1) Is there any difference in British English between jacket and coat? Can they be used interchangeably or is one more standard or do they mean different things?
What I'm really hoping for is the right word for what Harry might wear outside during fall/winter in London.
2) Sweaters?! Is "sweater" never used in the UK? Is it always a jumper or pullover instead? I've been trying to figure this out, but it seems like maybe "sweater" is something starting to be used?? Is this true or would it be very bizarre for someone to refer to that clothing item as a sweater? Is there a specific difference between a jumper and a pullover?
And is there any difference between what different genders wear? For example, Harry and Hermione... jumper/pullover/sweater... do these terms indicate anything anything about which one a man might be likely to wear vs a woman?
Lastly, what would this specific item of clothing be called: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5574
EDIT: Thanks, everyone :) I think I've figured out everything I need to keep my lil wizards cozy this season. Thanks!!