In the world of denim jackets, it’s easy to get caught up in the traditional trucker jacket. However this season we’re seeing all kinds of new jackets hit the market, mostly the bomber, letterman, and baseball jacket silhouettes. Another thing I’ve been seeing around is the quilting. As if it was an homage to the Chanel bag or something. When I saw the Townsen Quilted Denim Jacket, I absolutely had to give it a try!
Since this is a jacket with quilting, the “denim” for this jacket is more like an indigo dyed chambray than it is actual denim with a 65% cotton 35% tencel composition. Which is fine, because you wouldn’t want to have a heavy fabric like denim with quilting, it would make for a very stiff jacket. The lining of the is polyester, and fairly light, it’s not a puffer jacket by any means, perfect for fall and spring (or if you’re in a mild climate, pretty much all year). I like the faux leather trim on the cuffs, waist and along the neck, which makes it a trendy item for this season, excellent for pairing with paneled leather pants, or denim shorts, or whatever leather you’ve indulged in this year!
The only thing is more of a personal preference, I felt it was a bit puffy for my taste, but that’s more the style than the fault of the jacket itself. All in all it’s a very cool jacket, perfect for those who want to try out a bomber jacket but don’t want to be too “military chic.”
How to wear it:
Here I’m doing a triple denim look, with a simple pair of black skinny jeans, a chambray shirt and the jacket. Lately I’ve just been keeping it simple in general, and here is no exception. I tried this jacket with many things, and it goes best with tight skirts or skinny jeans, the volume of the jacket can create a bulky silhouette if you wear it with boyfriend jeans, wide leg trousers, a-line skirts. If you’re particularly svelt, you may pull it off, but I’m still working on the baby weight! Anywho, I particularly loved the idea of pairing this with a button down blouse, or denim shirt, and threw in a pair of heels to give it a feminine touch.