In the early decades of the 19th century, men's fashions embraced simple, clean lines of the neoclassical era following the French Revolution. The frock coat, or the cutaway tail coat, was popular throughout Europe and the American colonies and emphasized color, symmetry and simplicity of style rather than the exuberance of the rococo period of the late 18th century.
Place object was created: England
silk, cottonMuseum Purchase: Auxiliary Costume Fund 2005.25
Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH