Jean Jackets are Denim Jackets
Denim jackets are as American as blue jeans, baseball,
apple pie, and sneakers. This is one of those fashion trends will continue
to come and go from time to time. Some years they are in style and other
years they are out of style. Pretty sure we can count on them being around
for a very long time to come.
Above image is the Jordache jeans brand.
A Jean jacket or denim jacket is
outerwear made of denim fabric. Same type of fabric used to make
(denim pants). The jean jacket is typically styled with the jacket falling
slightly below the waist. However, they technically can be made at other
lengths as well. The fabric is obviously denim, and they are
traditionally styled with buttoned band cuffs like a shirt and a waistband that
can be adjusted by means of buttons. This style of coat is sometimes referenced
as a Levi's jacket or blue jean jackets.
is a sturdy cotton warp-faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more
warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing that distinguishes
it from some other fabrics such as cotton duck. The most common denim is
indigo denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left
white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the textile is
dominated by the blue warp threads and the other side is dominated by the white
weft threads. This causes blue jeans to be white on the inside. The indigo
dyeing process, in which the core of the warp threads remains white, creates
denim's signature fading characteristics.
jacket is a
mid-stomach–length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves,
and would generally fasten in the front or slightly on the side. Some people
that own jean jackets will cut off the sleeves.
As we have read on the
website, “What do greasers, cowboys, hippies, rock stars, and rappers all have
in common? An article of clothing that stands out in America’s sartorial
history for being synonymous with change, independence and freedom:
the jean jacket. Its
seams, stitching and, of course, denim, represent revolution and hard-working
Apparel Search is in full agreement.
Levi Strauss & Co. is an American clothing company known
worldwide for its Levi's brand of denim jeans. In addition to making denim jeans
they also on occasion design and manufacture denim jackets.
Jean jackets have come in and out of style over the
years. Certain decades such as the 1980’s featured jean jackets as part of
the eras identifiable fashion trends. Significant clothing trends of the
1980s include shoulder pads, jean jackets, leather pants, aviator jackets,
jumpsuits, Members Only jackets, skin-tight acid-washed jeans, an a few other
items that represented the time period in history.
Jean jackets are cool but it’s
important to keep in mind that Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli (better known as
"Fonzie" or "The Fonz") wore a leather jacket. However, in 1955
James Dean captured the angst of American youth and style in Rebel Without a
Cause while wearing a denim jacket. Also, John Lennon wore lots of denim
jackets in the '70s with flares and T-shirts.
You may find the following to be interesting reading:
Levi’s Evolution of the Jean Jacket
Glamour Denim Jacket Fashion Essentials
Harpers Bazaar Denim Jacket Inspiration
Vogue Denim Jacket Fashion History
During the time period when jean jackets are trendy, keep
in mind that they come in many various styles. Sometimes the style is to
keep the denim looking pristine and perfect condition. At other time, the
distress look is important. They are also worn with cut off sleeves,
patches, printing, embroidery, and other sorts to stylistic embellishments.
They are worn by bikers as well as fashionistas.
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jeans on the fashion blog.
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jean shorts if you have time for a little
You may have interest in seeing
Shiri Appleby and Reese Witherspoon in denim jackets.
You may also want to learn about denim skirts
which are another fashion item made with this same fabric.
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