Holey DIY, It’s 1985

by Leandra Medine
January 6, 2012
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Acne jacket, $620

Recent evidence will suggest that denim served light-wash will garner more attention than it did during the John Stamos as Jesse Katsopolis era fairly soon. And as it happens, this round is less about abominating your legs, more about doing just that over the upper half of, you know, you. I’m looking forward to the denim migration from hip to shoulder: J Brand, Elizabeth and James and J Brand in cahoots with Christopher Kane have already jumped on le jacket train. Alas it was only a matter of time before Acne added to the roster of rad. It ain’t neon, but it’s cool. Pre-Spring offers a nice departure from the usual cropped silhouette in a long, loose fit take, equipped with copious rip that make perfecting the art of an arm party somewhat difficult. If there’s a will though, there’s a way. What’s important here is that the DIY potential brought forward is huge. Old denim jackets are essentially the bread and butter of thrift shops, the salvation army and unkempt boxes of old clothes in your father’s name. Maybe you’ll get lucky and score a patch that says fireball too. In any case, (I believe this is the first time I mean that literally,) keep a razor on hand at all times. You may find yourself ready to tear in the most interesting of circumstances.

…Or don’t, the decision is ultimately yours. But should you conversely find yourself in swoon, having recently won the lottery, at a loss for creative mannerism or all of the above, you can also just buy the photographed, here.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16996297640138731746 StreetLounge

    620$ for this? :D OMG, I will open the old wardrobes and become rich from the content :D

    http://streetlounge.blogspot.com/

  • Eliana :)

    So cool! I love jean jackets. This one is so pretty.
    FIRST COMMENT
    #1 Repeller :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    This is a cool look, but I agree that $620 is insane, even for the wealthy.

  • Eliana :)

    Oh thats really awkward…
    SECOND COMMENT!!!
    But still #1 repller :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    @Eliana HAHA.

  • Elizabeth

    Haha she thought she had the first comment. And on top of that she spelled repeller wrong. Love the jacket.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03525609972960961916 *

    Loving the jacket :)

    May I invite you to my giveaway?
    YSL or Prada perfume!

    Love,

    Refineness.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01790961449932166497 vanessa (the gal)

    I love me some light denim!!!!!

    Xxo! Vanessa

    http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04328733112041256805 Panda Head

    yes! it's a vicious cycle though: i'll wear a nasty denim jacket all spring then reach for it again in september to find only nasty denim vests, having cut all the sleeves off in reaction to SUMMER HUMIDITY. BACK TO THE THRIFT.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05612093782944616630 Lifelessrobot

    That jacket is trully amazing

  • http://www.closetcravings.com Closet Cravings

    Denim is always crave-worthy. Love the Acne denim jacket, but I could do without that hefty price tag. =)
    Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and All Things Stylish and Sweet

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02320528665036533828 Lauren Helen

    I don't know if my entire wardrobe would add up to $650, and that's including shoes! That's a crazy price for something you could totally do yourself with a jacket you get for $2 at a thrift store!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01084773367091700061 lilla hornyak

    Holy Grease :) Danny Zuko would wear this for sure.. :)

    http://31west54thstreet.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17842135251263323655 NATASHKA

    oh, you guys… miu miu has worked very hard to achieve these kind of rips :) thus the price tag ….hehe … khhhmmm khhmmmm

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    This is definitely a DIYer. The key to the jackets coolness is the oversizedness of it.

    We need a mens vintage jacket- I swear i think my dad still has one- and a razor.

    $620 is WAYYYYY too much for ripped denim.

  • http://www.some-thing-nice.com Mary

    loving the light denim… perfect for pairing with some repelling elements like red pants….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12918661464750203232 Doni Brown
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    That price is crazy. Especially because I don't like that jacket at all.

    Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11619602287054788529 Amuna

    looks really fancy.. I like it!!

    soul-seele.blogspot.com

  • http://www.modelovers.de modelovers

    This Jacket is fabulous! Great DIY!!!

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14654691178100203023 Roxanna

    Sick piece. Love the 80s. Rock on!

    xx Roxanna

    http://www.dissectmystyle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14194815440194123998 CupcakesOMG!

    f'realz balls, i mean, there's a lot of things i might pay $620 for, like rent, food for two months, or even a hospital bill, but a denim jacket with some holes and junk…i dunno. maybe when it goes on sale for like, $400.

    CupcakesOMG!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11550324924900344449 pushups with polish

    loving the new look of the blog! xxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340220316930238633 Hillary

    I love this jacket! I don't care if it was out of style–I was rocking the Uncle Jesse just a couple of years ago in a little kids' Wrangler that was falling apart. Love it!

    http://www.thoreausdaughter.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 Girlie Blogger

    Ah! The good, old 80s. I had such a big crush on John Stamos. Glad the denim jacket is back.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01927630094665206788 Beatrice

    i love the distressed jeans!

    beainfashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    wait, i love your new blog layout and this DIY.

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • http://soffisinglesstyle.blogspot.com/ soffi
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01176243240937929546 betty

    the price puts me off the jacket … i love it tho !!

    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.bostonfrownyface.com Whitney Soup

    aahh! i need a spare $620.

  • http://stylecroissant.blogspot.com/ Style Croissant

    Love the jacket but I think if I have to invest in something I would invest in the neon j brand x christopher kane jacket ! It's been on my mind for a while now sooo I think I might do a lot of babysittings to possess the item of my dreams :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399503184123707140 afrascholten

    o, no, not the jacked again. Need to take a look upstairs to see if we still got one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04635680485912179536 Yellow

    OMG iloooooooooove this blog and i just became a follower
    it would mean so much ti me if u would chek out my blog and maybe become a follower!!!
    http://yellowmarshmellowblog.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15351317731531231831 JMJones6

    Wow, $620 for a distressed jean jacket. As a poor college student this just seems crazy! I will defiantly be on the lookout for one at the thrift store. DIY's are my way of life :)

  • http://www.allidoistalkandwant.tumblr.com krista

    i'm going to buy. i'm not ashamed. well maybe a little. but i think all y'all might end up buying too, and here's why: http://www.allidoistalkandwant.tumblr.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    haha i love light denim! i only have a darker jacket though…i'll have to invest! Thanks Leandra!
    <3
    Rory

    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    Very nice!!!

    The Life After

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05659796932666602271 Carolina Sundell

    Got to love this, Acne knows how to do cool vintage pieces.

  • Anonymous

    the comment box only works sometimes. why?

  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com Servin’ Up Style

    That jacket is raddd.
    Off to my attic to look for one like it…haha.
    -Hannah

  • http://www.splendidlittlethrills.blogspot.com Splendid Little Thrills

    My light denim jacket from high school is in my closet at my Mom's house just waiting to be resurrected!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14531946171530002182 Mary

    ITs super cool really but it costs so much! Great find!

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11451431051430303382 Dan93iel92

    Wore A Denim Jacket For My 1980's Themed 18th Party! Haha Loved Wearing It xD

    http://trendingfashionista.blogspot.com/ x

  • Anonymous

    Denim jackets have been in style forever; they're hardly anything new. I'm surprised because usually MR is usually ahead of the trends, but these have been in style for a year or so now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10634373445632473836 Lisa

    Still wearing my denim jacket with love!!!!

    http://lovestyleblogging.blogspot.com/

    LSB
    xoxo

  • http://www.ladders-online.com/Step-Ladders Step Ladders

    Yeah it's not cheap, but if I had the money I would have gone for it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06237339378013084155 Michelle of Chellbellz

    Especially when there are Youtubes on how to Rip and Shred you jeans.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09561881268028925404 NannaCDaisy

    I still have mine, complete with rips AND corduroy patches, from high school.

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