The Guards Coat

History

Style and Occasion

Characteristics

 - CUT: flat back, fitted or semi-fitted. 

 - DOUBLE BREASTED and buttoned with two or three buttons; the top buttons have a wider distance and remain 

   unbuttoned.

 - SEAMS, FRONT DARTS:  no front seams; side seams are usually present. 

 - VENTS: No vents, except very short back ones. 

 - BELT: half belt in the back.

 - LAPELS: peaked lapels.

 - COLLAR

 - CUFFS: simple cuffs.

 - POCKETS: flap or slip pockets, aligned with the middle buttons. 

 - LENGTH: blow the knee (more common) or knee-length.

 - MATERIAL WEIGHT: mid weight; not too heavy.