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Victorian Formal Tailcoat - Black Wool

Victorian Formal Tailcoat

Item: 000841



Availability: Limited Availability  

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  • Special Order - We order this item from the manufacturer upon receipt of your order. Delivery dates will be delayed by the number of days or weeks stated.
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  • Reduced - The price is temporarily reduced.
  • Closeout / Discontinued - We have a very limited amount remaining, and we do not expect to be resupplied.
  • Clearance - We have a very limited inventory, and have marked down the price significantly. We do not expect to be resupplied.

Originally designed by English country gentlemen to make horseback riding easier, the tailcoat was popularized for daywear by Beau Brummel himself. By the 1860's it was used almost exclusively for evening wear.

Our fine tailcoat is made of 100% worsted wool and would do The Beau himself proud. Our version is similar to those commonly in use by the 1860's. It features 6 front buttons that do not close and a peaked lapel. One inside breast pocket and one outside breast pocket, both on the left side. Available in sizes 36 - 56 including long sizes for extra length in the sleeves and body.

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Sizing Notes
Our coats are made with typical American sizing, meaning your chest measurement (in inches) is the size you should choose.
To measure your chest: Raise your arms slightly and measure just under your arms. Be sure to cross over the shoulder blades and the fullest part of the chest. If your belly measures larger than your chest, use your belly measurement for coat size.
Longs: If indicated in the selection list (e.g. 46L,) long sizes may also be available. Longs are approximately 2" longer in the back and sleeves.

Mens Sizing Guide

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.68/5.00 stars from 38 reviews

Excellent quality
All seems are tight and clean. Materials used are top notch. Fit and finish is perfect. Was very impressed and will be using this site again in the future.
Aug 25, 2022
Griffin Ga
Victorian Formal Tailcoat
Apr 28, 2022

This item is of exceptional quality and beauty, the way that it gracefully drapes the body and how the coat tails flayed about like silken drapes.
Aug 11, 2019
Christian Lee
Palmdale CA
Perfect fit
This tailcoat fits my husband perfectly. Looks great when he has everything on together. Thank you so much!
May 30, 2019
Ava W.
Los Angeles CA
Exceptional look for many occasions
This formal tailcoat, cut in the Victorian style, is crafted from gorgeous material with beautiful lines. The effect it has far exceeds its modest price, and I would feel comfortable wearing these tails to even the most formal of events - it is obviously well-suited to white tie affairs. This offering from the Historical Emporium is especially appreciated as many luxury retailers no longer stock tailcoats at all. As others have noted the cut is, perhaps, on the generous side, which does cause some flaring of the cutout at the midriff. If one is on the cusp between sizes, I would recommend going one size lower. Considering how great the price for this coat is, however, one could easily afford the services of a tailor to have it fitted.
Jan 16, 2019
Atlanta Ge
Great look
I was impressed with the quality of the fabric, however I had to have it tailored as it fit nicely across my chest and shoulders but was far too big around the midriff. It appears these are made with big bellied men in mind.
Jun 14, 2017
Brad Patterson
Brisbane Qu
Victorian Tailcoat
This is a light coat suitable for all seasons. It fits well & is made well. It is comfortable to wear. Can easily be worn on formal occasions - thanks HE
Jan 21, 2017
Victorian Tailcoat
I purchased the Victorian tailcoat for my theatre troupe's production of The Secret Garden, and I am very pleased with both the tailcoat and the other clothing and accessories that I ordered for our production. The quality is first rate, and the coat fits as I expected. I will definitely order from Historical Emporium for future plays.
Nov 6, 2016
Pella Io
Excellent Product
The tailcoat fits perfectly and the fabric is high quality. I ordered the white pique vest and matching white pique tie to wear with the tailcoat and my lady's jaw dropped when she saw them on me for the first time.
Aug 30, 2016
Chuck G
Milwaukee Wi
Victorian tailcoat
my son love it. he will wear it to his prom.
Feb 12, 2016
jacksonville Fl
Victorian tailcoat
my son love it. he will wear it to his prom.
Feb 12, 2016
jacksonville Fl
I ordered a costume for a Victorian Halloween party from Historical Emporium. The downside - it was a bit pricey - the upside: TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! The clothes were well made - certainly in line with the pricing. The fit was great. I'm on the larger side of the spectrum and used their fitting chart. Everything fit well and I felt really comfortable. The pants were very long and had to be hemmed so give yourself time for that - but I would much rather they be too long than too short. Everything came on or before the expected date, was nicely packaged and it all worked out beautifully! I would highly recommend Historical Emporium to anyone considering investing in a very nice costume! I wish there were a way to post a picture. THANK YOU H.E.!
Oct 30, 2015
Houston TX
Wonderful Jacket
This truly is a handsome jacket. Love the fact that is 100% wool. My husband was pleased that the arms were available in a long. It fit him very well. I always hesitate to order clothing for him online because of his longer arms but this worked. Just wished you offered a pair of wool pants to go with it....
May 27, 2015
Dripping Springs TX
Better Tails than expected
I was truly surprised by the quality of the tailcoat. It fit wonderfully, appears well tailored, and went perfectly with the other accessories I had purchased. Only wish I had purchased the top hat to go with it! Wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
Nov 7, 2014
Beaumont Al
Victorian Formal Tailcoat
Quick delivery! I was expecting to have to do alterations, but it fits just perfectly. Now my husband is ready to go to the Holiday Tea in his own outfit, not a rental.
Nov 7, 2014
Mary Kay
Newark Ca

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