The Prince Albert Frock Coat


Throughout the Victorian era and into the Edwardian era, the double-breasted Prince Albert frock coat dominated the gentleman’s daily costume as the most dignified of all gentlemen’s attire.  Though it survived well into the first quarter of the 20th century, it primarily transformed into a ceremonial outfit of the statesman, politician and non-conformist clergyman.
The model shown below is a 20th century Edwardian style, button-3/one show featuring corded silk lapels, stoted lapel revers, made of worsted wool/cashmere blend. The lining is quilted Bemberg, and features hidden rear pleat pockets. The garment is finished by hand with silk thread.  Commonly accompanied with plain-top trousers and single or d.b. waistcoat.

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  • chris deshouliéres

    Hello! I just have to say that your work is absolutely brilliant, and I was wondering if you could lend me a helping hand. The clerical frock you have been working, you are working out of the guide “gentlemen’s garments” and I was wondering if you could send me the PDF for the single breasted Victorian frock. It would be rather very helpful. I am working on my own personal frock, made out of 100% silk and Harris tweed [very expensive] and I would like a proper guide. My e-mail is [omitted] and just in case you do not frequently check your Google/YouTube mail I might end up sending this message to you a few different ways. Thank you so much for your time.


    March 09, 2014

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