This morning, Rachel commented that my jacket was very 1963...not '62, not '64, but 1963. I decided to do some research to see if this was correct. I must say that I am very impressed with Rachel's knowledge of fashion history after finding that both sites I checked out did in fact verify that 1963...not '62, not '64, but 1963...was the year of jackets like mine. 1962 was the end of "the Cleopatra era" and 1964 gave way to "softer" looks, leaving 1963 to be what I will deem "the year of the big-button jacket" and the beginning of the Jackie-o soft, but tailored look.
There you have it, folks. If anyone needs reference to fashion history, ask Rachel. Apparently she knows about it.