All coats are made using quality wools and other fabrics, both of which are lighter weight than what is used for our military uniforms.
The full front frockcoat was worn by men of varied social and economic levels: It was the “dressed up” coat for the common man, the “everyday” coat for a gentleman, plantation owner, town mayor or high society person.
The color of the full front frockcoat is attuned to the activity or time of day it was worn. Darker fabrics were reserved for a more formal or somber occasion where lighter colors were for the day and festive occasions.
The pictures shown here are with suggested shirt and cravats all also available here.
This time period when this coat was most worn blurs from the early 1850s through the Civil War era until the 1880s which is considered both part of the Victorian and Old West time period.
The basic coat has a matching fabric collar and plain cuffs. A fancier version with velvet in a harmonizing color on the collar alone, or added to both the collar and cuffs are available.
All frockcoats are fully lined with cotton and have an inside left breast pocket. Two exterior pockets can be added at the waistline for a dashing effect. The skirt is hemmed. Velvet trim available on wool coats only.
If velvet collar and cuffs are ordered; the front pocket flaps, if ordered, are automatically done in velvet. Cloth covered buttons are supplied and sewn on.
Velvet trim available on wool coats only. If velvet collar and cuffs are ordered; the front pocket flaps, if ordered, are automatically done in velvet.
Most coats shown here are custom made. Please allow 5-6 weeks for delivery. Because custom orders are not returnable, please review our measurement chart and measure carefully, before submitting your order. These garments can only fit as accurately as the measurements provided.
Email your notes and measurements as directed in the Measurement Chart shown here to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832-416-1028 (leave a message if necessary). If you have to the ability to download to fill out the Measurements Chart then scan email that is also a great option.
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