A jacket is a type of sleeved hip- or waist-length garment for the upper body. A distinction is often maintained with a coat, but in many instances the terms are now interchangeable. A jacket is generally shorter, ending just below the waist, and often lighter. It is the jacket worn by both men and women in general. Modern life jacket is one of the most common forms of clothing, because of its light, lively, vibrant shape, the majority of young men and women are so loved it. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.
The term comes from the French jaquette, which means either a man's morning coat or the jacket of a lady's suit.
The history of jacket can date back to the First World War. At that time, British army often had hard trench warfare in the train. If they simply worn a raincoat, it would definitely affect the speed of troop's march. While if they didn't wear it, though it would be much convenient, the soldiers would easy to catch a cold because of the wet clothes.
In that case, the famous British clothing supplier Barney Thomas Barr finally successfully designed a waterproof jacket after repeated tests. The coat was made from a fine cotton fabric which he had obtained a patent in 1888.Later, as time went by; the style was changed into double-breasted, with belt. The collar could be opened and closed. It had raglan sleeves and shoulder patches. Chest and back are covered with cloth to keep rain, wind and it's not easy to get dirty. It has a large hem so that people could move easily. After the bombing, soldiers found out their coats from the smokes of trenches. After a few beat, they became a valiant and heroic man again.
As time went by, the waterproof jacket that the soldiers worn at that time because man's jacket, Parker, coat etc. After that, it developed into both men and women's style coexistence, even more varied in style today.
Jackets since their formation, it has gone through a huge period of evolution. Different times, different political and economic environment, on different occasions, people, age, occupation, etc., the shape of the jacket has a significant impact. The history of the world's clothing, jackets to the present, has formed a very large family
Consider of its usage, we can classify it as working jacket, casual jacket and formal jacket. In modern life, the feature of lightweight and comfortable determines its fate.
With the rapid development of modern science and technology, the improvement of people's material life, the progress with each passing day of fabric, jackets must be the same with other types of clothing styles, have a more active stance in the new nations of the world clothing life.