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Not all jackets are coats. It's true that in the United States, the more formal clothing known as jacket has all but died out, but in other English-speaking countries, one of the meanings of jacket is still, for lack of a better term, losave in German. This is /not/ a coat. laddiebuck 22:33, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

I agree! i have completely different wardrobes for my coats and my jackets!! Keep them seperate

Don't merge --Bushido Brown 22:38, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

First of all, it's not a jacket, it's a duster. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:45, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

All jackets are coats, but not all coats are jackets. Check it in the dictionary, or any reliable book on clothes. It is worth having a separate page though.—Kan8eDie (talk) 20:46, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Donot merger - Jackets are not coats.Gsdeora (talk) 10:48, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Do NOT merge. Jackets are not coats in British usage. See Talk:Coat_(clothing)#British_usage

Tors newton (talk) 01:28, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


What are those denim jackets called that only come down to your chest? Sarujo (talk) 16:48, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Denim jackets? Tors newton (talk) 01:30, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


It would help alot if the images of different jackets could have some information telling us which type of jackets they are. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:03, 4 September 2009 (UTC)


I fixed some errors. ShadowVulpix (talk) 22:42, 13 February 2010 (UTC)


Is the audience for Wikipedia now aliens? How many english speakers on the planet learn how to read before they learn what a jacket is? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:49, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Inconsistencies with the "coat" article[edit]

This article contains some statements that contradict the article "Coat." In particular, this sentence: A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. The "Coat" article goes on at some length about how jackets are a subcategory of coats, and that not all coats are outerwear, which is flatly contradicted by the quoted sentence. Which is correct? (I'm inclined to believe the Coat article is correct on this issue, but I will defer to the expertise of those who know the subject well.) Chalkieperfect (talk) 09:03, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Jacket or a coat or a jacket ? Or is it a coat?[edit]

Serious issues with the list. The lead paragraph defines a jacket. The list then includes garments which are not jackets.

less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear.

  • Arctic jacket, or anorak (in the United Kingdom) or parka, a hooded jacket for very cold climates
  • Donkey jacket - outdoor working coat
  • Duffle coat - clue is in the title here
  • Field jacket, a jacket that is worn by soldiers on the battlefield or doing duties in cold weather
  • Norfolk jacket - I own one and wear it out of doors
  • Raincoat, a water-resistant or water proof coat - clue is in the title here. Does it rain in your house?

a hip- or waist-length garment for the upper body

  • Lab coat, a knee-length simple coat - clue is in the title here
  • Mackintosh - long and outdoor
  • Manteau, a loose cloak or mantle, often used to refer to the long overcoats worn by women in Iran - I don't believe that
  • Duster coat - clue is in the title here
  • Trench Coat - clue is in the title here

wrong place, wrong description, or just wrong

  • Morning coat, a man's sports jacket worn in morning dress - I don't think so
  • Gilet, a gilet is a sleeveless jacket or vest. - A vest is a vest and a jacket is a jacket and a gilet is a vest.
  • Vacuum jacket (Chemistry) - I would pay good money to see someone wearing one of these!

The pictures are no better. "Tommy Hilfiger jacket." - not on the list. The article is about different types of jacket, not a list of all possible manufactures. "Sports jacket" - does not look like a sports jacket to me. Sports jackets do not have matching waistcoats. It looks like a suit jacket (and matching waistcoat). Kiltpin (talk) 17:34, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

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