♥ There's nothing new in a fact that I adore vintage clothing, but some may not know that I am also a big fan of historic costumes so there's no wonder I fell in love with this particular piece since it contains a little bit of both. I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it in the thrift shop and immediately knew it has to be mine! I mean, how often do you see a tailcoat in a second hand shop for bargain? How often do you see a tailcoat at all?
♥ I was of course browsing around in search of informations about the tailcoat in general, and I found out there are few types of it, but the two most popular versions are the dress coat and the morning coat. A dress coat, sometimes called a swallow-tail or claw-hammer coat has come to be worn only in the evening by men as part of the white tie dress code, also known as evening full dress, for formal evening occasions. As you assume, women back in the days wore something like this very rarely, mostly when they were riding a horse.The interesting irony of formal attire is that almost without exception, every aspect of the masculine evening costume derives from the sport of horseback riding.
♥ And if you look careful enough, you will see another very cool detail about this ensemble. It's a pocket square! As a visible fashion item there are a wide variety of ways to fold a pocket square, ranging from the austere to the flamboyant. I choose the two-point fold that is folded off-center so the two points do not completely overlap. And this gorgeous peach-color piece is once again by amazingly talented guys behind A Cool Man.
Tailcoat: second hand shop
Dress: flea market (Hrelić)
Boots: flea market (Hrelić)
Pocket square: A Cool Man