Why You Need A Jean Jacket In Your Wardrobe

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When it comes to fashion, few items are as versatile and timeless as the jean jacket. This jacket is an Eighty-Eight Brand, made by a company in Los Angeles, California. The company started out as a small woven top business and evolved into a global outerwear brand for boys and men, but somehow this one was hiding out in the women's section of a discount store, and I snagged it!

What are jean jackets made from?

Jean jackets are typically made from denim, which is a sturdy cotton twill fabric and today it is usually made from 100% cotton. The cotton is often treated with indigo dye to give it the characteristic blue color associated with jeans.

| Check out a brief historical account of denim

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Why have a jean jacket?

Jean jackets are versatile.

It's that piece of clothing that can be dressed up or down, making it suitable for a variety of occasions.

Jean jackets are a timeless style. 

It's been around for decades and is unlikely to go out of fashion anytime soon. This means that you can wear it for years without worrying about it becoming outdated.

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Jean jackets are durable. 

Denim is a durable and long-lasting fabric, which means that a jean jacket can last for years with proper care. Jean jackets comes in various styles and washes, so there's a perfect one for every person and occasion. The options are endless. 

Jean jackets are sustainable. 

This means that a jean jacket can last for years, reducing the need for constant replacements. It can be repurposed and upcycled into new items, reducing waste.

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Jean jackets are easy to care for.

Just throw it in to be machine washed and dried. It's truly a low-maintenance addition to your wardrobe.

Not sure where to look to find jean jackets? 

Sure, you can go the Amazon route but if you're into thrift and other discount shopping, you can start with your local thrift stores. There are also online thrift stores like ThredUp and Poshmark you can browse or catch a good deal at a yard or garage sale. 

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Consignment shops are another option if you're really looking to have a slightly upgraded thrift experience.  Don't forget to check your social media marketplaces as well!

Do you have a favorite jean jacket? Let me know in the comments and where you found it. 


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