I get a lot of mail asking me when, exactly, is the right time to retire one’s denim jacket—there seems to be a popular perception that after a certain age, they’re no longer right. I’ve decided—as I do with most things—that there is no time limit on this particular article of clothing as long as you feel good wearing it (I also think they look better un-distressed, but that’s just me). So let your freak flag fly, ladies, and do enjoy the menagerie I’ve posted here, starting with this one, which has a cool slit up the side.
I like this one from Topshop because it’s black and slightly oversized, which makes it good for layering.
I like the snap buttons here.
This one is from Barbour, and I like the Barbour-ish cut, and the fact that there’s a subtle striped thing happening.
I like a collarless jacket, and this is so refined.
Such a cute embroidered option from Veronica Beard.
And more embroidery, from The Great.
This is Eileen Fisher, but I think it’s really chic.
Everlane’s denim jacket was introduced not long ago, and it’s very nicely priced.
This is cropped the exactly right amount—which is to say, not too much.
Pastels are very big this season, and this pink one is a good way to engage that trend.
I like the raw hems on the sleeves and collar here.
This one from Madewell has been cut apart then stitched back together, for a look that I think is very cool.
This moto-style jacket could almost stand in for a blazer.
I like the tie neck here—very French.
Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that I would love a red denim jacket.
I am a big fan of the exaggerated cuffs and zipper on this Helmut Lang choice.