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.

One comment

  • 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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