The Ulster Coat

History

A tweed overcoat related to the Province of Ulster.

Style and Occasion

Double-breasted, peak lapel, six-buttons rolled-two, single-vent, cut-pocket, length above the knee.  Six-buttons rolled-two means the lapel rolls out all the way down to fasten at the bottom button.

Characteristics

 - CUT: roomy.  Double-breasted with horn buttons; it has 6 or 8 buttons; an elegant half-belt, 

 - SEAMS, FRONT DARTS

 - VENTS: nil.  Back box pleat with slits, two deep pleats, 

 - LAPEL

 - COLLAR: Large reverses, Ulster collar protecting the neck in inclement weather.

 - BELT:  adjustable half-belt in the back.

 - CUFFS: shirt-like sleeves with cuffs; contrast hand-stitching.  Cuffs with half-belts.

 - POCKETS: patch or flap pockets.

 - LENGTH: long; a few inches above the ground.

 - MATERIAL WEIGHT: heavy Donegal Tweed.