The origins of the denim jacket as we know it can be traced back to the 19th century. Back then, the fabric’s durability made it preferable for workmen, who prized the jackets for their functionality. Through clever marketing and some brave double denim choices from the likes of Bing Crosby and Elvis in the 20th century, denim jackets were catapulted from workwear to fashion pieces. They’ve been a strong wardrobe staple since, and many brands and designers have had their own iterations of it over time.
One such brand is the local Assembly Label. Their Homme Denim Jacket is a nice modern interpretation of the timeless style. Silver hardware is set against the 100% sea blue cotton fabric, which has a nice wash for a vintage feel.