The ebb and flow of the denim jacket clearly revels how fashion reinvents itself decade after decade. Just when you think it's a relic, the good old denim jacket makes a comeback. In the 50's, it was popularized by the greasers, and in the 60's and 70's Janis Joplin and the hippies laid their claim, wearing it to peace protests and rock festivals (sometimes even pulling it off successfully with a pair of jeans), and greasers were all but forgotten. Then in the 80's, everyone wanted in on the jacket - the hair bands, the punks, the princesses (armed with their bedazzlers), and everyone in between. It became so synonymous with the decade that at 80's parties across America there is sure to be a solid denim jacket contingent. And in the 90's, Ralph Lauren borrowed the jackets out of the hands of the crazy kids, paired it with long praire skirts, cowboy boots and turquoise jewelry, and it suddenly seemed as though that it was always meant to be worn that way. Now, when we see them cropped and shrunken on models and actresses of the moment, we abandon all notions of the past and set out to stake our claim on the old classic once more.