Officer in Frockcoat c1870

The frockcoat was a smart item of undress for officers. It was dark blue and decorated with black braid. There were five lines of braid across the chest which hung down at the front and terminated with olivets. They performed no function as the coat fastened with hooks and eyes. The collar was decorated with thin braid formed into whirls and twists. The back of the coat had 1in wide braid forming loops at the waist and reaching down to about 9 inches above the hem, ending in tassels. The undress forage cap had a black lace band and gold embroidered peak. By this time the shape was more cylindrical than bell-topped and not as high as the previous style.

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