the cut's september fashion issue

21 of the Best Denim Jackets to Buy Right Now

Denim jackets: They’re timeless, they’re classic, and they go with pretty much everything. They’re also perfect for this time of year, when the weather is less than predictable. Scroll down for 21 different denim jackets in every price range and every style: embellished, distressed, clean-cut, faded, and more.

The cropped, tailored fit here makes this a bit dressier than your average boxy jean jacket.

7 For All Mankind Jacket, $249 at Stylebop

Here’s Acne Studios’ version of the clean-cut denim jacket.

Acne Studios Jacket, $400 at Ssense

This one will only get better with time.

A.P.C. Jacket, $222 at Matches Fashion

The Japanese stretch denim, contrast yellow stitching, and above-the-hip fit all make this jacket look more contoured than others. Wear it over dresses!

Burberry Brit Jacket, $495 at Net-a-Porter

Edun’s signature mismatched aesthetic gives this piece an edge without making it too trendy.

Edun Jacket, $611 at Matches Fashion

This “trucker” look feels almost vintage thanks to the slight distressing.

J Brand Jacket, $238 at Saks Fifth Avenue

This really is the best no-fuss denim jacket. It’s cotton, has tons of pockets, and can go through the washing machine a million times without shrinking.

J.Crew Jacket, $138 at J.Crew

For a moodier choice, opt for a matte-black cotton version.

Levi’s Jacket, $110 at Farfetch

Unfinished hems, bell sleeves, and a belted waist all make this one stand out.

Maggie Marilyn Jacket, $500 at Net-a-Porter

With its deep navy tone, oversize silver buttons, and retro (removable) collar, this is a modern update to the denim trench.

MM6 By Maison Margiela Jacket, $510 at Matches Fashion

The pins and patches here add some extra retro flair, and leave plenty of room for you to add your own.

Marc Jacobs Jacket, $695 at Bergdorf Goodman

A cool, contemporary approach to the classic.

Marques’ Almeida Jacket, $431 at Matches Fashion

If you prefer a loose silhouette, consider this one from M.I.H. Jeans. The tonal-blue chambray gives it a utilitarian aspect.

M.I.H. Jeans, $445 at Net-a-Porter

This lean 1970s jacket is the most expensive one on the list, but for good reason — it comes straight from the runway.

Miu Miu Jacket, $2,115 at Matches Fashion

Feeling the ‘90s vibe? Go for bleached denim.

Acne Studios Jacket, $380 at MyTheresa

Feeling the frayed vibe? Paige has a subtle take on the trend.

Paige Jacket, $295 at Stylebop

A ladylike layer that would pair nicely with dresses and heels, or matching cropped denim pants.

Sea Jacket, $795 at Matches Fashion

Because nothing is cooler than two-tone.

SJYP Jacket, $479 at Stylebop

Cropped to sit at the slimmest part of your waist, and with patchwork pieces to add a bit of color, this one’s as fun as it is practical.

Sonia Rykiel Jacket, $641 at Sonia Rykiel

Classic, ever-so-slightly faded, and with added stretch for comfort.

Tommy Hilfiger Jacket, $70 at Macy’s

A steal at only $85, this Topshop denim jacket finds a happy medium between oversize and boxy.

Topshop Jacket, $85 at Topshop

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21 of the Best Denim Jackets to Buy Right Now