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Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Sack Coat

Sack cloth jacket

Item: 004979



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.

Mens Sizing Guide

Product Reviews  

Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.94/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Terrific coat
I've always had a difficult time finding clothes in the style that appeals to me. Then I found Historical Emporium and ended up buying 12 items within a week. The fit and quality is outstanding on every item, and they're in a earlier style that I like much more than modern, suits or sports jackets that are heavily tailored and I find generally uncomfortable. Anywhere I go, wearing the Sack Coat and corresponding pants, vest, puff or 4 in hand tie, I get huge compliments from people who want to know where to find similar clothes. Look at the picture of the sack coat and gray Fletcher vest (which I also bought) and you're looking at pure class. Add a watch chain and you're all set. I'll be a repeat customer, for many, many more years.
Nov 2, 2018
Kurt Knapp
Lithia FL
So comfy
Very well made a dn comfortable coat. I bought this to complete a set of Victorian clothes i was to use for a wedding. It may well become my everyday wear coat.
Aug 23, 2018
Jason K
Brisbane Qu
Jul 18, 2018
Pioneer CA
Great Sack Coat
Beautiful Sack Coat. Love the styling and the many compliments received. Rich texture, deep black color and the coat size is "true to fit." Wish there were additional dark color options like a navy blue or burgundy.
Mar 8, 2018
Los Angeles CA
Perfect coat to complete an outfit
I love this coat. It is cut differently than today's coats. The shoulders are wide with a little padding. It allows you to move. And unlike today's coats/jackets, the waist isn't huge. It is cut slim. The brushed cotton is heavy and just feels luxurious. I am thrilled with coat and will wear it frequently.
Dec 29, 2017
Buxton Ma
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
Downers Grove IL
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

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
Hartford Co
Sack coat
This is a nice coat, a little heavier that expected but still a nice coat.
Jun 5, 2015
Amarillo TX
Loved It
Excellent quality, good fit. Not only did I look 1890's, I felt 1890's.
May 28, 2015
Rich Little
Abington MA
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
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

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
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Sack Coat...
If your a little heavy on the waste, this coat is not for tou.
Sep 15, 2013
Hampden MA
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

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