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Post by Stevenloan » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:59 am

Hi you guys! Do you call this "a jacket with crossed zipper"?

http://www.123mua.vn/2206600/2396938/ao ... -cheo.html

Thanks so much!


Re: Jacket

Post by Phil White » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:17 pm

My first reaction was to say "that's a motorcycle jacket".

Then I thought "it's just a diagonal zipper".

A little research tells me I was right on both counts.
In 1928, Schott released what is now universally known as the motorcycle jacket. The diagonal zipper was purely meant for function over form. The angle of the closure worked to block the wind and prevented the jacket from bunching up when the rider mounted his bike. He gave his creation the Perfecto label, and the rest is history.
http://www.eagleleather.com/The-History ... acket-508/
So it is a motorcycle (style) jacket (with a diagonal zipper).

By the way, in the UK, we usually say "zip" rather than "zipper".

A little more research tells me that this style is sometimes called "lancer fronted". From what I can make out of the pictures, the "lancer fronted" jackets have the zipper considerably offset to the right, whereas on the classic motorcycle jackets, the zipper starts almost at the centre at the bottom of the jacket and is then diagonal.

The one you showed in the link would therefore seem to be "lancer fronted".
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Re: Jacket

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:55 am

Phil White: Thank you very much for the super detailed answer. It's so helpful.

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