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Alexis Parente
May 28, 2015 @ 8:30 am

Jean jackets have been around forever—and for good reason. Their medium-weight denim material is the perfect buffer for cool summer nights, their Western origins make them inherently American, and their classic silhouette flatters anyone and everyone. But modern-day iterations stray far from the original, with luxe accents and cool new silhouettes. From quilted bombers to color-blocked pieces, shop eight new takes on the denim jacket (and one original).

The Original

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Gap, $70; gap.com

New Take: Luxe Leather Details

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Acne Studios, $500; net-a-porter.com

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New Take: All White

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Tortoise Jeans, $324; matchesfashion.com

New Take: Cropped

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J. Crew, $285; jcrew.com

New Take: Oversized

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Current/Elliott, $378; currentelliott.com

New Take: Inky Black

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Frame, $179; singer22.com

New Take: Denim Color-Blocking

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Theory, $285; theory.com

New Take: Quilted Bomber

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Rachel Comey, $414; stevenalan.com

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