During the Regency , the fashion was to have very form-fitting clothes, with sidebodies, waist seams, and a flared skirt.
The Oxford English Dictionary traces coat in its modern meaning to c. The word coat stems from Old French and then Latin cottus. An early use of coat in English is coat of mail chainmail , a tunic-like garment of metal rings, usually knee — or mid-calf length.
The medieval and renaissance coat generally spelled cote by costume historians is a midlength, sleeved men's outer garment, fitted to the waist and buttoned up the front, with a full skirt in its essentials, not unlike the modern coat.
By the eighteenth century, overcoats had begun to supplant capes and cloaks as outerwear, and by the mid-twentieth century the terms jacket and coat became confused for recent styles; the difference in use is still maintained for older garments.
In the early 19th century, coats were divided into under-coats and overcoats. The term "under-coat" is now archaic but denoted the fact that the word coat could be both the outermost layer for outdoor wear overcoat or the coat worn under that under-coat. However, the term coat has begun to denote just the overcoat rather than the under-coat. Nor do the terms tailcoat , morning coat or house coat denote types of overcoat.
Indeed, an overcoat may be worn over the top of a tailcoat. In tailoring circles, the tailor who makes all types of coats is called a coat maker. Similarly, in American English, the term sports coat is used to denote a type of jacket not worn as outerwear overcoat sports jacket in British English. The term jacket is a traditional term usually used to refer to a specific type of short under-coat. The modern jacket worn with a suit is traditionally called a lounge coat or a lounge jacket in British English and a sack coat in American English.
The American English term is rarely used. Traditionally, the majority of men dressed in a coat and tie , although this has become gradually less widespread since the s.
Because the basic pattern for the stroller black jacket worn with striped trousers in British English and dinner jacket tuxedo in American English are the same as lounge coats, tailors traditionally call both of these special types of jackets a coat. An overcoat is designed to be worn as the outermost garment worn as outdoor wear;  while this use is still maintained in some places, particularly in Britain, elsewhere the term coat is commonly used mainly to denote only the overcoat, and not the under-coat.
A topcoat is a slightly shorter [ citation needed ] overcoat, if any distinction is to be made. Overcoats worn over the top of knee length coats under-coats such as frock coats , dress coats , and morning coats are cut to be a little longer than the under-coat so as to completely cover it, as well as being large enough to accommodate the coat underneath. The length of an overcoat varies: Designs vary from knee-length to the ankle length briefly fashionable in the early s and known to contrast with the usurped mini as the "maxi".
Speakers of American English sometimes informally use the words jacket and coat interchangeably. Some of these styles are still worn. Note that for this period, only coats of the under-coat variety are listed, and overcoats are excluded. Justacorps , a seventeenth and eighteenth century knee-length coat, fitted to the waist with flared skirts.
Frock coat , a kneelength men's coat of the nineteenth century. Morning coat or cutaway, a dress coat still worn as formal wear.
Tailcoat dress coat in tailor's parlance , a late eighteenth century men's coat preserved in today's white tie and tails. Coatee , an early 19th-century military coat, still worn with Highland dress. Tommy Hilfiger Outerwear Brady Double As seen strolling the gusty, snow-strewn streets of Budapest in winter. After long experience with some of the most inchcontinental inch weather Europe has to offer, members of the Hungarian Military Surplus Double This Coat Runs Small.
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