Royal Marines dress coat, England, 1782, brass, linen, metal thread, wool. Worn by Major General Arthur Tooker Collins (1718-93). Constructed of red wool with cuffs & lapels faced with blue. The buttonholes are of embroidered metal thread & the cast brass buttons are stamped with a laurel wreath enclosing a crossed sword & baton. The skirts could be turned back, so the white lining of the coat created a contrast against the red wool of the skirts, and secured by means of hook and eye fasteners.
MAN'S BLACK NAVAL FROCK COAT, c. 1862 Wool broad cloth, narrow metallic stripes on cuffs, single notched collar, 9 pair double breasted front buttons, 2 buttons above 2 at hem of CB skirt split, low waist seam front to back, buttons w/ eagles perched on anchor in gold repouse w/ silvermetal back attached shank, printing illegible, black cotton lining quilted above skirt, 1 breast pocket, CH 38", L 40", (1 moth hole on skirt near seam .25"x.33") otherwise excellent. BROOKLYN MUSEUM