Picking the Best Vintage Blue Jean Jackets in Montreal

There aren’t many articles of clothing more iconic to American culture than the blue jean jacket. This durable piece of clothing may have been invented by Levi’s in the late 1800s as a utility garment for tough professions, but it quickly transcended this. These jackets are known for their durability, which is probably why heading to a Montreal secondhand clothing store like us, LazyMTL, is the best way to get the real deal. Continue reading for a brief guide on picking the perfect blue jean jacket for that classic fresh look.


When it comes to blue jean jackets, Levi Strauss is the king of the land. Famous for its durability and world-class quality, Levi’s is the brand to look for on your thrift store hunt. A high-quality jacket made by the San Francisco denim experts can become your prized possession if you’re lucky enough to find one.

You would be in good company too. Many celebrities enjoy the quality of a fine denim jacket. James Dean, Marylyn Monroe, and John Lennon all donned the classic cotton outerwear. The point is that Levi’s brand was the king in the 1800s the 1980’s and now. Don’t make the mistake of passing one up.


The next thing to look for in a denim jacket is a little more subjective. If you want to play it safe, then find yourself an iconic blue wash. If you prefer to go the way of punk rockers of days past and intend on decorating your jacket with buttons and patches, pick a lighter wash.

If you’re looking for the look of leather, but the breathability of cotton make no mistake, you’re after black denim. The wash of the jacket is an important thing to consider because you’re going to be wearing this cool jacket on top of a lot of different clothes for a long time. This being the case, you’re going to want to pick a colour that will match and compliment the rest of your wardrobe.


The nature of a thrift shop means that all the items you are looking at have some age. Denim is an excellent material known for its durability, but it is not impervious to age and wear. That is why it is imperative to try a blue jean jacket on before you buy it.

Just because the jacket says, it’s your size, with the vicious cycle of partying and hard work it has had to endure throughout the years, it is sure to have stretched and changed dimension. Another thing to double-check is that you take the time to inspect the material of the jacket. It would be awful to get home with the brand-new denim center piece poised to be the cornerstone of your wardrobe, only to find out that it is wafer-thin and has a hole in it. Unless, of course, you’re into that kind of thing, in which case more power to you.

Heading into the thrift shop and using these three guides to shop for a denim jacket will result in a classic, timeless piece of apparel. If you enjoy classic vintage blue jean jackets and other secondhand outerwear, come see our shop, or shop online !

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