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Features to look for in a Trucker Jacket

Updated: May 27, 2021

Trucker Jackets are simple in design, but there are still a few features to consider before choosing the right one for you.

The Trucker Jacket


Denim is an incredibly hearty cotton fabric that can last for years despite repeated washing and wearing. In fact, denim is such a great fabric that it can look better with a bit of wear and tear.

Keep in mind that although the classic Levi’s Trucker Jacket is denim, it’s not the only option. These jackets are all about functionality, durability and style. If you want a break from the classic denim look to cotton canvas, which has many of the same properties as denim but is generally lighter and available in more coloraturas options. You can also go all out and invest in a leather Trucker Jacket that will give you the same strength as denim with the added perks of wind and rain protection.


There isn’t much wiggle room when it comes to the cut. Almost all Trucker Jackets feature a cropped look that hits at the waist and usually has a button adjustable waistband. These jackets are typically slim fitting with a tailored cut. There are buttons on the sleeves, front pockets, and at the closure along the front. In most cases, you’d have two V-shaped slanted panels run from the chest pocket down to the waist.

Where the style tends to vary with Trucker Jackets is the lining. Not all Trucker Jackets have a lining, but those suitable for winter months do. Here too, you will come across variations like flannel or fleece.

With all this in mind, Levi’s Trucker Jackets do come in specific styles. It would be nearly impossible to list them all, but some of the more modern varietals include The Original Trucker, The Ex-Boyfriend Trucker, The Vintage Trucker, and The Dad Trucker.

The Original Trucker

Features a tailored, unisex fit best worn over a plain t-shirt and button downs. Its the perfect style that you can wear all year round, even as a mid-layer. The Original Trucker should fit well around the shoulders, snugly around the torso, and hit at the hip.

The Ex-Boyfriend Trucker

Fitted with women in mind, featuring longer sleeves and more room in the shoulders. It’s also a little longer than the Original Trucker, hitting slightly below the hips.

The Vintage Trucker

That much-sought after look of appearing well-used. This style is looser in the shoulders and the torso. It still hits at the hip, but the sleeves are a scooch longer. The Vintage Trucker is perfect for those with wider torsos.

The Dad Trucker

The ultimate in comfort. This style is loose in the shoulders and less tapered around the torso. The sleeves are extra-relaxed, a bit longer, and the hem reaches lower on the hips for a comfortable and relaxed fit.


A Trucker Jacket should fit like a glove. These are the creme de la creme when it comes to showing off your physique. Slim fitting, broad in the shoulders, and tapered at the waist. The ideally suited Trucker Jacket should be snug enough to hug your torso without sacrificing complete mobility.


The thickness of denim is exceptional at keeping the wind at bay but not so bulky as to constrict natural movement. For colder months, Trucker Jackets are also available with linings for an extra layer of warmth. Whether made from 100 percent cotton or a more elastic blend, comfort is at the forefront of these awesome jackets.

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