Mean Jean

By The Editors
September 25, 2013 9:00 am

What the well-dressed man in Los Angeles will be wearing this season. This is your Essential Fall Style Guide, Part One: in which we recommend The Jacket.

Denim. The jacket of blue-collar kings.

Updated in recent years with slimmer, higher cuts, this piece of iconic workwear continues to be a mainstay in the modern man’s closet.

The key is versatility: they’re just as natty with a T-shirt and boots as they are layered with slim sweaters, patterned button-downs and colorful pants.

The four we’ve got our eye on:

Rogue Territory Supply Jacket

Clean, understated lines. The pockets are flush to accentuate the modernist fit, and it’s cut from raw Japanese selvedge denim, so it’ll break in well. Added plus: it’s made Downtown. Buy online.

G-Star Hunter

G-Star’s Hunter has a slightly tapered mid-section and lowered chest pocket, but still flaunts an air of ’70s ruggedness. It’s raw denim, so expect a softer feel and better fit over time. Buy online.

Billy Reid’s Downing Jacket

Billy Reid’s Downing jacket is technically not denim, but evokes the look by virtue of its cut. With soft, dark cotton, a blanket-lined interior and slant-lidded chest pockets, this jacket will look good sliding into any banquette in L.A. Buy online.

Levi’s Trucker Jacket

For the beach and canyon dwellers among you, this faux sherpa-lined number from Levi’s Vintage Clothing. It’ll keep you warm when the windchill comes knocking and – rumor has it – double your chances of winning any Jim Morrison lookalike contest. Not a bad thing. Buy online.

Main image photo credit: Angi Welsch.

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