Center Vent

Buttoning up a finely tailored coat or jacket is always done in the same way: button the front left, right, and then the middle. As the name implies, the cut goes up the middle of the jacket. It should lie closed when you are wearing your jacket or the jacket fit is not right. The cutaway is a style of jacket that has been popular since the 19th century. The cutaway is traditionally worn by men, but it can be worn by women as well. It features a vent in the back that extends from the bottom hem up to just below the armhole. The vent allows the jacket to hang loosely, which is why it was originally worn by men who had to ride horses. The cutaway can be seen as a precursor to the formal dinner jacket. In the 19th century, the cutaway was worn by men who had to ride horses. It features a vent in the back that extends from the bottom hem up to just below the armhole. The vent allows the jacket to hang loosely, which is why it was originally worn by men who had to ride horses.


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