Also known as sports coat, sports jacket, tweed coat or tweed jacket is a jacket for men.
Sports coats are similar to suit jackets but have several differences.
First, a sport coat may be worn on less formal occasions (casual office or weekend wear) than a suit would be. Also, it is designed to be worn on its own, it doesn not have matching trousers, and not a part of a suit.
Styles, fabrics, colours and patterns are also more varied than suits; sturdier and thicker fabrics may be used, such as corduroy, suede, denim, leather, and tweed.
The sport coats were originally worn as a casual attire for hunting and other outdoor sports. With time, they came to be used on more formal occasions, sometimes being used in schools as uniforms.
Typical features of a sport coat:
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