One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A straight jacket with a mandarin collar, typically of embroidered silk.
- ‘During the beginning of spring or late autumn, people usually put a sleeveless waistcoat outside the long gown to replace the mandarin jacket.’
- ‘Young scholars bravely wore Western-style suits, abandoning robes and mandarin jackets and cutting their braids.’
- ‘When the Manchu took control of the country, men were forced to wear long queues and mandarin jackets over their gowns.’
- ‘Chinese acrobats somersaulted alongside him on the lacquer-red runway, and in their mandarin jackets and pajama pants they got the most wearable outfits in the entire show.’
- ‘Wearing cheongsams and traditional mandarin jackets, 25 foreign English teachers gathered to share their experiences and bid farewell to their colleagues.’
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