Lust Have – The Denim Jacket

We shall finish this week of looking at my Lust Have list with the once again classic Denim Jacket!

Naturally, I wore one in the late 80s, early 90s. Didn’t everyone? It was a Guess denim jacket. And I wore it until it nearly fell apart. Which happened to be about the same time that they seemed to go out of fashion for most. But they are back and as my biker chic side emerges I am lusting to own one again. Plus, do you see too many photos of casual street style where some lovely thing isn’t wearing one? Even if it is over a designer maxi skirt and sequined tank? I think that makes it a must have lust have item!

This denim jacket from True Religion looks just about the state my old Guess was in when it finally wore out. You can purchase it brand new from ShopBop.com for a meer $360! WOW! Seriously? Who does that? I mean, I get that there are some people who can afford to do it, and those who will do it because of the brand…but really? It’s just a denim jacket. And this one is nearly worn out! I’m sure I can do better on my not so extravagant budget.

So here we have a a denim jacket in a slightly better condition but still with a bit of aged look to it by Rag and Bone found at Net-a-Porter. What do you think? More expensive or less?

Actually, it’s more! Just under $400 Australian ($170 sterling). Nice jacket. Love the colour. Think the amount of aging is just about right. Just can’t come at the price.

Surely there is something less expensive out there? Don’t tell me that the humble denim jacket is going to blow my budget?!

How about this classic Levi’s Denim Jacket? Higher or lower? (didn’t know we were playing the ‘Price is Right’ did you?) Good colour. Little bit of the washed and worn look. Cute cropped style. Any thoughts? Let me help, it’s listed at ASOS. That’s right! The classic, king of denim and creator of the jean look for the masses, Levi’s denim jacket is less than the designer brands at only $160. Can’t believe I just typed “only $160″ when talking about a denim jacket! This may be one lust have that just doesn’t make the cut.

I have to keep looking! Don’t give up!

At last! We’ve made it under $100! Cute cropped style = check. A little wear to the colour = check. Good price = check. This little lovely is from The Iconic and has now become a contender! No, it’s not got a designer label or the history of the Levi brand but I don’t really care and most of the people who will see me wearing it aren’t going to care either.

But wait…can I do better?

Here’s another offering from ASOS. It’s there Western Denim Jacket. Cropped – yes, colour – perfect, price – excellent! It’s just under $65! Have a good look. Compare it to the $400 jacket from Net-a-Porter. Can you see a $335 difference? I can’t.

But I can see myself being able to afford a few other things on my list if I spend less than $100 on a this item.

Now, just for the fun of it.

I had a look at Etsy.com. I entered Guess Denim Jacket in the vintage section. There were a few. All reasonably priced. Now really, other than the Levi option, you can’t get much more authentic. The style is classic cropped. The colour is forced to look worn and faded, it has achieved it’s natural patina over the years of being worn! What a novel idea! Best part, the price is $40! Even with $15 shipping to get it to Australia, it’s the biggest bargain.

No, it won’t make me feel like I’m twenty again but I can at least feel good about the fact that I am not naive enough to spend a massive chunk of my $1000 budget lusting after an insanely expensive denim jacket!

Lust Have to Must Have and I am sure I will be getting myself a Denim Jacket this season!

Would you go vintage or designer? What persuades you to make the choice?

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