variations of denim jackets through the decades, but if you are looking for a relatively inexpensive piece to pick up now, you should definitely consider their Trucker “Indigo” Jacket for sure.
16. Off-White Denim Jacket
You can’t talk about luxury without mentioning Off-White, and since we’re talking about Off-White, how about their Logo Printed Jacket? Decked out with standard Off-White branding, the jacket is a light blue streetwear statement that blends together sidewalk fashion and couture nicely.
17. Louis Vuitton x Nigo Giant Damier Waves Denim Jacket Indigo
Louis V linked up with Japanese designer Nigo to put out a fire denim jacket that is still available through different retailers such as StockX. This is a unique piece if you are looking to spend big, and would definitely be worth the investment in our opinion.
18. Uniqlo Denim Jacket
Want a denim jacket for under $20? Well Uniqlo has plenty of them available ranging from light blue to dark. Check them out if you haven’t already as they are currently having a back to school/fall sale.
19. G-Star Denim Jacket 3301
The Slim Denim 3301 Jacket is a constructed denim jacket that features a flat collar, long sleeves, panel design, and Western chest pockets. This is a clean look and fit that can be dressed up or down depending on where you are going.
20. Ralph Lauren Denim Jacket
You can’t forget Ralph Lauren either. We’ve done quite a few black/blue jackets already, so perhaps their cream colored Garment-Dyed Denim Trucker Jacket? The point collar gives this jacket a sophisticated look, whereas the neutral color gives the jacket a versatility to create different looks. A win-win.
21. Tom Ford Denim Jacket
Back to the luxury. At some point you have to snag a Tom Ford piece, and you pretty much can’t go wrong with a denim jacket. It’s an investment (as is all things luxury), but could be a valuable piece that can last for years.
20. Acne Men’s Denim Jacket
We aren’t kidding when we say denim has durability. If taken care of properly, a denim jacket can last for decades, and since fashion recycles itself in a way, then it’s not a bad idea at all to invest a few hundred if you have the funds. Acne products are in high demand, and you’ll have to wait about two months if you want to cop a jacket (earliest ship date is October), but considering the rave reviews, it’s well worth the wait.
23. Tecovas Denim Trucker Jacket
Tecovas is good brand with great quality leather jackets. The Trucker Jacket has a rugged look definitely from the others mentioned so far on this last, but that is what gives it the coveted "trucker" appearance. The brass buttons are a standout feature, along with ranch denim and a corduroy collar.
24. Todd Snyder Men Stretch Denim
A vintage classic that gives you that 1990s feel. The jacket sports a retro faded look, but still manages to appear modern. Other features include: two snap button patch pockets, two lower slant pockets, and genuine shank buttons, and there are matching jeans to go along with the jacket if desired.
25. Old Navy Distressed Built-In Flex Gender-Neutral Jean Jacket
You can always rely on Old Navy. A distressed jacket is extra style points, and this jacket has a tough built-in fabric with two times the strength of regular denim. We talked a lot about investments earlier, and double denim sounds like a good buy for the price and quality.
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