A safari jacket is a garment originally designed
for the purpose of going on safari; the word "safari"
entered English from
Swahili in 1890.
Popularized by turn-of-the-century
Anglo African adventurers, safari-style jackets were
engineered for comfort and function in the African bush.
A safari jacket is commonly a light weight
poplin jacket, traditionally
khaki in color, belted
and may or may not have
epaulettes (compare pictures),
with four or more expandable bellows pockets. Safari jackets
have been worn as mainstream casual clothing since the 1950s
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