This article is about the garment. For other uses, see Jacket (disambiguation).
A sports jacket, known as a “sport coat” in the U.S.
A jacket is a mid-stomach–length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.
2 List of jackets
3 See also
The word jacket comes from the French word jaquette. The term comes from the Middle French noun jaquet, which refers to a small or lightweight tunic. In Modern French, jaquette is synonymous with jacket. Speakers of American English sometimes informally use the words jacket and coat interchangeably.
Nylon bomber jacket, also in leather
List of jackets 
Atilla, a fancy, braided Hungarian shell-jacket or short coat, decorated with lace and knots
Ball jacket, often specified as a baseball jacket or football jacket, a casual jacket with knitted cuffs, collar, and waistband and a zippered front
Bed jacket, a jacket made from lightweight material designed to be worn in bed
Blazer, similar to but more casual than a suit jacket; single- or double-breasted of sturdy material, commonly with metal buttons.
Blouson, a military-style waist length jacket.
Bolero, a very short jacket for women, originally worn by matadors
Bomber jacket, a blouson originally designed for US aircrews in leather or nylon.
Brunswick, a two-piece woman’s gown of the mid-eighteenth century.
Caraco, a woman’s jacket of the 18th century.
Dinner jacket, part of the black-tie dress code of evening formal wear. Also known as a Dinner suit and a Tuxedo.
Down jacket, a quilted jacket filled with down feathers
Eisenhower jacket, a waist-length, fitted, military-inspired jacket with a waistband based on the World War II British Army’s Battle Dress jacket introduced by General Dwight Eisenhower
Field jacket, a jacket that is worn by soldiers on the battlefield or doing duties in cold weather. The field jacket came about during World War II with the US Army introducing the M-1941 and the M-1943 field jacket and issued the jacket to their troops. The most well-known and the most popular type of military field jacket that is on the market today is the M-1965 or M-65 field jacket which came into US milit