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Callahan Frock Coat - Charcoal

Frock coat

Item: 006585



Tall, dark and mysterious, our Charcoal Callahan Frock Coat creates an enigmatic image for the 19th century gentleman. A shadowy yet still stylish substitute for black, our men’s jacket will keep folks whispering about your reputation.

Before the shorter, boxy jacket of the “sack” suit (still being worn today), the frock coat was the standard silhouette for men. Longer and seamed at the waist, our vintage-look coat features charcoal gray fabric with a hint of blue hue, matching fabric covered buttons, a notched lapel and intricate detailing on the back. Necessities can be kept at hand in the interior breast pocket. However, should you encounter an unsavory character in some back alley or less-traveled road, your valuables will stay hidden in two cleverly tucked-away tail pockets. Part of a matched Callahan set. See our entire Callahan collection.

Fabric is 72% cotton, 20% polyester, and 8% rayon with a full acetate lining. Imported. Dry Clean Only. Available in sizes 36 - 54 and 38L-54L for those that need extra length. Also available in a double breasted style.

Note: although this fabric appears to be a solid color at a distance, you will see slight color variations and speckling in the threads when viewed up close. Please see the fabric closeup image for an example.

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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: 4.69/5.00 stars from 35 reviews

Good, but not great. Reads greenish.
Purchased for Horace Vandergelder in Hello Dolly; we decided it was time to build our late Victorian costume stock by investing in a few quality pieces. Unfortunately, this jacket reads dark green, not true grey. Also it was folded for so long that there are deep creases where the shoulder padding meets the front of the jacket that I don't would come out without major steaming. I plan to exchange for a wool frock coat, assuming the 40R works for this long-armed actor; otherwise will have to use this one in black (due to the unfortunate greenish tinge of the grey cotton).
Jan 20, 2024
Amy R.
Darien CT
Nice looker
A nice looking coat but was advertised as cotton but in reality is only 75% cotton. Might get to use this if I change the buttons. Good fit though.
Dec 24, 2023
Martin Smith
Perfect fit
I ordered this and several other items for my daughter's upcoming wedding. The entire package arrived several days earlier than expected, and I was skeptical of the purchase, but once receiving all the items I realized the material quality was high the fit was perfect and the price was great. I could not have bought a suit for the same price. I am amazed at the outstanding customer service from historical Emporium. I even had to change my pants size day after I ordered and it was corrected and I received the proper fit.
Dec 15, 2023
Delbert Rodgers
Montgomery TX
Caroler frock coat
Looked great, fit well, terrific details on the back. Pair this with a top hat and some plaid pants and you're good to go!
Nov 3, 2023
Chicago IL
Cool historical clothing.
Halloween 2023 is the event. Haven't decided as to how it will look or feel. Just being in disguise like everyone else. It's funny as to how many adults dress up for Halloween.
Oct 13, 2023
Jacob Daniels
I love it. Fits beautifully.
I'm an old west re-enactor. I play Wild Bill. He wore coats like this one. I'm very satisfied. Thank you. 
Oct 13, 2023
Buck Walker
Its a better in person than on line. Delivery was quick and it was true to fit by the scale on line.
Dec 1, 2022
Mike and Amy
Yukon Ok
Frock coat is perfect!
I spent many hours trying to find a frock coat close to where I live in Portland, Oregon, and came up empty. Then I went online and discovered The Historical Emporium and the Callahan Frock Coat. I measured my actor and when the coat arrived shortly after I ordered it, I tried it on him and it fit perfectly. He is portraying Harvey Scott, the long-time editor of The Oregonian newspaper, so he had to look dignified. Plus, we are filming the short play he is in, so I could not get by with some kind of cobbled together fake frock coat. The Historical Emporium is an excellent resource with good customer service and I am delighted to have found it in my moment of need. Thanks so much! Ellen Spitaleri, costumer New Century Players
May 27, 2021
Ellen Spitaleri
Portland Or
Always Satisfied
Had to exchanger for a larger size.... but Customer Service as always is there to please and help me out. Thankfully they had the next size up on hand. But overall..... the coat looked awesome. Got this for another WILD WILD WEST CON outfit.
May 29, 2020
David DiCarlo
Mannford OK
Lovely well made Frock Coat
This lovely Frock coat was purchased as a gift for my son. The quality is outstanding. It fit my 6'4" sons frame perfectly. He absolutely loved it. Look forward to doing business with Historical Emporium again.
Dec 28, 2019
Becca B

Bad Cut
I wanted to love this coat, but the cut was bad. Too much extra material in the upper chest. You would have to be a weight lifter with a big chest and slim waist for this to fit properly. I returned this and got a cutaway coat instead which does fit better. But paying shipping three ways made it a much more expensive purchase. I would order a different frock coat, but won't take the chance. I'll look local where I can try things on ahead of time.
Oct 17, 2019
Ed Hillman
Asheville NC
The coat was lightweight and well constructed. It fit nicely, and I intend to use it as my "preacher's coat" for many occasions.
Oct 16, 2019
Ocklawaha Fl
Great frock coat
This is a great frock coat. I like the way it fits and looks. The material, though cotton, is heavy. I thought it would be much more lightweight for the summer which is why I got the cotton instead of wool. It still deserves 5 stars..
Jul 25, 2019
Newburyport MA
Amazing Coat!
Perfect fit! The color is superb. Sublime indeed!
Jun 15, 2019
Alain "Doc"
Long Beach CA
Frock coat
My husband loved it for his Frederick Douglass enactment!
Feb 14, 2019
Rochester NY

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