Norfolk jacket

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Golfing costume consisting of Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers. Detail of a fashion plate from the Sartorial Arts Journal, New York, 1901

A Norfolk jacket is a loose, belted, single-breasted jacket with box pleats on the back and front, with a belt or half-belt. It was originally designed as a shooting coat that did not bind when the elbow was raised to fire. It was named either after the Duke of Norfolk or after the county of Norfolk and was made fashionable after the 1860s in the sporting circle of the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, whose country residence was Sandringham House in Norfolk.[1][2] The style was long popular for boys' jackets and suits, and is still used in some (primarily military and police) uniforms.

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  1. ^ Edward Minister and Son (1873). "Gazette of fashion, and cutting-room companion". XXVII. Simpkin, Marshall & Co: 31.
  2. ^ Ravio, Ville (March 11, 2013). "History of the Norfolk Jacket". KEIKARI.COM. Retrieved February 20, 2016.