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Confederate Officer Frock Coat - French Vented Cuffs

Confederate Officer Frock Coat - French Vented Cuffs

Regular price $750.00 USD
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The Confederate Officer Frock coat is iconic to the Southern Cause. Loosely based on the Austrian style of frock, these garments varied widely in detail, some representing diligent copies of the official Confederate Officer Regulations, others devoid of any recognizable feature. 

With the above noted, it is common that officers within a single regiment would be relatively uniform. In many cases, the garments of all of the officers were made at the same tailoring shop, such is noted for the officers of the Missouri Brigade upon their arrival in Mobile in 1865. It should also be noted that cadet gray is by far the most common seen fabric amongst the officer corp across all of the armies for the majority of the conflict. 

One of the more striking styles was based on the French forces that had occupied the portions of North Africa (similar to the style of Zouave inspiration) and was a cuff vent running up the arm with elaborate trim. The functionality and details of the trim vary greatly amongst the officer corp. I am offering here a relatively simple style that is seen on enlisted frocks to general. 

Each of the noted options are based on various surviving examples or period images. Please note that the exact lining material may vary, but will be supported by historical documentation. Buttons on the cuff may vary, but will be very small brass civilian or military (both are commonly seen).

If you do not see an option you are looking to include in the coat, please send me a message here.

  • Custom Sizing

If you select "Custom" sizing, we will contact you via the email you use at checkout to get your measurements.

  • Historic Fit

Please note that our custom garments are true reproductions. The tailoring fit and shapes are accurate to the historic garment, which are often different than equivalent modern clothing.

  • Production Time

All historic garments have a production time of five to six months (20-25 weeks).

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