Cotton velveteen coat, designer unknown

Cotton velveteen coat, designer unknown

Coat
Designer unknown
1873-5
Ireland
Cotton velveteen, lined with silk, wool twill and cotton, edged with wool braid
Museum no. T.3-1982

As the frock coat became formal daywear in the 1850s, a more informal style of coat, called the morning coat was introduced. It had skirts that were cut away in front. This early 1870s morning coat was known as the ‘University’ style. It is characterised by sharply angled cut-away fronts, short length and double-breasted style. The wide collar and lapels are typical of the 1870s, as is the loose sleeve.