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