Is it Jacket or Coat?
When you are getting ready to leave the house and grab your things, do you say "I'll grab my jacket" or do you say "I'll grab my coat"? Is there a difference? Our style story today is brought to you by the jacket, coat, and the blizzard of 2016!
A coat is a garment worn by both men, women for warmth, and fashion of course! Coats have sleeves and open at the front and close with buttons, zippers, toggles, a belt, or a combination of fasteners.
A Coat is one of the earliest clothing categories that date back to the early Middle Ages.
By the eighteenth century, overcoats surpassed cloaks as outerwear, and by the mid-twentieth century the term jacket and coat were used interchangeably. However, there is a difference and the confusion started many years ago!
For fun, here's a guide for men's sportcoats, suits, and blazer.
An overcoat is worn as an outer layer and generally made with thicker fabrics such as wool, cashmere, or down. The term coat is commonly used to describe a long overcoat and is worn to the top of the knee or to completely cover under pinnings.
The term jacket is a traditional term used to describe a short under-coat and is associated as more modern day.
Modern jackets are only as long as the upper thigh and coats are knee length.
Jacket, coat, cape, cloak, or overcoat whatever you call your garment of choice. Bundle up and know the difference between the two. They both have stories of how they came to be and are worn differently. I never knew the real difference between a jacket or coat and didn't pay attention. Whether you prefer a jacket or a coat, bundle up its cold outside.