John Zientek

John Zientek is Gear Patrol's style editor and in-house guitar authority. He grew up on the West Coast.

A Classic

10 of the Best Denim Jackets You Can Buy

Everyone should have a solid denim jacket in their closet. Whether it comes in the form of a classic trucker jacket, a hard-wearing chore coat, or an every day shirt jacket, here are the best ones to get.

Breaking blue

How to Break in Raw Denim, According to the Experts

We spoke to experts at three of the world’s most respected denim shops: Kiya Babzani, co-owner of Self Edge; Jeremy Smith, co-owner of Standard & Strange; and Okayama Denim owner Merv Sethi.

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