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#161702 - 08/19/06 10:48 AM Word for "short denim jacket" of the cowboy
HighNoon Offline

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 1
Saw this word on a website about cowboys (or maybe clothing terms) but forgot it. Is there a specific name for this type of jacket? I think "bolero" may be right, but that was worn by Mexican charros or South American gauchos. I just thought that the Levi jean jacket, which has now acquired the sexy bad-boy image, was called something else by the cowboys who wore them in the Old West.

Edited by HighNoon (08/23/06 11:08 AM)

#161703 - 08/19/06 10:54 AM Re: Word for "short denim jacket"
dalehileman Offline

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 1773
Loc: Apple Valley, CA, USA
Your best bet would be to enter "short denim jacket" in OneLook's reverse dictionary. If that doesn't work, you could add "cowboy"

#161704 - 08/19/06 05:09 PM Re: Word for "short denim jacket"
TEd Remington Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 3467
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#161705 - 08/19/06 11:40 PM Re: Word for "short denim jacket"
Jomama Offline

Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 133
Ted, I grew up here in the midst of cow pastures...before dairies were
considered environmental hazards, and developers started buying up
beef pastures for new houses, because if you build it, they will come,where western wear is a staple local look, but never heard
'bolo jacket', only 'bolo tie.'
But if the short jacket is called that, they should go together well.

#161706 - 08/21/06 11:22 AM Re: Word for "short denim jacket"
Myridon Offline

Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 557
Loc: Dallas, TX
A gaucho might were a bolero which is a short jacket, but I can't recall seeing one in denim. Bullfighters (toreros) wear a "suit of lights" (traje de luces) which includes a short jacket in bright colors with an extreme amount of embroidery but I can't find a specific name for the jacket by itself other than torero/matador/toreador jacket.

Edited by Myridon (08/21/06 11:22 AM)

#161707 - 08/21/06 01:42 PM Re: Word for "short denim jacket"
of troy Offline
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Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
short (cropped) fitted jackets are sometimes called bolero's too. but i would call a denim jacket a bolero.

i called it a denim jacket. (and unless it was styled differently (a duster, or tailored (suit like)) i would expect a "denim jacket" to be the most common sort, (snap front, long sleeved upper chest pockets (coming out of a shoulder yoke) somewhat fitted, some what cropped.
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#161708 - 08/22/06 06:47 PM Re: Word for "short denim jacket"
Zed Offline

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
We call them jean jackets. The term usually applies only to the short jacket with a waist band and a button or snap front and cuffs. You can have denim or jean blazers, coats etc but they are not real jean jackets.


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