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Denim Jackets in film history

August 23, 2021 4:10 pm

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We focus a lot on denim trousers. They are always seen as the mainstay of the denim industry and they are but we forget how totally cool and brilliant denim jackets are. They have been worn in a variety of ways throughout the history of film. Here are some of the best examples. If you fancy having one of them try EJ Menswear for Levi Jackets.  Recreating looks is always fine.

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  1. Bender in The Breakfast Club. The “Criminal” in the group Bender, played by  Judd Nelson, embodies the devil may care bad boy who is used to detention and is really not concerned about it. He’s been here before and he’ll be here again but not before he;s got off with Molly Ringwald and climbed through the ceiling ducts to do it.
  2. Ryan Gosling in Drive. He likes to wear his buttoned up jacket when he pops down the shops and rarely speaks. He just drives cars and does gangster stuff. Might as well look good doing it.

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  1. Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain. It’s a strange sight to see a usually devastating leading man for the ladies become a stiled gay man who tries to hide his feelings. He’s still a cowboy and wears the clothes of one. He might look hyper masculine but he’s got more going on.
  2. Well before Natural Born Killers there was Badlands in 1973. Based on a true tale Martin Sheen  wears a jeans and Denim jacket outfit that screams anger and contempt. He takes his girlfriend on a killing spree with nothing but what they were wearing. He likes to  smoke as well so it is a terrible influence.
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