Essentials: The Trucker Jacket
There are a few essentials out there that will help you get handsome. The denim trucker jacket, for instance. The essence of the trucker jacket has remained virtually unchanged since Lee introduced its 101J Jean Jacket in the 1930s: Slim, short, and sexy. With two breast pockets. Levi’s followed suit in the 1960s with the 507XX, the style that eventually became known as the trucker jacket. Over the years many a color and fabric were incorporated into the design. All corduroy, corduroy collar only, white denim, red denim, but always slim, short, sexy. With two breast pockets. Who dares to change an icon anyway?
The trucker jacket is versatile and can be paired with anything. Yes, that means it can be paired with jeans to form a Mexican tuxedo. Also known as the Texas tuxedo or the Canadian tuxedo, to be fair. Have a look at Martin Sheen in the movie Badlands where he portrays a serial killer in love. He commits a killing spree across the South wearing many a Get Handsome Essential doing so: White t-shirt, denim pants, denim jacket, and well worn boots. The cigarette in his mouth aside, this is one stylin’ hillbilly murderer, effortlessly handsome.
In order to get handsome sporting a trucker jacket one does not have to be a cowboy or a serial killer. Just get yourself a snug fitting specimen and try out different combinations. Use it as layering during the colder months underneath a another, looser fitting jacket – think Ryan Gosling in Drive. Or pair it with a nice pair of slacks to look less casual Friday and more rebel “with a cause”. You can go denim on denim and mix up the tone of the fabric. Black and blue, faded and raw, again, experiment, mix and match and find your personal favorite. A t-shirt underneath it is just as appropriate as a sweater or a collared shirt. Boots, oxfords, or sneakers, it just doesn’t matter. There is no wrong way to incorporate the trucker jacket into your outfit, unless you wear a suit, of course. No matter if you’re wearing Levi Strauss, VISVIM, or something in between, you will remain eternally handsome.
The Barbour Steve McQueen range celebrates Steve’s love of motorcycles, and the iconic Barbour apparel he wore while racing them for team USA in the 1960′s. The Salvage Jacket is constructed from 100% Cotton denim and features Barbour’s signature corduroy lined collar in a contemporary update on this workwear staple. Finished to the same high standard as everything in the Steve McQueen range it features a rear cinch, vented stitched detailing at the placket and a subtle patch above the hem.
Single Button Closed Chest Pocket
Barbour Logo Tab
Stitched vented Detail at Placket
Functioning Button Cuff
Woven Barbour Label at Side Seam
via Barbour Steve McQueen Salvage Jacket (Vintage Stone).
Guest editor: Matej Purg