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What is this collar

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alchimiste, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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    On p. 261 of Flusser's Dressing the man there is a suit with a somewhat notch lapel. The right lapel is regular notch but the left is different. The collar extends to the width of the lapel and it has a buttonhole in the extension (the lapel itself has a buttonhole too). What's this? How is it called? Mathieu
     
  2. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    It's a hacking jacket. Not that you can see it, but I'm very sure there are hacking pockets as well on the jacket; they go hand in hand with this collar. The tab is called a throat latch. It is used for when you turn the collar up, and then button it. There is a button under the other lapel. For it to function properly, the tab should be longer. In this case, it is just for show.
     
  3. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Doesn't the hacking jacket have its roots in the British hunting tradition?
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes.
     

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