taglio a martello (di una giacca)

12:37 Oct 26, 2005
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
Italian term or phrase: taglio a martello (di una giacca)
per chi ha la pancia, serve per far piegare il fondo della giacca verso la pancia in modo che le falde non rimangano svolazzianti
lesley haigh
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4hammer sleeve
Rachel Fell



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just surmising from the description, and they're around a lot at the moment - military jackets

Black cropped velvet military jacket - outerwear & jackets ...
Zip fastening to front. Brass button tab details to front. Nehru collar. Brass button details to cuffs. 100 cotton. Dry clean.

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hammer sleeve

they seem to describe sleeve shapes, rather than jacket styles in Google -
I found an illustrated Dictionary of Fashion (see ref) which describes
"manica a martello" as :-
Lunga, dall'attaccatura molto larga, si stringe verso il gomito

manica a campana,
manica a chimono
manica a giro
manica a guanto
manica a martello
manica a palloncino
manica a pipistrello
manica a prosciutto
manica a raglan
manica a sbuffo
manica a tre quarti
manica ad aletta
manica scampanata

Note added at 2 hrs 33 mins (2005-10-26 15:11:25 GMT)

It doesn't spound at all a slimming sort of style!

    Reference: http://www.dicologos.org/fashion/fashion_dict.view_definitio...
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