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
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