Denim reflections by Sahil Anand Arora
You are more likely to get bored of wearing denims before throwing it away. Though unclear, the roots of Denim originates from Renaissance Europe. Nimes seems a good bet as it explains the term ‘denim’ – derived from ‘de Nimes’ or ‘Nimes.’ If you’re struggling with how to wear a men’s denim jacket, this quick and easy style guide is what you need. We break it down to assist you with colours and perfectly matching it thereafter. Denim is intrinsic for casual looks. If worn right, denim jackets and shirts can add a rugged element to your style. Additionally, these add a quirk as a piece to progress from one season to other.
The beauty of a denim jacket or shirt is that it will retain its integrity for years to come. The denim jacket started as a way of re-purposing old scraps from jeans’ manufacturing. However, the denim jacket is a staple piece that has more to offer than just being a casual wear. Wear your denim jacket under a black overcoat for a smarter twist. It is true that the denim jacket does fall in and out of favour. What was in during the 90’s did feel a bit unloved at the beginning of the millennium. Nonetheless, the casual number has certainly made quite a comeback – pretty much screaming ‘East London cool casuals’. Wearing a nice cable knit jumper underneath your jacket and pair of tan ankle boots will give a touch of urban to a Western classic.
The cut of a denim shirt or jacket should sit around the waist. In case it is too long, it might look like an untucked shirt; shorter piece would give a feminine look. A denim jacket or shirt isn’t going to yield or stretch much over time. It is best to get the fit spot-on at purchase – it should have the same slimming effect. If buttoning up your jacket or shirt aligns well with your outfit, baggy jeans or big trainers won’t work. It is better to opt for slim trousers and smart shoes.
Let’s dwell more on the different colour that one can explore while wearing the timeless piece of clothing.
Grey Denim Jacket
Grey denim jackets are a great alternative to black. We often find ourselves wearing the same kind of jeans over and over. This might get quite monotonous. A grey denim jacket allows you to switch a few things and add a touch of ‘grey’ to your outfits. The shade is resourceful for all styling combinations.
Dark Denim Jacket
A darker shade of blue is the perfect companion for your early autumn outfits. Whilst light blue is more appropriate for the spring-summer season; a dark denim jacket allows you to create looks which are more suitable for colder months. Wear your dark denim jacket over a check shirt with a pair of relax-fit jeans for a lumberjack look.In case you are looking for a more chic combination, pair your dark denim jacket with a shirt and a pair of black trousers. Add a pair of patent black formal shoes and you’ll be channelling a charming and rebellious psych-rock vibe.
Black Denim Jacket
A men’s black denim jacket can be a great alternative to a black blazer for a smart-casual occasion. This is also a great alternative to a black leather jacket. The colour would help you to match your jacket with anything in your wardrobe. Elevate your jacket with a black or white shirt and a pair of black jeans for a more refined double denim effect. Top everything off with a pair of black formal shoes and you’re good to go.
Pairing a Denim Jacket
Knowing what to wear with a denim jacket doesn’t have to be difficult. No matter what season you’re getting ready for, there is a solid style combination waiting for you.
Since denim jackets are lightweight and durable, they work well as a layering garment. These can be easily worn under another jacket to ace insulation. A denim jacket with fur provides an additional layer of warmth for the colder autumn temperatures.
Smart Casual with Chinos
There is no reason to limit the styling opportunities of the great jacket to the realm of strictly casual. Dress up your denim jacket with a pair of chinos to give a smarter touch to your outfit. Top everything off with a pair of desert boots for a sleek denim jacket style look.
A part from your usual jeans and trainers combination. Put your pair of black suede Chelsea boots a trial to add a textural element. These work well with a black denim jacket and all black look.
Sport a white long sleeve shirt and dungarees for a Sunday lunch with friends. Blue leather derby shoes will bring a classic aesthetic to the ensemble.
Revamp your wardrobe, re-style your look and be the ‘denim-talk-of-the-town’.