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Denim Jacket - its history & why it is still a fashion accessory to own

Written by Admin Nonhlahla


Posted on September 02 2020

One of the most iconic and well-loved garments of all time is definitely the timeless denim jacket.


The denim jacket has been around for over a hundred years and has experienced a long, exciting and rich history. It was first created in the early 1900s when it was worn by the US military during the war. It has also been worn by many famous faces, such as Elvis Presley, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe in the earlier years after its creation.


It very quickly became the symbol and the jacket of choice for rebellious teenagers during the 1950s, and then it evolved into a cool and stylish, must-have accessory for the hippie culture in the free loving sixties.


During the 70s, the denim jacket took on a slightly different look and featured strategic rips and tears for the emerging punk culture. Then, in the 1980s, the denim jacket became much more mainstream and was worn by a large cross section of society; from housewives and teenagers to young professionals and middle-aged people.


Over the years, the denim jacket has never lost its attractive appeal and it has always been a highly versatile, fashionable and durable garment to own.


Today, the denim jacket is as popular as ever, and if you are looking at investing in a few timeless key pieces for your wardrobe, then the denim jacket is definitely something to consider.


You can wear your denim jacket practically everywhere you go. It is a great accessory for a relaxed weekend, and an excellent mix and match item to carry with you in case you get cold. A denim jacket can even be worn to work depending on how you style it.


As you can see from the above, the denim jacket has never gone out of fashion, even though it has been around for over a hundred years. Therefore, there is little reason to suspect that it will become a thing of the past. It is always a safe bet if you need something to throw on in a hurry.


In terms of the colour of your denim jacket, you can really use your own intuition. Whether you ultimately decide on a classic blue denim jacket; one in contemporary grey or white; an edgy black jacket or one with rips or acid stains, you can effortlessly create whatever look you want.

 FBO Denim Jacket

Here at fbo, we stock an assortment of high quality and well-priced branded denim jackets. Take a look in one of our brand outlets in Johannesburg, Pretoria or online and see for yourself as to why a great denim jacket should be considered to be a wardrobe staple!


If you are looking for some ideas on how to wear your denim jacket, it looks great when paired with a floral print summer dress and sneakers for a casual and feminine look. Students who like to cultivate a cool and trendy look, love wearing their denim jacket with their favourite t-shirt, black skinny jeans and some white sneakers.


Of course, if you want to wear it to the office, this can easily be done as well. Try wearing it with a pair of smart, black trousers, a collared shirt and a pair of flats for a great smart-casual look that tells the world that you mean business.


We recommend not wearing the same colour denim jacket as your jeans as this is very difficult to pull off. Having a good contrast of colour between your denim jacket and your jeans looks great and effortlessly chic. For example, you could wear a dark denim jacket with a pair of lighter skinny jeans and some stylish sneakers.


Not only is the denim jacket one of our favourite accessories, it is so versatile that it can be worn in both the colder and the warmer months. During the warmer months, denim jackets are great to have around in your bag in case you get cold in the evenings while at a party or outside, and they never look unnatural or out of place.


If you are looking for a great denim jacket, visit one of our brand outlets as we have an assortment for sale at outlet prices.


We have a great team of professionals working at all our outlets and they are always very happy to give customers advice on the most suitable denim jackets, and how best to style them.


Alternatively, you could shop online in our easy to use online outlet where you can enjoy safe door-to-door shipping.