Denim jackets are as American as apple pie. Pioneered by Levi Strauss in the late 1800s, who debuted the style ten years after he invented the original blue jeans, they’ve been a practical staple ever since. While the classic, workwear-inspired version is still the most enduring one out there, designers have found myriad ways to put their own spin on it over the years. Hourglass silhouettes, fur collars, oversized proportions and denim dyed in every color under the sun make for endless possibilities. Scroll through for some of our favorite version of the all-season classic you can buy right now.
Somewhere between a denim jacket and a chore coat, this menswear style looks fabulous on anyone.
Alaia is known for perfecting the silhouette—just because it’s a casual style doesn’t mean it can’t bring a little drama.
Baggy and Brilliant
Bloused Japanese denim lined in sumptuous chestnut-colored silk—it doesn’t get much better than that.
Hip to be Square
Chic, simple and easy to dress up or down.
Flash of Fur
An acid washed bomber with a bit of extra flair (and warmth).
Lean into the biker jacket trend with this fast-and-furious style.
Sometimes, a classic style that looks perfectly worn-in is the right call.
Show off a flash of skin—or a swath of your sweater—with this playful piece that almost recalls the construction of a classic morning coat.
Black and Blue
Pair this piece with sharp black trousers for a chic look.
We’re loving the ’80s ski parka energy.
Short and Sweet
Pair with a slinky tank top for a perfect going-out look.
On the Daily
The perfect everyday piece for transitional weather.
A Little Intrigue
The flare on this selvedge denim piece adds a little je ne sais quoi to even the simplest of ensembles.
When in doubt, go to the source.
A distressed hem and dappled fading make this particularly fun to wear and admire.
Back in Black
A little bit of fading and contrasting stitching make for the perfect casual piece.
Fit to be Tied
Corset-style lacing adds a thought-provoking touch.
A clean, simple style to brighten up any outfit.
Hit the Road
Retro chic and travel-inspired, this softer patch-pocket style is one you’ll wear forever.
Organic cotton makes for a more sustainable look—it also helps that it’s chic and classic.