If you follow Lookbook at all, then you’ll notice denim jackets are trending big time right now. Not that you could imagine yourself wearing a coat during summer, but you might want something breathable and versatile, such as a jeans jacket to round out your casual streetwear. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep a denim jacket around as your evening go-to summer outerwear. Well, because, you at least don’t want to look chilly. You’ll just look… chill. Check out some of our favorite denim jackets for men and women (we picked three each) that will be perfect, actually, for any time.
1. By Zoe Tweed Contrast Denim 2. Moto Vintage 70’s Denim 3. Free People Sweater Sleeve
4. WeSC Konji Denim Jacket 5. River Island Yellow Denim 6. AMI Corduroy Collar Denim Jacket
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: denim jackets, jeans jackets, men's fashion, Outerwear, trending, womens fashion
A cool feature at JCrew.com is an advice page called Jack Knows Best, in which “Jack” dispenses menswear styling tips and act more or less like a fashion concierge (you can even email him!). One of Jack’s latest tips are how you can wear a blazer with jeans:
“First, pick a clean, slim jean like our 484 in dark indigo or, now that it’s summer, a white jean. No rips, fading or whiskering—keep it simple. Then, go for a textured jacket because it’s a better match for the casual look of denim. Think seersucker or linen for warm months and herringbone or tweed for cooler ones. I think Andy Warhol always did the blazer and 501® jeans look really well—with a little bit of irony.”
1. Richard James Corduroy Blazer 2. J. Crew 484 Slim Fit Selvedge
3. ASOS Slim Fit Linen Jacket 4. AllSaints Sodium Cigarette Jeans
Read more on Jack Knows Best and his men’s fashion tips at JCrew online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: men's fashion, men's style, mens denim, menswear
If you’re just getting out of your winter funk and easing into your spring wardrobe, thanks to the fair weather lately, perhaps you can take cues from Denim & Supply‘s Spring 2012 offerings of lightweight denim and chambray pieces that will go well with your go-to tee shirts or everyday jeans. In the women’s collection, the Ralph Lauren heritage really shines through in the hues and the easy jeans silhouettes. For the men’s collection, the notable statement denim are the denim jackets. Cut a bit boxier in faded washes, the jeans jackets are the hassle-free layering companions. The entire range is anchored by the softness that its vintage treatments offer; a classic way to wear spring fashions in an effortless looking way.
For more information, go to Denim & Supply online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: bleached jeans, Denim & Supply, denim jackets, Denim Looks, Denim Overalls, faded jeans, men's fashion, patchwork jeans, railroad striped denim, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Spring 2012, vintage wash jeans, womens fashion
Skinny jeans for men are back. Stylist/blogger Justin Livingston (wearing Diesel) shows men how to wear skinny jeans this winter in his blog, Oh, Munrowe. Actually, skinny jeans are his staple jeans fit, as there are pictures of him wearing them throughout the year. His style reminds us of runway trends at Burberry Prorsum, Paul Smith and Raf Simons, when oversized coats were worn over slimmer pant silhouettes. And, it’s no secret that women don’t mind seeing men in skinny jeans, especially when it’s pulled together well with some great wintry staples. Ready to put your old skinny jeans back into rotation? Here are some ideas—à la Oh, Munrowe—on how to style your jeans.
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1. If you’re going to go for the skinny jean, why not go for selvage jeans! 1969 Selvage Skinny Fit Jeans in dark resin rinse (on sale for $89.95) – buy it at Gap.
2. Oversized duffle coats are the It Coats of the season. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Overcoat in Navy Toggle (on sale for $229.99) – buy it at Macy’s.
3. We love the neon blue squiggle accents on the pockets. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania by Lee Black Mechanic Squiggle Pocket Skinny Jean ($148.50) – buy it at My Wardrobe.
4. If you’re looking for volume in a scarf, then you’ve found it. ASOS Fishnet Snood (on sale for $24.54) – buy it at ASOS.
5. Red Wing®, known for making boots that’ll take you to Alaska and back, merges rugged with classy—sure to be a winter closet staple. Red Wing® for J.Crew 6″ round-toe boots ($240) – buy it at J. Crew.
Justin Living mages via Chictopia.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Diesel jeans, fashion trends for men, gap 1969 denim, men's fashion, skinny jeans, skinny jeans for men, tight jeans, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania by Lee
A Breton stripe shirt and a pair of jeans is a classic combo that will never go out of style. In fact, it’s safe to say it’s a definite must-have in any wardrobe. And if an Andy Warhol or The Ramones reference isn’t enough to get you on board with this look, then we’re certain this version of the classic by Tenue de Nimes and Armor Lux, dubbed the Dutch Breton, might just do the trick. The red, white, and blue color combo is perfect for any pair of dark jeans or denim jacket. Pair it with a cool combat boot for a modern twist or keep it retro with a cool driving shoe. Get your hand on one at Tenue De Nimes!
Images via Another Something.
Tags: Andy Warhol, Breton stripes, Dutch Breton shirt, men's fashion, men's style, Tenue De Nîmes x Armor Lux, The Ramones
Outclass‘ fall 2011 lookbook is a mix of casual-cool and relaxed yet put together style that gives off a sense of sophistication that isn’t exclusive to big city living. In fact, the Canadian brand takes the urban guy into the wild where red jeans, chambray shirts, and fall-perfect double breasted coats look ace—proving that style is key no matter where you are. We’re all about guys looking sharp and cool without going overboard and these are definitely some looks to take note of! Hint, hint!
Images from Outclass.
Tags: big city fashion, big city style, casual sophisticated style, casual-cool denim looks, chambray shirts, Denim Menswear, denim menswear fall 2011, double breasted coats, men's fashion, men's style, Outclass, Outclass Fall 2011, Outclass Fall 2011 Lookbook, red denim, red jeans, urban style, wearable men's fashion
As the season of layering knits and donning hats creeps up on us, inspiration is showing up rapid-fire on blogs across the web for fall fashion ensembles. If you find yourself in need of second-hand styling, you’re in the right place. Whether you prefer the scholastic preppy look with monograms and polos or something a little more downtown NYC with rough edges, you’ll find what you need to get started below…
Tony from Paris mixes a skinny fit jean with super-casual slip-on shoes and a cuffed up workshirt.
Giuliano from Zurich gets preppy with a light color v-neck sweater and grey stone wash jeans. He knows a thing or two about playing off his dark facial features to make a real statement.
Martin from Sweden adds a pop of red to a blue and grey ensemble and throws classy shoes in the mix. His medium-wash jeans play nicely off the red collar. The finishing touch, we’re not gonna lie, is the pompadour hair ‘do!
Oleg from Moscow has his browns down to a science. His earth tone sweater of a bright blue wash denim workshirt (buttoned up to the top—details, details!) are the perfect top to his rich burnt orange pants.
Youri from Casablanca goes for a British rocker look with a brimmed hat and denim vest over a t-shirt and skinny jeans. This look can be worn all day and all night.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: men's fashion, mens denim, menswear, menswear blog, Street Style
Here’s the play by play of the Our Legacy spring/summer 2011 campaign: Man marches down the street topless. Man eats Chinese food in double denim. Man hangs on gate exposing mid-section. Man stops bus with bare hands. Man gets topless again. Man holds up extremely clean shirt. Man stops s truck with bare hands, in double denim. Finally, man wears a suit and listens to headphones with bare feet.
Is this a non-stop stream of visual metaphores for society, or just a fun campaign? We’ll let you decide.
Images via Selecticism.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Denim Menswear, Denim On Denim, double denim, men's fashion, menswear, our legacy, spring summer 2011 campaign, swedish brand
Menswear street style is popping up more often around here and that’s because we’re all about seeing dapper dudes pull out their summer style in all the right aways. Case in point? This street style shot from Mark C., a student form Nottingham is totally rocking. His look, as he states it, is simple-yet-complex. The denim workshirt accompanied by cropped black slacks and thin black suspenders goes from casual to charming-as-hell (and a little enticingly flamboyant as well). The black hat and shoes make the look a study in silhouette and contrast rather than texture and color, though you can’t hold back a denim shirt from infusing those two elements, too. Bravo, Mark!
Image via lookbook.nu.
Tags: cropped pants, denim workshirt, flamboyant, men's fashion, mens denim, menswear, Street Style, suspenders, trends for men