What's the difference between a sport coat and a suit coat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jmatt, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    If I'm at a brick & mortar, the "suit" coat comes with matching pants. In general, sportcoats seem to be woven from coarser material.

    However - on ebay, I see many "sport coats" that really look like orphaned suit coats.

    What technically makes a coat a "sport coat" and not the top half of a suit?
     


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  3. jmatt

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    Thanks for the find. Not being interested in blazers, I never read that thread.
     


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