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Why You Need A Light-Wash Denim Jacket

CoatsWhy You Need A Light-Wash Denim Jacket

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Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice on What to Wear Today. But we want to go deeper. Give you the nuts and bolts of how to get the look into your wardrobe. Today we're walking you through fall's lighter take on the classic denim jacket.

When it comes to denim jackets it's typical to reach for deep, dark indigo shades in the cold-weather months, and leave the light-wash thing for spring (if you touch it at all). This fall, however, don't be so quick to hang up those pale, had-it-for-a-hundred-years hues. For one, they bring a little '90s flavor into your wardrobe without landing on the wrong side of retro, and for another, they look great with the athletic-minded pieces you love to wear on your off-duty days. A midnight-blue selvedge jacket just feels too stiff with a pair of tailored jogger pants or a luxe hoodie. But one in Bruce Springsteen-worthy blue? Match made in heaven.

Here are a few interesting and classic executions we like. Don't buy it too tight and feel free to add a vintage pitch or enamel pin for a nod to the metalhead that lives inside of you.

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Rag & Bone Standard Issue Denim Jacket, $295, available at mrporter.com

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Levi's Vintage Clothing 1880s Denim Jacket, $450, available at mrporter.com

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Off-White Military Denim Jacket, $539, available at farfetch.com

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Acne Studios Who Denim Jacket, $299, available at endclothing.com

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Our Legacy Zip-Up Denim Jacket, $355, available at mrporter.com

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