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23.02.2015

IAN WRIGHT

Menswear editor

THE STURDY
DENIM JACKET

Born in the Wild West, today the denim jacket is much more current than cowboy, says menswear editor Ian Wright

Lay your eyes on a denim jacket and you’re instantly transported to a world of saloon bars, shoot outs, wide-brimmed hats and dubious curly facial hair. But what was conceived as a hard-wearing jacket to combat the arid expanses of the American frontiers – and the manual labour that came with tending cattle – has since become a dependable menswear staple. Invented in the late 1800s, it’s stood the test of time through a mix of sturdy denim, rivets and double topstitching. But just because it’s now more likely to be found on the back of a consultant than a cowboy, that doesn’t mean today’s version is any less rugged. Cut in a substantial indigo denim, this jacket has been tailored to ensure a modern silhouette, perfect for combining with stone-coloured chinos or in a more daring double-denim look.
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“Hard-wearing DENIM, rivets and double
topstitching have seen this style
stand the test of time”

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