I have a book of Edwardian patterns from 1907 in which the author refers to the frock coat as “our splendid inheritance from our ancestors”.
Even in that age, the author lamented the modern choice of the less fitted sack coat over the slim-waisted frock.

Photo by Jagger Photography

Today only British royals seem to wear frock coats on a frequent basis.
But nothing could be more appropriate for a wedding than a cutaway or morning coat like the one pictured.
The morning coat is the daytime equivalent of the dress coat or tailcoat, and cuts away quickly from a tailored front suit jacket to rounded tails. This morning coat is made from linen, lined in cotton, and accompanied by a splendid brocade vest.
We can also, of course, make double-breasted frocks (i.e. “Prince Albert Frocks”) like the one worn by Taffy (the center figure in the etching), as well as frock overcoats like the double-breasted surtout, or the single breasted newmarket. If you can dream up a frock coat, from ultra modern, to classic, to seampunk Victorian, we can make it
Contact A.J. for more information: aj@denverbespoke.com
Linen 3-Piece SuitWe make many of our suits and tailcoats from linen.
To a large degree, this is because we handle so many suits for weddings and for artists and sole proprietors who need a suit that is unique and may not be sitting all day in an air conditioned office.

Lined in Seersucker Cotton

Lined in Seersucker Cotton

Linen is the summer fabric par excellence. The fibers themselves (from flax) are extremely absorbent and wick the moisture away from the body keeping you dry and cool. Moreover, the fabric is stiff and has comparatively little drape. This means that it never clings to the body.

Notched-Collar Vest

If you are going to be getting married in the summer, or if you are going to be about town on business, or having lunch on a Southern veranda, you can’t do better than linen for comfort and style.
We can get linen in every color imaginable, as well as stripes, checks, and plaids.
For those who are worried about the slightly more relaxed and rumpled look of linen, we can also provide linen that is blended with a small amount of rayon or polyester. These blends are often a bit lighter and crisper than 100 percent linen but have all of the same traits.
Linen 3-Piece Suit
Contact A.J. to get started on your own custom linen suit: aj@denverbespoke.com