Western Staple: A Denim Jacket

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Once the brunt of jokes when paired with jeans (Canadian tuxedo, anyone?), a denim jacket is resurging as a must-have item. Not convinced?

Credit: Photos by Jennifer Paulson

Credit: Photos by Jennifer Paulson

Here are three examples.

At the barn. The denim resists hay fallout that can get caught in other materials, like fleece or knitwear. Shown: Noble Outfitters Rhythm & Blues jacket; $89.95; nobleoutfitters.com.

As a lightweight topper. A jean jacket is the perfect choice for late-summer and early-fall evenings. Shown: Ariat Kayla denim jacket; 99.95; ariat.com.

In the arena. With the proper fit and styling, a denim jacket can give an edge to a ranch riding outfit. Shown: Kimes Ranch denim jacket; $150; kimesranch.com.