Frock Coat

1830s (made)
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Place Of Origin

The waisted frock coat came into fashion in about 1816 and became an enduring style. Typically it had a narrow waist and full skirts hanging vertically in front. The frock coat was worn for everyday purposes such as morning dress, usually with a top hat, cane and trousers.

By 1830 frock coats were made in a variety of designs according to taste, fashion or type of activity. This example has an outbreast pocket, a feature which appeared on coats during the 1830s.


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Materials and Techniques
Woollen beaver cloth trimmed with silk velvet
Physical Description
Double-breasted frock coat with a nipped-in waist and broad lapels faced with silk velvet. It has a crescent-shaped outbreast pocket and two larger curved pockets on the front of the skirts
Dimensions
  • Weight: 1.1kg (Note: Combined weight of jacket, trousers, hanger and tyvek bag.)
Credit line
Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.
Summary
The waisted frock coat came into fashion in about 1816 and became an enduring style. Typically it had a narrow waist and full skirts hanging vertically in front. The frock coat was worn for everyday purposes such as morning dress, usually with a top hat, cane and trousers.



By 1830 frock coats were made in a variety of designs according to taste, fashion or type of activity. This example has an outbreast pocket, a feature which appeared on coats during the 1830s.
Collection
Accession Number
T.748-1913

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record createdAugust 21, 2007
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