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Top 5 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 Trimmed Regency Tailcoat - Black Tapestry

 Victorian Regency Mens Coats Black Tapestry Velvet Synthetic Floral Tail |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Vampire Gifts for Him

ITEM 003013




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.72/5.00 stars from 43 reviews

Perfect fit and style
This coat vest and tie was well made and wore it for a Moulin Rouge event at Daou vineyards. This is the second time I have had a great experience with Historical Emporium. They shipped quickly and my 42 jacket was spot on in the size comparison of M. I where a 34 in sleeve length and 33 in waist. Well Done!
Aug 25, 2019
Gene B
Cookeville TN
I bought this (and many other items from Historical Emporium) to create a more authentic Victorian Christmas caroling costume for our professional ensemble. The jacket is soft and comfortable, and gets all sorts of compliments. It's warm without being too hot. That's big because we perform both inside and outside throughout December. The coat provides a nice look that keeps me warm when outdoors, but not too hot when we come inside. I do wish that there were pockets on the inside for me to put things, but this is not by any means an indication that I am unhappy with the tailcoat. I'll just have someone add a pocket deep inside so I have someplace to put my keys, phone, etc. since the front button Victorian style pants I purchased also don't have any pockets. I highly recommend this tailcoat.
Dec 14, 2018
Michael C
Medford NJ
Just beautiful! We purchased two of these for our wedding. One for the bride and one for the groom. We noticed they were out of medium and large and while I have a substantial chest, I was happy to see that the 3X should cover me, but we weren't quite sure about the small for him. However, when we received them we couldn't be happier. They are high quality and fit perfectly with the exception of the sleeves (apparently our arms are a bit shorter than average) but nothing a little tailoring won't fix. We have been searching for matching tailcoats for a while now and are so pleased to have found this site, and these coats. Thankfully, he didn't have a chest that would impede the small from fitting him. :) Overall, this was a great store to purchase from, our order was shipped promptly and we received it quickly. We can't wait to wear these (we are trying to think of someplace to wear them before the wedding since they are so amazing!) Keep up the good work and for those considering, this is worth the price and fits true to the measurements provided.
Apr 14, 2017
Amanda & Peter
Manchester CT
Gorgeous and High Quality
I purchased this for my husband to wear for the upcoming Edwardian Ball. This is a very well made coat, it is heavy and fully lined, and the brocade pattern is velvety and soft. My husband is in between a L and and XL on the measurement chart, so we went with the XL and it fits very well, does not look oversized on him. The sleeves are a little long but we expected that when going up a size. He looks fantastic in the coat and can't wait to wear it for the ball!
Feb 6, 2017
Lake Forest CA
Amazing trailcoat
Dec 9, 2016
Staffan Blixt
Velvet Trimmed Regency Tailcoat
This is a beautiful jacket! It was received very timely, exactly as represented and of superior quality.
Nov 12, 2016
Kristine Barber
Chandler AZ
That Regency Look
Great head turner of a jacket, well worth the price.
Nov 9, 2016
Denver CO
Velvet Regency Tailcoat
I love it. I am 6' 4" tall with unusually long arms. I ordered the XL and it fits perfect, something I am not used to. Very much looking forward to wearing it for my upcoming wedding.
Sep 9, 2016
Thad Schrader
Excellent Quality
Very pleased with this jacket! Excellent quality and price! We will order from Gentlemens Emporium again... Thank you!
Apr 2, 2016
Toronto On
Perfect Fit
The tailcoat is just as described. The workmanship is superb. I would highly recommend it.
Feb 28, 2016

Fabulous Looking Coat
I'm 5'9", 180 lbs., average build and wear a 40R Tailored or Modern Slim Suit. This coat (M) fit well on my shoulders, but some tailoring was needed for the sleeve cuffs, but I expected that. The silver button detail is great, but would prefer that they be attached a little tighter/closer to the coat because some of the buttons kind of flop downward so you can't see the detail on some of them. However, all in all this coat looks nice and I'm looking forward to wearing at my company's holiday masquerade party. I paired this coat with: Cavalier Vest-Brown Diamond Pattern, Callahan Dress Trousers, Marcus Regency Shirt w/Removable Jabot and Black Elastic Y-back Suspenders (Short)
Nov 19, 2015
Honolulu Ha
Runs small
Great quality Great look Recommend one size larger than normal It's a bit snug It's my size according the the size chart I'm having to exchange mine for a larger size
Aug 27, 2015
Hueytown Al
If you are looking for something that you can dress up in, stand out it, role play in, have fun in, ...this is a piece that does all that. Yes it's a couple of bucks (especially with exchange rate these days) but it's worthy. I'm very happy with the first order I made. I decided to make a second order with a few items to go with this jacket and a second outfit for an up coming trip to NOLA.
Jul 3, 2015
Don Fisher
Hay River NW
Amazing jacket
Don't tell anyone but this jacket is a steal! Incredible quality and very pretty.
Mar 19, 2015

Black Tapestry
Excellent Tail coat and very Happy with my purchase. The quality, the detailed and the craftsmanship on the jacket its outstanding. I just added a pair of wings on the sleeve for a gothic effect I wanted to give the jacket. Very Happy. Thank you, 'Hector
May 23, 2014
Hector De Jesus
Brooklyn Un


#2 Rated Tail Coat
Sovereign Regency Tailcoat - Burgundy

 Victorian Steampunk Regency Mens Coats Burgundy Red Cotton Velvet Solid Tail |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006871




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 6 reviews

Top tailcoat
Really high quality. Used for a lice TV event
Nov 22, 2019

Excellent quality
Great tailcoat for film production. Fit was spot on and very convenient to be able to order "off the rack."
Aug 3, 2018
Beautiful Tailcoat, high quality
Wow, this tailcoat is great. I'm a professional full time actor and I was hired to perform a historical play. A red tailcoat was required and I spent a good month visiting costume shops in person and online looking for one. Tried on many and they were almost always single layer, no lining, no pockets, poor quality and $300 and up. Saw this one and even though I could not try it on The price was too good to pass. It arrived quickly and as soon as I pulled it out of the box I was stunned by the quality. Thick quality tailcoat, two nice pockets inside and looks very historically accurate as opposed to the clownish bright red carnival circus type jackets that are offered at other costumers. I was really impressed, then I tried it on.....Too small! I ordered a large which would normally fit me, but this large seemed a bit smaller then what I'm used to. I sent it back and ordered the XL with NO PROBLEMS AT ALL! a quick and easy exchange and the new one fit like a charm! I had not enough time to do a return/exchange so I just bought an xl and mailed back the L and it all worked out well. A few days after they received my L I got my refund. I definitely recommend this jacket. Large fits slightly smaller then standard sizes Is darker in color then it appears on the website. expedited shipping is FAST! Looks great with the Penworth ascot and a proper full sized top hat!
Jul 11, 2018
Amazing Corbin
St. Thomas On
Very rich, excellent feel
Love this tailcoat! Quality construction, definitely better than "costume quality." Taking off a star for the color: the picture is a bit misleading, because it is actually a very dark burgundy, and there's not as much contrast between the red and the black velvet trim.
Jun 8, 2018
Baltimore Ma
Mar 31, 2017
Eydehavn Au
Tail Coat
The coat was just what my son wanted and it really looked good on him. I am sure that we will be buying things from here again
Dec 23, 2016
Robert Somerville
Ossining NY


#3 Rated Tail Coat
Victorian Formal Tailcoat - Black Wool

 Victorian Mens Coats Black Wool Solid Tail Tuxedos |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens Fancy

ITEM 000841




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.67/5.00 stars from 36 reviews

This item is of exceptional quality and beauty, the way that it gracefully drapes the body and how the coat tails flayed about like silken drapes.
Aug 11, 2019
Christian Lee
Palmdale CA
Perfect fit
This tailcoat fits my husband perfectly. Looks great when he has everything on together. Thank you so much!
May 30, 2019
Ava W.
Los Angeles CA
Exceptional look for many occasions
This formal tailcoat, cut in the Victorian style, is crafted from gorgeous material with beautiful lines. The effect it has far exceeds its modest price, and I would feel comfortable wearing these tails to even the most formal of events - it is obviously well-suited to white tie affairs. This offering from the Historical Emporium is especially appreciated as many luxury retailers no longer stock tailcoats at all. As others have noted the cut is, perhaps, on the generous side, which does cause some flaring of the cutout at the midriff. If one is on the cusp between sizes, I would recommend going one size lower. Considering how great the price for this coat is, however, one could easily afford the services of a tailor to have it fitted.
Jan 16, 2019
Atlanta Ge
Great look
I was impressed with the quality of the fabric, however I had to have it tailored as it fit nicely across my chest and shoulders but was far too big around the midriff. It appears these are made with big bellied men in mind.
Jun 14, 2017
Brad Patterson
Brisbane Qu
Victorian Tailcoat
This is a light coat suitable for all seasons. It fits well & is made well. It is comfortable to wear. Can easily be worn on formal occasions - thanks HE
Jan 21, 2017
Victorian Tailcoat
I purchased the Victorian tailcoat for my theatre troupe's production of The Secret Garden, and I am very pleased with both the tailcoat and the other clothing and accessories that I ordered for our production. The quality is first rate, and the coat fits as I expected. I will definitely order from Historical Emporium for future plays.
Nov 6, 2016
Pella Io
Excellent Product
The tailcoat fits perfectly and the fabric is high quality. I ordered the white pique vest and matching white pique tie to wear with the tailcoat and my lady's jaw dropped when she saw them on me for the first time.
Aug 30, 2016
Chuck G
Milwaukee Wi
Victorian tailcoat
my son love it. he will wear it to his prom.
Feb 12, 2016
jacksonville Fl
Victorian tailcoat
my son love it. he will wear it to his prom.
Feb 12, 2016
jacksonville Fl
I ordered a costume for a Victorian Halloween party from Historical Emporium. The downside - it was a bit pricey - the upside: TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! The clothes were well made - certainly in line with the pricing. The fit was great. I'm on the larger side of the spectrum and used their fitting chart. Everything fit well and I felt really comfortable. The pants were very long and had to be hemmed so give yourself time for that - but I would much rather they be too long than too short. Everything came on or before the expected date, was nicely packaged and it all worked out beautifully! I would highly recommend Historical Emporium to anyone considering investing in a very nice costume! I wish there were a way to post a picture. THANK YOU H.E.!
Oct 30, 2015
Houston TX
Wonderful Jacket
This truly is a handsome jacket. Love the fact that is 100% wool. My husband was pleased that the arms were available in a long. It fit him very well. I always hesitate to order clothing for him online because of his longer arms but this worked. Just wished you offered a pair of wool pants to go with it....
May 27, 2015
Dripping Springs TX
Better Tails than expected
I was truly surprised by the quality of the tailcoat. It fit wonderfully, appears well tailored, and went perfectly with the other accessories I had purchased. Only wish I had purchased the top hat to go with it! Wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
Nov 7, 2014
Beaumont Al
Victorian Formal Tailcoat
Quick delivery! I was expecting to have to do alterations, but it fits just perfectly. Now my husband is ready to go to the Holiday Tea in his own outfit, not a rental.
Nov 7, 2014
Mary Kay
Newark Ca
Runs Large
Product is lovely. I ordered it for my husband as a Christmas present. I have ordered other coats for my husband, all at the same size, and I DO read the sizing guides. Other coats have fit my husband well. This coat is too big and we will have to have it altered to fit. The shoulders fit, but the rest of the coat is waayy too roomy.
Jan 2, 2014
Wendy R-H
Tail Coat
The formal tailcoat looks great, will wear it in a theatrical production of "Dinner For One".
Dec 20, 2013


#4 Rated Tail Coat
Regency Tailcoat - Black with Velvet Trim

 Victorian Regency Mens Coats Black Cotton Velvet Solid Tail |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002608




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Way cool!
Now, THIS is a coat!! A real 18-19th century look here, but man, it is cool! Am looking forward to the cooler weather and maybe a Holiday party or two to break it out. Should stop a few clocks (lol)!
Aug 14, 2015
La Quinta CA
Most Beautiful
This was the last of the items that I unwrapped, keeping the best for last. And best it was, I have never seen a greater Coat! I always wanted a tailcoat since I was a child, but somehow did not like the standard tails they usually wear for concerts. This one is just perfect, and the fit is good. Wearing this tailcoat you WILL draw attention from EVERYBODY around, even if they don't look curious. The price is such a great deal that I would order another one, if I didn't have a number of other coats from Historical Emporium on my whish list.
May 7, 2015
a quality tailcoat
Well worth the money, this tailcoat fits snug and is dazzling to look at. The material felt great as well. Overall, this is a superb piece of gentleman's clothing that can be worn to any formal occasion, whether it be a ball, opera, or whatever. I would recommend this site to anyone who needs to get their gentleman's accessory and clothing fix satisfied. It's a pure quality product.
Jan 9, 2014
Pensacola FL
Regency Tailcoat - Black with Velvet Trim
Very nice, but too small for a larger man. something of this sort may have to be tailored if you are of an odd size. Much too tight in the shoulders for me even the tapestry tailcoat in 3X was too small though. Having said that this does not reflect poorly on the product which I am sure I would have been very happy with.
Dec 16, 2013
San Francisco ca
Looks real sharp
It fits really well, maybe only the arms a tad long. Perfect for a Mr. Darcy outfit, even if it's not 100% period.
Nov 4, 2013
New York
Better than I thought!
I must say, I like this much better "in person" than I expected. I was dubious about the pointed front and, like the Sovereign tailcoat, the collar and lapels are completely inaccurate for the period impression. However, in black, the lack of contrast helps to disguise the glaring fault! The styling of the tails are excellent, really sexy from the back! The "small" size fit my husband well, even though according to the size chart, he should've been a medium. Slim, broad chested guys might want to take note. I thought I might want to change out the buttons for plainer fabric covered ones, but the silver is growing on me. Quite a nice choice for an off-the-rack coat in a pinch.
Jun 14, 2013
Louisa Vi
Costume Manager
Fabulous period coats. Good construction and fit.
Jan 4, 2013
Denise Warner
Orlando Fl
excelllent products and service after intial...
Just as advertised. I bought a complete costume and after some (not inconsiderable) efforts to deal with the new customer security verification was happy with the product! Word to the wise, if your a new customer... choose to check your credit card account via phone or online and use that to verify your id, I had a few difficulties that delayed things a few days due to recent changes in address, but customer service was decent in working through things particularly via phone.
Oct 16, 2012

Very nice
This is the center piece to my steampunk outfit for our wedding in the fall. This is doubling as my Texas Ren Fest outfit also. I am a slender guy: 6'2" 140. I bought a medium because of my long arms even though I knew the chest was going to be super big. Took this and other GE items to my tailor. He is going to have some difficulty tailoring it because apparently there are no tradition seams under the arms in order to take in the torso. So he is not sure how he will make it smaller but he seems to think it will be possible. The material is fabulous and the price is well worth it. I would like to see the buttons a little more secure however that is a personal preference and does not reflect the truth quality of the coat. The two small pockets in the back are a plus.
Jul 9, 2012
Regency Tailcoat Review
A fine garment, very well made and of an excellent sizing for me. Buttons are only for display purposes, but are well made, and well connected. Mine was a size L and it fit my 6ft 3" tall midsize frame excellently. Price was very reasonable for the quality of the garment.
Apr 16, 2012
Dirk Schmitt
North Richmond NS
I bought this tailcoat for my son and husband as we are part of an English Country dance group for a local museum. The coat is of excellent quality; the sizing was spot on - no alterations will be needed. The coats were delivered extremely quickly and packed well - out of the box and on the backs with no fuss! I am extremely pleased with my purchase and highly recommend both the tailcoat and Historical Emporium for its service.
Mar 19, 2012
Michelle Sebastian
Washington DC
Very good quality
Very pleased with the quailty of this item it is well made well lined well cut although the sleeves were a little to long ive had them shortened so now veery pleased with the overall look
Dec 22, 2011
regency tailcoat is fantastic!
I love this item. The fit is true to size, and the quality is suberb. The buttons/snaps are also very nice. I know this is a pricey item, but it is well worth the expense.
Oct 18, 2011
Period themes
We give a big halloween party every year, and your costume is not only required but talked about. It's not about judgement, but it is best that you are accurate. I have to say after the extensive research that I did this coat was very much the closest I could get without paying 500 dollars to a regency period tailcoat. I imagine that there won't be many complaints about the quality of my costume this year at the big bash.
Sep 20, 2011
I am impressed!
This tailcoat is exactly what I was looking for even though I didn't know what I was looking for until I saw it in your inventory. It is well made and looks terrific. It is the core of my costume and I am very pleased with it.
Jan 5, 2011
Medicine Hat Al


#5 Rated Tail Coat
Sovereign Regency Tailcoat - Black

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

ITEM 006869




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Excellent Fit
The tailcoat I Purchased is top quality and fit perfect.
Apr 25, 2019
An excellent garment at a great price
This garment exceeded my expectations. The tailoring is to a high standard and the innovation of using black denim for the shell fabric keeps the total cost at a terrific price point.
Nov 29, 2018
Seattle WA
love this tailcoat
Jacket was an excellent fit for the shoulders and chest just had to adjust length of coat and sleeves, due to being short. I normally wear a medium but after reading reviews I bought a small and very glad I did
Aug 12, 2018
Houma LA
Numerous positive compliments when I wore this to the Fizziweg (young Scrooge's former boss) Ball. Perfect for "Regency" period attire or creating that "Mr. Darcy" look. Paired with a red Buckingham vest. Large is equivalent to a size 44. Excellent fit and drape. Wore again to the Snowball the following weekend. After wearing one more time will beat the cost of renting locally an item from the wrong period.
Dec 13, 2017
Augusta GA
Fine quality; tricky to size
My husband is 5'4' and slim; usually wears slim-fit suits. We went by your size chart and ordered a medium, but it was huge on him, so we exchanged it for a small, your smallest men's size in this coat. It's still loose on him, but since there is no smaller size, we are keeping it and heading out to our trusty tailor to shorten the sleeves and take in the back and shoulders. It will look quite stunning on him when all is done!
May 25, 2017
Rush Gal
Rush NY


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