(Updated March 3, 2017)
I was surprised recently when someone told me my classic denim jacket was out of fashion. I would argue that the denim jacket never really goes out of style because it’s the eternal emblem of American youth and spirit. When I look at the Made-in-the-USA jackets shown here – the men’s styles, at least – I think of Steve McQueen, James Dean, Paul Newman and any number of other icons, riding their motorcycles, cruising in convertibles and savoring life.Nordstrom usually has multiple denim jackets, with brands changing from season to season, both for women (above)…and men.Frame Denim is a new name on our list.So is Saturdays NYC, which has different denim jackets each season.Ralph Lauren periodically offers its Made-in-USA RRL Jackets.Union-made denim jacket from All American Clothing Company and Union Label.
Fidelity Denim makes multiple denim jackets, mostly for women. (The new Spring 2017 collection does not show country of origin, but we’re waiting for a call to confirm that the products are still Made in USA.)American Apparel carries several denim jackets, but we couldn’t get them to come up on one page. Just go to the site and type-in “denim jacket.”You’ll find high fashion and high prices at Barney’s NY
Multiple types of American-made denim jackets for men and women are available at Schaefer’s.
We have written about Prison Blues in the past and still feel that it is a great project, getting people serving time to learn a trade and make something that they and you can be proud of. This denim jacket from L.C. King, a 100 year old company in Bristol TN, is a basic but great looking denim work jacket.L.C. King also makes a good-looking denim barn-style jacket.