Both versatile and a good value, denim jackets are a workhorse garment. Born out of practicality and function, they’re ready for years of use, and they get better as the color fades and creases fray. As a light jacket, they can be thrown over a t-shirt or a button-down equally well, and in the cooler months, they can function as the perfect layer under your parka. The designs of denim jackets are relatively similar, but brands like to tweak washes and colors, putting out garments that range from worn and faded to incredibly saturated. Find a hue that piques your interest, and invest in this wardrobe essential.

Denim Jacket by AMI $259

Denim Blouson by Shockoe Atelier $295

Who Denim Jacket by Acne Studios $335

Billy Denim Jacket by Nudie $375

1967 Type III Trucker Jacket by Levi’s Vintage Clothing $385

Westerner Jacket by Kapital $405

Washed-Denim Jacket by OrSlow $435

SS 101 JKT by Visvim $988

Get the Look for Less

Rugged Wear Denim Jacket by Wrangler $29

The Trucker Jacket by Levi’s $60