Not currently on display at the V&A

Coat

ca. 1835 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Advances in tailoring techniques focussed attention on the construction rather than the colour of men's coats. Tailors skilfully measured, cut and manipulated the cloth to ensure a perfect fit and conceal human imperfections such as rounded shoulders. Here the precise shaping of the collar, close-fitting sleeves and waist seam help show the figure off to its best advantage.The donor of this coat was a master-tailor of Glastonbury.


Object details
Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Wool with silver-gilt buttons
Brief description
M, 1830s, English; Brown cloth
Marks and inscriptions
Buttons stamped on the back with 'Gold Lace M.S. & J.D'.
Credit line
Given by Mr Elliot
Summary
Advances in tailoring techniques focussed attention on the construction rather than the colour of men's coats. Tailors skilfully measured, cut and manipulated the cloth to ensure a perfect fit and conceal human imperfections such as rounded shoulders. Here the precise shaping of the collar, close-fitting sleeves and waist seam help show the figure off to its best advantage.The donor of this coat was a master-tailor of Glastonbury.
Collection
Accession number
T.18-1918

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Record createdMarch 11, 2005
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