The outerwear category of clothing includes jackets, coats, wraps, capes, rainwear, and furs for men, women, and children. Although fur and leather is included in this category, they are each their own industries. Outerwear consists of jackets and coats made of wool, wool blends, synthetics, and leather; they can be knitted, fur-trimmed, microfiber, down-filled, and quilted garments. Throughout history, many types of jackets and coats have been popularized and, as is the case with most trends, certain styles go in and out of fashion while others remain constant. Some of the most popular types of outerwear include the anorak, balmacaan, baseball jacket, bomber jacket, car coat, cape, chesterfield coat, chubby, clutch coat, barn or field coat, coachman's coat, denim jacket, down jacket, duffle coat, duster coat, Eisenhower or battle jacket, flight jacket, frock coat, golf jacket, mackinaw jacket and coat, Macintosh, maxi-coat, military coat, motorcycle jacket, raincoat, riding coat, Nehru coat, officer's coat, parka, pea jacket, polo coat, reefer, safari coat/bush jacket, shearling jacket and coat, ski jacket, stadium coat, topcoat, topper coat, trenchcoat, walking coat, windbreaker, and Soave or wrapper coat.

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  • outerwear — n. clothing for use outdoors. Syn: overclothes. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Outerwear — is clothing worn outdoors. List of outerwear Jacket Coat Mittens Cloaks Hats Poncho Rain pants Trousers Scarves Gloves Categories: Clothing by functionClothing stubs …   Wikipedia

  • outerwear — [out′ər wer΄] n. outer garments worn over the usual clothing; specif., topcoats, raincoats, etc …   English World dictionary

  • outerwear — [[t]a͟ʊtə(r)weə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Outerwear is clothing that is not worn underneath other clothing. The latest in sports bras are colorful tops designed as outerwear …   English dictionary

  • Outerwear designer —    An outwear designer specializes in and is responsible for the inspiration and design of capes, jackets, wraps, shawls, coats, and rainwear. Knowledge of outerwear fabrics, furs, and trims is mandatory …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • outerwear — noun Date: 1883 1. clothing for outdoor wear 2. outer clothing as opposed to underwear …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • outerwear — /ow teuhr wair /, n. 1. garments, as raincoats or overcoats, worn over other clothing for warmth or protection outdoors; overclothes. 2. clothing, as dresses, sweaters, or suits, worn over undergarments. [1925 30; OUTER + WEAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • outerwear — noun outdoor clothing …   Wiktionary

  • outerwear — out|er|wear [ˈautəweə US tərwer] n [U] clothes such as coats that are worn over other clothes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outerwear — out|er|wear [ autər,wer ] noun uncount clothes such as coats that you wear over other clothing, especially for outdoor activities …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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