Officer's Undress Coat c1825

At first glance this looks like a full dress coat but the 1822 Dress Regulations describe it under the heading of 'Undress'. It was worn on parade and in marching order. See Field Officer 1825. It is much less ornate than the full dress coat and has blue collar, cuffs and lapels. The lower back is still well covered with gold lace and the turn backs show the white coat lining. As with the full dress coat, there are gold embroidered grenades on the collar. The buttons are plain and evenly spaced.

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