A dress coat, sometimes called a swallow-tail or claw-hammer coat / suit , is the coat that has come to be worn only in the evening by men as part of the white tie dress code, also known as evening full dress, for formal evening occasions. It is commonly referred to as just a tailcoat.
It became increasingly popular from around the late 1790s. In the Regency period, the dress coat with gilt buttons was always worn with non-matching trousers, pantaloons or breeches.
A Tail coat is waist length in the front and sides, and has two long tails reaching to the knees in back. . Although it is double-breasted, since the 1870s, the dress coat no longer fastens in the front. As a result, although there are two rows of buttons, these are all non-functional, serving only a decorative function.
Quality medium weight cotton tail coat.
Mens black cotton denim tailcoat, cut short to the front, fastening at the waist with one hidden button, featuring antique brass Gothic theme buttons to the front and eyelets to the lapel. Long pointed split tail with two fully adjustable buckles and straps with metal D-rings to the back. Complete with further decorative buttons to the front and cuffs.
A formal Victorian coat with tails. Great for special occasions, formal events, or when you want to stand out from the crowd.
Beautiful brocade fabric match.
Fully lined with black satin.
Six ornate metal buttons decorate the front and back.
Six similar metal buttons are at each cuff.
One special zip pocket on the arm (hidden).
The measurements below are from the actual items..Our sizing of this item runs small. Please ensure to check the measurements and sizing recommendations above prior to buying in order to select your correct size.
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