I recently decided to add a blue denim jacket to my wardrobe for spring and summer this year. As one of the most iconic denim brands out there, Levi’s was always going to be near the top of the list.
I tried on a few styles in the shop and eventually settled on the Levi’s Trucker Jacket in dark-blue. I’ve had it for around a month now, so it’s about time for Levi’s denim jacket review.
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Levi’s Denim Trucker Jacket Review: First Impressions
This jacket really looks like the classic denim jacket. It has all the features you’d expect, such as the two front pockets, distinctive stitching, a relatively short hem, and a rigid collar.
There is very subtle Levi’s branding in the form of a red label on the left-hand pocket. You also get the buttons on the sleeves and the hemline so you can adjust the fit. Basically, if you shut your eyes and imagine a denim jacket, this is pretty much what I think most people would imagine.
I choose the color called Colusa – Dark Wash. It is a nice shade of deep indigo with some fading around the stitching that gives it a rugged, worn-in look. There is also the standard orange contrast stitching which ensures the jacket isn’t too plain. All in all, I’m happy with the looks of the jacket.
The Denim Feels Sturdy Yet Soft
The denim quality felt great as soon as I put the jacket on. It wasn’t too stiff or cardboard-like despite it being fresh out of the box. The denim has 2% elastane which gives it some stretch and certainly adds to the comfort.
The stitching and buttons all feel solid. There’s not much I can say about long-term durability as it’s relatively new. But it’s a denim jacket from a respected brand—I would be surprised if it didn’t last a long-time. Of course, I expect it to fade, but that should only add to its charm.
The collar is the most surprising part of the design. It is a lot longer and pointier than the collar on my other denim jacket. I’d probably rather it wasn’t, but it’s not a big deal.
The Fit is Surprisingly Large
I was expecting the fit of this jean jacket to be quite slim, but it was way roomier than I thought it would be. In fact, I bought a size down from what I would normally buy and there’s still plenty of room to move around.
As a comparison, I bought this jacket in an L, whereas my other denim jacket from Zara is an XL. I also recently bought a fleece jacket from Uniqlo, which is also an XL.
The twist is that I’m happy about the larger sizing as it better reflects the current trend for roomier, oversized fits. I was actually considering buying the Levi’s Oversized Type II Trucker jacket, but I was so happy with the fit of the regular Trucker jacket that I didn’t bother.
In terms of length, the hem falls to an inch or two below my belt line which is just right. And the sleeves land just at the top of my wrist.
It Comes at a Reasonable Price
This jacket currently retails for $89.50. This puts it in the mid-range. It’s a higher price than similar jackets from fast fashion outlets like Zara and H&M, where basic denim jackets typically cost around $50.
But it’s far cheaper than those from more premium brands. For example, on Mr. Porter, denim jackets start at around $190 and go way beyond that.
I think the Levi’s jacket is a good price point because I like the design, it fits well, and I feel confident that it will last. But you’ll have to decide what makes sense for you.
Levis Denim Jacket Review Summary
I’m ultimately really happy with this jacket. It has the classic trucker style look that I wanted while also being relatively large fitting which fits in with the current trend for oversized clothing. It comes in at a decent price point and, because it’s denim, I expect it to last for a long time.
Levi’s Denim Jacket FAQ
Are Levi’s denim jackets true to size?
The Levi’s website claims they are, but I found that I had to buy a size smaller than usual. For reference, I own Zara and Uniqlo jackets in XL, but my Levi’s was an L.
Do Levi’s denim jackets fade?
Hell yes! All denim fades and Levi’s is no different. The fading will give your jacket a look that is unique to you.