A sportcoat, also called a sport(s) coat, sport(s) jacket, also mistakenly called a blazer, is a tailored coat for men. It is of the same cut as a suit coat, but is designed to be worn on its own and not as part of a suit. Styles therefore may be less restrictive. Compared to suit jackets, sturdier fabrics are used, such as woollen tweed. Originally sportcoats were worn as casual attire for hunting and other outdoor sports. Today sportcoats are used as semi-formal or business formal wear and is the mainstream coat of choice in North America. A shooting jacket is a type of sportcoat with a leather patch on the front shoulder to prevent wear from the butt of a shotgun or rifle, frequently with matching leather patches on the elbow. A hacking jacket is a wool sportcoat for informal horseback riding, often of tweed and traditionally with a single vent. A blazer is similar to a sportcoat, but differs in having a nautical origin.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hip hop fashion — is a distinctive style of dress originating with African American youth in The Bronx (New York City), and later influenced by the hip hop scenes of Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area), Detroit, and The Dirty… …   Wikipedia

  • Navy blue — For the Diane Renay song, see Navy Blue (song). Navy Color coordinates Hex triplet #000080 sRGBB …   Wikipedia

  • Jacket — This article is about the garment. For other uses, see Jacket (disambiguation). 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Days of Future Past — This article is about the comics storyline. For the episode of the animated series, see Days of Future Past (X Men). Not to be confused with Days of Future Passed, the Moody Blues album. Days of Future Past Cover of X Men vol. 1, 141 (Jan,… …   Wikipedia

  • Polo Ralph Lauren — Infobox Company company name = Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation company company type = Public (NYSE|RL) foundation = 1967 location = New York, NY, USA key people = Ralph Lauren, Chairman CEO num employees = 12,800 (2006) industry = Textiles Apparel… …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas King Forcade — Thomas King Forçade, known as Tom Forcade, was an underground press reporter and activist in the 1970s. For many years he ran the Underground Press Syndicate (later called the Alternative Press Syndicate), and was the founder, along with several… …   Wikipedia

  • Reporter's notebook — is the common name for a particular design of writing pad often used by journalists: one that is spiral bound at the top, roughly four inches wide and eight inches longFact|date=August 2007, with cardboard front and back cover, containing scores… …   Wikipedia

  • Rick Martel — Ring name(s) Rick Martel[1] Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) …   Wikipedia

  • Western wear — is a category of men s and women s clothing which derives its unique style from the clothes worn in the 19th century American West. It ranges from accurate historical reproductions of pioneer, mountain man, Civil War, cowboy and vaquero clothing… …   Wikipedia

  • Shaun the Sheep — Genre Animated children s comedy Created by Nick Park Developed …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.