Jackets are protective clothing worn by men, women and children over clothes. Although jackets can be also worn as a fashion statement, they are and have always been known and referred to as a piece of clothing worn during cloth weather. The material of the jacket typically determines it’s use. Thick jackets are used in cold weather, denim jackets are lighter jackets that can be worn in pleasant weather, whereas lighter jackets can be worn in warmer weather to just complement the clothes worn by a person.
Jackets generally have a front opening with either buttons or a zip to secure it.