Originally, I was not a huge fan of denim jackets, but once I started seeing celebrities in motorcycle jackets I knew I wanted one. I loved this version from Current/Elliot but it was sold out. I saw Gap‘s Biker Denim Jacket on celebrities like Jessica Alba and Jamie King and thought it looked like a great alternative. When I went to try it on (and saw the price, under $50!) I fell in love with it!
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The first thing that drew me in was the fit. It’s a cropped version without being too short. It looks great layered over dresses, tees or tunics and hits just above the hipbone. (I’m 5’11” and purchased the medium and have my hands on my hips in the photos below) The back has seaming, which makes it a nicely fitting jacket, laying close to the body.
The denim itself is very comfortable, it’s soft and not too stiff but still holds shape in the shoulders and front zip. The attention to detail was really what sold me. The jacket itself is a light blue wash, which is perfect for spring and summer. All over there is subtle fading and shredding but is not over the top. The hardware is brass which complements the blue really nicely. My favorite part is the zippers and snaps. The front zips on a diagonal (true motorcycle style), there are also zippers on the pockets and sleeves. The shoulders also have two snaps and there is one across the front as well.
Both the color combination and the hardware makes it perfect for any outfit. I like wearing it over a floral dress to toughen it up. The sleeve zips make it easier to roll the sleeves up for a more casual look over a pair of slacks. Either way, I wear it almost weekly, and it gets softer with each wear!
You can purchase it on the website (here) or in stores.
Some other great denim motorcycle jackets include:
The Denim Rift Jacket from Helmut Lang.
This cropped version from Juicy Couture (available at Zappos.com)
Current/Elliott’s version, The Biker Jacket, available here.
Rubbish’s version looks almost identical to the Gap version and can be purchased here.