18th Century Men’s Coats

Additional Resources

Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, s.n. Tailleur d’habits et tailleur de corps, 1771

What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America

Reconstructing History patterns for frock coats from the 1740’s, 1760’s, and 1770’s to 1780’s

JP Ryan’s Gentleman’s Frock Coat pattern

Pattern for a man’s silk tailcoat made in France, c. 1790-1795

See also linkspages on suits and waistcoats.

Some dress coats from court suits

Since these don't necessarily follow contemporary fashion (especially towards the end of the 18th century) I’m putting several in a separate category.