Definition of placket in English:



  • An opening or slit in a garment, covering fastenings or for access to a pocket, or the flap of fabric under such an opening.

    ‘a vest top with button fastening placket’
    • ‘His billowy-sleeved shirt was of a red silk, with a single row of silver bullet buttons ornamenting the placket.’
    • ‘Use plackets, pockets and other garment construction references on the item to judge your marking.’
    • ‘We write about apparel, we know the intricacies of pique, we can talk plackets and jacquards with the best of them, and only some of us have, in our own personal lives, gone beyond wrinkle-free.’
    • ‘Up until 10 years ago ‘wearables’ in the promotional products industry meant either T-shirts or inexpensive collar and placket knit golf shirts.’
    • ‘It boasts a straight collar with a throatlatch, a hidden placket with a three-button closure, and hacking pockets, giving it a distinguished vintage flair.’
    • ‘Hidden plackets and raglan sleeves are also popular design elements.’
    • ‘It has a reinforced placket with three horntone buttons, taped seams, single needle shoulder topstitching, self-fabric neck tape and double needle bottom hem.’
    • ‘The shirt is made of a 60/40 cotton/polyester blend with a 6-oz. pique body and a three-button placket.’
    • ‘I installed large-toothed brass jacket zippers, hidden by a dressmaker's placket, on the underside of each of the larger pieces so that they might be stuffed later with cardboard boxes and big foam rubber chunks.’
    • ‘Made of soft cotton rich pique, knitted with subtle two-color yarn, if features a self-fabric banded collar, contrasting inside locker patch, full button placket, hemmed sleeve, and vented tail.’
    • ‘Tailored in a 6.7 oz. ringspun cotton, this shirt has a three-button placket, a rib knit collar, a tail back, banded sleeves, side vents, wood tone buttons, and taped neck and shoulders.’
    • ‘Their feathers embedded in individually sewn gauze plackets or variants on strips, shreds and wrinkles could have commercial applications.’
    • ‘The long-sleeve style has button-through sleeve plackets, adjustable cuffs and a back pleat.’
    • ‘You can apply your design to any garment area, but construction details such as seamlines, pockets, collars, plackets and cuffs offer built-in creative opportunities.’
    • ‘Made from 100% Pima cotton, it features a two-button placket and clean edges at the sleeves, neck and hem.’
    • ‘She had placed her forefinger on the placket of his buttondown shirt and had slipped it between the top two buttons.’
    • ‘The shirts feature a three-button placket, rib knit collar and cuffs, banded sleeves, tail back, side vents, taped neck and shoulders, and woodtone buttons.’
    • ‘It also features a two-button cuff with a button sleeve placket and wood grain Eagle logo buttons.’
    • ‘With right sides together, stitch the placket underlay to the front facing raw edges, using a 3/8 ‘wide seam allowance.’’
    • ‘Denim has evolved into the same category as the white placket polo for a catch all for woven shirts.’
    cut, incision, split, slash, gash, laceration
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Early 17th century: variant of placard in an obsolete sense ‘garment worn under an open coat or gown’.