The Jacket of Sport

Manolo says, our friend Mr. Henry considers the Sport Jacket.

To those interested in the history of fashion, mention must be made that, like so may other fashions originating as actual sportswear, the modern suit jacket originated as a hunting coat for riding to the hounds. The seat vent allows the jacket to drape elegantly astride the saddle.

Most sport jackets today appear to have devolved from military uniforms, specifically the flight jacket and the motorcycle jacket.

One Response to “The Jacket of Sport”

  1. Alice October 13, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    Okay, so that’s how it started. :-)