Whether you wear it to brunch with a T-shirt or a dark button-down for a night out, the denim jacket is a menswear staple that's making a formidable comeback. First made for the US military during the Second World War - worn rough, boxy and loose - now it's cut high and tight, featuring streamlined and slimming panels. Avoid stone washes and ridiculous tints, or too many holes and frays - just stick to the classic types. Still built tough, how does one maintain its rugged appeal? Simple: wear it until it becomes an old friend.
J Crew T-shirt, Dh95
Want to look laid-back? Team your jacket with this shirt's understated grey hue.
Saturdays Surf NYC oxfords, Dh305
A fresh, red button-down that's so versatile you can wear it with a tie to work.
Dunhill chinos, Dh400
Complement your denim's updated slim silhouette by choosing straight-leg chinos. Remember the rule: dark jackets with light trousers and vice versa.
Grenson brogue boots, Dh670
Hard-wearing and incredibly comfortable, this pair's an all-weather option.
Timex steel watch, Dh338
Complete the vintage look with this timeless accessory.
Available at www.mrporter.com.