Monkey jacket

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Civil War era sailor in a monkey jacket

A monkey jacket is a waist length jacket tapering at the back to a point.

Historically monkey jackets were commonly worn by sailors.

The term is also used in the UK to describe a type of jacket worn in Mod subculture.[1]


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  • Jeans, Peter D. Ship to Shore. ISBN 0-87436-717-4.
  • Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick.