Monday, March 15, 2010

Jean Jackets: Yea or Nay?

I've been thinking about jean jackets lately. Perhaps I was scarred by the memory of the oversize acid-washed one I wore in high school, but I've never been able to even think about owning one in my adult life. Actually, that's not true. I purchased a denim trench-ish coat from H&M several years ago, but I barely wore it (imagine that!). But I know a small number of fashionable people who can and DO rock a denim jacket (Tamar among them), so maybe it's time to reconsider? My gut feeling is I just can't do it, but here are a few versions aside from the classic cut that have made me ponder the issue a little bit.

ELLE moto denim jacket, $44.99. Kinda weird that Elle's making clothes for Kohl's, huh?

Jeanology blouson denim jacket, $49. This could be cool, but it's hard to tell because of the way the model's posing. Show us the clothes! This is not an editorial spread, Newport News! You're not that cool! Not cool at all, in fact, but nevermind.

Vintage ruffled denim jacket, $36. This is so prim and proper, I love it. Somebody snap it up!

Diesel Lodyn jacket, $117. This is similar to the classic cut, but the rounded collar adds just a touch of interest.

I'm not usually one for 80s styles, but this vintage acid-washed grommeted jacket, $89, is speaking to me. It's not telling me to drop $89 on it, however.

Black denim is kind of in a whole different category, but I do like this Rachel Roy bleached, studded blazer-style number. It's $104.25.

And finally, there is this atrocity, which for some reason reminds me of my beloved co-blogger.

"Vintage 80s Avant Garde Studded Denim Oversized Cocoon Coat," $65. I love that this coat exists.

What say you? Do you own a denim jacket, and if so, do you wear it?


Anonymous said...

I've got a really basic jean jacket that I needed after seeing Lissy Trullie rock them in most of her concert photos. I throw it on to look all-American-er, or rock'n'roll without adding edge to an edgy enough outfit.

I hated 'em before I decided there are few things more classic in American style culture.

RachaelGarton said...

Took the best off- get compliments all the time!

Mary-Kate Hopkinson said...

That's a good one, Rachael!

D&D said...

denim blazer JUST purchased from the new llbean signature line.
me likey.
check it:
pricey but i have to support my state.

Tamron Lohan said...

D&D, at first i was like OH FUCK NO! ll BEAN? but then i looked at the pix and HOLY SHIT. it's ADORABLE!

Breathless Ms. Seberg said...

I like jean jackets, but I can't pull of denim on the top. It just doesn't work for me. I always feel like I'm trying to be cool. "Hey...look at my jean jacket!" I do remember that in Italy, there were a lot of Denim Dans. Canadian Tuxedos. Denim on top AND bottom.

I want to be transported to the moment when the last jacket was made and the person who made it said, "Ah, yes, this is exactly right. I love it."

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