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Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Sack Coat

Item: 004979

$139.95


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Be part of the 19th century’s buzz and banter wearing our Livingston Sack Coat to attend to your daily agenda. From meetings in town to a train trip to the shore, this new silhouette fashioned in versatile black is comfortably appropriate for everything but the most formal events. A Historical Emporium exclusive!

Wondering about the backstory? The ‘sack coat’ gained popularity over the longer and dressier frock coat and by the 1870s had become the regulation style for conducting business and casual recreational pursuits. In a way, the sack coat was a wearable rebellion against the formal and fussy traditions of the time.

Our version, highlighting all the style elements of the late 19th century, features a soft, brushed-cotton in dark black finish and with a high-button front that was often worn fastened just at the top to let a vest show through below. Other notable design details include a notched collar, unvented back (to maintain the trim shape), decorative seaming and 3 buttons at each cuff. Part of our matched Livingston collection.

Fashioned with a 100% cotton shell and 100% polyester lining. Imported. Recommend Dry Cleaning. Available in sizes 38 - 52.

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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.

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.92/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Sack Coat
A quality coat with accurate sizing & authentic styling. Low shine cotton fabric is perfect for the look and comfort I wanted. A little watch pocket might have been nice, but no real complaints. I'm very pleased.
Sep 29, 2016
James
Downers Grove IL
US
Livingston Sack coat
The quality of the coat was outstanding, but it was a tailored fit. I haven't been able to wear anything fitted since the last century.
Mar 18, 2016
Kris

Great fit, comfortable
Very nice coat. I'm playing Mark Twain and this a great coat for the non-white-linen-suit Sam Clemens look.
Aug 7, 2015
Kit
Hartford Co
US
Sack coat
This is a nice coat, a little heavier that expected but still a nice coat.
Jun 5, 2015
Tim
Amarillo TX
US
Loved It
Excellent quality, good fit. Not only did I look 1890's, I felt 1890's.
May 28, 2015
Rich Little
Abington MA
US
Outstanding!
This was a great find. Nice texture, fit and "hang". Makes me look better than I deserve. Used the fit guide, ordered a size 50 and it feels just right.
Jan 20, 2015
Andrew Remus
Clovis Ca
US
Love it!
It's a great coat. Nice quality. Don't expect it to fit like a three piece suit would — it's not. It's a sack coat which has a different cut. I love it... it's distinct.
Feb 28, 2014
Robert

CA
A high quality product
As always, I am impressed with the quality of clothing items from Historical Emporium. This coat looks authentic and is well made.
Jan 31, 2014
Chuck
Co
US
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Sack Coat...
If your a little heavy on the waste, this coat is not for tou.
Sep 15, 2013
Mark
Hampden MA
US
Sack cloth jacket
Item was used for historic event. Wearing it I felt like I was in the 1900s Everything I ordered from Historical Emporium was fantastic, so was the service on an item I returned because of my mistake. They still resolved it very quickly. Thank you HS !!!
Aug 23, 2013
Anonymous

Stylish, Quite Nice, but...
Ok, it's a minor quibble, but this does run just ever so slightly small, especially in the waist. Now, before you tell me I need to lose a few pounds there, I'm actually a very good fit for the standard suit "drop" (i.e. 44" chest, 38" waist - I actually tend to run under a bit as I wear size 34 trousers). The chest fits very nicely, even with an iPad mini in the pocket (steam powered of course). But when I button all the buttons, it is just a tad tight at the waist. Still, as these were typically worn with only the top buttoned, it is not a terrible drawback. As for the quality, it is quite nice. Warm, comfortable, definitely worth the price asked here. The lining is a bit on the thin side, but feels quite sturdy, so I am not worried about wear there too much. If you want a good variant on the frock coat for your wardrobe, this is a good bet.
Jul 13, 2013
David Johnson
Craig C0
US
Just what I wanted
I was pleased to see the addition of a sack coat that would go with my Livingston Vest and Trousers. Now I have the complete ensemble. The quality and fit are excellent. I hope you will consider making this item in other colors to match your already existing vest/trouser combinations.
Jun 15, 2013
James
Cincinnati OH
US
Quality of yesteryear
I recently ordered the Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Sack Coat. It came and more than exceeded my expectations in quality to cost. This coat is really well made and looks fantastic. I wish all of my clothes were made with this much care.
Jun 7, 2013
Bookman
Orangevale CA
US

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