A universal clothing accessory, the jacket for men seems to have always existed. If you look in your closet, you are sure to find half a dozen of them. If you work in an office, that quota goes up.
More than any other garment, it is a real social marker. According to its cut, its fabric, its material, leather or denim, it reveals our social level and our aspirations.
That’s why many fashion designers have seized it to turn it in all directions and cut it to their imagination. But how did the jacket exist in its origin? Who are the greatest designers of this essential garment?
Since the Middle Ages, men put on an overcoat to protect their shirt and protect them from the cold. It is then the warmer coats that predominate.
As for the jacket, it is rather reserved to appear in society. If it is sometimes very decorated with bows and other finery, it is only in the middle of the 19th century that it will settle and give a little comfort to the wearer.
If like me, you prefer to be highlighted with a jacket rather slim, know that this form appears only during the post-World War I. Before that, jackets or blazers were very impractical, without pockets and especially straight cut. The gestures were stilted. It is only with Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent that these accessories will bring a real comfort to the man.
If the shoulders are rather drooping before the fashion of shoulder pads in the 1960s, the waist and flared hips are no longer suitable for the man of the 20th century. Gradually, designers will equip it with elements such as the slit in the back during the 1st World War, which allows to facilitate the movements.
The English tailors are precursors and provide slits on each side. Pockets made their appearance. The lapels were accentuated and the so-called breast pocket was added to slip in a handkerchief or cigarette holder.
Like me, you are probably a little lost in this variety of jackets. Shorter like the blazer, a sports jacket or the motorcycle jacket, it becomes long in the parka models.
Among the jackets designed against the cold, we can also note the Canadian with a lining originally in skin. Finally, tailcoat, frock coat, or tuxedo jacket recall how this jacket for men has a prestigious origin.
It is suitable for trendy evenings. To choose it, it is necessary to privilege the criteria of cut, material and comfort. It must allow you to feel comfortable in all circumstances.