PWCoat - 1776 Men's Military or Civilian Coat Pattern. Sizes: chest 34"- 48" included. The CIVILIAN COAT of 1776 was used throughout Europe and the American Colonies. The purpose for which the coat is to be worn will determine the informality or formality of selection of fabric. Informal wear for everyday activities would have been made of cotton, linen, or wool.
The MILITARY COAT of the Period 1776 is one of varied designs. These pertain to the shape of the Collar, Lappel, Pocket Flap and button spacing.
The Cuffs were added to the Civilian Coat to create the Military Coat, to keep the hands warm in cold weather.
The Lappel was added to the Civilian Coat to create the Military Coat. When worn open, it was buttoned down on each side. In cold weather, it could be unbuttoned, each lappel laid open across the chest and buttoned down, thus giving a double layer of warmth.
Pattern excellent for Colonial Costume, Romance Era Costume, Regency Costume, Lewis and Clarke Era Costume, Wild West Costume, Fur Trade Era Costume, Colonial Military Costume, War of 1812 Military Costume, War of 1812 and Indian Wars costume, Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp Costume, Will Turner Costume, Orlando Bloom costume, Captain Barbossa’s Costume, Captain Jack Sparrow Costume, Golden Age of Piracy Costume, American revolutionary War costume, and Elizabeth Swann Costume, American revolutionary War costume. Pirates of the Caribbean Impression, cavalier or other pirate impression as well as period accurate colonial. Great for French Indian War, Louis and Clarke, Colonial, American Revolutionary War, King Louis French Court, Marie Antoinette, French Royalty, 1700's impression. Colonial, Georgian, American Revolutionary War, Indian Wars, War of 1820, Regency, Sense and Sensibility, Pirate Era, High Seas Era, East Indies Trading Era. Age of Chivalry. Age of Piracy, Colonial, Georgian.