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Top 7 Town 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 town 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 town coats in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific town 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 Town Coat
Vigilante Town Coat

 Victorian Old West Mens Coats Black Cotton Solid Town Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 000584




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 42 reviews

Love this coat.
Fits well and is the perfect weight. Looks good over the vest I bought. When I add my Stetson hat I enjoy my retro self immensely!
Sep 21, 2018
Great Coat
Just received my coat in the mail last week. Fit is great. Style is subtle enough to wear casually, not ostentatious or extremely out of place. Very happy with my purchase.
Sep 6, 2018
Boston MA
Compliments the vest as a whole set
Aug 30, 2018
vigilate coat
Nice fit to the coat. Sleeves a tad long but a tailor made a great fit.
Sep 30, 2017
Great quality
I had purchased this coat initially as a Halloween costume prop but it's such a good quality that I wouldn't hesitate to wear it on a cool evening. I did have to have the sleeves hemmed as they were too long but everything else was a perfect fit.
Sep 22, 2017

Even better than hoped!
This coat is one of the nicest items I have purchased from the Emporium, and I have purchased quite a few. I ordered my actual chest size, with some trepidation, knowing how various manufacturers have different ideas about fit. Jackets are especially tricky, in my experience, to order online. This one was perfect in fit and very flattering in cut. The material is heavy but soft-feeling and comfortable. Deep black colour, deeper than it appears in the photo on the webpage. I will order a second one when this one wears out. Thanks to customer service department who kindly measured the shoulder width for me before I placed my order.
Apr 14, 2016
Toronto On
Very Black & Beautiful
I'd been eyeballing this coat for awhile & decided it's time. Really well made, great details that aren't overly fancy but just super classy & a nudge better than a sport coat. The color & back side lines & style are pretty amazing tho. Great length & fit. I ordered my typical size & with a vest it's perfect-o. The sleeves were a tad long so I hemmed them to fit, which is pretty easy (if you know how to sew) as its a simple rolled cuff. I love it & will get many years out of it.
Jan 16, 2016
Tony Taylor
Potomac IL
I love this coat. It fits me perfect, looks and feels wonderful.
Jan 2, 2015
Medina Oh
Great coat
Out of all my purchases, this coat fits the best. However the sleeves are still a little long.
Oct 23, 2014

Wicked cool look, and very comfortable. Exactly what I was hoping to get. Sleeves were a bit long for me, but twenty bucks at a local alteration shop and they're perfect. Had a couple questions before I ordered and was pleasantly surprised to get a real person on the phone right away - courteous and helpful. And what a shocker, it's actually made in the USA. Love this coat!
Oct 17, 2014
Boom King

A pleasure to buy a coat I always wanted.
Aug 21, 2014
David Jones
Calgary Al
Exceeded expectations
I belong to a 19t Century musical group known as the Tuckahoe Travelers and wanted something other than a Frock coat or a Sack coat to improve my stage clothes. I am impressed and pleased with the design, workmanship and craftsmanship. The weight of the fabric alone was very pleasing. All I can say is 5 stars to the product and to the company for providing us with products like these.
May 16, 2014
Rob Schuweiler
Bunker Hill WV
Wolf in Wolf's Clothing
I stumbled upon this site after searching for some quality Western inspired apparel and I have to say I am extremely pleased that I did. I was actually on the hunt for this exact coat, but until I had it in hand I never expected to find EXACTLY what I had wanted and envisioned in my head - and for such an excellent price. It's not quite a frock coat, but in my opinion, the perfect medium between a standard jacket and a long frock - which suits me perfectly as I am only 5'8" and I find that longer coats require a taller frame. Don't let the affordability of this coat fool you as the quality is absolutely stunning. The fit and finish are second to none and it truly looked tailored right out of the box. I own several 'high-end' jackets (Barbour, Belstaff, etc.) but this is the one that sees the most time on my back and I would take it over any of my $1k+ 'luxury work coats' any day of the week. I honestly cannot recommend this coat enough and I plan on investing in many, many more garments made by Wahmaker. A+ - Zack Whitford
Mar 27, 2014
Zack Whitford
Los Angeles CA
Town Coat
I love it. Perfect fit and styling.
Feb 21, 2014
Atlantic Beach FL
The Vigilante Town coat was really of good quality and fitted nicely. Even the arms were long enough which is usually a problem. Prompt delivery and good packing.
Jan 5, 2014


#2 Rated Town Coat
Highland Frock Coat by Wahmaker

 Victorian Old West Mens Coats Black Synthetic Solid Frock Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 000582




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.60/5.00 stars from 42 reviews

Fit Perfect!
Ordered with misgivings based on chest size. Pleased that it fits perfect and looks great for the outfit I needed it for.
Dec 5, 2019
Steve H
Modesto Ca
Highland Frock Coat
The coat arrived quickly. It is well made and fits perfectly. I wore it to a Victorian party and won the prize for best outfit. Thank you!
Dec 9, 2017
Pat Cook
Sandy Ut
great coat
Great feel and quality...
Dec 8, 2017
Austin Te
High quality coat
Exactly what I wanted. Fits perfectly
Nov 19, 2017
A. Stephens
Monroe Ga
Arms way too long
We ordered this for my husband to wear to a western wedding this past weekend. We really liked the cut. It laid beautiful in the front and back, but the sleeves were about 4 inches too long. Even when he tried it on with his dress shirt and cuff links, the jacket sleeves extended down past his nail beds. It looked like it would fit an orangutan. My husband is 6 feet tall, and the sleeves are always spot on with other jackets. I don't know if this is the normal trend for this jacket, since the other reviews didn't mention this issue. It may have just been this jacket was not cut right at the mfg. We were so disappointed. We will be returning the jacket.
Jun 29, 2017
Gallup Ne
I was pleasantly surprised by the brushed cotton material. It's very comfortable, with a medium heft. It almost looks like wool, but won't be too warm for indoor cosplay.
Oct 6, 2016
Norwood NY
Highland Frock Coat
better than expected it fits perfectly to size looks really great and very well made I wear it out all the time and had lots of admiring looks coments
Jul 14, 2016
Quorn St
Love Ii
I bought the Highland Frock Coat as part of a costume I was going to wear to Comic-Con. Never having been to one before I was a little vauge on what my look should be but being influenced by the First Doctor from the UK Sci-Fi show Doctor Who I was determined to abopt a Victorian/Edwardian look. Having "window shopped" the Historical Emporium on line for a while it was the first place I turned to for the products I wanted, and I was not dissapointed. The products I ordered are all top quality and the service just as much so. Can not reccomend or praise you high enough. Diolch
Nov 26, 2015
stoke on trent St
Wahmaker Frock Coat
Coat arrived within 5 days of ordering, although shipping was supposed to be 2 - 3 weeks. Frock coat was shipped in a garment bag on a hanger. Beautiful, quality piece. Fits well on the shoulders, but will need alteration at the waist as my husband has broad shoulders, but is slim.
Sep 3, 2015
St. Andre... Qu
made the right choice
Debated over several frock coats but this was the right one. Like everything about it. A nice blend of materials gives it a good dress look, but still feels light weight enough for daytime wear and warm weather use. The sleeves were too long and had to be shortened, but the rest of the coat was good. Really like it. I have had very good purchases from Historical emporium. Glad to have them around.
Aug 25, 2015
Santa Rosa ca
My favourite coat
I've wanted this coat and occasion to wear it. As fate would have it, it shall be my wedding coat prior to wearing it on other special occasions. I love the construction and feel of this coat. You have done so well. Thank you
Aug 12, 2015
Doctor Robert
Diamond IL
Frock Coat
The coat is well made and of high quality, however, it's a little small. I wear a 42L and should have ordered a 44L.
Jul 11, 2015
RL Pellington
Hollywood MD
Sharp Looking Coat
Purchased Highland Frock Coat for husband to wear at museum as a tour guide. True to size based on measurement. Weight is good for warmer weather. Added hat, trousers, suspenders, tie and vest from Historical Emporium- Wow what a statement. Visitors were delighted by costumed guide and it added to overall experience. Thanks!
Mar 19, 2015
Love it...I look great!
I bought a 48L. For most this is a little long but I like this length.
Jan 7, 2015
Priest of Wolves

Top Quality
Coat is of the highest quality and exactly as advertised. Could not be more pleased.
Jun 18, 2014
Colorado Springs Co


#3 Rated Town Coat
Rifle Frock Coat - Black

 Victorian Old West Mens Coats Black Synthetic Solid Dusters Overcoats Frock |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Lawman

ITEM 000585




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.76/5.00 stars from 29 reviews

LOVE from the first moment...
I'm a pretty big guy, and I feared that the coat would require some tailoring. It fits like a glove and I LOVE it!!!
Dec 12, 2019
Atlanta GA
Riffle coat
One word "outstanding "
Nov 7, 2019
Jose D. Fraser
Oaklahoma OK
Why Change Something If It's Not Broken?
I own a Wah Maker Long Rifle Frock Coat. Because of a severe disabling condition I cannot wear long pants or socks. But I still need to attend 6-10 formal occasions per year. When I found the coat, 12 years ago, it was perfect! Despite the fact it was a poly-blend, it had the look and feel of a good worsted wool gabardine, and went perfectly with my collection of "dress" shorts with the same look (and matching black color). Even though my "old" coat is still in excellent condition, it looks a little "tired". Because my daughter is getting married in November, I wanted to look "just right", so I went looking for a new Wah Maker Long Rifle Frock Coat: poly-blend, Made in America (same as the old one). Unfortunately, Wah Maker has changed something: the new poly-blend has the look and feel of polished cotton, instead of a fine worsted wool gabardine. It is the only long coat in the market place that will work as formal dress piece while at the same time covering my bare legs, and giving the illusion that I am formally attired. (I could have a bespoke coat made, but the price was beyond scary, especially on a disabled individual's fixed income!) I have, of course kept the coat, and because of body shape have had it tailored to fit (as close as I can get to bespoke :-). It's a Wah Maker garment - I'm sure the quality is the same as it has always been. My only "complaint" is the change in material, making the coat look and feel completely different. So I've asked: if it ain't...
Oct 2, 2018
Cranbury NJ
Superb Quality, FAST Delivery
Just look at this coat. I mean REALLY. YOU WANT THIS. And if--no, WHEN--you buy this Rifle Frock Coat, you will reaffirm the maxim that no one who buys quality ever suffers buyer's remorse. It is stunning to look at; it is extraordinarily well-made; it is a terrific value. You will be equal parts dashing, badass, and mysterious when you appear in this coat. Icing on the cake? I needed it FAST for an event, so I had no choice but to pay for expedited shipping...and it arrived two days BEFORE the estimated expedited date! I am a long-time fan and customer of Historical Emporium, and I have never been disappointed...far from it! In quality and customer service, my expectations are always exceeded.
Sep 23, 2017
Dick Terhune
Litchfield CT
Exceptionally good
This is a remarkably good coat for the price. As a cosplayer, I'm used to paying twice as much for something comparable, then taking it to a tailor for fitting. The 44 fit me right out of the box and I intend to use it for many years to come.
Nov 10, 2016
Benjamin Herrin
Kernersville No
Heavy but perfect
We purchased this coat for our daughter's western themed wedding. The coat is a little heavier than we anticipated but we will be able to use it during the mild winter for an overcoat for special occasions. We were very happy to have the coat in actual jacket sizes because it fit much better than the "L" that we tried on at a local shop. This one fit my husband in the shoulder much better.
May 7, 2016
Orlando FL
Rare and well made.
Coats at this length at these sizes are definitely a rarity. I've searched for hours on end looking something that satisfies my tastes, and just when I was about to give up and have one made (at $500) I found this. It's comfy and light, and there's so much storage on it that I can easily carry anything I may need while out and about. The only thing that I'm not thrilled about is that the buttons end a little under half way doing the torso, but seeing as it was meant to be an overcoat that's understandable. The shipping was also pretty fast, which is great seeing as I'm in Alaska. All things considered it's an awesome coat and I'd definitely order from this site again.
Feb 4, 2016
Wasilla Al
Absolutely flawless
I bought this coat in my size (32) expecting it to fit more like an overcoat but even running a size large it has a rather nice slimming effect. I rate this a 10/10 for excellent craftmanship and the short time it took to reach me.
Dec 18, 2015
The Gentleman TJ
Topeka KS
Always wanted one
I'e always wanted a coat like this, So glad I found it here. Fits perfectly, and works well with just about everything.
Nov 14, 2014
Anderson IN
Rifle Frock Coat
Amazing coat, like that is full length hard to come by something of this quality and price in New Zealand
Nov 15, 2013

Rifle Flock
Chest measurement is 45 to 46 I ordered the 44. It fits good. I may have to take in the sleeves a little. Not sure if it is susposed to close fully towards the bottom when buttoned. Mine doesnt but maybe it's my hips. Very nice. I like it a lot.
Aug 31, 2013
San Diego Ca
Hell Yeah!!
Perfect fit, excellent friends LOVE IT!! Guys? How about a winter weight one? Please :)
Jun 24, 2013
Melbourne Vi
Very nice frock coat. Looks great and well made.
Apr 17, 2013
Orrin Sackett
Rifle Frock coat
Great looking and fitting!
Apr 15, 2013

AGAIN the folks at WAHMAKER have not disappointed me in creating this fine, made in USA, Rifle Frock Coat! ~ I'm size 48 thus the 46 size fits perfectly with the exception of needing slight sleeve alterations. ~ VERY PLEASED with this purchase! ~ Earlier, I purchased the standard Wahmaker Frock Coat and just could not resist adding the Rifle Coat to my suit rack!
Apr 12, 2013
Joseph A. Mirabella
Tampa FL


#4 Rated Town Coat
Brewster Town Coat - Black

 Victorian Old West Mens Coats Black Synthetic Solid Town |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004577




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.33/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Brewster Town Coat
Just what I was looking for a later period impression. It goes well with the Callahan trousers.
Jan 2, 2015
Chuck Olynyk
Pomona CA
Brewster town coat
didn't fit in front and was much too large a shoulders in back; will need to return
Sep 3, 2013
marion brady, nj

Well made and as advertised. This is a handsome addition to my performing wardrobe.
Apr 5, 2013
Jim Lang
Trumbull CT


#5 Rated Town Coat
100% Wool Frock Coat - Black

 Victorian Old West Mens Coats Black Wool Solid Frock |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Dickens

ITEM 000168




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.84/5.00 stars from 37 reviews

This is an awesome coat
This is truly a great quality coat and is a perfect "period look" garment. It is great quality wool and just feels great the moment you put it on. You can dress it up or dress it down...but it will be a great quality staple for a Victorian impression.
Oct 5, 2017
E. Spear
Well Mad, looks great
Ordered a size 38 - boyfriend is usually a 39, so I was afraid it might be too tight. The shoulders fit him well. The coat looks great on him. A 40 would be too large in the shoulders, so this ended up being perfect.
Dec 27, 2016
Martinez CA
WooL Frock Coat - Black
The coat I ordered was great. It fit great, looked great. PS the service was great! I needed the coat to arrive in a couple of days and the person I ordered it from assured me it would and she was 100% correct I received it exactly as she stated. Thank you and your staff.
Nov 24, 2016
Phil M
Pasadena Te
Frock Coat
Fantastic garment. All who see it love it.
Feb 12, 2016
Franklin NH
An Excellent Coat
The coat was well made and fit very well. Very pleased with my purchase
Oct 29, 2015
Scott Sworts
Denver Co
Very pleased.
I'm size 36. The 100% Wool Frock Coat is beautiful, light, and smooth. Shoulders are a little wide, and the sleeves had to be slightly shortened, but otherwise it's a perfect coat.
Oct 23, 2014

love it?
My husband loves his coat. He had one before and the cleaners messed it up so they replaced it. He loves it so much he had to have another one. People compliment him all the time, how nice a coat it is when he wear it, and they want to know where he got it from.
Sep 19, 2014
Miquel Phillips
Houston Tx
Perfect Fit!
Lookin' Good!
Aug 29, 2014
El Dorado KS
Great Jacket
I am very fond of this jacket! It is a very good quality. The only thing I disliked was the silver buttons which made it more of a Wild West era jacket as opposed to a Civil War era jacket. Still gets 5 stars as buttons can be interchanged easily.
Aug 11, 2014
Elgin IL
Great coat
I can't believe the speed at which the coat arrived in Australia. It is very warm, great quality and stylish enough to wear to work each day as a teacher. Thank you
Jul 23, 2014
Bingara Ns
Nobbiest, dignified, dapper and even awesome have all been words used to describe this coat over the past weekend. The 100% Wool Frock Coat was the perfect attire for a fickle November day both hot weather and cool. For it's inaugural showing I took this coat to a civil war reenactment not only did it hold up well but compliments abounded as to it's fanciness. The material is not thin nor is it is just right. You may find yourself retiring the jacket in temperatures above 80° or bulking up with a scarf or greatcoat in temperatures below 55°. The construction is spot on and on par with other dress coats I have that cost more and this one has metal buttons to boot! The coat cost more than I wanted to pay but in the end well worth the cost and I trust it will provide me with years of service. If your are thinking about getting this coat and it's a little outside your budget spring the extra dough you won't be disappointed.
Nov 12, 2013
Rev. B.D. Wisdom
Arrowbear Ca
Loved it
Just what I was looking for, the cloth could be a bit heavier for my liking, but that's a minor quibble.
Nov 9, 2013
Geoff King
Winscombe So
100% wool frock coat
This Frock coat is the real deal. Good fit, authentic look , I am very happy with this purchase.
Nov 1, 2013
West Branch Io
Perfect Fit in All Ways
I had tried using an inferior version of this coat from a competing vendor and was dissatisfied at every turn. From the silver buttons to the full lining, this product is superior in every way. The weight of the woollen goods is sufficient to provide a modicum of warmth on cool fall mornings but not so heavy as to cause one to perspire in the afternoons when the sun has been up for a good number of hours, even after walking for some time. The cut is full enough to provide coverage for the handgun a gentleman normally wears during the day but not so bulky as to make it difficult to deal with when sitting down or mounting to the saddle. The buttons are firmly fixed with a good weight of thread and a generous number of stitches and they resist pulling off even when snagged on the Martingale or other part of tack. All in all, I expect this garment to provide me with many years of service and am happy to offer it my endorsement.
Aug 23, 2013
Doctor Bill
Denver Co
Needs better shoulder pads
The "L" option does mean it's long enough and having to hem sleeves UP and move buttons UP is a novelty. However ... the shoulder pads should be larger. They are like teeny tiny little caps on the shoulders and don't transition from pad to chest like they should.
Jul 13, 2013
Just The Seamstress



#6 Rated Town Coat
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Town Coat - Black

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Coats Black Cotton Solid Town Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005219




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.40/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Coat Sizing
The quality of the coat was excellent but the sizing was way off. Followed the sizing instructions for all the items and all were great except for the coat. I'm a solid 52 chest and I know that cuz I just had a suit made last year. This thing was way oversized to the point I had to have it re-constructed as I didn't have time to return it. Other than that it was all great quality stuff.
Nov 1, 2018
Oshawa On
Best deal
The Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Town Coat is an excellent item for style, fit and price. Highly recommend.
Jun 2, 2016
Los Angeles Ca
medieval coat.
I say what a exquisite piece of Livingston brushed cotton town coat,it is very hard to find such periodic clothing nowadays.i'am appreciated of your gratefulness gentlemans emporium! thank you.
Apr 9, 2016
fredrisch gunnar
Richmond ca
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Town Coat
This is a very nice authentic piece. The fit was perfect, almost tailored. I've received compliments from those who recognized a vintage piece of clothing!
Nov 6, 2015
Kurt Radavich
New Britain Co
A problem with pockets
An attractive and durable coat with a generous cut, my only issue with the Livingston Town Coat is that the two external side pockets are slightly awkward in terms of size (the coat is a large fit, but getting my hands in and out of the pockets while I'm wearing it is a little more difficult than it should be, should I try to retrieve my phone or wallet in a hurry, as the pockets are relatively small) and positioning. And given the coat is unlined, there are no internal pockets. Hence the four instead of five star rating. That said, the coat matches VERY well with the Livingston black brushed cotton waistcoat and trousers, to present you with a three piece suit of a unique appearance and texture; I wear mine to work regularly and am complimented on its look.
Feb 28, 2015
Sydney NS


#7 Rated Town Coat
Classic Canvas Ranch Coat - Brown

 Old West Mens Coats Brown Cotton Solid Town |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004411




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

After reading all the reviews I could find I figured of course the shirt and trousers I purchased would need alterations so I ordered a tad large an had items sized to fit. The order came in weeks ahead of the posted date which allowed extra time for the alterations to be completed, and much to my relief since I had waited way to long to make a decision. The Ranch coat was a perfect fit and much better looking than the image projected .
Dec 8, 2019
Seguin Te
Classy Coat
Classic Canvas Ranch Coat - Brown. This coat is outstanding, very comfortable and very classy looking. You can wear for dress and or hang out!
Oct 5, 2018
Chaplain Robert F.
North Providence Rh
Ranch Coat
Had to send it back because the size ran small. But it looked fantastic. Can't wait to receive the one in his size.
Dec 7, 2017
Las Vegas NV
Great coat and fit...a lot of notice by others
Sep 4, 2017
Paramus NJ
Casual Canvas with Class
A fine Gentleman's canvas Ranch Coat, that lends a casual, but stylish aire to any man with vintage era taste. The contrasting materials are distinctive and flattering. The fit was perfect. But note that the shoulders are well padded (and visible when the unlined coat is removed from your person), hinting at a scoche more sophistication than your average ranch hand. Being made of canvas, is is easily cold-laundered, but will likely arrive quite wrinkled. It would have been nice to have a link on the site, or a note on how to excise such undesirable folds in the material when it arrived. Such was not the case. My research lends me to offer this, due to such deficit: Place the fabric on top of the iron board, use the water in a wet but not dripping towel, as you press with a hot iron, to excise the worst of the wrinkles. Being constructed of canvas, it will always be imparted with character bearing nuances in its surface.
May 7, 2015
Venice CA
Ranch Coat
Sturdy and stylish canvas coat. Will keep the spring winds off your hide.
Apr 2, 2015
Santa Fe NM
I normally wear a large and these are really large more like double x. Other than that it is what i expected
Jun 21, 2013
vancouver bc


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