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Top Rated Tail Coats

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of tail coats, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked tail coats in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific tail coats have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


#1 Rated Tail Coat
Velvet Tailcoat - Burgundy

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Coats Burgundy Velvet Tail |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004961




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.38/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

nice but could be nicer
I bought this jacket for my daughter to wear in a production of "Alice in Wonderland". It is well put together and the shape and form of it is nice, but the fabric is about as "cheap" as it can be, and the buttons are plastic. For the price, I expected better quality. It is definitely a costume and not clothing...I was hoping for something she could keep and wear for awhile but I doubt it will hold up. It looks very pretty I just wish the fabric was nicer.
Nov 6, 2015
grizzly flats ca
10 star!!!!!
I just got my Velvet Tailcoat and after exchanging it for the right size, I have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. The help I got from the staff at the Emporium has been wonderful. The time Jamie gave and a few others helped me find just the right size was very helpful and she was so patient. I LOVE my jacket and I can't wait for winter so I can wear it as my winter coat. Great website I happened to find when googling Steampunk. Will be doing business with these helpful people in the future.
Sep 3, 2015
Palm Springs Ca
Perfect Fit
This jacket was a last minute purchase for my Steampunk costume. I was a bit over ambitious in thinking I could sew my own jacket. The jacket was a perfect fit and paired very well with my costume. The jacket can easily be worn with a pair of jeans. I look forward to shopping with Historical Emporium again.
Jan 17, 2015
San Diego CA
I bought the women's velvet tailcoat for my sister, so she can be part of my upcoming steampunk wedding. It is beautiful, and she fell in love with it as soon as she put it on. It does run SMALL, so follow the sizing guide closely. My sister is not a large woman, but I followed the measurements and bought her an XL and it fit perfectly. When she put that on with her top hat it really looked awesome. I gave it 5 stars because the velvet is not all that soft or thick, but it seems to be well made and should perform as expected. Also this is a really good price for a tailcoat of this design.
May 30, 2014
St. Marys Oh
I love this jacket. I was mesmerized from the moment I saw it online, and was no less mesmerized when I received it and took it out of the package. It is absolutely gorgeous. I feel like a million bucks when I wear it and heads do turn!!
Feb 28, 2014
Stand out jacket
The quality of this garment is wonderful. I read that it ran small so I ordered an XL for a L. It worked fine. The waist buttons under the bustline, so different body types may need a bit of an extension on the button loops. I thought the button loops (rather than button holes) made this garment able to fit even more body shapes. Buttons are brushed silver or pewter. From a distance, it almost appears as a necklace. I was afraid the jacket would look to Edwardian rather than Victorian, but it blends beautifully with Victorian dresses and skirts from the Late 1880's.
Feb 14, 2014
Lanett AL
This jacket was absolutely perfect in every way for me. It fit to a tee and it look great. The quality was superior and well made. Love it!
Nov 8, 2013
Rainier WA
Pirate wear
This is a nice jacket overall. But....I was a little disappointed that the buttons were plastic and not metal and I felt that it looked more like a pirate jacket than a turn of the century Edwardian piece. So it depends on the look your going for with this one. I ended up returning this jacket primarily because it was way too big, I read reviews that made me think it would run small, but I think it runs pretty true to size if you follow their sizing chart. I didn't bother ordering a replacement though because I simply didn't love the look once I put it on.
Oct 11, 2013
Sparks Ne


#2 Rated Tail Coat
Velvet Tailcoat - Black

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Coats Black Velvet Solid Tail |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 003355




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.56/5.00 stars from 36 reviews

Velvet Tailcoat
Absolutely beautifully made coat, looks even better in person!
Apr 27, 2017
Las Vegas NV
I ordered the Vivien Fishtail Skirt (Gray), Velvet Tailcoat, and Marcus Regency Shirt with Removable Jabot - White. I was looking for a formal outfit for an awards show, which was out of the ordinary, and these 3 items were perfect! When I dress formally, I lean towards metro-sexual, so this long skirt with this shirt and velvet jacket was both sexy and metro. I received many "amazing" "fabulous" "gorgeous" compliments from others at the show. I ordered all 3 on a two-day shipping, and in fact received my items two days after I ordered online, which is the first time I have ever received items within 2 days. Sizing was correct to the size chart. I am going to wear this jacket more often.
Feb 16, 2017

Fit Issues
I think the coat seemed nice, except I could not actually get it on because the sleeves were extremely small compared to the rest of the garment. I called into Customer Service - which was EXCELLENT - they went into the warehouse and measured different sizes for me only to determine that the sleeves only got bigger by 1/2 inch total even though we looked at every size available, including the very largest size available, even a 3X. Additionally, the jacket arrived with a very strange smell, but I presume that came from the manufacturer.
Oct 4, 2016
Velvet Tailcoat
This tailcoat is so gorgeous I'll wear it to many occasions. Just make sure to carefully read the label, it 100% polyester. If it was made from velveteen with satin lining I would given it 5 stars.
Jan 11, 2015
Ms. Tiggywinkle

Velvet Tailcoat
I was very Happy with the quality and look of this Coat. The size chart said to go up one size when ordering and I'm glad I did. The coat does run one size smaller. This coat is a brush velveteen look and I am using this coat for a Steampunk Vampire look. You will be Happy if you purchase this Coat from the Historical Emporium. This is my second purchase threw this site and have been happy with both products.
Oct 24, 2014
Puyallup WA
A favorite
Along with the black touring hat, this was my favorite purchase. It does run small, but looks really really good and can also be worn for contemporary events. Great quality. I couldn't be happier.
May 30, 2014
Jennifer P

Our museum did an old west themed murder mystery and this coat was awesome !! Very big Hit !! Well made !!! My girlfriend looked fantastic in it !!
May 30, 2014
Macon Ga
Blown Away
I couldn't believe how well made this garment was for the low price I paid. It's fully lined and the construction is solid. I was lucky enough to have it be a perfect fit for me, and my ruffle necked and cuffed blouse was a perfect coordinate for this elegant piece.
May 19, 2014
Calgary AB
Velvet Tailcoat
I LuV my Velvet Tailcoat ! I am rather slim & tall, I think. My kids call me little. I know I have broad shoulders. I ordered a Large according 2 the size chart associated with this coat. 2 accomodate my shoulders. ah ha ha & cool I usually wear a Small. Now I have this gorgeous tailcoat that sits nice on my shoulders. I have had 2 move the waist button. Simple procedure 4 this coat. 4 all those so inclined 2 this style enjoy !
May 12, 2014
Cindy Mertins
Ferintosh AB
This Velvet Tailcoat is very nicely made and the fabric is wonderful. The sizing is a bit off tho, I purchased an 18 which is for a 46" bust, I am a 44" and this was tight on me. I reluctantly had to return it as I knew I wouldn't wear something that was uncomfortable. This coat would be perfect with any Steampunk or Victorian outfit. I have bought from Historical Emporium before and I will again.
Mar 28, 2014
Amazing Quality
I think I was expecting a halloween-type jacket that looks good but had a limited shelf-life for use. The quality of this coat is outstanding! The fit is perfect and this coat is more than a costume. It's a heirloom.
Nov 15, 2013
velvet tail coat
Beautifully made just like the picture..........
Nov 2, 2013
Cedarhurst NY
Kick ass!
Look at this jacket! The fabric and design are incredible. I would have paid 4 times more easily.
Nov 1, 2013
London On
Love it!!!
This coat is even prettier in person .. The style is fabulous & fits perfect ! Worth every penny ! :-)
Oct 18, 2013
Davis Sara
Jax FL
Sizing needs fixin
I orded this jacket with the other reviews I read in mind. Everyone said that they found it fit smaller then what the sizing chart said, so best to order a size bigger then you would. When I received the item I was extremely surprised to find that it fit into a small USPS box that weighed no more then a feather. Actually when we received it we thought it was my boyfriends feathered wings for his costume. Much to my surprise it was actually the jacket. It is quite a beautiful jacket, very thin, so not what I was expecting. I put it on and could not believe how small it fit. I went off the sizing chart provided then went up a size and it was still too small. I'm not a skinny minnie by any means but I'm not on the flip side either...I'm average. When I held it up for my boyfriend to check out he asked me if they sent me a Small by mistake. I really do think that your sizing needs to be looked at especially since every review has made the same comment. I ordered an XL and it was by no means and XL. Unfortunately due to time constraints and my ego I have to return the item for a full refund. Hopefully down the road I'll be able to retry this with better results.
Oct 4, 2013
Mission BC


#3 Rated Tail Coat
Velvet Tailcoat - Emerald Green

 Victorian Steampunk Ladies Coats Green Velvet Tail |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007190




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.33/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Love the Style
Dec 12, 2019
Karen McAfee
Rio Vista CA
Jacket is nice and seems well made - but the fit is "off" a bit. Sleeves are very snug even in a larger size.
Oct 24, 2019

Beautifully made and top craftsmanship, however way WAY too small. Did not fit the designated bust size, arms or waist. Would absolutely love to have the coat!!! It was beautiful!!!!
Jun 17, 2018
Crazy Aunt
Nevada Mi


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