In an ideal world, we’d all have some cool older brother, or wild aunt to pass down a really lived-in and batlle-scarred denim jacket. We think denim only gets better with age–the more you wear it, the more it molds to your shape and really becomes a part of who you are. And that’s why it’s key to find a denim jacket that really reflects your personal sense of style. Think of your denim jacket as not just an outer layer, but a piece that can replace a blazer in a pinch. After the jump, our picks for denim’s best in show.