Author: Paul Vincent Benedict Brown

Morning Coats a Brief History

The morning coat is the style of coat most commonly worn with morning dress – also known as a ‘cutaway’ outside of the UK. You can read just about anywhere about the early 19th century equestrian origins of the morning coat but, while some accounts attribute morning constitutional rides as the term’s origin, morning dress appears to have been used with reference to smart day dress before the morning coat was considered anything like formal, so the precise etymology is uncertain. Several online reports of its origin date it as appearing during the 1890’s. This is somewhat questionable as...

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