Jackets are an important part of men’s outerwear in the Western world; they are also known as sports jackets. Jackets are buttoned up at the front and have a collar which lies down flat (lapels), somewhat similar to shirts. Jackets come in many variants, for example with a single or double row of buttons and either a central single vent or two side vents. Combined with a shirt and tie, a jacket can be worn either at the office or on formal occasions. It is also suitable for leisurewear, if worn with casual chinos or jeans in combination with a polo shirt or a t-shirt.
Jacquard is the collective term for fabrics, usually with large, complex woven designs, and refers to the pattern-forming production technique. The term Jacquard comes from the French inventor J.M. Jacquard (1752-1834), who invented a control system for looms which used perforated cards to lift and lower the individual warp yarns as required. This woven fabric has good dimensional stability, is functional and versatile.
Jacquard is the collective term for patterned fabric production techniques. It can be used to create large fancy motifs, i.e. with a large repeat. This type of patterning can also be used to produce knitted fabrics like knitted jersey.
Jeans are trousers made of denim, a sturdy cotton fabric. Jeans are totally indispensable in contemporary fashion and are continuously reinvented. They are available in a broad range of cuts, washes and colours. They are worn mainly in leisure time and can be spiced up with many different combinations. In dark colours, discreetly tailored, and combined with a shirt or sports jacket, or a blouse and a blazer, jeans can be worn also for occasions with a smart casual dress code.
Jersey is a collective noun for elastic fabrics of various qualities. Jersey can be knitted or woven, made of yarn viscose, wool, cotton, silk or mixtures. Jersey is a lightweight, ribbed fabric.