FCBTC / British - The cut-away coat remained formal daywear for men until the This example has long tight sleeves, puffed at the shoulder, a style typical of the period The roll collar has an M-shape notch, introduced about and a waist seam.
[Previous pinner quoted] 1790 British Woman's Riding Coat and Waistcoat at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - "Or, at least, I think this is a woman's coat. It wasn't labelled as such, but looking at the proportions.
The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches
Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Armchair Armchair Lawrence Alma-Tadema Made by Johnstone, Norman & Co. London Mahogany, with cedar and ebony veneer, inlay of several woods, ivory and abalone shell Museum Art for Art's Sake