A shrug (also known as “bolero”) is a garment that represents a shortened, tight or loose jacket without sleeves. Initially the shrug was considered an obligatory part of the Spanish men’s suit, and the style of tailoring was somewhat different than nowadays. However, the main hallmark of the shrug is the absence of any fastener.
Originally founded in Spain, the shrug was sewn from a variety of fabrics, though today’s choice of modern fashionistas is even bigger – cotton, knitted, fur, silk, organza, etc. Moreover, the style has changed significantly – today you can even find a long-sleeved shrug, although the Spanish fashion did not provide for this option initially.