3 Ways to Wear a Denim Work Jacket

3 Ways to Wear a Denim Work Jacket

With Somsack Sikhounmuong, design director of Alex Mill

Somsack Sikhounmuong of Alex Mill

Alex Mill’s motto is “Wake up. Get dressed. Don’t overthink it.” They're one of a handful of brands focusing on elevated basics with subtle twists, but they seem to be doing it better than anyone. Their no-nonsense clothes are understated yet cool, and meant to last for longer than just one season.

A huge reason why Alex Mill has this design ethos is in large part to their co-founder and design director Somsack Sikhounmuong, whose easy-going approach to clothing includes everyday staples like tees, button-downs and relaxed pants. There's just something so inherently effortless (and personal) about his wardrobe. He could teach a masterclass on how to pair different textures and fabrics for a new and refreshing look. Somsack strikes the perfect balance of lived-in yet polished—think beat-up vintage jeans, Stan Smith adidas and relaxed chinos topped with a chore jacket. Yet somehow, these classics always look new in his own unique perspective.

The brand has done a great job creating easy-to-wear everyday pieces that are interchangeable to create a uniform that's well put together and intentional. One of these staple pieces is their denim work jacket. Besides being a modern take on a chore coat, Alex Mill used their current spring collection to revamp all things denim and this piece happened to be part of it.

“Since I was younger, denim was my favorite fabric—it just made every outfit cool,” says Somsack. We caught up with him to see how he's styling their new worker jacket and what he'll be pairing it with for the warmer months ahead.

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3 Ways to Wear
a Denim Work Jacket

1

Travel
Time

Relaxed stripes and denim for a go-anywhere look.

Men's denim jacket travel outfit

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4

1) Work jacket,
$195 by Alex Mill

2) Deck stripe long-sleeve tee,
$98 by Alex Mill

3) Standard pleated pant,
$165 by Alex Mill

4) High top,
$99 by Novesta

2

Work
Week

Casual layers that still look put together.

Men's denim jacket work week outfit

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4

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1) Work jacket,
$195 by Alex Mill

2) Mill shirt,
$135 by Alex Mill

3) Mill blazer,
$195 by Alex Mill

4) Field chinos,
$145 by Alex Mill

5) Suede boot,
$185 by Padmore & Barnes

3

Weekend
Chill

Cashmere and shorts, finished with an easy, light jacket.

Men's denim jacket casual weekend outfit

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4

5

1) Work jacket,
$195 by Alex Mill

2) Vintage wash polo,
$78 by Alex Mill

3) Jordan sweater,
$255 by Alex Mill

4) Flat-front Mercer shorts,
$98 by Alex Mill

5) The perfect travel tote,
$250 by Alex Mill

How to Clean
Your Denim Jacket

The Laundress Darks Detergent

Darks detergent,
$22 by The Laundress

Some fading is fine—welcome, even. But this detergent is specially formulated with enzymes that clean dark clothing without stripping the dyes of their color. The concentrated solution is slightly floral and comes in a sizable bottle that'll last up to 64 washes.

The Laundress Darks Detergent

Darks detergent,
$22 by The Laundress

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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