Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Skinny on Jackets

A coat is a coat is a coat right? Wrong!

So how do you distinguish between the 3 big coats of a mans wardrobe, the blazer, sport coat and suit jacket?

A blazer usually means a blue jacket with gold buttons like the one above. Blazers are also often double breasted.

The sport coat origins began with a robust material, like tweed with some added fur, but today a sport coat has flaps, often with an extra flapped ticket pocket, and looks like a softer construction of a suit jacket.

Suit jackets are made of higher quality materials like worsted wool and are smooth to the touch.

However, with the thousands of designers our fashion industry offers, many who follow the beat of their own drum, suit jackets, blazers and sport coats can be something out of the ordinary, so these are merely guidelines.

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