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5 Days, 5 Ways: Light Wash Denim Jacket

the outerwear to wear everywhere

By Gabi Meyers | Oct 16 2017

You guys know team SG will endlessly root for light layers. The denim jacket is the lightweight layer to end all layers. No matter how little thought you actually put into your outfit, a denim jacket on top is always going to feel like you at least tried. And why is that? The structured shape is universally flattering, and the style is a timeless classic that looks just as good at 3 and 93. It goes with literally everything. We at SG even love the denim jacket so much that we’ve already shown you five ways to wear one, but that was a dark wash denim jacket, and so we thought a light wash denim jacket would be a nice revisit with a quick change of pace.

THE LIGHT WASH DENIM JACKET: LEVI’S, $70

The denim jacket is the classic, year-round layer to throw over and under every outfit.
MONDAY

Blazer: Gant, $450 | Shirt: Ledbury, $145 | Chinos: Bonobos, $88

Oxfords: Florsheim, $120 | Socks: Pair of Thieves, $10 | Belt: Maximum Henry, $115

Wear it well: Put the casual in “business casual” with a denim jacket under your blazer.

TUESDAY

Tee: Know Wave, $40 | Hoodie: Everlane, $60 | Cargo Pants: Todd Snyder, $228

Sneakers: Veja, $143 | Sunglasses: Illesteva, $230 | Wallet: Ezra Arthur, $50

Wear it well: A denim jacket steps up your standard errand running outfit.

WEDNESDAY

Flannel: Benny Gold, $78 | Vest: Penfield, $135 | Corduroys: J.Crew, $80

Boots: Clarks, $180 | Socks: Scotch & Soda, $25 | Cap: United By Blue, $28

Wear it well: Layer your denim jacket between a flannel and vest for your next jaunt through the woods.

THURSDAY

Tee: Save Khaki, $60 | Trousers: Oliver Spencer, $295 | Topcoat: Harris Wharf, $625

Chelsea Boots: Grenson, $325 | Glasses: Warby Parker, $95

Wear it well: Dress down your dress pants and topcoat with a striped tee, denim jacket and Chelsea boots underneath.

FRIDAY

Leather Jacket: Neighborhood, $1,129 | Shirt: Steven Alan, $198 | Jeans: Nudie, $185

Boots: Frye, $318 | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, $153 | Pomade: Byrd, $22

Wear it well: The secret to pulling on the Canadian tux with panache? Differing your shades of denim.

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