By the latter half of the nineteenth century, shorter coats became more commonplace, particularly for daywear. These were known as Sack Coats or Town Coats, and began as shorter versions of the Frock Coat. These coats elongated past the hips and were more fitted than other coats that came before.
In the late 1800s, sack coats were worn thoroughly tailored and were meant to be buttoned entirely, almost like a heavy shirt, with often only showing a sliver of the waistcoat beneath, if it could be seen at all.
Conversely, another trendy way to wear a sack coat was with ONLY the topmost button buttoned, and the bottom hem spread to show off the waistcoat and watch underneath.
We are pleased to offer a broad selection of vintage sack coats and town coats, and hope you will contact us if you have any additional questions.
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