The jean jacket has moved across different fashion spectra over the course of nearly every decade. In the 1980s, the jean jacket was a part of the grunge look, typically worn tight with patches and weathering. In the 1990s, the jean jacket was embraced by more straight laced Americans, due in part to its inclusion in many Calvin Klein looks. Today, you're most likely to see a jean jacket in a bohemian style, worn with a flowing skirt or with a contrasting pair of skinny jeans. In what follows, you'll learn about some of the jean jackets that designers have currently placed on the market.
You can find jean jackets in the collection of nearly any women's clothing designer, which means that there's probably one out there at a desirable and accessible price point. Macy's stores carry the Lauren Jeans Co. Weste Denim Zip Front Jacket. This surprisingly modern jean jacket has a cropped body with motorcycle hardware. The jacket has a long zipper that extends all the way up the nearly turtleneck body of the jacket, a banded collar with snap throat tabs, allover shaping for a slimming fit and a faded and distressed body. This jacket is also quite a deal, as it retails for just $139.
Macy's also sells the Lucky Brand Jeans Long Sleeve Linen Utility Jacket, a shrunken jean jacket with a point collar, button front closure and extra long sleeves that can be rolled up to 3/4 length with roll tabs. The $119 jacket also has front flap pockets and epaulets.
Ralph Lauren sells an affordable jean jacket in the Aurora Denim Safari Jacket, which retails for $159 but is currently on sale for $70. This linen and cotton blend jacket has antique embellishments through the body, a straight point collar with golden metal buttons, barrel cuffs and a gusseted back. The jacket is tied together by a fabric belt that comes around the extended waist of the jacket.
Net A Porter sells the Notify Coquelicot Stretch Denim Jacket, a light blue stretch denim jacket with has gun metal detailing, button fastening cuffs, flap pockets, and is made of an odd 89% cotton and 11% elastomultiester blend.
In terms of higher end jean jackets, YOOX currently carries the Joe's Jeans denim jacket. This one has a point collar, a rugged extra dark wash, six weathered buttons and four flap pockets. National Jean Company carries the 400 Denim Jacket from J Brand, another premium denim company. This jacket has a cropped boxy look with antique buttons, a fold down collar and two front pockets.
7 For All Mankind's Jean Jacket in Pale Blue Whiskered is another great option. Retailing for $245, this jacket has a fitted body with front bust pockets, button cuffs, a lightweight 9 ounce denim body with sanding throughout the body. While you may not notice the difference between premium denim and normal jeans when wearing a denim jacket, the disparity is certainly reflected in the price!