x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Rough and ready, make the denim jacket your fall staple

Made to Measure Avoid stone washes and ridiculous tints, or too many holes and frays - just stick to the classic types.

The denim jacket is a menswear staple that's making a formidable comeback. Here, Levi's denim jacket.
The denim jacket is a menswear staple that's making a formidable comeback. Here, Levi's denim jacket.

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.