No surprise, but John Hughes movies remain our pop culture comfort food. A little bit of teen angst, a little bit of romance–it’s the perfect pick-me-up or sob-along-with. Naturally, we love The Breakfast Club. In honor of the classic ’80s flick, here are updated versions of the outfits worn by the three main male characters. Bender’s rebellious look–plaid shirt and fingerless leather gloves–is still timeless, while jock Andrew’s varsity jacket is totally on-trend for this season. We even took studious Brian’s “my mom picked out my outfit” look and made it a little more chill with khaki jeans and bold blue high-tops.
Check out our three The Breakfast Club inspired looks below!
Look 1: Bender (“The Criminal”)
Levi’s Men’s Relaxed Fit Trucker Denim Jacket ($59.99) — buy it at Super Casuals
American Apparel Baby Thermal Long Sleeve Henley ($28) — buy it at American Apparel
Pendleton Solo Shirt In Red Plaid ($94) — buy it at farfetch
Topman Vintage Grey Slim Jeans ($64) — buy it at Topman
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses ($124.95) — buy it at Sunglass Hut
Timberland Boot Company Eastern Standard ($495) — buy it at Zappos
Marc By Marc Jacobs Fingerless Leather Gloves ($90) — buy it at SSENSE
Look 2: Brian (“The Brain”)
Christopher Fischer Ferdinand Pullover ($196) — buy it at farfetch
ASOS Khaki Skinny Jean ($57.30) — buy it at ASOS
Fossil Mens Trend Watch ($155) — buy it at Piperlime
Pierre Hardy Leather High Top Sneakers ($490) — buy it at Mr Porter
Rag & Bone Basic Tee ($80) — buy it at Rag & Bone
Look 3: Andrew (“The Athlete”)
Band of Outsiders Varsity Jacket ($1715) — buy it at farfetch
Pyrrha Hopeful Ambition Necklace ($264.99) — buy it at ASOS
G-Star 2 Pack Tank ($49.24) — buy it at ASOS
Yves Saint Laurent Malibu Panelled Leather Sneakers ($440) — buy it at Mr Porter
Topman Indigo Wash Vintage Slim Jeans ($80) — buy it at Topman
Tags: jean jackets, khaki jeans, menswear style, the breakfast club, varsity jackets
Walking through PROJECT NY is like sensory overload–the floors are stuffed to the brim with rows and rows of apparel and accessories. We walked through the entire showroom (yes, it took a while), and picked out five denim jackets for men that caught our eye. Check them out below!
Kuro Denim – Like everything from this company, this jean jacket was made entirely in Japan and oozes handcrafted vibes, from their strategic distressing to their stitched trademark–totally made to wear and be worn in.
Marshall Artist – Inspired by M-1965 field jackets worn by US troops, this jacket harkens military style, but with a twist– waterproof cotton chambray. Definitely a new (all-weather) use for a denim jacket!
Adidas Originals – This sporty Adidas windbreaker jacket is made from lightweight denim, excellent for layering while keeping out the cold.
Just A Cheap Shirt – We love how this jacket channels collegiate cool with a varsity jacket made from black distressed denim, coupled with yellow-tinted leather sleeves and accents.
Rivet De Cru Jeans – The classic denim jacket is a classic for a reason: it’s a style that goes the distance. Rivet De Cru’s incarnation comes with “secret” pockets and Western-inspired stitching for a fun twist on the traditional.
Tags: #projectshow, jean jackets, mens jackets, project new york, project show
It’s only a few days into the new year and we’re already thinking about all the fun things we have planned to do with our favorite boys and girls while the weather is still (kind of) cold. And why not do it decked out in denim? Guys can stretch the staple to suit nearly any occasion, from khaki jeans and striped breton sweaters for coffee to black jeans with graphic tees and olive green snoods for casual lunch dates, sans chills. Check out three of our date-ready options below!
Comme des Garçons Play V-Neck Sweater ($386) — buy it at Farfetch
Torino Leather Co. 30MM Kipskin Brown Belt ($60) — buy it at Zappos
Theory Croville Button-Down Shirt ($215) — buy it at Theory
Timberland Premium 6″ Boot ($263.61) — buy it at ASOS
J.Lindeberg Eddie 3d Baked Jeans ($98) — buy it at SSENSE
Farah Vintage Breton Stripe Crew Neck Sweater ($105.44) — buy it at ASOS
A.P.C. Wool Dufflecoat ($553) — buy it at SSENSE
Topman Navy Carlos Beanie Hat ($20) — buy it at Topman
Ksubi Newman Lace Boot in Tan ($214) — buy it at Revolve Clothing
American Eagle Slim Jean Khaki Wash ($29.99) — buy it at American Eagle Outfitters
Cheap Monday Tobias Denim Jacket ($69.99) — buy it at ASOS
Topman Green Mix Pattern Knit Snood ($16) — buy it at Topman
DIESEL Revelyan Crewneck Graphic T-Shirt ($60) — buy it at Nordstrom
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Mid Charcoal ($35.99) — buy it at Zappos
Bottega Veneta Tapered Fit Jeans ($650) — buy it at Mr Porter
Tags: black jeans, date outfits, jean jackets, khaki jeans, mens denim, winter fashion
Italian label Replay is known for its casual, subtly sexy womenswear–and their latest collection does not disappoint! The brand’s full spring/summer 2012 lookbook not only encompasses a wide variety of denim pieces, ranging from metallic jeans and jumpsuits to miniskirts and military-style jean jackets, but can also carry you through casual day wear to work-appropriate attire to “look at me!” nighttime looks. We love the little touches, like the accent of pale blue denim patches on white jeans, and the attention to different rinses. In fact, we’re still going gaga over the perfect tea-stained shade of a pair of cuffed jeans…it sure ain’t run-of-the-mill.
Images via Denimology
Tags: denim jumpsuit, denim mini skirts, denim shirt dress, jean jackets, metallic jeans, Replay, white jeans
Halloween is approaching, the leaves are changing, and let’s face it, it’s getting cold out! In case you didn’t know, jean jackets are the ultimate essential item for this season for both women and men. They are lightweight enough to not have you traveling in a sweat and are such an easy piece to layer with. Why we really love them though is because no matter what kind of look you personally like to go for, denim is the one thing that always remains stylish and functional! Check out some of our favorites below!
1. Balman Safety-Pin Detail Denim Jacket ($1,650) – buy it at The Outnet.
2. Wrangler Vintage Africa Kuba Cloth Jacket ($298) – buy it at Free People.
3. Helmut-Lang Asymmetrical Stretch-Denim Jacket ($232.50) – buy it at The Outnet.
4. Prps Denim Jacket ($295) – buy it at The Outnet.
5. Washborn Dude Ranch Denim Jacket ($88) – buy it at Nasty Gal.
6. G-Star Raw Dazzle Organic Parka ($300) – buy it at G-Star Raw.
7. GUESS Denim Trench ($120) – buy it at Guess.
8. GUESS Abigail V Neck Long Sleeve Pocket Denim Blazer($118) – buy it at Macy’s.
Tags: Balmain, chambray jacket, denim blazer, fall fashion, free people, G-Star Raw, Guess, Helmut Lang, jean jackets, PRPS, stretch denim, vintage jean jacket, Washborn, Wrangler
Odyn Vovk reveals his 2012 Spring/Summer Collection in a short fashion film. The denim vest, jean jacket, and jeans function as staple pieces for the man featured in the film, yet still manage to be unique due to distinctive collars, buttons, and light washes. The man in the film is going somewhere, and though he may not know where, he’s got the durable clothing to stick with him for the long run. You may not be going soul searching anytime soon, but these denim favorites are great pieces to have no matter where you’re headed.
Images via Hypebeast.
Tags: denim jeans, denim vests, Denim Washes, fashion film, jean jackets, light denim, Odyn Vovk
If you’re a music lover in the NYC area, hopefully you got the chance to attend the first ever Governor’s Ball, which went down at Governor’s Island on June 18th. The all-day dance party took place under clear skies, but non-stop motion and exciting fashion raised the temp by the hour. Festival goers had one thing in mind aside from being photographed in their element—and that’s comfort. It’s no secret that denim’s durability and easy-to-wear reputation played a part in becoming the style choice of the day, aside from denim’s close connection to music. The stylish crowd and performers alike sported colored denim cut-off shorts, skinny jeans, denim jackets, high-waisted shorts… summer basics we can all agree on. The presence of denim was alive and well.
Tags: cut off shorts, denim cut-offs, denim jackets, festival dressing, Governor's Ball, Governor's Island, high-waisted shorts, jean jackets, music festival, music festival style, NYC music, skinny jeans, summer fashion
To say we love the use of color in J.Crew’s Fall 2011 lookbook would be a hilarious understatement. We’re enamored with the mustard yellows, magentas, and cyans in a way that makes us (for a fleeting second) wish Fall would come for a week before summer really gets going. There’s even a pair of lilac slacks. To make matters more exciting? Glimpses of dark-wash cuffed denim peeking out from outfits with more muted hues. Khaki, camel, and beige are seamless matches for deep and medium blue wash denim jackets and desaturated jeans, topped off with fedoras and wispy, autumn hair. How romantic!
See the J.Crew fall 2011 lookbook here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: cuffed skinny jeans, dark wash denim, denim trends fall 2011, denim workshirt, fall 2011 lookbook, J. Crew, jean jackets