Jacket


Jacket

A jacket is a hip- or waist-length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.

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Etymology

The word jacket comes from the French jaquette Speakers of American English sometimes informally use the words jacket and coat interchangeably.[1].

The term comes from the Middle French noun jaquet, which refers to a small or lightweight tunic.[2] In Modern French, jaquette is synonymous with jacket.

List of jackets

Bomber jacket
Sports jacket
  • Arctic jacket, or anorak (in the United Kingdom) or parka, a hooded jacket for very cold climates
  • Ball jacket, often specified as a baseball jacket or football jacket, a casual jacket with knitted cuffs, collar, and waistband and a zippered front
  • Blazer, similar to but more casual than a suit jacket; single- or double-breasted of sturdy material, commonly with metal buttons.
  • Bolero, a very short jacket for women, originally worn by matadors
  • Bodyscapes, a type of raincoat worn by children.
  • Caraco, a woman's jacket of the 18th century.
  • Chef's jacket
  • Dinner jacket, part of the black-tie dress code of evening formal wear
  • Donkey jacket
  • Doublet (clothing)
  • Down jacket, a quilted jacket filled with down feathers
  • Duffle coat
  • Duster coat
  • Eisenhower jacket, a waist-length, fitted, military-inspired jacket with a waistband based on the World War II British Army's Battle Dress jacket introduced by General Dwight Eisenhower
  • Eton jacket, similar to a tailcoat but cut off just below the waist, worn as the school uniform of boys under 5'4" at Eton College until 1976 and at many other English schools, particularly choir schools[3]
  • Field jacket, a jacket that is worn by soldiers on the battlefield or doing duties in cold weather. The field jacket came about during World War 2 with the US Army introducing the M-1941 and the M-1943 field jacket and issued the jacket to their troops. The most well-known and the most popular type of military field jacket that is on the market today is the M-1965 or M-65 field jacket which came into US military service in 1965
  • Flak jacket
  • Flannel jacket
  • Fleece jacket, a casual jacket made of synthetic wool such as Polar Fleece
  • Flight jacket, also known as a bomber jacket
  • Harrington jacket, a lightweight waist-length jacket
  • Jeans jacket or denim jacket, a jacket falling slightly below the waist, usually of denim, with buttoned band cuffs like a shirt and a waistband that can be adjusted by means of buttons. Also called Levi's jacket (see Levi's)
  • Jerkin
  • Kilt jacket, one of several styles of traditional Scottish jacket worn with the kilt, including the Argyll jacket, the Prince Charlie jacket, and a type of tweed jacket
  • Lab coat, a knee-length simple coat, almost always white, worn by scientists, students and researchers in laboratories
  • Leather jacket, also known as a motorcycle jacket
  • Life jacket
  • Mackintosh
  • Manteau, a loose cloak or mantle, often used to refer to the long overcoats worn by women in Iran
  • Mess jacket, a nearly waist-length fitted formal coat worn as full-dress military uniform evening wear, especially in the British Army. Often brightly colored and trimmed.
  • Motorcycle jacket, a leather jacket, usually black, worn by motorcycle riders; originally to mid-thigh, now usually to a fitted waist
  • Morning coat, a man's sports jacket worn in morning dress
  • Nehru jacket
  • Norfolk jacket
  • Pea coat, a heavy wool double-breasted hip-length jacket worn by sailors, or a coat styled like this
  • Rain jacket, a short rain coat
  • Raincoat, a water-resistant or water proof coat, often belted
  • Reefing jacket or reefer, a type of pea coat
  • Riding jacket, part of a riding habit
  • Satin jacket, a type of ball jacket made of satin and popular in the 1950s
  • Smoking jacket
  • Spencer jacket, a high-waisted jacket dating to the Regency period
  • Sportcoat (US) or Sports jacket (UK), a tailored jacket, similar in cut to a suit coat but more utilitarian, originally casual wear for hunting, riding, and other outdoor sports; specific types include a shooting jacket and hacking jacket
  • Straitjacket
  • Suit jacket
  • Trench Coat
  • Varsity jacket also known as a letter jacket or letterman jacket
  • Windbreaker (N. American, Japan) or windcheater (UK)
  • 7/8 coat, a women's dress coat several inches shorter than the currently fashionable skirt length
  • Tracksuit jacket

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