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Chanel Jacket Comparison

Photo: Mike Yamin

Easy to recognize, comfortable to wear, and perfect for just about any occasion, the iconic Chanel jacket is possibly the most covetable garment design ever created. Sometimes the design elements of couture and boutique designs are so similar it can be difficult to distinguish one from the other. Why, then, does one cost about five times as much as the other? In this article from Threads #187 (October/November 2016), we'll take a closer look at the jackets' details to understand what differentiates the couture garment from the ready-to-wear one.

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