Time and again I’ve searched my coat closet for a dark wash denim jacket, as if the one I can see in my mind will magically appear there. Maybe it’s because I at one point I had one but in a Marie Kondo moment, and not a denim moment, I tossed it. In the closet is a faded and frayed denim jacket that belongs to my daughter. After scrutiny in the mirror I decided not to go there. A teenager’s clothes do not belong on a woman of a certain age no matter how much yoga she does.
I find myself in the midst of a major denim moment without the essential denim jacket. The chilly but not quite coat weather we’ve been enjoying screams for a denim jacket, forcing me to confront this void. I have a clear idea of what I would like; it should be boxy in fit and able to accommodate a chunky sweater underneath. A dark rinse is preferred for a more refined feeling that would shield me from the above-mentioned teenager concern. I would like a nod to the current denim obsession with an interesting cut, details and proportion. Lastly I don’t want to spend a fortune on it because after all, it’s just a denim jacket. Here’s what I came up with, now to decide.