The coat is the typical winter clothing of many men and women. The jacket, which extends well beyond the knees, is also the classic dress of many business people and is often worn as a light version even in milder temperatures.
Classification of the Meltel category
A coat is a jacket-like item of clothing that completely closes the upper body and extends at least to the knee. First and foremost, it serves to protect against wet, cold and windy weather, as well as many coats, but also a very noble charisma. The name is derived from the Old High German “Mantal” and the Latin “Mantulum”, which is best translated as “ceiling”.
Coat then and now
Coats, or at least coat-like hells, have been worn since the earliest times – the oldest coat in history is probably the finely woven grass coat of the famous Tzi. Both the Romans and the Greeks clung to Mntel, then called “Sagum” and “Himation”.
Most women’s and men’s coats
- consist of a woolly outer fabric with a smooth lining
- are slit behind
- are tied in front of a row or two and
- have patched or recessed pockets and a pull-out (lapel) collar.